Mobility is the current buzzword in the IT industry
. This new technology has taken over the stage that used to be controlled by computers in the past. Now, it seems everyone is jumping onto the bandwagon to develop something (a digital product) for themselves and/or businesses. Many individuals and enterprises alike are seeking the services of reputable mobile app development companies and independent developers to build a mobile application for them. While some are outsourcing these projects, others are paying good money to establish an in-house team of experts to work for them.
Come to think of it, how laborious would the task of setting up or assembling a team of mobile development experts be? This is the major reason my most organizations and enterprises prefer to seek the services of an external development agency. But for any mobile-oriented agency looking to be right on top of its game with a great mobile project, this is just the best way to go. So, just in case you are looking to establish a skilled mobile app development team, here is just what you should be looking for.
Solid project management skills
Ultimately, the main aim of establishing a mobile app development team is to develop and maintain an ideal mobile application. To achieve this feat, you will need a team with a high level of management skills to lead the entire project to the vision established. Obviously, you will need a visionary person who can act as a strategist, business consultant or project manager to take up the responsibility of inspiring, managing and leading human resources.
When it comes to mobile app development
, it is important to note that it all begins with an idea. A team that lacks quality project management skills can never succeed at making the dream come true or bringing the idea to a reality. Every mobile project is one way or the other targeted to a business industry and it will take the expertise of a professional with a solid and diver knowledge of the industry to lead the project to a perfect completion.
Along with a credible technical background, such a person should be very good at multitasking and must possess a high sense of responsibility. As a matter of fact, the consistency of the mobile application depends largely on the team’s level of experience. This is why it is important to have a team that is capable of meeting the client’s needs as stipulated in the outlining documents.
Outstanding design implementation skills
Mobile app development and design are two crucial aspects that cannot be substituted for any other. A development team without expert app designers is bound to fail. Design experts are always involved with the entire project from start to finish. Even after seeing the documentation, they are responsible for processing the requirements, developing the basic wireframes, and devising the navigation mechanics needed for the application.
When developing apps for Android OS, developers need designers to improve on the look and feel (UI) of the app they’ve built. A team that lacks outstanding design implementation skills will never be able to carry out effective design implementation. In a bid to properly replicate identical UI/UX for Android, any app development company
should have a viable team of designers that consist of a content planner, visual designer, navigation planer, and strategist.
Aside from aiding and improving the development process with UI/UX designs, designers are always needed in any development agency for their professional contributions in performing user testing and gathering relevant feedback that can be very helpful in improving the quality of an app.
Strategic development skills
Generally, when it comes to mobile app development, app developers are often considered by many to be the mitochondria of the entire Android development team. Also known as mobile engineers, app developers are the brain box of the team. This is because they are mostly saddled with the main responsibility of processing the completed UI/UX layouts and implementing them to build an authentic mobile application.
For Android app development, it is expected that any reputable development team should be well-versed with the platform and its development language which is typically Java. Aside from this technical experience, developers need to be able to quickly drive a solid basis for the app they are developing and be always ready to improve on it at any time. This professional character is known as agility.
Exceptional quality assurance skills
Before an app is deployed to the end user as the final digital product, there is the need for quality testing. It is expected that a complete app development team should be able to perform such an important task on its own. To achieve this, there is the need to have quality assurance specialists on the team. These are also mobile application experts who are mostly concerned with the final state of the mobile application.
For any end product, these professionals are expected to perform tests on them even before they get to the hands of the waiting audience. As the first and most important audience of the end product, QA experts have the final say as regarding an apps deployment. Except they say an app can be presented to the customer, such an app is not yet ready to be deployed. Basically, they hold the marketability of an app in their hands. Ultimately, it is their responsibility to outline and explain to the developers any areas of improvement that may be hindering the final deployment of an app.
Deep marketing experience
As it is commonly said in the industry, no mobile app development project is complete until the final product gets into the hands of the end-users. Any development team that lacks good marketing skills
can in no way make any meaningful process with its development project. This emphasizes the need for an experienced sales and marketing team. These professionals are mostly concerned with the responsibility of improving sales through various marketing strategies.