How to Choose One of the Top 10 Mobile App Development Companies to Work With
by Michelle Lawrence | Last Updated: Aug 24, 2020
We didn’t know it back in 2007 when Steve Jobs released the first iPhone, but our world would be forever changed by one tiny device. I can’t remember what life was like before my addiction to my smartphone. It’s where I spend four hours of my day, mindlessly scrolling through social media, ordering food for delivery, tracking my finances, and so much more. It seems like any aspect of my life can be controlled through an app. Because of consumers’ strong ties to mobile, the mobile app development companies list continues to grow. If your organization is looking to jump on the app development bandwagon, here are some things to know about the top 10 mobile app development companies before you partner with one.
There’s More Than One Kind?
If you were to go to any mobile apps company and declare you need a mobile app, I can almost guarantee you the first question they would ask you would be, “What type of mobile app do you want to build?” If this is your first time working with mobile app developers, you might be baffled by this question. Yes, there are several kinds of mobile apps you can build. Before you commit to any of the top mobile application development companies in the world, you should know what your options are.
Native Mobile Apps
Native mobile apps are probably what comes to mind when you think of first. Native mobile apps are downloaded through the app store, saved to your home screen, and can integrate with your phone’s hardware (this is how you’re able to take a million selfies on Snapchat). Native mobile apps look fine on the surface, but once you start uncovering the many layers it takes to build a native mobile app, you might be ready to part with your dreams of creating a native mobile app from scratch. Even the best mobile app developers may take up to a year to build an app. And it’s not going to be cheap either. So if you’ve got a tight budget listed in your digital marketing plan, keep on reading for the better option.
Progressive Web Apps
We all love websites, right? They’re lightning-fast and provide a frictionless user experience. The only downside to a web page is you can’t save it to your home screen on your phone. Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) marry these two ideas by encapsulating the fast user experience of a website while integrating the functionality of native mobile apps. PWAs remove the need to visit the app store to download the mobile experience. Plus they take up a fraction of the storage space as native mobile apps, so you don’t have to purge the thousands of photos you likely have saved on your phone. From a development standpoint, they take less time to build than their counterparts and are usually cheaper. Why wouldn’t you choose this option?
You no longer have to search for an app maker company located in the Bay Area. Not only are there tons of top app development companies in the USA, but app development has gone global. There’s also a plethora of top mobile app development companies in India. So how do you choose a mobile app company when there are so many options? It basically comes down to cost and functionality.
Mobile app development services in India are typically cheaper than those found in the United States. Because so many marketing budgets got slashed during the earlier part of 2020, it’s understandable you may not have the resources for a large mobile app project. But you’ll want to look for other avenues to save other than developing your mobile app.
There are a few dangers to working with a cheap app developer. As the price tag of the app starts to dwindle, so do the features and security of the app platform. If you sacrifice the functionality of the app for an appealing price tag, users won’t be eager to return to the mobile experience you’ve just created. And not only will users not enjoy the experience, but IT may also have a problem with the company you choose due to the security implications cheap app software typically possesses. When in doubt, invest in your mobile project and search for a ‘mobile app development company near me’ instead.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the choices you have to make when it comes to building a mobile app, I’m afraid it doesn’t just end with choosing one of the top mobile app development companies. There is a long list of design choices you have to make too when you’re in the thick of app development. Need a little help getting started? We put out an entire eBook with mobile design tips and trends you should be aware of.