The Homework You Need To Do Before Consulting Mobile App Development Agencies

As per marketsandmarkets, Digital Transformation happens to be the most lucrative segment of the IT industry today, with a valuation of over $595Bn globally.  The massive revenue indicates the dearth of the digital finesse businesses feel today, when continuing with the conventional ways at work.

So a logical series of questions follow, would going digital help my business? If yes, how do I execute it? Should I go out and hire java programmers and get on with the task or should I engage a transformation expert and get a bespoke assessment? How much am I looking to spend? Etc.

The answer to all the questions above lies in expertise. You need to find the right partner to assess your business needs and create a fitting transformation plan. Major Digital transformation companies like Techahead, offer case based assessment of a business. This assessment gauges the feasibility, required resources and scope of work vis-a-vis the target benchmarks. Based on that, one can proceed with execution, timeline planning and finances.

But before you interact with a professional agency to carry out the transformation, a little homework would help. Try to create blueprints of your business processes and check their relevance and capability against the new target benchmarks. Understand the major areas that need attention and the possible ways to do it. Choosing the right partner, right technology becomes easy with a clear scope of work in mind. 

Through the next half of this article, we would introduce you to some of the common languages/technologies being used for mobile app development and digital transformation. Also, we share a checklist that would help you understand and select the right technology for your business app.

  • Choosing the right technology for your business app: In case you have a groundbreaking and unique business model and you have the required cash and resources, it is better to have a code written right from the scratch (native app). It may take longer time and greater effort, but the scope of changes and control is unmatched. However, if hitting the market early is the key or you’re more intent to get a prototype, testing product out, you may choose to go with new age hybrid technologies. Moreover, if budget is a constraint, one can go for cross-platform apps that work on all platforms with a single source code. They deploy transpiler that make the code native for a platform.
  • Resources needed: does your company have the required resources and dough not only to build the app, but also to support it in the longer run? Should you hire angular js developer(s), or for that matter, any language expert and assign the team the task, in-house? Or the options like outsourcing and team augmentation seem much more feasible?
  • Upgrading to newer versions: web/mobile developments are subject to change as per the changing industry trends and stability. One should make a point of discussion with the developer team about the release and maintenance of the upcoming updates/version. Post deployment debugging becomes a primary concern, which is often not paid the due attention at the start.

The above head start makes your digital transformation journey, more informed, closer to expectations and transparent. Moreover, before we wind this article, we leave you with a list of the preferred mobile app development languages/platforms today. You might dig deeper and shortlist the ones you feel suited and take it over with the expert developers team you are about to consult.

While this is not an exhaustive list, here are some major languages/platforms being used for Mobile App Development today:

  • Python
  • C
  • Java
  • C++
  • C#
  • Visual Basic
  • Javascript
  • Assembly Language
  • SQL
  • PHP
  • Scala
  • Dart
  • IDE (Integrated Development Environment)
  • Xamarin
  • Fluttr
  • React Native
  • Angular
  • mBaas etc.

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