It is your vision, an idea in which you have invested your efforts, and the execution has been nothing less than outstanding. So, what will make your project mark a niche in a highly competitive market? Undoubtedly it is the support system and the strategic minds of an app development company that will turn your vision into a reality. With so many skilled and experienced app development agencies available, one thing to mark is working with an agency that is ready to hand over control and ownership of project development to you, and this is where small but highly resourceful agencies stand out.
Let’s learn in detail why launching your project with a small agency is the best idea.
Small agencies are more likely to work with small retainers leading to reduced project cost. Designing of framework, development, testing all takes time. So there is a cost associated with it which is generally on a higher side when working with a large agency as compared to smaller ones. It is of crucial importance for you whether the operational cost is getting reduced or not, so you don’t end up spending more rather than saving. When working with a smaller custom mobile app development agency, you will first spend time understanding how the app needs to work and then create a detailed cost estimation, unlike larger agencies that charge money for the privilege you get by working with them, smaller agencies with controlled and planned spending charge accordingly.
Smaller app development agencies are more flexible with the services covered in the project fees. For them, it’s more about customer value than just completing the project. You get higher flexibility and support services irrespective of the structured fees for the services.
Access To Top Talent
With small agencies, the team at the time of pitching that has received first-hand information of your vision is more likely to also work on the project. Thereby you get the top talent working, better project visibility, and flow of communication. Vision is better aligned. For successful product development and launch, an experienced and most skilled team of developers, business analysts, UI/UX designers, QA engineers, and experts for product documentation, are assigned on the job. It’s not like the case with larger agencies where the top talent is available only at the initial phase of project discussion. Small agencies with limited resources, each team member is multidimensional and innovative.
Smaller app development agencies ensure complete customer satisfaction even after the full payment for service is received. They are more flexible in terms of services and budgeting. They do not cut off services once payment is received; instead, they keep focusing on after-services more to be part of the journey throughout and ensure complete customer satisfaction. Also, they are more easily reachable in case of any urgency, ensuring that you have parked your idea and money at the right place. As for them, it’s not about one project but a customer relationship and building word of mouth for the app development company.
In a large agency, it is a fact that the team will focus more on bigger projects, which leads to diluted attention to a smaller project, which will lead to the delayed delivery time and low quality for your project. However, when you work with a smaller agency, you can ask for complete transparency on presentations, meetings, and calendars to get full control of the project.
Transparency at times is an issue with larger agencies. They are not very clear with the sharing of information as per your vision. However, working with a smaller agency gives you an edge to be wholly involved in the process. You can have regular calls, meetings with them for complete transparency on the ongoing job. Smaller app development companies even provide accurate reports over the progress time and again.
Communication is the key while working with a remote team. If the team does not raise questions about your requirements or not responding to your queries within 12 hrs, then there is a high probability that the product might get deviated from original product specifications. Smaller agencies are flexible to give you access to their internal tools for communication, such as JIRA or Trello, being used to manage project velocity, SLACK, Confluence.
Resources and Technologies
Smaller agencies are also comfortable in sharing information about the tools and technologies they use, and how it benefits your project needs against a bigger agency where these kinds of queries may not be answered.
If you aim to develop an app for a highly specialized or very targeted audience working with a smaller agency will give you specialized skills, knowledge, and experience of the domain.
Market is not all about customized and innovative solutions. This skill set generally lacks larger agencies that aim to get more clients and work on predefined frameworks. However, smaller agencies with young teams are willing to learn about new technologies and utilize them to create cutting-edge and innovative solutions.
Team in small agencies have a high sense of duty and accountability, they work for their clients, be it developer, designer or the one assigned for testing they love communicating directly with the client and take complete ownership of the assigned role.
What it all comes down to
It’s no more about just saving on money, but innovation and out-of-the-box thinking. As quoted by Albert Schweitzer, “A good example has twice the value of good advice.” We will be more than happy to walk you through our mobile and web app development portfolio, client success stories, frameworks, and how we can be part of your journey.