Are you a business leader looking to build a software application for customer-facing purposes? But lack a sizeable background in software development or technology? You have probably tried shopping around for off-the-shelf solutions, but no single package seems to meet your business needs.
Your next logical step is to hire a software developer, in which case your options are a specialized freelance developer or a full-stack agency with senior developers.
The problem with specialized freelancers is, it can take a big team with different specialties to complete your app development project. Think of graphic designers, user interface designers, database experts, and DevOps. With the result being an increased burden on your payroll.
Hiring a full-stack agency with senior developers is a cost-effective solution that meets the increasing business uniﬁcation tendency – without sacriﬁcing the set quality standards.
But is betting on a full-stack agency with senior developers worth it? Our answer is yes, and here are the top 5 reasons why:
#1 Modern app development demands switching between tech roles
Modern software development technologies, integration of third- party services, and end-user demands; have brought signiﬁcant changes in the mobile and web development processes. The resulting development methodologies require frequent switching between the roles.
At the same time, software development is fast-paced, which calls for constant improvement.
It, therefore, makes sense to hire a full-stack agency as their experience in multiple technologies, tools, and techniques will ensure a seamless switch between the app development roles. They can also keep up with the fast-paced tech world. Often, senior full-stack developers have mastered the art of learning, which means they grasp new technologies quickly.
#2 Enhanced application efﬁciency
A single team works on your project, which eliminates the dependency on multiple technical professionals. That consequently improves your app efﬁciency.
Moreover, a full-stack agency with senior developers is knowledgeable in gathering user requirements and developing commendable user interfaces. The same goes for process management and workﬂow management and gathering feedback on app features.
The result is a custom app that is sure to take off.
Furthermore, such an agency can address your app’s integration with 3rd party software for more seamless integration, ergo an efﬁcient application.
Better still, senior full-stack developers are better poised to view your app concept with a 360° perspective. They can then use their experience to add cutting-edge features for enhanced efﬁciency.
Senior full-stack developers can also contribute in:
- Solving issues promptly
- Incorporating security aspects throughout the development process
- Updating and maintaining the app
Their experience makes it easy to identify errors (or vulnerabilities) and implement long-term solutions. That result is the optimal functioning of the web/mobile application.
What’s more? Such developers are knowledgeable in the current market state. They can calculate all possible outcomes and develop an efﬁcient app that’ll take off.
#3 End-to-end leadership and oversight
As mentioned, senior full-stack developers possess commendable communication skills – a prerequisite to good leadership. Their experience in conducting app development on different stages also equip them with some management skills.
As such, they can plan workﬂow optimization and organization and communicate effectively with respective team members. Their ability to work in different conditions enhances their ﬂexibility and versatility to replace anyone in the team as needed.
In the end, you get a custom app while providing little to no leadership and oversight.
#4 Fast application delivery
As mentioned, senior full-stack developers are familiar with all the tools, techniques, and technologies needed to create an app- from start to ﬁnish. For instance, they:
- Probably understand front-end adequately Are ﬂuent in backed end development Can juggle database management
- Can conduct quality analysis
- Can garner customer feedback on app features Can represent the ﬁnal product effectively And so on.
When one team is involved in the development of your app, project development and management become easy. At the same time, no time is wasted in between, say, programmers waiting for designers.
Furthermore, these developers can leverage their skills, expertise, and experience to analyze different cases and formulate a ﬂexible working plan. Their experiences in planning and coordinating workﬂow are sure to reduce delays and save time.
Besides, hiring an agency saves on recruitment time. Think of the time spent hiring one candidate vs. ﬁve or more talents.
(All that translates to faster project delivery.)
#5 Cost-effective app development
As mentioned, a full-stack agency can handle database management, testing, front-end, back-end, and even some marketing aspects single-handedly. That, in turn, eliminates the need for niche experts and saves costs of hiring and managing a big team.
When a single team is developing your app, you get to leverage all the beneﬁts teamwork has to offer – without the limitations of data silos.
Better still, the developers are better poised to conduct effective troubleshooting, which depends on:
- Detecting vulnerabilities (and other limitations) during the app development process
- Finding relevant solutions promptly
- Post-release maintenance: (to solve vulnerabilities emanating from external issues).
That results in a quality application that’s void of vulnerabilities. (Seeing how much costly a data breach can be to your business, it doesn’t get any cost-effective than that.)
In addition, full-stack developers understand any resources constraints from the onset. They can, therefore, prepare everything early on and assemble all prerequisites before emergencies. The result is a streamlined process that’s sure to save time and resources.
(The reduced time, timely handling of emergencies, and proper planning – all cut the cost of your app development.)
Get the Most Out of Your Concept
A full-stack agency with senior developers is often a solution- ﬁnder, making it your key to getting the most out of your bear concepts. Senior full-stack developers strive to ensure functionality with every app stack layer. They also make it easy to integrate your app with the latest technologies like artiﬁcial intelligence, machine learning, virtual learning, cryptocurrency, and more.
ActiveLogic Labs is your partner for when you need to scale your business and staff. Our senior full-stack developers focus on the functionality of your business applications. We also leverage our competency around the nuances of emerging technologies and integrations to make your mobile/web applications as efﬁcient as possible. Reach out today and get your app development ball rolling.