10 Questions to Ask Your App Developers Before Making a Decision Part 1

When weighing all of your options in app development, it can be really tough to make a decision. There’s so many agencies, outsourcing options and in house developers that can all be a possible route for your mobile app. So how do you go about making the right decision among all of these possibilities. Here’s a few questions to ask your potential developer:

It can be tough to choose who and how your app will be made, especially if this is your first time. The number of choices can be overwhelming especially if you’re struggling to find the right price for the best quality. We might be a bit biased as to who the top Calgary App Developer is, but above all else we want our clients to make informed decisions and choose someone they are most comfortable with. So how do you go about weeding the shady developers who wouldn’t be a good fit out from the good ones? Here are a few questions you need to ask:

Where Can I See Your Previous Work?

Have you seen your Calgary App Developer’s portfolio? Or is it by request only? We have heard that some developers hide their “best work” for only serious customers only… why?? Wouldn’t you want to show off your best work to your clients? If your developer is hiding their work from you, that is definitely not a good sign and their work may not be trustworthy.

Who is Your Client List?

This includes both current and past clients. Who has your developer worked for? Are they strictly small companies with very small apps? Or are there a few impressively large companies with some bigger apps? Seeing what sort of businesses they work for can give you an idea as to what sort of app sizes these developers make. If they are only focused on small business apps, they may be a bad fit if you have a large app.

What Kind of Phone Do You Use?

The right answer should be “which one?” since a good developer will have many devices for the purpose of testing. If you want to build an app for iPhone, then doesn’t it just make sense that your developer have at least one iPhone in their possession? As an example we have tons of phones in our office all the time, not to mention our developers have their own variety of phones for testing. This brings peace of mind to our clients that if any bugs are phone specific, we can duplicate the bug and find a fix asap!

How Can I Monetize My App?

This is an extremely common questions we get all the time and rightfully so. There’s so many avenues for monetizing with an app that it should never be an issue for your developer to answer this question. Above all, make sure that the suggestions your Calgary App Development team gives can actually be done by them. If your developer quotes you mobile ad banners but does not know how to implement them, that should be a huge red flag.

How Will We Communicate During Development Phase?

A great question! This should have two parts to it. This should be answered with what method (email, phone, skype, etc) as well as frequency. No one wants to be left in the dark as to what is going on with their app. This is what discourages people from pursuing outsourcing in general. By hiring an local Calgary App Development team, you always know where they are and can meet with them face to face if need be. If your devs are in a different country and suddenly go quiet, it can be a bit unsettling as to what you spent your money on. Establishing a comfortable communication strategy with your devs will help separate the sketchy developers from the honest ones.


Above all, we want you to have a positive experience with whoever you choose to be your developer. Making sure your potential developer is transparent, informative, and providing the best value go a long way in helping your decision. If you’re interested in chatting with us about your potential app need, visit the Contact section of the website. Our team would love to chat with you about how we can turn your app idea into a reality.