Today, the mobile app market has grown rapidly as one of the greatest business promotion platforms with a large universal audience that is rapidly increasing each year. As the stats reveal, the Android and iPhone market together dominate 98 percent of the smartphone market, with Android on the upper hand sharing 84 percent of the market share.
Owing to the grand universal presence of the Android app development market, it claims a potentially successful business marketing platform for every business to endeavor. With a large customer base, the Android app market is also a highly competitive business market. So to earn yourself a recognized stand in the Android application market, you need to counter the challenge of choosing the most appropriate Android app service provider.
Helping you with the greatest challenge here we bring 5 points that you need to know before hiring an Android App developer –
1. Technical Expertise & Requirement-Specific Knowledge:
For a well-customized Android application an expert knowledge of coding is required, thus the developer, you hire should have profound technical expertise with the same. Further, the company you choose is expected to have good requirement-specific knowledge. This can be judged by questions like – Have you worked on these types of requirements before? OR Can you guide me through a flow chart over serving my requirements with the application? The answers to these questions will help you to get insights of the expertise the Android app developer possesses in the relevant domain.
2. Experience & Portfolio:
Every successful Android app development firm or app developer will have an expressive portfolio along with some case studies of the previously served clients. You can go through this portfolio and relevant case studies that allow you to judge the technical expertise of the company. Along with this, you should know the experience of the company, which refers to the number of years the company has been in business. With this, you can also ask the service provider for any previous client referrals from where you can get valuable feedback about the solutions provided by the service provider.
3. Features and Functionality of Your Application:
One of the most important points you need to work upon is the features and functionality of your app. You need to think well of the possibilities your app could boast along with discussing the features and functional parameters of the app with your preferred Android app service provider. This is an important part and it will help the Android app developer, you hire to make the app’s functionality more business-oriented and meet up to your expectations.
4. Budget and the Targeted Timeline:
Another deal-maker or the deal-breaker criterion is the ‘budget’ you are planning to invest in for the app development. Before deciding the budget and the targeted timeline for the Android app you need to study the various parameters deciding the cost of Android application development along with the time requirements over different customizations. Further, according to that, you can choose between the preferred options of the service provider to meet your budget and timeline targets.
5. App’s Revenue Generation Model & Ongoing Assistance:
Before choosing a developer, you need to discuss the revenue generation strategy of your app with him. Whether the app would feature a paid download option or it would earn from in-app purchase and pop-up ads, etc. Based on your requirements the service provider could add potent technical Backend support for the revenue generation model. With this, your Android app can be smartly directed to gain great ROI (Return On Investment) and lead with a high business conversion rate.
Further, with the increased complexity of customized Android app development services, you may require ongoing assistance for the app for its better administration. So you need to know, if the Android app development service provider you choose, provides cost-effective ongoing assistance.