Do you have a unique idea and looking for a mobile app? Perhaps, you may need a mobile app for your existing business.
Whatever the case, before you hire a mobile app developer & get your app development started, here are few questions to ask yourself.
#1 Who will be my target audience?
This is the most important question that you must ask yourself before building your mobile application.
What will be the:
- Age group of my target audience
- Demographic details of my target audience
- Geographic details of my target audience
- Interests of my target audience
- Behaviour of my target audience
#2 What are some of the apps that my competitors have?
Do your competitors also have mobile apps? If yes, you must analyse their apps before you start developing yours.
You must ensure that your app should provide same benefits, if not more, to your users.
It would be even better if you can share some of your competitors’ apps with your developer so that he or she can also analyse and provide you with some useful insights & ideas.
#3 Do I need a website too?
Do you need a standalone app or you need an app that must be synchronised with your website too?
If you already have a website and you are looking for a mobile app, you may like to synchronise them with each other so that your audience can use either of the platforms.
#4 Do I need an iOS app or Android app or both?
Whether you need an iOS app or Android, or both, it depends on your targeted audience.
If the majority of your users have Android devices, you can go for just Android and save your development cost.
However, if you are not sure, you may need to develop the app for both the platforms, which will of course increase the development cost.
#5 Do I need native app or hybrid app?
If your app requires the access to native features of your users’ device, such as camera, speaker etc. and if you need a high quality visual app, then you must go for a native application.
Native apps development takes more time to build and therefore, they are expensive too.
However, if you need a simple app like an e-commerce store or informative application, then you may go for an affordable hybrid app too.
#6 What are the necessary features that my mobile app must have?
One you decide upon your app technology (hybrid or native), you must list down the important features that your app must have.
Some of these features may be:
- Payment gateway
- Push Notifications
- Profile matching
- & more…
#7 What is my app development budget?
This is the most important question that you must ask yourself “How much should I spend on my app development?” or “What’s my budget to build my app?“.
As I’ve mentioned already that a native app may cost you more than a hybrid app.
Additionally, if you have more features to be incorporated in your app, you may end up paying more. It’s better to consult with a mobile app developer to figure out the cost of development.
If you are looking for an affordable app developer in Singapore, you may contact me at email@example.com to get a quote.
#8 How do I find a reliable yet affordable app developer?
Searching & hiring a mobile app developer is the most important step toward building a mobile application.
There are many factors that you must consider before hiring an app developer.
Here are but some of the qualities that you must look out for in your app developer:
- Communication skills
- Project understanding
- Past works
#9 What's the deadline I am looking at?
How soon you want to launch your application? If your idea is unique & new in the market, you must plan to launch your application as soon as possible.
#10 What will be the name of my app?
When hire a mobile app developer to build your application, the first question that he or she asks you is “What will be the name of your mobile app?”.
Therefore, you must decide upon a suitable name for your mobile app before you engage any developer.
#11 What will be the color theme of my app?
Do you already have a website or company?
What is your existing color theme?
What message do you want to convey through your mobile app?
What kind of audience will you be targeting?
All of these questions will help you in determining the color theme of your mobile app.