To many, iPhone defines the smartphone world. With a slew of <em>iPhone applications</em> already on the App Store, and a large number added daily, the world of iPhone App Developers has turned into a hive of activity. Picking an iPhone App Development Company in such a scenario surely is a tailspin, if not tricky. Here are a few pointers to take you over the line when looking for a iPhone developer that suits the requirements of your iPhone app.
1. Go for Experience when its “Experience Vs prices”The iPhone application market is hot with potential in that there are a number of developers willing to undercut prices and gain grounds on your work. Hence pricing is not the ideal touchstone to reach a <em>Professional iPhone Development Company</em>. Instead, take into account the experience of the developer. Browse through the work portfolio of the developer; ask for work samples; view their work on the Apple Store. You will get a good idea of their experience usually by the quality of apps turned out. It is always good to go with a developer with experience across different mobile OS like iPhone, Android, Window Mobile etc. You never know when your app turns a hit on the Apple Store, inspiring you to launch it on other platforms, say iPad,Blackberry, or Droid, as well. However, you need to be in the know if your developer is cut out for such a job. A developer with across the board experience will certainly be able to deal with that.
2. Look for Apple AccreditationLook for Apple Certified iPhone app developers. This may not necessarily give you an insight into a developer’s work but the authenticity from Apple goes a long way to establish that the developer is in with the procedures and measures followed at Apple.
3. Go with a iPhone development firm that has applications similar to yours under its beltIf you are looking up for a gaming app, it will require extensive graphics and animation skills from your developer. Apps delivering News or Weather forecasts will require good data organization skills. Similarly Entertainment, Utility, or Travels apps call for definitive skill sets within their own right. Go with a developer with skill sets tailored to suit your iPhone app. Besides saving you time, a developer who has previously worked on similar apps will add better insight to your app.
4. Are they fine with signing a NDA? Your killer idea has the potential to end up in a path breaking <strong>iPhone application</strong>. What you need to do right away is ensure it’s well-guarded against any kind of copying or theft. As a rule of thumb, insist on a Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA) with your<em> iPhone developer</em>. A NDA is a good defense against any kind of larceny. A good and reliable <em>iPhone development company</em> will agree to this and join you on the NDA without any fuss whatsoever. If they don’t, it’s time to look beyond.
5. After-sales/ post-development supportSo your iPhone app hits the Apple Store, what next? Post-development issues! Any application faces a lot of bugs and post-development issues. That apart, in a world where iPhone apps are growing by the minute you will definitely need upgrades and advanced versions to keep your application running. Post-development support therefore becomes crucial to your application’s success on the Apple Store. Be thorough on the post development policies adopted by your developer and do not enter an agreement unless you are assured of the kind of support you are looking for.