Finding the right agency or developer for your mobile apps is not always straightforward. Scribble have put together five tips to work through to help you find someone who fits your project. Before starting, have a think about what you are looking for. Are you looking for an agency (like Scribble) who work with you to develop your idea at the beginning right through the process to launching the app for you or are you looking for a developer to take your brief and wireframes and simply develop it?
Here’s our top five tips:
Check out their website-
It sounds obvious but this is the perfect way to see what the agency or developer have done, their clients and also their blog.
Look at past work on the app stores-
It is easy to search for past work by developer on the App store or on Google play. See what they’ve produced in the past and if this fits with what you are looking for.
What is their development process?
Scribble always have a discovery phase to their process so we can find out what makes a brand or businesses tick, what their customers or users want and what are the agreed objectives for a project before we start. How can we measure the success of a project without both agreeing on outcomes? See what is included in their service. Some developers will only develop whilst others provide creative right through to launch.
Are they clear on your brief?
A really important question….perhaps your idea needs some developing by the agency or the developer may have some ideas to improve your app idea. Both being honest can unveil new opportunities but also the experience of a mobile agency should add value to your idea. At Scribble we can help clients write their briefs if required, we have found this an invaluable service for many of our clients who are starting out on their journey into mobile.
The lowest bid is not necessarily the best-
You’ve found an agency or developer you like and understands your brief clearly but they aren’t the cheapest. There will always be a cheaper option but this doesn’t mean you will get the same level of service, creative input or development. Find out exactly what is and isn’t part of the service.
If you are looking for a mobile agency on any platform contact Scribble to talk through your idea or brief on 0845 871 8011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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