3 Points You Need to Consider Before Building a Custom Application for Your Business
August 10, 2017 | Nabanita Nag
When it comes to managing your business, buying a system off the shelf is often not productive. Thus, many progressive business owners today opt for custom applications to manage their business processes.
If you are one of them and considering top custom application development services for your business, then this post is for you!
First of all, congratulations! By opting for a custom application, you’ve already taken the first step towards making your life easier and your business bigger.
But, hold on a moment; there is a ‘second of all’ too!
Consider the scenario, you are researching for the top custom application development services with a zeal that can easily rival your enthusiasm for getting that (must need, can’t do without) cup of piping hot coffee while working till 2 am in the morning. And, while Google does find you some respectable options, how do you zero in on a service that you can trust?
So, here are three key points that you need to understand before signing in with an app development service!
1. Experience Pays
Well, there may be some young blood in the market that can perform miracles! But the question is, how do you identify them in the sea of amateurs?
And you are looking at building a solution that will help your business grow!
No, trusting a novice with the well-being of your business is not an option, no matter how low a rate she charges.
Go for a service who have proven track record of creating beautiful custom applications for businesses like you. Don’t back out from asking for relevant testimonials or case studies to back up the experience. Expertise in your particular industry can be an added advantage here!
In short, go for an experienced app development service; it pays, really!
2. Technical Specifications
Understanding your requirements is the key here.
Are you looking for a custom cloud app where everything is hosted? Are you looking for a mobile or web application? What kind of infrastructure investment are you willing to make? What is the purpose of the application and who are the users?
Depending on the answers to these questions, you can decide the kind of technology you need and in turn, which of the service providers are experts in the same.
For example, if you are small or mid-size business and looking at building a custom application to better manage your business, then going for a custom cloud application is definitely the best choice! Why? Well, all your data is hosted on the cloud and you have virtually no infrastructure cost. Moreover, as you don’t have to develop the app from scratch, the go-live time is significantly lower too.
However, if you are building an eCommerce application that is targeted towards a huge audience and meant to facilitate high volume of online transactions, then building it from scratch is the best option.
Once you have decided, what kind of application you are looking at building, go for a service provider who is an expert in that domain.
3. Your Application Will be as Good as the Development Process
Last but not the least, get to know the development process in and out!
While you may not attach adequate significance towards knowing the app development process (as long as your application is deployed on time), the truth is, productivity and adoption of application depend heavily on the same.
Well, does the app development process takes into consideration the future growth potential? Does it include understanding industry nomenclature? How is the application tested in live climate?
You must get the answer to all these questions, before signing up with a custom app development service!