App development firm or freelancer?

JenyJeny Posts: 1subscriber Member
Hello, everyone. I would like someone to share with me the experiences. I'm planning to launch my mobile application. Which is better, to hire a company or a freelancer? I would like to hear arguments based on real experience. Now I am considering the possibility of cooperation with several companies: http://www.wowlabz.com/ http://www.hiddenbrains.com
https://appus.software and https://fingers.by (while I was guided by cost considerations). It will be great to see your comments about these companies, maybe this will help me make the right choice.
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  • Mr. TooheyMr. Toohey New York, USAPosts: 7subscriber Member
    Freelancer will always be cheaper and more emotionally connected to your project. Just my 2 cents.
  • LuzmaryLuzmary Posts: 3subscriber Member
    Hello Jeny, I have personally done freelancing jobs in the past and before getting graduated from the business school I worked at an automotive corporation in my city, and from my point of view this is the question you need to answer to yourself in order to know what's the option that best fits you:

    >What you want to invest the most MONEY or TIME?

    You may be wondering why is this relevant, and I'm going to explain it really quick:

    There are freelancers that are excellent at what they do and are great following plans from start to end without missing deadlines, however, the reality is that most of them may not meet your expectations (as they lack experience). This is why despite Freelancers are a cheaper option (and sometimes they can give you a sensation of understanding your project more in deep), to find the one that could really work toward your plan will be more time-consuming than deciding to work with a company. This is when you start contemplating what is really a priority for you, to save money or to get things done in time.

    The screening/recruiting process cannot be taken as lightly as visiting a website and reading reviews (like what we usually do with big brands and corporations - we look for their reputation-) you will need to EXTENSIVE RESEARCH, schedule Skype interviews and prepare yourself to ask questions such as: have you ever missed a deadline and if so what was the reason? and also technical questions related to your project like: knowing the goal of my project, what recommendations would you give me regarding the UI/UX?

    In addition, you will also have to have an action plan defined before getting into this (not just an idea), because again you're not teaming up with someone that has been in the market for a long time and knows how to work the details.

    In the other hand with a consolidated company you just have no surprises and know what to expect. Therefore, if you have already prioritized your goals at short-term and there's no way you make changes (or at least you don't want to) you may want to invest a little more with a company to get what you're looking for as you want it at the time you want it.
  • Anant_MaxiAnant_Maxi BangalorePosts: 6subscriber Member
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