When you’re looking for an application development company for your next project, you want to make sure that you have all the information you need before you seal the deal. The right company should make the process and costs transparent and clearly communicated.
There are a number of questions that we commonly get from clients looking to use our app development services. We have compiled these questions in an FAQ to hopefully help and inform those who might be curious about aspects of the development process.
Before reaching out, take a look at our FAQ to see if your question has already been answered. And if you don’t find your question here or require more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
How should I start if I want to develop an application?
Before we look at the questions you need to ask when developing an app, a foundation has to be made. Once you have identified that building a new software app will bring more revenue to your business in the long term and improve your position on the market, our team will explore the features and specifications of the application prior to digitalizing your vision.
We’ll need to know your audience and how they will use the product. The more we understand about what you want to achieve, the more precise the answers to questions about your app development will be. A questionnaire to gather requirements for the application/briefing will serve as the first phase for design analysis and will make sure that we have a shared understanding of your idea.
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How much does the application/software development cost?
This fundamental question cannot be answered by giving a generic figure. The cost will depend on how many features you want to have built in the app, how complex it will be, (for example third parties integrations, e-commerce payments, etc.), or whether the users will have logins, accounts, profiles and the ability to communicate with each other etc. If your application will require continuous updates or support, this needs to be taken into consideration too.
The cost of the application can be higher if new inventions or development research are required as opposed to the implementation of well-known technology. Our business analysts will calculate an initial cost estimate according to your specific requirements and provide you with the most effective milestone based payment plan to achieve your goals.
What is a business analyst, and do I need one?
The simple answer is yes, you do. A business analyst’s involvement is essential for any custom development. A business analyst will help find the best solution for you, assess potential risks, can help reduce cost, and will communicate any changes to the project. A business analyst’s key role is to make sure the project is delivered on time by monitoring performance and project management.
If I want to be involved in the process, is that ok?
Your involvement and input from you and your users during the development process are important and desired, especially during the research, testing and deployment phases. Mutual feedback and updates ensure that you get a high-quality product that meets your expectations and brings returns on your investment.
How much time does it take for you to develop an app?
The app development time will depend on the scope of the project. The whole development process will be broken down in phases. The average time is 3 to 6 months, but it can be only few weeks if you require a simple website or it can take up to a year if more complex features are required like building in KPIs or linking with other systems, both requiring more testing. The project design first phase is crucial for the project.
If all requirements have been gathered and well clarified upfront, it will significantly reduce the application building time and risks as the development team will know exactly what they are doing and how. Our team will assess the complexity of your project and how much testing will be required to ensure a smooth release and provide you with an app development time estimate.
Can I come to you with a product that I want to improve?
Sure, we can upgrade legacy systems or integrate third party tools. You might also consider implementing new features in your existing system. Our team will conduct an analysis of your current product and provide feedback on its quality and any issues we may face. From then, we will work on software development as normal.
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How will the project be managed?
The project process has 6 stages: Analysis, Design, Development, Testing, Deployment and Support. The process is transparent throughout. Our team implements the most efficient management tools to record project stages and statuses, to monitor performance and deadlines and to pick up on any issues.
How will my intellectual property be treated?
Protecting your product is of the utmost priority to us. Both parties will sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs).
What are the security standards in app development?
We strictly follow up-to-date guidelines and have robust cyber-security measures in place.
What is your experience in software development?
We are a top ranked IT development company in Slovakia and in Serbia with branches across 4 continents and have a proven track of 11 years of experience in the following areas: CRM, ERP, SMS, events, facilities, hospitality, product and sales management, brand licensing, royalty calculations, infrastructure monitoring, electronic approvals and ticketing systems.
What technology do you normally use?
Below are the technologies we use every day:
- ASP.NET Web API 2
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Crystal Reports
- .NET Core
- EF Core
- ASP.NET Core
- ASP.NET MVC
- AG Grid
Is it possible to increase the number of people in the team if necessary?
Yes, we can scale our software development teams up or down if required. Our skilled developers have experience in quick onboarding.
What methodologies do you use in software development?
We use agile methodologies. We found that they are the most effective as they allow you to get actively involved in the app development process and keep you best updated on the project’s progress.
What happens after my application release?
After a successful product release, we offer product maintenance, support and training. Building strong ongoing relationships with our customers is one of the ways we have succeeded in what we do.
If you have any app development questions that we haven't answered, don't hesitate to contact us.