What do GitHub, AirBnB, Basecamp, Zoho and Dribble have in common? They are Web Applications that have brought breakthrough revolution in their own domain.
Very often startups in the digital space are confused as to whether they should build a mobile app or web application. Both of them have their own significance and market value, but experts opine that “your web application will be the backbone of your mobile app, so build it first!”
Now, once you decide to build a web application, you need to hire a web development company who besides being reliable and efficient, can understand your business goals.
So how do you find the ‘right web development company’ for your startup business is the question. With everyone claiming they are the best; you really need to know how to choose the players of the game right. After all, you will need to hire a web application development partner who can help build a robust web app that is disruptive, have the right technology stack, and can mitigate risks.
In this article, we are sharing some of our own experiences on how Techtic Solutions as a full stack development Company is mitigating risks for startups. Hiring a web development company can be tricky and needs to be done carefully with professional diligence.
Criteria of Hiring the Right Web Development Agency
Hiring a web development company can be tricky and needs to be done carefully with professional diligence:
1. Ask the Right Questions
Experience can be a game changer. But do not ask if they have the experience of developing something similar. Rather put your money on the skills. Ask them about:
- How experienced their programmers are
- The relevant skills they have to execute the project
- The technology stack they plan to use
- Examples of how they can help build the right product for you
2. Run a Design Sprint with Them
Once you zero down on a few probable, invite them to run a design sprint with you. This will help you to identify how carefully they understand and analyze your project requirements, identify the problems and find the right solution to those problems. This will help you understand their problem-solving proficiency using their skills to create wireframes and the prototyping of the product. Also, it will give you a credible hint if in the long run your final product will come out exactly the way you have intended it to be.
3. Clarify Your Expectations and Resource Requirements
Many a times, web development companies might say they have all the plan in action. However, it is recommended that you request for the project management plan along with the sprint timing, and periodic updates to be shared in a bid to maintain a seamless and transparent co-ordination. This would also help in clarifying how many resources are engaged, how are people performing their job and real time data on the development phase they are currently on.
4. Look Out for Reviews – Know Them Better
Reviews and ratings from independent and trusted platforms like Clutch.co are a great way to know about a service provider better. Also, you may review their work portfolio to have a hang of their capabilities and presentation.
How Techtic Helps Mitigate Risk for Startups
Techtic Solutions has been able to accomplish very high standards when it comes to customer satisfaction and earning credibility as one of the most efficient web development companies NYC. We appreciate your asking us the right questions before initialization of the project.
Techtic has been harnessing Agile methodology to its full potential as it is the most appropriate when both, the project size and the team requirement are small. Also it is worth mentioning for startups that Agile development is the most suited when you are contemplating launching an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) before the final launch of the product.
Full Stack Development Expertise
Techtic has been offering full stack development services implementing frontend as well as backend technologies like Angular JS, NodeJS, ExpressJS, Laravel, NestJS, ReactJS, GraphQL, etc, as per the project and client requirement. We share information about our technology stack and experience to our prospects, and how the chosen technology will help create a better product.
Join us in Design Sprint
This is one of the most cherished and exciting part of the web app development program. We will follow a one-week (5 business days) design sprint program that begins with putting the ideation on paper, building a realistic prototype and finally testing.
Have any questions that is stopping you from hiring a web development company? Get in touch with our experts for a free consultation.