Finding a company that offers mobile app development in UK is certainly much easier today than it was ten years ago when the explosion in custom apps had only just begun. Finding a developer that you can trust to deliver an app that speaks to your audience and makes money, however, isn’t so easy. The truth is that there are so many developers in the market that claim to design and develop great apps, but fail when it comes to the final result. In this post, we’ve put together some of the best ways to find app developers UK-based that you can depend on.
Start with the basics
Whether you’re buying a new car or upgrading your business broadband, the chances are that you follow the same basic steps. Use search engines to research into your different options, and then use review websites to weigh up the pros and cons of each. The same should be done if you want to find a company offering mobile app development in UK – and taking your time when researching will be key to your success. Don’t necessarily settle for the first company that pops up on Google, and don’t take reviews on company websites at face value. Indeed, using independent review websites such as Clutch.co is a great way to decide on the best developer.
Once you’ve rounded up a couple of options, speak with the developers face to face. Arrange a meeting where you can share your ideas for a new app, and you’ll quickly be able to see if they are interested in working with you. Find a developer that’s really passionate about the project and willing to give you their own suggestions and ideas. An experienced developer will no doubt have more ideas and confidence than a developer that’s just starting out, so bear that in mind.
Get into the details
Let’s face it: custom app development isn’t cheap. You’ll likely spend thousands of pounds on the design, development and promotion of your custom app, so make sure that you get into the nitty-gritty before signing a contract with a company offering mobile app development UK-based. Ask to see examples of their previous projects, try out their apps for yourself, and meet them at their offices so that you can see how they work and what their company culture is like.
When it comes to money, you should be straight regarding your budget. You should also ask them to disclose any ongoing maintenance or retainer costs – once your app goes live, you’ll no doubt need to make changes and updates to ensure the app works on new operating systems. If your developer wants to charge hundreds of pounds for simple fixes, then you may want to look elsewhere or agree on a retainer plan that includes X hours of tweaks per month for your convenience. Finally, understand ownership, and make sure that your business will hold the intellectual property rights of the app, even if your developer publishes it under their name.
Zudu offers award-winning mobile app development in UK
At Zudu, we’re proud to offer award-winning mobile app development in UK. Having worked with household names including the BBC, the NHS and NPower on app development, web design and marketing projects, we believe that we’re the top choice for brands looking to build an app for their business. If you’d like to find out more about how we work or to arrange a consultation at our Dundee-based offices, don’t hesitate to get in touch today. You can call us on +44 (0) 1382 690 080 or click here to drop us an email, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
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