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Why it’s not ideal hiring a freelance App Developer

If you’re in the market for mobile app development, there are a few ways you can go. You can appoint a team in-house to manage app development. However, unless your team is exceptionally skilled technically, and have mobile app development experience, this isn’t a viable option. Which leaves you with two more options. Hire a freelance developer or a professional app development company.

If your budget is tight, you might lean towards hiring a freelancer since they typically charge less than an agency. But, there are a host of other factors to consider, other than price. Freelancers might not have the experience needed to meet your needs. They might not be as reliable as you would want and what if they disappear with your money without finishing the job?

While app development agencies charge a little more upfront, you are guaranteed a better ROI in the long run. Here’s why:

Accountability

As we’ve mentioned before, a freelancer could disappear with your deposit and there’s not much you can do about it. You would end up spending much more than anticipated to find a new team to pick up where your freelancer left off.

Related Service Offerings

An app development agency typically consists of a team that can offer a host of related services. And since your business might need these services in future, you’ll only have to put in the effort of hiring a reputable software developer once.

Tight Deadlines

We get it, not all freelancers are shady. Some are prompt and adhere to deadlines. But, freelancers tend to work alone and what happens when they get sick or have an emergency. Your project comes to a standstill.

When you hire an app development company, you can be sure that deadlines will be met. If one team member has an emergency, another one picks up the slack. You’ll be kept in the loop at all times to ensure that the team is on schedule.

When you work with Netgen, you’ll work with the best mobile app developers in the business. With 20 years experience in the industry (80 years combined), we can assure you, we’re not going anywhere anytime soon. Your investment is safe in our hands. For more information about mobile app development or a free quote, give us a call today.