Tag Archive | Windows Phone

5 Queries to Make Before Hiring Mobile App Developers

1. Core services in mobile app development

There are multiple platforms including the popular ones Android and iOS, aside from which there is Windows Phone and BlackBerry, and cross-platform options to be considered. Most mobile app development companies offer app development services for all these platform options, but their expertise remains in some key niche. Ask the company if they have an in-house development team or they outsource the project or aspects of it.

2. Location and Team

Enquire about the location the company operates from and if they provisions where you can hire Android app developers or iPhone app developers to work on-premise. This helps in projects that are long term in nature and you don’t want to hire any full time resource. Ask about the team size and the infrastructure set-up in the office to get a better idea of what services can be rendered. With new technologies in the IoT space and mobile platform SDKs coming, it is essential that the development company is fully equipped to address any demand you have.

3. Their past work

Enquire about the past clients and get names of past applications developed to check their work quality and success of the applications. It will give you an idea of the technologies used and the technical adeptness of the company. Also, enquire about the clients that have been serviced in the past and biggest project they have undertaken.

4. Project timeline and costs involved

Enquire about the duration of the project and get a step by step detail of the project detail to ensure that it is completed within the set timeline. The total cost of the project and any packages for further support in maintenance and servicing of the application must be enquired beforehand. Get complete details on how the app will be tested to spot glitches and fix them instantly. Enquire about the special features they can provide and what will be the costs involved for additional features.

5. Mobile app ownership

Most companies hand over the app ownership to the client, however, you can work out a partnership arrangement with the app developer to ensure their complete involvement in the success of the app. In such a scenario, the app development company will take over launching the app in the various app stores and its marketing too.

Hire mobile app developers who are passionate about their work and excited about using the technology to render a new service to end customer. This will ensure that your application is profitable and give you confidence in your venture.

 

This entry was posted on May 18, 2016 and tagged .

Are They Competitive and Compatible?

Windows Mobile is the term used to refer to the large umbrella of ‘mobile operating systems’ developed by Microsoft mainly for Pocket PCs and Smartphones.

The earliest origins of Windows Mobile came in 1996 although it wasn’t until after 2000 that several versions of the operating system were released, marketed for business and corporate customers, similar to the Windows desktop operating systems. With stiff competition from iOS and Android operating systems targeting consumers, Windows Phone superseded Windows Mobile and hence Windows Mobile operating systems became redundant with the last version on Windows Mobile being the 6.5.5 version. Post that, it has been only Windows Phone for Microsoft as it takes on more popular and widely used mobile systems like the Android and the iOS. With several smart and easy to use applications and features like live integration, office integration, futuristic interface, snappy keyboard etc. the Windows Phone packs punchy software that is used on many mobile devices.

The debate on ‘which is the most suitable Windows mobile?’ keeps raging. From the first Windows Phone 7 version to the 8.1 showcasing several unique features like customized ringtones, visual voicemail, messaging conversations, gaming, competent web browser enabling multi-tasking and messaging using Windows Live Messenger, Facebook, Twitter and more, it offers a complete product and competes in the consumer market with Android phones. The multi-core processor and high resolution screen provide superior hardware features and support to the operating system.

While industry experts are quick to point out that Microsoft is not positioning itself as a competitor to the more used and constant Android and iOS platforms, the company is quick to reaffirm its ‘commitment to mobiles’ and stays that posts commenting on the ‘death of Windows phone’ are exaggerated.

While it certainly hasn’t given up on the mobile market, it has however made it clear that there is no competition with the app-centric mobile systems developed by Apple and Android. This realization has come about but only after Microsoft tried long and hard to be back in the reckoning through seeking app developers creating apps for Microsoft and by making apps for third party mobile manufacturers and even attempting to port Android and iOS apps to Windows, efforts that did not meet with much success. Unlike Android and iOS which constantly upgrade apps for future cycles, Microsoft has been unable to compete in that area.