Feb 24, 2023

How to Evaluate an App Development Partner in 2023

A look at some steps to evaluate an app development partner for your next web or mobile application.
Ahona Das
Ahona DasSenior Technical Content Writer


Having a digital application is essential to compete in today’s competitive business environment. Applications help businesses by streamlining processes, increasing efficiency, and engaging and retaining customers— whether they are internal applications for use by team members or apps for the end customers. But the process of creating an app comes with its challenges and often an expensive price tag.

The solution? Selecting an app development partner with significant industry experience.

It is important to evaluate and hire an app development partner that is trustworthy and aligned with your vision. But while almost every development company promises to meet every project requirement, only a few can deliver it right.

This blog explains how to make a correct decision.

Steps to Consider while Choosing an App Development Partner

The following are some crucial steps to consider while evaluating an app development partner, whether you are a product owner, a project manager, a CEO, or a CFO.

  1. Aligning the development partner with your vision and goals: You should ensure that your business goals and the development partner’s capabilities are aligned. Set your vision and long-term goals at this stage and select a development partner that can visualize your goals and understand your target to build the product that you want. Open and transparent communications with your app development partner can help achieve this. 
  2. Analyze client reviews, feedback, and testimonials: Online platforms such as Clutch, Upwork, GoodFirms, or The Manifest provide information regarding a development company’s profile. It is important to research thoroughly the type of digital solutions they have created, the industries they cater to, whether they can meet deadlines, and if they offer post-launch maintenance services.
  3. Review company experience: It is essential to assess whether the potential development partner has significant experience in the market. For example, maybe you want to build a React Native or Flutter-based app or an Artificial Intelligence-powered app. The development team should have relevant experience working with these specific technologies. Having teams that include core contributors of tech stacks is a big plus.
  4. How does the company manage communication across different time zones? Find out about the communication modes and processes the development partner has in place. Choose a flexible development company that works according to your time zone preferences.
  5. Analyze the skillsets of the development company: Your potential partner should have the necessary skillsets for your particular project. Apart from relevant tech-stacks expertise, find out about the company’s project management systems, their delivery and integration strategy, whether they offer post-development support, and how they process change requests.
  6. Find out about the pricing models offered: Another crucial step is researching the pricing models offered by the development company and matching them to your requirements. Be honest about your budget and expenses and discuss resources for efficient and successful planning and results. Find out about different pricing models, such as the fixed-price model, the time and material model, the dedicated team model, and more, so that your ROI is highly optimized.
  7. Ensure that the legal aspects are in place: Verify that the legal rules and regulations related to app or software development services are in place. Will the company sign an NDA with you? What service contracts, termination rules, and licensing terms and conditions will the company impose? Communicate openly and freely with your potential partner company and get all your legal queries resolved.

Choosing a Partner in the Real Sense of the Term

Partnering with the right app development company helps in utilizing and allocating your resources efficiently, getting your product to market faster. With that in mind, be sure to have a checklist in place before the search starts.

At GeekyAnts web and mobile application development company, we have a highly passionate team of developers and designers. Our innovative processes are budget-friendly and efficient, and we strive to ensure products that are of world-class quality with a seamless collaborative experience for our clients.

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