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20 Jan 2017

What To Ask Your Clients Before Developing An App

There has already been written much about what to ask your developer before planning for an app, but internet shares a very limited space with the questions to be asked from your client. Yes, it is true, as an app developer, you also have the viable prerogative to query your clients, to satiate your understanding of the mobile app development process. The queries are many on the technical front, but today we are not going to take a dip into the technical perspective merely, since the technical approach and demand for every mobile app varies from one to another, on the contrary, we shall discuss the generic questions to be asked from your client to get a better hold on the app concept.

Why To Ask Your Client

If a project is started to meet the level of your expectations as a client, then you need to gear up to the questions raised by your app developers to gain a fruitful product in the form of a mobile app. The calculation is very simple; if you need a perfect mobile app for your business, then you need a platform filled with inquisitive souls who can mold the app development as per your requirement and concept bearing, but it can only be achieved if there is a valid and logical set of queries raised from both the ends. The series of pertinent questions here goes following, go ahead:

  • Why This App Is Getting Built


You don’t need to jump on the gun, after getting a lead from your marketing channel, rather you need to engross in various points to understand the mobile app concept and the reason for its development. Ask your client, the main motive behind developing the mobile app, whether is it an enterprise mobile to increase the workforce efficiency or is it an eCommerce mobile app to boost the sales process. If you feel this question set is futile enough to give you a clear indication of the app development process, then you are certainly wrong, because these questions would help you build an efficient wall of required features and functionalities, needed to develop that mobile app, which runs seamlessly.

  • Know The Targeted Users


The subsequent question after the previous question is to know the targeted users for the mobile app. You need to research and understand that which purpose the mobile app will solve for the users, how it will help. The targeted users have to be searched on a wider scale, like what is their need, which mobile platform they use, this complete set of information help you understand and know more about your targeted users and what actually the need to make your mobile app a successful product.

  • Can We Know Your Budget


No, you don’t sound pushy with this question, it is a common myth to not to indulge into monetary aspect, and certainly does not imply well with mobile app development process because there is technology involved. The monetary part is not discussed for any sort of negotiation from either end, but to know what your client wants and what his limitations are, maybe there are certain features required by the client’s end, which can spike up the budget, so it’s always better to have a clear understanding of the budget range. I understand mobile app development is a serious game to handle with care, which involves an ocean of unpredictable expenses to be involved with, the only sigh of relief you could get is from an estimated budget. The budget estimation from your client’s end speak a big deal, you need to ask them for a range in which they want their desired concept to take shape, for a new client this question works as one of the essentials, since if the client does not divulge the range, it is a clear sign that the project is not a serious boat to sail, rather just a vague idea of a client who is killing the time with you. The budget range would help you to decide on the cost involved in the initial build and get an awesome app that would get better and better.

  • Know The Key Individuals


A very common advice to all app developers out there, KNOW who you are working with? Who is the driving element behind the project, means who gives consent for every aspect? Who is the budget holder? Who is the Project Owner? Who makes the final call on the decision and very importantly; you need to know the concerned person who would be consulted at what stage to move from Ideation to prototype, to build, to test, to release. These all points if decided and discussed beforehand with your client can crack a major deal without creating any fuss about anything.

  • Who Are The Competitors


To know about the competitors, does not yell out, that you are gonna have every single feature ‘Cut-Copy-Paste’ option, on the contrary, it does not support the plagiarism, since once you know what is already being sold in the market, should not be repeated within your mobile app, so know your competitors and learn what you should not do and what functionality can influence your app features as well. After a complete research, you can discuss with your client and share your views on the mobile app development process.

You need to follow these question strategy quite religiously and ask your clients from the basic phase of mobile app development. It might sound a little harsh to some of you to bash your clients with these many questions at an initial phase, but trust me; this strategy will help you emerge as a promising mobile app development company, which does not negotiate for anything less than perfect. At Techugo, the same strategy is integrated and interwoven into the fabric of app development process for every client and it is followed by every single employee involved in the process of app development, whether it is an Android app development process or an iPhone app development process, but the strategy remains the same. At Techugo, we take pride in developing the mobile apps for the leading brands to startups and our mobile app development team has the expertise to create a unique variety of mobile app solution for your business needs, which would help you to showcase your idea, goal, and dream in the most informative and engaging way. Our team of top mobile app designers is here to help assist you with every step of your mobile app development strategy. We consult, brainstorm, manage the project, design, develop, test, launch, and market apps in the best possible way. You can get in touch with our team to discuss further your concept to bring into reality. The discussion would help you to gain a better insight of your app requirement.

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