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Two Ways To Develop An App For Your Business

By Rizwan Ahmad - 01 May 2013 No Comments
With the flood of phones and tablets on the market, mobile optimization has to be a priority for many businesses.  Consumers are getting more of what they need and want form their mobile devices everyday.  By developing an app for your business, you could make your services available the exact same way.

So how do you developing an app from scratch?  You need to decide what platforms the app is designed for and know how to build it accordingly.  It can take some time before the program can even be tested, and get it ready for mass adoption. There are two popular methods for developing an app – delegating it to an experienced programmer on the staff or hiring a third-party firm.

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Two Ways To Develop An App For Your Business
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The benefits of using a developer
You maybe have developers on your staff that have the right IT training to create an app. You could also hire a specialized developer to develop it for you.  This is a sound strategy, especially if the mobile program is part of your long-term plans. Once the app has been created, you'll need an employee who can perform routine maintenance and periodically update the software. Having an internal developer means you already have a talented contributor to handle these functions.

Alternatively, you could hire a contractor for your development needs. Mashable notes that you can easily recruit a developer by using online job boards for freelancers. The news source recommends researching applicants' past projects before hiring anyone. You must ensure that the candidate has the correct skills to develop an app which meets your specifications. There are many different tools and resources you can use to screen freelancers to find top talent.

The third-party route
You can also hire a third-party company to develop your app. Sometimes it's often simpler to contract a large organization than it would be to have an individual building your software. For instance, if there's a whole team in place, then the development process will likely be quicker than usual. Additionally, experienced companies understand the best practices for creating a program from the ground up, meaning there won't be any delays during production.

ZDNet notes that there are some companies that offer development services to small businesses. These organizations are beneficial for enterprises that can't afford to hire developers or support internal infrastructures. However, some development firms only build apps for private, so you can't hire a third party to design a consumer-facing program.

Take some time to research how your customers consume information and content before making the decision to create an app.  If you decide to develop one, carefully evaluate your finances before deciding which course of action to take.

Scott Murray is the Social Learning Evangelist for, the web’s largest career marketplace.  He is also a contributor to the Training Insights Blog, a series of blogs dedicated to career and professional development.
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