Finishing Mobile Apps When Other Developers Don’t Pull Through

Is the glass half-full or half empty? Is your mobile app nearly complete or is it almost finished? Aren’t these 2 ways of describing the same thing? Perspective in life can mean a lot. However, when it comes to mobile app development, there are no such things as optimists or pessimists. Your app isn’t finished until it’s on your device and working the way it’s supposed to.

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Hmmm…Nearly Complete or Almost Finished?

We’ve seen a lot of companies claiming to be “expert” mobile app developers but can’t finish the job. Some blog about the technical process of developing and boast about their skills. Others advertise the number of apps they’ve published, but are offshore somewhere. Their customers may not even have a direct phone number to contact. As it turns out, even in the digital age, human interaction is more important than ever. These kinds of inadequate, offshore companies are keeping us busy at SolutionBuilt.

What To Do If You Have A Deficient Developer

What happens if the unthinkable occurs? You find a developer and pay some or all of the costs for your mobile app upfront. Shortly after beginning your project, the developer disappears, goes out of business, or just doesn’t have the know-how to complete your project. If you’re lucky, you might at least have some incomplete code for your unfinished app. If you’re unlucky, you have nothing but a law-suit to look forward to in your future. It’s a scary scenario to consider. However, throughout the years, we’ve been shocked to see just how many app developers claim to be the best, but can’t finish a project. Just recently, we teamed up with a company called Private line to pull together their semi-complete app project on a tight timeline during the week before Christmas.

Private Line Mobile App

The Private Line mobile app for Android 2.6 and newer does exactly what its name implies. When your phone is in Private Line mode, only the numbers in your “Hotlist” will be able to call and text you. It offers them a direct Private Line to you, even when you’re in an important meeting, on vacation or otherwise unavailable to the rest of the world. Anyone not in your Hotlist is sent straight to Voicemail or to your inbox. You can send an automatic text to your Hotlist when you’re entering Private Line mode, so they know not to bother you unless it’s important.

It’s a perfect idea for doctors, professionals, or just about anyone who occasionally needs freedom from unwanted phone calls. It’s especially useful for parents, keeping them accessible to their kids or babysitter while providing freedom from other interruptions. Think of it as “Call-Allowing;” the offspring of your cellular services’ popular feature, “Call-Blocking.”

Private Line’s owners were referred to an app development company in another state. They contracted this company to develop and launch the app in the Android Market. Shortly after starting the project, communication with the developer ended. Private Line’s owners were left with almost nothing. Luckily, the previous developer mailed Private Line a DVD with the incomplete code and file structure. Desperate for help, Private Line performed a simple Google search for app developers. They found SolutionBuilt in Atlanta, GA and reached out for help. After a quick meeting and about a week later — just in time for their 2012 release, Private Line’s development was completed, tested and published to the Android Market.

Trust SolutionBuilt For Reliable App Development

“We love to do the tough stuff, which is why we’re proud to be the go-to-guys for so many,” says SolutionBuilt owner, Matt Rogers. “We’re happy to be developing, whether it’s from start to finish, or if we’re picking up where another developer left off. We just want to focus on delivering powerful mobile apps that leverage the latest in digital technology with passion and creativity.”

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