So, you already had the idea, the next step you’re thinking of is finding a professional Software Development company to help you actualize it. Whether you need an engaging mobile app, an impressive website, a simple game app or internal business software, it takes a proper choice to make everything happen.
So far, the most raised question is how to find the best software developer / how to choose the trustable ones among tons of agencies and freelancers out there. This leads to a more basic but also more insightful question in our age of data overflow: Where to find a software development company?
If you wish to save your time from struggling in thousands of random comments and reviews from unknown users, here are some suggestions of where to look. These options include development platforms, professional developer directories, social networks, and some extra tips.
Clutch.co is likely the no. 1 reliable resource of verified firms working in software development, web & mobile app development, SEO, marketing, design, etc. All the firms listed are carefully vetted through detailed submission forms, portfolio, client references, real calls and many other factors.
Designveloper on Clutch
Plenty of options are offered by Clutch, starting from a category of interest. For instance, in software development firms you will find over 3,000 companies from all over the world, all real and verified. Plus, on the list you’ll see the ratings and all initial data, such as the company’s summary, service focus, portfolio, hourly rates, location and contact info.
Moreover, sorting and filtering are 2 useful tools for your search. Sort by name or by Clutch rank, by review ratings or simply by the number of reviews, etc. You can also read customer reviews (if any) on all the companies and check key examples of their work.
Then, use filters if you want to specifically measure out a list of companies. Like location, Industry focus – utilities, education, business, financials, etc.; hourly rates and project sizes; etc.
#2 Rated lists
Once again about the time saving, for your own sake, you should check curated lists of top companies. This is one of the most frequently searched terms of clients, so it’s easy to understand that many firms turn it back to a useful marketing tool. The titles often go like “8 best software development companies” or “Top web design companies of 2018”.
Remember to set the search filters to a recent time frame, otherwise, you’ll get lots of irrelevant results when not specifying time (from 2015 or even earlier for example). Furthermore, you may also use other filter tools to optimize your search results. Medium, HubSpot, TechRadar, Quora, Steemit, etc. are some trusted websites, social platforms that you can consider the shown up lists.
Yes, LinkedIn, too boring for personal interests and friends but absolutely a great source for business stuffs. A well-known place for showing off impressive profiles of companies, market experts, businessmen as well as recruiters and employees. Therefore, you can easily find software development companies or freelancers of any kind there.
Choose the most exact keywords for what you’re looking for and just browse the site for it. So in the case of software developers, type in Software development, Mobile App development or whatever, and select the Companies tab in results.
Software development companies on LinkedIn
The more specific your search term is (e.g. type + country/region), the fewer results that hit your target will appear. In addition, there is an advanced tool for a more accurate search and hire process called LinkedIn Profinder. Mention a type of development, type of project (business app, website, etc.), budget, scope and other details and LinkedIn will hook you up with proper companies and their offers.
#4 Sir Google
Besides using Google for common questions as mentioned above like “Top designing companies”, “Best software development firms of 2018”,… You should try to come up with more specific keywords or unusual angles, plus taking the most advantages of its digital tools, the results will surprise you.
For example, if you want to find a company in your vicinity, Google the following: software development company near me. A snippet enlisting companies in your geographical area will be provided by Google, based on your location, marked on a map with directions, websites and practically everything you need. Click “More places” to view the complete list.
#5 Madam Quora
If you are the kind of person like to estimate precisely the information through real experiences of other users, sit back and post a question on Quora. Or if your questions are the popular ones, you just need to search and enjoy those available reviews. Recently this new platform has become a networking “melting pot” of all kinds of businesses and customers, marketers, experts and developers, etc.
In other side, it’s a promotion tool, and they are not held back from openly pushing their services by the community. So if you post something like “I’m looking for a cool software development company for my web-design project”, you’ll get dozens of answers (offers) in a real short time. Because all of them are actually trying to increase their brand awareness and get a customer by delivering the answers, useful tips, pictures, stories, etc.
You can find various and detailed information on Quora
See it as a free and open market for pitching between clients and sellers. You will surely get the high chance of picking out the most suitable partner you could ever find.
#6 Sectoral mediums
There are dozens of other online directories of software firms out there in the same or similar manner as Clutch. For instance, at Goodfirms.co you may browse through various categories (e-commerce, software, design, mobile apps, blockchain…), directly type in the “search” bar or choose language/framework/country and get lists of top agencies.
I’d recommend the following mediums:
To sum up, you need to seek and choose carefully the ones that suit your project/idea. It’s no difficult that you’ll be able to find a good match development company and discuss everything on the spot.
Or in the meantime, it is right here, we are Designveloper, and we provide skillful software development services.
Truc Thuy Minh,