Creating and maintaining Mobile Apps is a serious venture depending on the complexity of your application it could cost a lot of money to develop and then maintain.
There are some vendors that will take advantage of the average buyers and consumers by selling services at a very high rate.
This happens all the time in the market place, it should not because when the dust settles the good vendors who provide value and service along with pride in their humanity will treat people the way they would like to be treated.
The problem is that many small business owners do not know much about technology and when they encounter one of these people that take advantage of them it reflects badly on the entire industry.
So here is a short primer on how to spot fakes who have no idea how to
provide real services.
These people usually will have a set way of talking they will say words with all kinds of acronyms, one of the best ways to spot those people that do not know what they are talking about is to ask them one simple question (What Does that Stand For?)
If they cannot tell you or they have an excuse why they don’t know then its a good bet your dealing with an amateur, though not always, there are a lot of acronyms and it is easy to learn the lettering but not the names behind the lettering, that is why they use those terms but at one time or another they should understand the technology behind the letters.
Often the mark of someone that is not a professional is when they cannot answer any specific questions about how an application should be coded.
Beware of these kinds of people.
It is one thing to be a developer another to be a consultant and yet another to be a programmer.
Rarely will you find someone that can do all three.
In one recent business interview we spoke with a pizza business that was paying $89.00 per month for (hosting) for a mobile application they were paying $49.00 for each update to the application.
They had paid $5000.00 for application development and service fees for everything you can imagine.
Later it turned out that the person was wanted by the police they disappeared, this small business owner ended up with nothing but a very bad feeling about the business of mobile application development.
We were able to show them how to create a much better environment one that they controlled not some punk kid with no education and a warrant.
We saved them a lot of money just because of one simple thing The Golden Rule.
It really is just that simple, treat people like they are your neighbors and you cant go wrong.