Small business, Start-up or Solid Corporation — whoever you are, sooner or later will realize the need to develop Blockchain application for your company. And since the app development is the multi-stage process requiring the participation of a whole team of experts, you will definitely have to answer the question: “How to choose the best developer for your Blockchain app?” First things first, let’s learn the basics.
Traditional app Vs Blockchain app
Blockchain applications are far complicated in the development. There are many technical reasons for that, but the main one is the architecture. In the traditional apps most often you will find client-server network architecture. A user (client) with permissions associated with his account can manage the data stored on the central server (add, delete, modify them).
Management of the server part is left for administrators. Blockchain app each member maintains, computes and updates records in the database. All nodes work together, everything in the system comes to a consensus, providing built-in network protection.
Now when you understood the crucial difference between traditional and blockchain apps. Let’s go through our recommendations that will help you make your choice and do not regret it afterwards.
1. Experience is the best advantage
Carefully go through the app developer portfolio: download several applications from the App Store and Google Play. Test them, ask your friends to do the same. Pay attention to UI, is it easy understandable? In addition to this, check if the mobile developer has similar projects based on Blockchain. It can significantly reduce the cost and time. How? We will talk about this a little bit later.
2. Ask clients to share the feedback
On the developer’s website, you will surely find a bunch of enthusiastic reviews from customers all over the world. Well, they can be useful, nevertheless, don’t let them distract your attention. Look behind the scenes: ask the developer for a list of clients open for dialogue. Find out whether they are satisfied with the cooperation, how quickly the performer has solved the problems in the course of the project and reacted to the requests of the customers.
3. Check the technologies
They are practicing a modern approach? Check with the mobile developers what technologies they use. Experienced companies follow the novelties in the field of development and constantly pump their skills. Keep in mind, your app is pretty specific, so look for the following keywords.
4. Low price isn’t a benefit
Do not just look at the price of development: choosing a contractor on this principle will bring more problems than benefits. Blockchain is quite a new technology and it’s obvious that the development will cost you a bit more comparing to traditional app. Nevertheless, we have an idea, how you can reduce the development cost.
Create MVP instead of the full app. During the project deployment new tasks, alterations, changes will definitely appear. So version after version you will be able to fix the bugs and make updates. It will reduce the development cost and help ypu build outstanding product.
5. The full team in place
Would you like to get a good Blockchain app? Then ask the developer to provide you with the information about the team. How many people do they have on the places? In which framework are they working? You can even ask to talk to the team by yourself. If your app will be assigned to different teams, you are risky to get a Tower of Babel instead of the product. The best option is a single project team.
6. Debt is the first of all
Ask your Blockchain app developer which support will be provided. The support parameters are usually fixed in the Service Level Agreement. Usually the conditions of SLA are structured and can be checked beforehand.
What does the developer include in warranty and post-warranty support? In the first case, the warranty period is important. The standard is 3 months, but usually for difficult projects it’s 12 months from the moment of launch. Post-warranty support, or technical, implies the completion of the application. In case if you will find some bugs or will need more features. Clarify terms and conditions before the work will be started.
We tried to describe the approximate roadmap for choosing the dream Blockchain app developer. Developing a blockbuster app can be quite challenging. Much depends on you and on your initiative, but in fact if you will get the suitable team, you can relax and enjoy the process.
Ashish Sharma is the Chief Marketing Officer at WeDigTech, a Mobile App Development Company in LA California US. He is responsible for marketing activities that have to do with creating, communicating and delivering offerings that have value for clients or business partners.