Mistakes to Steer Clear Of When Hiring Mobile App Developer

As soon as we come up with a good app idea, we usually become impatient at leaving our mark in the app landscape. But, remember achieving success in today’s competitive mobile app world and earning good revenue can be a lot challenging. Moreover, with millions of apps out there, you need to put in a lot of efforts in getting a successful app built.

However, choosing the right mobile app development company backed by a team of proficient iPhone app developer, and other cross-platform application developers can assist you in building a winning solution. Unfortunately, we tend to make several mistakes while recruiting services of an expert and end up spending our time and money in a bad app.

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Listed below are some of the common bloopers that people must avoid when selecting their mobile app development partner:

1. Searching the neighborhood to locate app developers

Most of us (if not all) usually look for an app developer whom we can easily interact with to discuss our project requirements. But that does not mean that you need to search for an app development company from the neighborhood only. Especially, when you are tied to a limited budget, hiring someone from a distant country might better fit your needs.

No matter who you choose as your development partner, make sure that your hired service provider has the right skills to handle your project with ease.

2. Lack of business understanding

If you’ve picked an app developer who cannot understand your business goals, do not bother studying your app’s target audience and your target market, it’s better to choose some other service partner. Simply put, if your development partner does not pay required focus on crucial factors that are essential for the success of the app, they can’t possibly serve your specific needs.

Make sure that your developer spends time in understanding your purpose behind developing an app. Most importantly, they must become familiar with your business since it will help your service provider know about your target market.

3. Don’t let your developers immediately start coding

The biggest reason that usually make a mobile application development project to fail is starting the coding process immediately after getting a brief from the clients. Bear in mind; that mobile apps need to be developed wisely based on a well-formulated plan. It is imperative first to analyze the market, changing app trends, and customers need before getting started with coding an app.

Once you have completed analyzing your requirements, next step requires creating the app’s UI (User Interface) design. After preparing the design for an app and its interface, your hired developer should begin with the coding phase.

4. Overlooking UX and UI design skills of your developer

Avoid recruiting a mobile application developer merely on the basis of their development skills. Of course, we all need a highly functional app that works in fine-tuning with our business. But, two crucial approaches that a developer must pay heed to when creating a mobile application are UX (User Experience) and UI (User Interface) designs. Both UX and UI plays a vital role in generating more sales and revenue.

An efficient user experience design helps in keeping the end users engaged with the app and encourages them to take some desired action. But unless you render users with a straightforward and intuitive interface, you cannot deliver an enhanced experience to your consumers. Thus when selecting a mobile development partner, make sure that he/she possesses good UX and UI design skills.

5. Not testing your app

Once your app development is completed, it is important that your hired developer pays due attention to testing the application (ideally on real devices). Running tests on the app is crucial to find any bugs or loopholes that can cause your product to break.

What’s more important is that the mobile application must be tested for errors before being submitted to the app store or getting released for public use.

6. Don’t let app development cost dictate your hiring decision

When looking for a development team focus on making a selection based on the experience the team has in delivering customized and quality app solutions. And, don’t let pricing affect your decision of employing the services of a reliable and worthy service provider.

Of course, you cannot completely neglect the cost involved in taking up the services of an expert mobile app developer. But, just try to find an app development company that can offer quality services within your development budget.

Wrapping Up

When it comes to selecting a service professional for getting a mobile app developed, we tend to make a few common mistakes that unable us to get expected results and returns on investment. Such a few blunders had been covered in this article, which when avoided will help you in building a successful end product.

Apple vs Android: A Look at the Smartphone War

It’s been nine years since the niche brand Apple released the iPhone for public use. The launch of the first Smartphone changed the way people used mobile phones. However, soon after the advent of Google’s Android operating system (OS), more and more mobile apps were developed that offered features that weren’t available in the iOS apps.

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Even after years, there’s a war of words brewing between Android and iOS admirers over choosing the best OS. In this article, we’ll be looking at what
started the war between the two giants (i.e. Apple and Android). Also, we will look at the current market position of both the operating systems.

How the war between Apple and Android started?

At the time when Apple’s iPhone was introduced, many people complained about the restrictions that was imposed by Apple on using the device. The biggest problem that people encountered was inability to copy songs without having the iTunes store downloaded on their iOS-enabled device.

Also, iPhone users were not allowed to connect to any other Bluetooth devices except for the ones built by Apple. And most important of all, users couldn’t make changes and modify the system to enhance their experience. What’s more? Finding credible iPhone app developers for hire proved a challenging task for users.

Because of all of the aforementioned downsides, Google thought of developing an open source operating system such as Android. The launch of Android OS changed the mobile ecosystem. An increasing number of users started investing in making apps for the Android devices due to the friendly environment that the Google Play Store offered to users.

The war to provide better services and experience to users resulted in eliminating other mobile brands such as Blackberry and Nokia from the market, due their failure to cope up with the continually changing trends. Even though, Microsoft Windows Mobile entered the mobile landscape, but wasn’t able to create a dominant position like the Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android phones.

What’s the current market scenario?

While some say that Android has won the war by holding the maximum share in the Smartphone market compared to Apple, many iPhone providers think otherwise.
After analyzing the reports, it’s true that Android dominates the Smartphone market with 51.4 percent share, and Apple ranked second with 44.2 percent share. In addition, Android imposes less restrictions on publishing an app. On the other hand, an iOS app may take time to get published, since it undergoes rigorous testing before getting published.

Even today, Windows and other operating systems are not seeing much growth compared to Apple and Android operating systems. However, deciding which one of two OS giant wins is difficult, as both of them are good on their part.

Wrapping Up!

It’s been a decade since the war between the two mobile giants Apple and Android began. But, still you can find people debating over choosing the best mobile platform. And, there isn’t a clear winner. Which one platform you choose depends on your own personal preferences.