Whether you want to change, update or create a new web application, you must consider the existing situation to plan the site maintenance and growth of your business. One important step is to choose the right web development company.
We often find instances where businesses hire freelance web developers or offshore web development companies that have never finished projects or created an impossible code to work upon. In this situation, it will be cheaper and faster to start again, rather than trying to work on sloppy applications.
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What happens if you employ the wrong web development company?
1. Usually, most programmers or developers are excited at the beginning of the project. However, they tend to lose interest after completing two-thirds of work. This is a common event if you employ independent freelancers that are contrary to web development companies.
2. Sometimes, web development companies can make sloppy code, which makes it impossible for any other company to take over and fix it. They can also make a bad database, with incorrect SQL entries, which are not optimized or efficient. In addition to slowing down the performance of the application, it can stop the website after several concurrent connections.
3. They can compile web applications in such a way that it makes it difficult for HTML coders or designers to work on the project. Some web development companies ignore the importance of security considerations when creating web applications. This can be a sensitive problem for all eCommerce-driven sites, where customer financial information is stored.
Who should you hire?
With any software development or web application, there is going to be a need for version upgrades and constant improvement. You must always hire a web development company that offers support even after the completion of the program.
Consequently, your applications will always be in pace with the latest design and technology. Choose a development company that also offers other areas of expertise including SEM/SEO, branding, motion media, and usability.
Always choose a company that has a clear policy regarding ownership or final application licensing. It will be suggestive to associate with companies that have financial stability and have worked with many clients worldwide.