The need to create an app for a company or business is obvious. But is it possible to launch an app quickly and, preferably, without significant investments? In this article, we will discuss several options for app development. Each of them provides for the possibility of savings, even though there are also nuances. Let’s take a closer look.
In recent years, a variety of application builders have been gaining popularity on the Internet. Their creators promise that everyone using these services can develop an application, regardless of qualifications and knowledge. Among these constructors, there are both free and paid options with different sets of tools and functions. To work with most of these builders, you do not need to have special knowledge and understand layout and programming. Additionally, with such services, you can create an application without serious financial investments and, in some cases, even free of charge.
However, not everything is as smooth and cloudless as it might seem. You can create an app yourself using the constructor and save on development. However, keep in mind that free constructors are sometimes limited in tools, so the final project will leave room for improvement.
Paid options, on the other hand, provide users with richer functionality but often create nothing more than a template app. And for the web resource to be not so gray and formulaic, you will still have to learn some web development technologies. Therefore, saving on the use of constructors sometimes may not bring the desired result. Instead, you may want to turn to professionals from enterprise app development companies.
Many entrepreneurs order the development of apps on freelance platforms. You can find different specialists on such services and entrust your project to freelancers offering the lowest prices. But here, too, there are many “pitfalls” that can break the very idea of creating an app. Instead of saving money, time and effort, you may risk receiving a poor final result.
One freelancer is unlikely to be able to do all the work on a turnkey basis. You will have to also look for a designer, developer, SEO specialist, and copywriter. After you pay for the services of all these specialists, it turns out that the savings are not particularly tangible.
You will also have to control everyone and ensure interaction, which can be time-consuming and inefficient. Moreover, some freelancers may cooperate poorly with your company or even fail to meet the deadlines. A freelancer can disappear for several weeks or a month. As a result, the customer is unlikely to be satisfied, and your company will lose time and money without obtaining the desired app.
Application Development Agencies
In many cases, the most successful option for creating an application in terms of the price-quality ratio is to contact an agency. Its staff includes specialists in various areas necessary for the development of apps of any complexity.
You won’t need to search for different specialists. Design development, layout, and programming of the frontend and backend parts are included. Even if you do not have a ready-made technical task, the experts will help you draw it up following your wishes and project vision. In this case, you will know what the app will look like exactly and protect yourself from unpleasant surprises.
Agencies also always conclude their agreements. This guarantees a high-quality performance of all work and completion of the project within the agreed time frame. Agency team members have been working with each other for a long time and are professionals in their fields.
Additionally, the client can control the development process. If necessary, you can adjust the task and see how your app is being created from scratch. Another plus of studios is the opportunity to get acquainted with their portfolio. You can evaluate the professionalism of the team even before ordering. As a result, the services of such teams are often even cheaper than those of freelancers.
Low-cost enterprise application development is possible with one of the options we’ve covered in this post. However, your resources and budget, as well as your requirements will ultimately determine which of these is the one you should opt for.