If you are looking to build a new web app or to promote your business in a positive manner, you’ll need to have an engaging and working web app. Unless you are proficient at building a functional web application yourself, this will require the services of a web development company. Hiring the right company to perform web development for you can be a daunting task, so here are some things you should keep in mind when choosing.
Check the Company’s Website.
One of the best ways to get an idea of the type of work a company does is by looking at their own website. When doing so, pay careful attention to the layout and design in order to ensure it is both functional and attention getting. Think about whether the site provides you with adequate information about a company or seems to be lacking in substance. You should also make sure the site is easy to navigate and does not contain any broken links.
If the company has a blog, read through it in order to get an idea as to what type of business they are. You should also check out different web developers on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus to find out if they are adept at using social media and regularly provide updates to their followers.
Talk with the Web Development Company.
Once you are comfortable with a web developer’s website, the next step would be to contact the company in person. When doing so, pay attention to how interested their representative is in finding out about your business. A reputable developer will have done some research on you ahead of time, and may even have a few questions he or she would like to ask as well. Shy away from companies that seem to promise you incredible results, yet take little or no time to get to know you and find out what your goals are.
You should also ask a few questions during an initial meeting such as:
- What type of systems are you considering using on my web app?
- What kind of programming languages using on my web app?
- Which web browsers will be compatible with my web app? Is it mobile friendly?
- Can you provide the URLs of other websites you have developed?
- Can you explain the development steps to me?
- What ongoing support do you offer?
- How many developers will be working on this project?
- Who will my point of contact be?
Since the right website design is so important, you shouldn’t trust its development to just anyone. Here at DineEngine, we take pride in ensuring the quality of our website design, and will always consider your business model when doing so. To find out more, contact us.