Top 5 Considerations when Hiring an App Development Company

With new projects coming up, either beginning a new project for a web-based application or making changes to an established app, two tasks will become necessary: creating a road-map of success and considering barriers that may pop up along the way. Many businesses find the need for help with their app development. Make sure you get the best out of the company you choose by looking for the following qualities.

Possess a Complete Business Model

Top your list of qualities for hiring a web application development company based on their business model. Many companies focus on completing a project with no attention on continued support. Make sure to factor in whether you will need this support for your future app to come from the creators of the app or if you can handle it in house. Also, look at the company’s:

  • Final code ownership policy
  • Domains served
  • Offshore, near-shore, or in-house service offering
  • Custom vs. standard work

Length and Types of Experience

Experience is a crucial differentiator for web application development companies. Explore a company’s portfolio for relevant past projects - either complete developments or upgrades can both give insights into their process and abilities. Some attributes to look for in the portfolios include coding and its management, development, design, marketing, usability, and programming.

Dedication to Clean Coding

Focus on the completeness of tasks and a company’s ability to consistently produce correct code. The cleaner the content of the code, the easier it will be for you to have another company finish a project if there is a delay or pause for any reason.

A High Standard for Coding Framework

Look for a web application development company with a firm grasp of programming language and each relevant tool the software needs. Again, the more structured and standard the framework of the coding, the easier it will be to maintain so you will save money in the long term. Additionally, the more stable the framework, the more efficiently you will be able to access the applications components, library, and any tools.


Consider if your business will need a web application development company to offer to lead all steps of the SDLC or software development life cycle. This complete process creates software of the highest quality at the lowest cost within the shortest timeframe - basically, it is the most efficient process. The SDLC process includes the stages of planning, design, building, testing, and development.  

Progressive Data Services, Inc. provides marketing and data solutions for businesses since 1995. Give us a call today at (248) 313-9120 to explore how we can help your business’s apps get to the next level.


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