What We Do
With the world moving to be more and more mobile, cell phones are being used to find more information, record memories, listen to music and of course...answer incoming calls. The phone that is leading the way is the Apple iPhone. Sales for iPhones have been increasing quarter over quarter. With the biggest increase of more than 5.4 million iPhones sold in the second quarter of 2009, compared to the same quarter in 2008 with 892,000 iPhones sold. With this explosive growth in the smart phone market it begs to wonder if people that have been considering developing an iPhone app, should start the process.
According to Businessweek - Apple is closing in on a big milestone in the iTunes App Store: 1 Billion iPhone Apps sold downloaded. That alone right there will show you that people are using the applications and they are downloading them in droves.
The question is “whether this is something that will be beneficial for your organization”? There are a number of questions that you need to answer. These are the following.
Once you are able to get through all of these questions you will be able to get a better idea of whether or not an iPhone app is a good idea for your business.
This is where the challenge can come in. There seems to be a lot of design firms that are located on sites where you can rent a coder or have a freelancer do it for you. You need to be careful of some of these sites. It is hard to have some of these companies work within deadlines and you will have to designate a member of your team to keep up with the development. Your team will have to keep up with their designs every step of the process or you might be playing the digital game of “telephone”. Where you have asked for a app that does one thing, but translated across cultural boundaries you will end up with something that is totally different.
There are two solutions to this problem. The first thing that you should do is research the apps that are in the category you are trying to compete in. Usually if you look at the apps in the apple app store, you will find links to the design firm that did the work. You can research what other apps they have done and get an idea of the company that way. You will also want to make sure when you are looking at the company to take a look at their design work for the websites or other things they have done. The reason is developing in SDK (which is the iPhone language) is very different than anything to do with graphic design. There are people that are really good at both programming and graphic design, but they are few are far between.
The second solution to find a reputable iPhone app developer is to search in your local market or in your same region. Because a lot of times when companies use foreign iPhone app development teams, there is a big time difference and everything will always be a day off. Either that or someone on your team will be up really late or really early. The reason is because a lot of the teams are located in India.
If you would like to talk to a professional iPhone app development team then please give us a call or drop us an email and we will be more than happy to get in touch with you.
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