The onslaught of low-code app development software may speed up app deliverability, but there are many reasons, from security exploits to poor user experience, that can come back to haunt a business. Here are a few reasons why low-code development software and low-cost freelancers will never replace a full-service app developer company.
1. User Trust
An app development company is staffed with talented and skilled experts capable of creating multi-platform apps. A skilled team ensures your app reaches a greater number of people across a range of devices without any hiccups or technical problems. In this scenario, clients and customers are less likely to leave your app before making a purchase.
Apps capable of handling complex transactions and those that offer secure and easy payments build client trust while minimizing customer frustration. App developer companies run quality checks, tweaks and deliver trustworthy mobile applications along with positive in-app experiences.
Out-of-the-box development tools don't offer ongoing consultations, monetization insights or marketing tools, nor do they consider your business' growth strategy. However, choosing a tech partner with an eye on long-term strategies, new releases and growth is a sure way to stay competitive in the mobile space. Too often, businesses that use DIY development packages find themselves with low-quality products that look and feel generic.
Even if an app manages to capture your brand's unique qualities, the app won't likely be flexible enough to grow with your business. For example, e-commerce businesses with expanding merchandise offerings benefit from tech partners that are able to seamlessly scale products without interrupting service or delaying customer gratification.
Regulated industries like finance and healthcare might find out-of-the-box solutions lack regulatory specifications. Insurance companies, for example, have different regulations for every state in which they operate. Further, these regulations require updates and changes. Both consumer-facing and employee-facing apps must be updated regularly with accurate information and security measures. Choosing an app development team with experience in your industry will ease these pain points and result in an app that meets all federal and licensing requirements.
App developers fully understand the need for secure apps. In response to continuing cyber threats, developers have adopted strategies that infuse security measures throughout every step of the development process. For example, app developers can personalize your app's security measures and focus on each component as it is being built. Out-of-the-box development tools are highly exploitable, simply because a hacker who figures out how to compromise the template will systematically attack all of the apps that have been built with it.
App development firms offer high degrees of professionalism, customization, talent and industry experience. It's wise to choose a developer over a box.