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5 Things that Set Big Fish Apart from Other App Developers

5 Things that Set Big Fish Apart from Other App Developers

Of course we have a particular set of values that define how we work and the kinds of clients we enjoy working with. But at Big Fish, there are also several aspects of our process, and our people, that make us uniquely qualified to develop custom applications for businesses.

Five things about us truly set us apart from other agencies and app developers:

1. Our In-Depth Experience

For the types of projects we work on, experience matters, a lot. At Big Fish we only hire developers with at least five years of professional software development experience.

Some agencies hire developers right out of school and set them to work on business-critical applications for clients. We all have to start somewhere, but the types of applications we work on at Big Fish are being used by companies in ways that mean security, reliability and speed to market are of the utmost importance. We’ve created a team with the experience and expertise to deliver.

2. Our Enterprise-Level Expertise

At Big Fish our team has a great deal of experience working on business-grade software. Our expertise is not in developing gaming apps or working on simple, stand-alone mobile apps. We develop apps that are part of complex systems, which requires a broader skill set.

There is a real difference in the level of complexity involved in developing apps as part of a software system, versus stand-alone apps. Our expertise in this area means our developers are prepared to conquer almost any software integration.

3. We Give You the Source Code

We’re here to develop the software that generates the change you’re working toward in your organization, and we don’t hold that software hostage. We believe that you own your technology.

Not owning your source code can be a significant barrier to fixing errors or improving your app in the future. We write all of our code to make sense to any developers who come after us.

4. Our Rigorous Commitment to Quality

When companies come to us with software created by other developers that isn’t working, we audit it against a 50-point checklist of best practices. We use this same checklist on our own software too. It’s one way we maintain our commitment to quality and hold our team accountable to agreed-upon standards.

5. We Specialize in Mobile App Development

At Big Fish we made the choice to focus on mobile app design and development as a service. Many other agencies that say they do custom app development are also doing digital marketing, social media marketing and multiple unrelated services. Mobile app design and development – and the necessary backend APIs and integrations they run on – is all we do.


Big Fish isn’t the mobile app development agency for everyone. We’ve evolved to work with companies on business-grade apps that solve problems, or help you bring new products and services to market. Our unique expertise and established processes mean we can work quickly, and get your app in users’ hands faster. In short, we are perfectly adapted to our ideal clients.

Interested in hiring our team? Please reach out to our team today to start the ball rolling.

Sara @ Big Fish

Sara @ Big Fish

Sara MacQueen is the Founder and President of Big Fish - we turn revolutionary ideas into reality through custom software design and development. Sara was named one of "25 Mobile Women to Watch" and has been interviewed by local and national media for her expertise in mobile technology and business. When she's not working, Sara enjoys hiking and cooking meals from scratch with ingredients found at farmers markets.

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