Businesses and companies around the world are showing interest in bringing mobile apps in their work-procedures. They have begun to routinely use mobile apps in a lot of their business operations. To check mails, organize dairies and to brows internet, they have apps that are customized to their business-specific internal & external operations. They are also using apps for sharing confidential data and transferring important files among their people, partners and prospects.
Custom application development offers businesses excellent solution to have variety of documents, presentation and spreadsheet, inventory management and invoicing. Even HR payroll processing, project management, CRM and customer care helpdesk is being brought to mobile platforms.
They can hire mobile app developers to have full-fledged solutions. But before you as businessperson deploy a mobile app development firm on your project, you must ensure whether it fulfills following criteria:
Does the firm have capability to define your requirements?
The mobile app development company needs to separate the application development for PC from the application development for mobile. Mobile apps can fulfill a range of new requirements that PC apps cannot still do.
The mobile app development firm should define your requirements for mobile audience. You can also set up your quality assurance experts to work together with developers.
Does the firm understand what quality you want to see in the end-product?
Aspects like functionality, performance, ease-of-use, reliability, security, portability and maintainability make up the quality standard of a mobile app. If a firm lacks even at single place, it actually lacks to deliver you the right standard of quality. For example, ignoring one of the above mentioned aspects may come out with an insecure app or an app that unusually drains the battery of user’s device.
Does the firm follow systematic approach to assure the quality?
The firm hired by you is supposed to follow a systematic approach for assuring the quality of mobile app. But how would you know whether the procedure is right or wrong? The fundamental approaches of assuring the quality of mobile software and testing are as same as followed in the PC-level software development domain. However, these approaches need to be more specific and more systematic.
Do they have excellent exposure to toolbox?
In spite of the same methods of quality assurance continuing in both mobile development and PC development, the tools used in assuring the quality of mobile apps differ. Traditional tools are unsuitable for mobile apps. You must ensure that the mobile developers have excellent exposure not only to development tools but also to testing and quality assurance tools.
Does the mobile development firm follow flexible methods?
Being flexible is a big need to survive in the mobile world. If your application isn’t flexible, then one with desired flexibility will replace it. So your developers should also be able to add this trait to your app. Mobile world changes quickly and audience demands the same change in an app too.