How Can A Startup Find and Hire the Best Android App Development Company

June 18, 2022

By Emily Morgan

Technical Writer

For any startup, finding the best talent can be expensive. Initially, you cannot invest that much money to hire top talent, especially full time.

But there are some things on which you shouldn’t compromise on, for instance, hiring an Android app development company. We are sure you want to take your business to the next level by launching your mobile app, and for that, you must be picky about your choices.

This blog will serve as a guide for all startups wanting to find the best company for their Android development endeavors. Let’s begin:

Define Business Needs

Before starting your quest to search for a developer, you must define your business needs. Or in other words, ask yourself which particular business challenge you would like to solve.

There could be different scenarios. For instance, one could say that you already have an in-house team of developers, and you want to implement a technology you have never tried before. Or what you wish to do is beyond the scope of your current developers. You could either wait for your developers to learn the new skill or outsource one.

Another scenario could be that you want to build a project from scratch. You want to penetrate your niche quickly. And if you can’t afford a dedicated team of developers to create a website for you or develop an app, then you may consider outsourcing again.

Find IT Vendors

Let’s say you have defined the goals, and you have decided to outsource. The next step is to look for IT vendors.

This can get easier if you figure out which country you want to pick the developers or companies from. Your options include the UK, India, North America, or any other place where you can find skilled developers at an affordable price.

According to the Stack Overflow Developer Survey, 5.01 percent of all developers are found in the UK. It’s the second most significant tech hub after the USA.

Ask Questions

After finding yourself a bunch of companies or developers, it’s time to make a decision. Perhaps the answer to these questions might help you:

What do previous clients say about them?

It’s very critical that you ask the company to give reference to previous clients. You must pay attention to the reviews and ratings of their past clients. These testimonials can tell you a lot about a company than making separate phone calls. It’s a great way to figure out how responsive, result-oriented, and reliable the company is.

What market segments do they serve?

Most developers and companies define the domain they work with. For robust Android app development, you need to be aware of that. If they specialize in your niche, you can expect to get the best services.

What’s their experience?

Another important determinant is checking the experience of the company. You can find that out by reading the case studies on their company’s blog and their portfolio. They must have more than 5 years of experience in the field, and they must be aware of the industry’s best practices.

What technologies do they use? 

Looking at what technologies a company uses can tell you a lot about their services. Along with knowing the industry best practices, they must use the latest stack of technology to develop an app that pleases your audience.

Spell out your needs before hiring them so that both of you can be on the same page. It’s a real waste of time to find out later on at the stage of development that the company doesn’t use the tech stack you wanted.

Would they steal my app idea?

This is a critical question. Whenever you are hiring an IT vendor, IP (Intellectual property) protection is very significant. When it’s a matter of security, we recommend hiring a company than a freelance developer.

There are stories about remote teams stealing codes and ideas everywhere. Before you share the detail of your app or project with the company/developer in question, it’s ideal if you sign a non-disclosure agreement with the company.

Professionals always ask for the NDA along with the contact form. This shows the company cares about your ideas, and you can trust them.

Hire the right developer

Once you get answers to these questions, it’s time to analyze the candidates carefully. To make things easier, write down your findings on paper. If you have a long list of candidates, this will help you keep track.

Create a table and write the good and bad qualities. Ask any questions you have in mind. Stick to the company that best understands the needs of your project. Once all your doubts are clear, go ahead and take the final step. Hire that Android app development company.

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