There are almost 9 million mobile applications out there in 2020 according to RiskIQ. And so, to cater to such a huge number there are approximately 14 million mobile app developers. Yes, your confusion is palpable at this point – Why are there more developers than the total apps developed so far? It’s not a surprise for those who are statistics freaks or into data science. But to a common man, these numbers are quite confusing, and often many new developers simply forfeit their application development career because of such overwhelming numbers. The reason for this large gap between the present number of app developers and the apps developed is competition.
Ever since Freelancers have stepped in, almost all digital services have been over-crowded, which is a blessing in disguise for the consumers. Users are now experiencing the best of the best because of such a profuse competition. Now the bare minimum or even a certain level of satisfactory performance is not going to keep you long in the competition. To stay on top of the app development competition, one has to stand out, over-deliver, and stay up to the mark. The digital world has come a long way since the app developers used to sit back and relax after developing one or two good apps. Now the survival in the industry depends much on the optimum level of service and then after-sales service.
Be it a freelancer or a professional mobile application development company, chances of survival in the app-development industry are critical and to claim a good share in the market, one has to keep enhancing their performance and the level of services.
If you own a mobile app development agency, here are five important tips for you to stay on top of your game or at least stay in the league on good terms.
Just like any other occupation, if you want to excel at what you do, you need to let go of all the distractions and just be hooked with what you have already started. Yes, you need to be dedicated to your work to survive. An iOS development firm in the U.S. is also in competition with an agency in Ukraine or India. So, to cater to the competition at hand, pure dedication is the key.
You-Blink-And-You-Miss-It, that’s right, with the fast-paced technological advancements every day if you are not vigilant enough, there is a very low chance for you in this market. With Google’s releases of new platforms, algorithms, and technologies alone, it was quite overwhelming that now Facebook is also releasing its application development platforms. And not only Google and Facebook but there are hundreds of different application development languages, platforms, technologies, and tools.
One very important aspect is to be consistent throughout. Apple is known for its exceptional electronically smart gadgets and its consistency in what they do. Similarly, you need to be on one side rather than the hop-to-the-best approach. Yes, you need to innovate and update from time to time but you certainly do not need to keep changing the type of applications you design or switching the development platforms day in day out. Consistency is the key to get your brand’s authority accepted by companies.
In today’s tough competition, just delivering the product is not enough if you seek further scope of work with other companies. You got to go the extra mile with your services. You need to over-deliver to your clients to gain their trust and develop goodwill in the market. Add value to your products, you may charge additionally for something that can reduce your profits, but make sure you communicate it well with your client upfront. Advise them on how your additional services will benefit them and then prove it with your work.
5. On-Time Delivery
Many of the businesses lose millions if any of their projects are delayed just by a day. These businesses are obviously not small scale, we are looking at multi-billion-dollar enterprises. And to convince them to share a chunk of their cash with your mobile app development company, you need genuine reviews of the flawless performance and timekeeping. And securing genuine reviews on big platforms takes more than just on-time delivery, in some cases, you need to deliver the final product a week before the deadline to make sure that the application is up and you have already fixed all the bugs by the time the project was to be completed.
The Take Away
We hope that these tips helped you understand the market requirements and also if you are just a freelancer looking forward to going all the way up to become a top mobile app development agency, you must follow these tips. Because the aforementioned tips are generic in nature, anyone can implement them in any type of service and see the improved results.