Choosing the right people to develop your mobile app is very important, especially after you spend so much effort and resources in the pre-planning stage of your mobile app. Ultimately you want someone that could execute and turn your ideation into reality in the form of a workable, user-friendly mobile app with great user experience.

In the market of mobile apps development in Singapore, you may come across these basic apps developer categories:

  1. Freelancer
  2. Small apps development agency
  3. Large agency

Let’s take a deeper dive into each of these 3 categories.

1. Freelancer
This is the riskiest option out of the three. This is because when you hire a freelancer, or a group of freelancers, to develop your mobile app, it comes with the risk associated with the trust and skill level of the freelancer. It is hard to determine the skill level and experience a freelancer has. On the other hand, this is probably the most cost-efficient option if the cost is your main concern. Whether the freelancer is going to carry out your instructions and adhere to your project timelines is not guaranteed.

Depending on the complexity of your app, more than one freelancer may be required. In this case, the coordination of several freelancers may arise some problems in regards to the timelines of development. It is common for delays from freelancers because they may juggle multiple projects at once, and may not work on an official black and white contract with you.

2. Small apps development agency
Small agencies who develop mobile apps in Singapore has increased in numbers throughout the recent years of mobile apps development craze. These companies may have a few developers working on a certain project at once and may vary in experience levels. Having said that, it is also wise to look into the expertise and past portfolios that the small agency has, to judge the quality and expertise in that particular field of app development.

Some mobile apps require more complex development and may need more expert developers to carry out.

Small agencies vary in the areas of specialisations and some could really have niche portfolios in certain areas. The price for small agencies is on the middle ground, whereby it is more expensive than hiring freelancers but still cheaper than going to a big and well-established agency. If you do not mind paying a little more, small agencies could have a good quality, assurance and timely deliveries of your mobile app.

The key to making a choice in this category is longevity in the market. The oldest, the more reliable it can be.

3. Large full scale consulting and development agency
It is given that a large agency would be the most expensive option out of the three. With a high price-tag, also comes experience and guaranteed quality. Sometimes, a large agency may be your only option if the mobile app you are trying to develop is too complex for the freelancers or the small agencies to handle. Large agencies may also offer a wider portfolio and more expertise in various requirements. After all, you can expect top quality if you are willing to pay the right price. Large agencies may also have the capabilities to handle problems as they arise during development.

Conclusion
In a nutshell, it really depends on your willingness to balance our quality with price and also what your requirements are. Choosing a suitable mobile apps developer should not be taken lightly as it has a great impact on your mobile app success. If you need more case-to-case advice on mobile app development, feel free to drop us an email for a possible appointment at marketing@sginteractive.com.sg.