There’s an old, familiar saying that’s just as true today as it was one hundred years ago: “if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.” When it comes to keeping up with the ever-changing landscape of e-commerce, wireless communications, and mobile applications, you can always scramble to compete with top brands, or hire studios that offer rock-bottom prices to deliver mediocre, often low quality results. Or, you can remember the wisdom of that age-old piece of advice, and only hire the best, most expert development companies to accelerate your brand into the digital age. You only have one chance to make a first impression, so your company better make it count when releasing a mobile app.
Today, consumers are savvier than ever when it comes to what works (and what doesn’t!) online. All competent business owners know that a sloppy website or an impractical web store will amuse, frustrate, and turn off customers, if not completely drive them away. So why settle for less, or speed at the expense of quality, or “just good enough” when it comes to your next mobile application? A cutting edge design (with a carefully balanced, measured interface and a positive, intuitive user experience)will help your company make a lasting impression on your target market and ensure that your brand is associated with poise, professionalism, and progressive technologies.
The only way to deliver that kind of mobile app is to work with a fully integrated development company that handles every stage of the design process: from early strategy meetings and marketing discussions to deployment and post-release maintenance. Staffed with business analysts, project managers, product owners, developers, graphic designers, and great communicators who are comfortable explaining process and direction with engaged clients, these higher-end mobile application developers will ensure that the job is done right, every time. If you want to see what the best can offer, check out Clearbridge Mobile, or read this article that highlights some of their recent accomplishments as they have gained notoriety in the app development industry. A forward thinking and progressive mobile app development company like them can help set the precedent for your expectations when getting quotes.
Having real expertise in today’s app industry is a must—believe us when we say that there are thousands of particulars to take into account for every great app, all ranging in importance from basic variations between Android and Apple navigation to tiny tweaks to color palette or touch sensitivity. Even experienced computer technicians and web coders coming from other fields aren’t equipped with the specialized knowledge that a dedicated mobile application design company can bring to the table—and this knowledge gap is glaringly obvious if you’ve ever encountered a poorly designed app.
Take a small general overview of the differences between Android and iOS. It’s easy to see that they’re extremely different systems. In the past, you had to keep Android and iOS projects completely separate, but now it’s possible to share a good deal of material between them. Second or third-rate design studios or the free app websites are not qualified to handle every point of shared data between the two systems; only mobile app development experts can build and deliver exciting, dynamic, and effective apps for your market across all devices.
A fantastic app can mean you stay on top of your industry or make a successful leap into the online market. This is not a time to gamble or cut corners, but a moment to spend the time working and developing your product with the professionals. An app is worth your investment; so it only stands to reason that it’s worth your time to get it right.