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Questions To Ask When Hiring a Mobile Game Developer Company

May 10th 2015 at 10:57 PM

You may have noticed that every mobile user has minimum one variation of ‘Angry Birds’ or ‘Candy Crush’ on their handsets. The increase in free game apps supported by the in-app purchases has shown the way to expand your business. Mobile is responsible for 50% of the retail traffic of total digital media. This shift is unparalleled. Your business can take advantage of this expansion by having a mobile app created for customers.

Apps can be applied on an array of OS’s and across mobile handsets, laptops, and tablets. Applications can be a useful source to cross-promote your business across platforms. This ensures a safe presence across all of them. Promoting your brand through uploading an app onto Apple or Google store can help to lead people towards your site.

Determine your goal to create mobile app

Is it for earning money?

If you desire to make money from the app then recognize the market in demand. According to many developers, the most lucrative category, likely from advertisements and in-app purchases is games. You can start your personal app business, but for this, you will need help from professionals like Game Development Company in India.

Questions to ask the game developers

Can I have examples of your developed mobile apps?

Experienced candidates will eagerly offer you the list and links of apps they created and got it onto the app store. This helps you to evaluate their experience, vision, and skills to create your desired mobile app.

Can they provide list of past and existing clients?

You cannot tell who really developed the app. With reference list, you can talk with the former and current candidates to verify that the candidate actually developed the apps.

What type of mobile phone do you use?

It can give you an insight of how passionate and familiar the candidate is regarding specific mobile platforms.

How will an app bring revenue?

As you desire to have an app built for generating revenue, the developer has to know the precise features that allow making money.

How do they communicate during development process?

App quality will depend on how often and clearly you communicate about the design and functionality needs through development process. There are several ways - chatting in person or through phone, video chatting, or instant messaging. Ask which one is preferred?

What type of special features do they create?

To grasp customer’s attention, apps must be truly innovative with useful features. This allows assessing the developer’s capabilities.

How will the app be tested?

Basically, the app is run on the platform it is designed for. The candidate must be capable enough to provide an explanation on how the beta test is done to weed out glitches. In case, there are bugs then how quickly they fix them?

What is the submission of the app to Apple store process?

After the approval of the app’s beta-tested version, the final step is to submit it to an online app store for authorization to sell it there.

What are fee and payment terms?

 

A written agreement that specifies the terms of the developers fee (one time or hourly fees) has to be drafted. Even a ‘copy-right assignment’ has to be signed to ensure that you own the app’s design and its content.

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