When looking for an app developer that don’t charge a fortune for their services there are really five key points that you should seriously consider. Let’s delve into them.
Understand an App Developers Portfolio
The first one is understanding an app developer’s portfolio, that portfolio is not like a website where you just build on a whim and they want to be creative. Most of the time because they are so expensive to produce they are limited by the client’s budget. They are limited by the clients creativity so you have to really talk to your developer and make sure that they have the vision and have the skills to really be able to do especially if it’s a complicated app.
Talk to the Sales Person
The next thing you are going to want to do is a lot of app developing companies now because they are just growing so big there is so much competition out there that they have a sales person. That is your first point person that is really great and understanding your contract, how the company works, and understanding how the creative team works. So you really want to do that before you sign any contract you should meet that creative team and make sure they are on the same page because once you sign that contract there could be something in the contract that says if our creative team finds out that it’s much more complicated then we have to raise the price and now you are already sort of commitment you might not be prepared for.
Know the Pricing Template
The next thing that I find in almost every single app contract I have seen is that there are deprived that when they break down the price they break it down into percentages; so like 30 percent upfront 40 percent halfway through and 30 percent upon delivery. That is terrible you don’t want to do that, you should pay an app developer based on milestones so for example like to get to the first wireframes is a certain amount of dollars if you find out at that time that you don’t like how the team is working but you want the wireframes you just pay to that point and then take the wireframes with you. You have to do that at every single milestone you have to know when things are going to be delivered and the price needs to be based on those deliverables.
Reach out to Your Community
Just like a website, do not launch with every bells and whistles. What is cool about an app is that you can constantly upgrade it, that’s a good reason to reach out to your community once they download it to let them know there is an upgrade. It is great to get some feedback and listen to what the community wants but it’s really hard to take things away just like a website so don’t be delusional when it comes to choosing an app developer in fact you have to scale it back a lot more than you would a website because you have limited space as well.