If you’re currently shopping around for a Cape Town mobile development agency, you might be struggling to decide which company will be the best fit for your business. We feel you. It’s a toughie – there are so many to choose from! Fortunately, we’re in the unique position to give you some insider advice.

We’ve been developing web for a wide variety of businesses in Cape Town and further afield for quite a while now, so we can spot a well-balanced working relationship from a mile off. We know what works and what doesn’t.

Here are a few questions we wish potential clients would ask us, so we can be sure that our businesses are a good fit:

How do you cost your services?

The fist thing you want to ascertain before you employ a Cape Town mobile development agency is that their services suit your budget. As such, it is best to know what you are willing to spend on your web development before you start looking around. Another thing that will greatly count in your favour is if you have the full scope of work plotted out, i.e. exactly what you need (a website, social media setup, hosting, custom CMS development, ORM?) and when you’ll need it by. If you have this ready, the agencies you approach will be able to quote much more efficiently.

What is your schedule like at the moment?

The next thing you’ll need to determine is whether your schedules will be compatible. Good web design agencies are busy because their services are in demand. As such, it’s always best to have a little bit of leeway in terms of delivery dates. If your turnaround time is tight, expect a bigger bill. The saying in the industry goes that you can choose two of the following three: good, cheap, and fast. I.e. you can get good work fast, but it won’t be cheap; good work cheap, but it won’t be fast; or cheap work fast, but it won’t be good.

Who will be doing what?

Decide beforehand which aspects of your business’ digital requirements you’ll be able to handle in-house, and which you’d like to outsource to your Cape Town mobile development agency. E.g. if your company has an in-house writer, they could prepare the web content and social media posts, while the web company takes care of building, populating and hosting the site, and perhaps creating some visual collateral for your social platforms. Alternatively, you could choose to have the web company take the reigns completely, but in that case, you’ll have to be sure that they have the staff and capacity to do so.

These are just a few of the questions you should ask when you’re in the process of selecting a suitable Cape Town mobile development agency to put your company on the digital map. If you have any questions about the way we do business, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We have great coffee and we’d love to meet you, so we can discuss your requirements and tell you more about how we do what we do.