7 Questions to Consider When Choosing a Mobile App Development Company in the Philippines
Did you know that the mobile app development is one of the biggest industries on the planet?
There are about 2 million apps in Google Play Store as of 2018 and over 205 billion mobile app downloads worldwide. Nothing fancy, right? Wrong. Mobile application is an increasing trend for businesses from all around the world. So if you don’t have a mobile app yet, now is the time to ride in with the trend. You can develop your app by yourself, or consider a reliable mobile app development company.
Since the shortage of skilled developers in the U.S., small to mid-sized businesses are choosing to offshore their development team. Some of the best destinations for offshoring are mobile app development companies in the Philippines. This rapidly developing country in Southeast Asia houses top skills and knowledge without draining your pockets. One of the top performing mobile application development companies located in Cebu City, Philippines is Full Scale.
Before you go looking and hiring a mobile app development company, you need to do a thorough evaluation. In this post, we give you seven questions that you need to consider if you plan to hire a mobile app development company in the Philippines. And as a bonus, find out what Full Scale has to say for themselves.
The 7 Questions
1. What’s your development process?
A precise and fundamentally structured process is very important in application development. It is by knowing the company’s development process that the client and the development team convey and implement their shared vision in accordance with the client’s preference. Since each company differs in its development process, choose a company with a refined and well-implemented development process that can eliminate defects, decrease the delivery time, and generate high-quality output.
One of the best processes that most app development company practice is Agile development. This development process promotes well-disciplined project management wherein frequent inspection and adaptation are practiced. Not only that, Agile encourages teamwork, self-organization, and accountability among the members. IBM and Microsoft are few of the multinational information technology companies, along with huge Fortune 500 companies, that use agile development.
2. Where can I find examples of mobile apps you’ve developed?
When you shop for a couch online, brief descriptions and lengthy details are not enough; you need to see the actual picture of the couch. In choosing an Android and iOS application development company, you also need to see, not the developers’ pictures, but the applications they have developed. You can ask for the company’s portfolio or any platform that houses the apps they have developed so far. Don’t trust mere words or verbal promises of the company’s works, you need to see the real output. Through their portfolio or sample works, you can determine whether the development company’s application is suited for your business. Not only that; the applications also represent the quality and skill of the developers through usability of the codes and how well the application functions.
3. Can you provide documentation for the applications?
Upon asking this question, a reliable iOS and Android app development company should answer a straightforward, “Yes!” Documentation is the manual of a user or software, a very important script for mobile developers. The documentation holds all features and aspects of the software. Its three main focuses are development, maintenance, and knowledge transfer. Let’s say that you hired a team of developers to build an app. Along the way, you decided to have an in-house team of developers. How will your in-house team continue to develop the app? The documentation is the answer, for it contains everything about the app so the succeeding developers can continue to manage the app.
4. What is the platform you are using?
A mobile app development platform enables developers to build, test, and deploy mobile applications. The company of your choice should be experienced enough to determine the development platform that will be best for the application that your business needs. There are two popular mobile app types; the native apps and the hybrid apps. Native apps are developed solely for a single mobile operating system. For example; apps built for Android cannot run on iOS, an operating system of iPhones, this is because android apps are solely built for the Android operating system. Hybrid or cross-platform, on the other hand, are built using multi-platform technologies. This mobile app type is typically faster and easier to develop since its code targets multiple operating systems. Because of this, a lot of businesses often prefer to hire a cross-platform app development company.
5. How do you do testing and QA?
You now have an app! What to do next, launch it? No. Before you launch your app to Google Play Store or App Store, your application should be examined for bugs, connection, design, compatibility, battery and resource consumption, and speed.
6. What are your security policies?
Security should never be taken for granted in information technology. It is every company’s nightmare to have sensitive information leak for the public to see. Before signing an agreement with an iPhone app development company, Android app development company, or any company for that matter, make sure that their security and compliance measures are industry standard and up-to-date.
7. How can we communicate during the development process?
Communication is the key to create an efficient and beneficial mobile application, especially if your team is time zones away. The transfer of ideas and feedback are important in the mobile app development process, a role crucially played by communication. Failure to communicate ideas and feedback may result in slowing down the process which will lead to an increase in production cost and will eventually boil down to a painful delay of launching. The horror!
How Full Scale does app development
If you are looking for a mobile app development company in the Philippines, you needn’t look further. Full Scale has what it takes to help scale your business with the use of mobile apps. And here is what Full Scale has to say:
- The development process
Full Scale’s mobile app developers use Scrum. Scrum is a famous subset of Agile development, often used to manage complex software development. Scrum process reaps many benefits for an organization. Apparent advantages are an increase in output quality, malleability, and more in control of the project schedule and status.
- The applications
Our dedicated and skilled developers have built numerous applications that are up and running until now. Our clients can check out our works in
- The documentation
Proper documentations is important for developers and we shall provide you one through the user’s manual.
- The platform
Full Scale has a wide range of developers. Our mobile app development team are efficient in both hybrid or cross-platform and native—both for Android and iOS—mobile app types.
- The testing
The QA and testing processes depend on the development team and the type of application they are developing. The types of testing done include unit testing, functional testing, regression, integration testing, memory testing, interrupt testing, usability, black box testing, and many more to mention.
- The connection
Full Scale practices a tried and tested process of development called Guided Development. Through our guided development, you tell us your ideas and expectation and we will commence the production the way you want it to be. Our development team are good English communicators and will dedicate their time to work on your project with your guidance and leadership.
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You can take any step or practice any process of assessing the best mobile app development company in the Philippines or any country you choose. Fortunately, Full Scale has a wide pool of skilled developers of any language under its roof. We make sure to assess and employ the best developers we can find to work on your business.