Gartner Research

How to Choose a Mobile App Development Partner

Published: 15 August 2014

ID: G00264271

Analyst(s): Richard Marshall, Jason Wong


Creating successful mobile apps demands new skills, a short time to market and agility. IT leaders often outsource development because they can't meet these demands internally; however, this creates its own risks, so these best practices can reduce the risks of engaging a mobile development partner.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify Development Partners That Have the Right Skills, Methods and Viability
  • Establish Working Practices That Focus on Agility
  • Agree on Technology and Tool Choices Before Initiating a Development Project

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