If you are looking to head into the murky world of apps development for your business or organization, in order for it to be a worthy and beneficial investment you need to ensure that you really do get the right kind of app development. Firstly it's vital to decide on the type of development services that you need, otherwise you do run the risk of hiring the wrong type of developer to work for you.
Mobile App Development
Mobile app and apps development is the development of applications than run across mobile platforms and devices, such as Apple's iPhone or the Galaxy Android Smartphones. Mobile apps can essentially be developed for all sorts of purposes, whether that's to provide users with a fun and interactive experience of for something more functional and practical like an application to manage finances and spending on the go. There are differences between the apps that run across the different mobile platforms as well as differences between web and mobile apps, and the apps that provide the best results to companies are generally those that are reach and be used by a wider audience.
Web App Development
Web application development is a development technique that has a wider approach than mobile development, web apps can be created for all sorts of purposes and some may even be compatible to use on mobile devices. Generally speaking, web application development requires much more extensive development knowledge and skill, particularly if creating software applications that will run through a company or organization. Although you may be considering licensing out your software or web applications, particularly if you are looking to create interactive ones, web app development is more often than not a way of creating applications for use internally through your company or organization.
Questions to Ask Developers
Since getting the best application development is a concern of yours, before you begin to work on a project with developers you need to verify their ability to fulfill your project requirements. Although methods such as searching online for experienced developers will no doubt take you to impressive ports and websites detailing their experience, nothing beats actually sitting down with potential developers and asking them the right kind of questions.
Obviously you need to know firstly whether they specialize in building web or mobile apps, but the questions do need to be a bit more intensive than that. A good way to analyze the experience of a mobile apps developer is to ask them how many apps they have developed that are currently in leading app stores and what type of apps they are (mobile, web or hybrid). So that you can choose a developer with the right development knowledge ask them what platforms they have expertise creating for, most of them will be proficient in Apple, Android, BlackBerry, HTML5, Windows Phone and even webOS. More technical questions should focus on the deployment of apps into app stores and any maintenance or support that they can provide. You should also ask about ownership of source code, particularly if you are creating a unique app with the developers that you want to resell onto associates or clients.