5 Questions to Ask When Considering a Mobile App Development Partner
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5 Questions to Ask When Considering a Mobile App Development Partner dŽĚĂLJ͛Ɛ /K ŝƐ ƵŶĚĞƌ ĂƐƐĂƵůƚ͘ /ƚ ƐĞĞŵƐ ƚŚĂƚ ǁŝƚŚ ĞǀĞƌLJ ŶĞǁ ƉƌŽĚƵĐƚ ƌĞůĞĂƐĞ͕ ŝŶŶŽǀĂƚŝŽŶ Žƌ ĐůŽƵĚ ƐĞƌǀŝĐĞ͕ ƚŚĞƌĞ͛Ɛ ĂŶ endless cascade of vendors whoĐůĂŝŵ ƚŚĞLJ ĐĂŶ ŚĞůƉ LJŽƵ ĚŽ ŝƚ ďĞƚƚĞƌ͕ ƐŵĂƌƚĞƌ͕ ĂŶĚ ĨĂƐƚĞƌ͘ /ƚ͛Ɛ ĞŶŽƵŐŚ ƚŽ ŵĂŬĞ ƚŚĞ ŵŽƐƚ mild-mannered technology executive want to unplug, and run for the hills. Here atiTexico, we understand the frustration. Making the right selection for your mobile app development project is a make-or-ďƌĞĂŬ ƉƌŽƉŽƐŝƚŝŽŶ͕ ĂŶĚ ƐŝŵƉůLJ ƌĞůLJŝŶŐ ŽŶ Ă ƐůŝĐŬ ƐĂůĞƐ ƐŚĞĞƚ͕ Žƌ ƚĂŬŝŶŐ ƐŽŵĞŽŶĞ͛Ɛ ǁŽƌĚ ĨŽƌ ŝƚ͕ ũƵƐƚ ǁŽŶΖƚ ĐƵƚ ŝƚ͘ Just like you would never hire a pizza chef to plate a five-course dinner, too, you should never select a technology company to handle your mission-critical workloads without specific experience in your area of focus. To help make the vetting process easier, we would like to suggest five questions to ponder when deciding if the mobile development partner you are considering is right for you. >Ğƚ͛Ɛ ŐĞƚ ƐƚĂƌƚĞĚ͗ 1. What are your particular skills in mobile application development? /Ĩ LJŽƵ ĂƌĞ ŶŽƚ ƐĂƚŝƐĨŝĞĚ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚŝƐ ĂŶƐǁĞƌ͕ ƚŚĞƌĞ ŝƐ ŶŽ ƌĞĂƐŽŶ ƚŽ ƉƌŽĐĞĞĚ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ŶĞdžƚ ĨŽƵƌ͘ /Ŷ ƉĂƌƚŝĐƵůĂƌ͕ LJŽƵ͛ůů ǁĂŶƚ ƚŽ gauge a compĂŶLJ͛Ɛ ĚĞƉĞŶĚĂďŝůŝƚLJ ĂŶĚ ĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞ ǁŝƚŚ ũĂǀĂƐĐƌŝƉƚ ĚĞǀ͖ LJŽƵ͛ůů ǁĂŶƚ ƚŽ ƵŶĚĞƌƐƚĂŶĚ ǁŚĂƚ ƚLJƉĞƐ ŽĨ ƐŽĨƚǁĂƌĞ development tools and methodologies they employ; and what they do to maintain currency with the latest web applications and platforms.

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5 Questions to Ask When Considering a Mobile App Development Partner
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Here atiTexico, we understand the frustration. Making the right selection for your mobile app development project is a make-or-ďƌeak pƌopositioŶ, aŶd siŵplLJ ƌelLJiŶg oŶ a sliĐk sales sheet, oƌ takiŶg soŵeoŶe’s ǁoƌd foƌ it, just ǁoŶ't Đut it.
Just like you would never hire a pizza chef to plate a five-course dinner, too, you should never select a technology company to handle your mission-critical workloads without specific experience in your area of focus.
To help make the vetting process easier, we would like to suggest five questions to ponder when deciding if the mobile development partner you are considering is right for you.
Let’s get staƌted:
1. What are your particular skills in mobile application development?
If LJou aƌe Ŷot satisfied ǁith this aŶsǁeƌ, theƌe is Ŷo ƌeasoŶ to pƌoĐeed to the Ŷedžt fouƌ. IŶ paƌtiĐulaƌ, LJou’ll ǁaŶt to gauge a compaŶLJ’s depeŶdaďilitLJ aŶd edžpeƌieŶĐe ǁith jaǀasĐƌipt deǀ; LJou’ll ǁaŶt to uŶdeƌstaŶd ǁhat tLJpes of softǁaƌe development tools and methodologies they employ; and what they do to maintain currency with the latest web applications and platforms. Remember, you need aŶ edžpeƌt ǁith these issues, siŶĐe LJou aƌe eŶtƌustiŶg LJouƌ ĐoŵpaŶLJ’s mobile future with the partner you select.
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2. How do you view the idea of a partnership?
As iŵpoƌtaŶt as it is to seleĐt a ǀeŶdoƌ ǁith the ƌight Đapaďilities, it’s eƋuallLJ iŵpoƌtaŶt that they are invested in your business objectives and outcomes. A good mobile development partner will integrate well with your own development team and will work efficiently with CTOs, CIOs or VPs of Engineering to form a solid foundation.
3. Do you use Agile methodologies?
Insist on hiring an Agile partner so you can benefit from the most viable, efficient, and effective workflow processes. And, because many companies use offshore resources, consider finding a partner, like iTexico, that offers resources that bridge cultural, geographical, and time-zone divides. At iTexico, we use a unique nearshore model, with delivery teams in both Austin, TX, and Guadalajara, Mexico, to ensure alignment in this area.
4. How do you ensure continuous optimization of the mobile product?
The right mobile software development partner will help you get constant optimization of different aspects of your business, using their most qualified engineers. While considering and implementing upgrades to your JS stack, web application and other software tools, the right partner will also ensure that upgrades to your application are in lockstep with the actual needs of your customers.
5. Can you help me achieve -- or maintain -- my competitive edge?
IŶ todaLJ’s ŵaƌketplaĐe, speed is of the essence. Whether you are looking to issue new or upgraded applications to drive ƌeǀeŶue, eŶteƌ Ŷeǁ ŵaƌkets, oƌ otheƌǁise optiŵize the ƌetuƌŶ oŶ LJouƌ teĐhŶologLJ iŶǀestŵeŶt, LJou’ll ďe ďest positioŶed to accomplish this with the right software development company on your side. This will ensure fast release cycles, paired with an incremental and iterative approach, that can effectively shorten the time between conception and deployment.
IŶ ďuildiŶg a highlLJ speĐialized ŵoďile app, LJou’ƌe sigŶiŶg up foƌa process that will take time and effort, and will require specific unique skills, experience, knowledge, and insights in order to achieve a successful deliverable.
Take the time to ask these five questions --iŶ that ǁaLJ, LJou ǁill eŶsuƌe that LJou’ll fiŶd a development partner that will effectively cater to all of your requirements, and deliver products that will meet or exceed your --aŶd LJouƌ ĐoŶsuŵeƌ’s-- expectations.
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