5 Things You Should Know Before Developing a Web App

What do you have to consider before developing an app?

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Ivanna Gurmak, CMO, Artelogic
14 Sep 2017

The product you work on is definitely going to achieve groundbreaking results. The audience is ready. Marketers are ready to launch campaigns. Investors are ready to finance the idea.

The only thing you need is to develop the app. And to hire engineers. And to manage all the tasks. And to control the quality. And to do plenty of other things.

Here is the list of Top-5 things every business owner should consider before developing an app.

1. What is your marketing and monetizing strategy?

You should think about it while planning the app development. That’s vital to create a successful app. What’s your monetization model? How will you attract new users? Answering these questions will help to build an app from scratch and to create an app which makes money.  

2. How to build an effective team? 

The informational technology industry is highly competitive in talents acquisition. Even when the project is well financed, the hiring can turn into the nightmare. This is one more important thing to consider when designing an app. One of the cost effective solutions is outsourcing to a development company. An outsourcing company can provide your business with all specialists you need. Such companies have strong expertise in projects of different kinds. Outsourcing solves the issues in the development process and in the project management and talent acquisition as well. All of that affects the final result and helps to achieve the business goals smoothly and faster.

How to choose an appropriate outsourcing company? 

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3. What development company fits to your goals? 

Believe it or not, some founders search the way how to code an app for free. Still, you really can reduce the expenses sharply with the outsourcing. A team of professionals can both give you tips for developing an app and help to overcome challenges when developing your app.

Experience with similar projects is also vital. The portfolio of your potential vendor should include at least 5+ projects (applications, websites, etc.), which demonstrate the experience needed for development of your application. 

Most of the outsourcing companies provide customers with several types of cooperation models. How to pick one of these models is also what you need to know before developing an app.

4. To find the most efficient business model 

The efficient business model is among things to consider when developing the web apps.

Dedicated team business model enables you to communicate with your team in real time. It’s good for fast growing startups.

Managed engineering team relieves you from controlling the processes. You see the results and measure the efficiency. It fits perfectly for enterprise companies.

Fixed project development provides you with the predictable information about time and costs. It works good for startups and SMB, and can be applied to small and medium projects.

5. What are the real budgets, both time and money? 

One of the most important things to keep in mind while developing an app is the time and cost efficiency. It’s very easy to dive deep into ambitious dreaming. Meanwhile, the money will be spent not as wisely, as it could be.

What do I need to make an app firstly? What is you MVP (Minimal Viable Product)? What are my primary business goals?  These are the things to consider before starting an app development. This will make your business healthier and more result oriented.

So, keeping the efficiency in focus is what can make an app successful.

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