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What is a software development agency?
Software development agencies, also known as dev agencies, are organisations that work for clients to create software or apps as per their requirements. Dev agencies hire skilled professionals specialising in all aspects of software development to ensure the software is fully functional and visually appealing.
They work on a variety of projects, ranging from building mobile apps and websites to creating custom software solutions.
Dev agency vs full stack developer
A full-stack developer is a skilled professional who can work on both the front-end and back-end aspects of a software application. They have extensive knowledge of “full-stack” programming languages and tools and mastery of what it takes to make up a software application.
The table below explains how a dev agency differs from a full-stack developer
Full stack developer
No. of people involved
A team of professionals
Wide skill set
Managed by agency
Higher up front
Potentially lower cost
Long term support
May or may not provide support
Specialisations of dev agencies
1 - Web development
2 - Mobile app development
Some agencies are experts in building applications for mobile platforms like iOS and Android. They use different app programming languages like Swift, Kotlin, React Native or Flutter to develop engaging and efficient mobile apps.
3 - Ecommerce solutions
If you're looking for ecommerce platforms, there are agencies that specialise in developing online stores. They integrate payment gateways, manage inventory and create user-friendly interfaces for seamless online sales.
4 - Custom software development
You can find agencies that create tailored software solutions to address your specific business needs. They build applications that automate processes, manage data and enhance overall efficiency.
5 - UI/UX design
If you want intuitive user interfaces and seamless user experiences, there are agencies that focus on designing both the visual aspects (UI) and the overall experience (UX) for web and mobile applications.
6 - Backend development
Some agencies specialise in building the server-side components of applications. They work on databases, APIs and server logic to ensure data security, integrity and efficient server performance.
7 - Frontend development
If you're interested in the user-facing parts of applications, there are agencies that excel in creating user interfaces, implementing interactions and optimising web performance.
8 - Content management systems (CMS)
You'll find agencies that develop websites and applications using CMS platforms like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla. They create customisable, content-rich websites and integrate plugins for specific functionalities.