September 18, 2015
How do you identify the right app developer for you? The competition is intense, and there are thousands of freelance professionals out there waiting to catch your eye. However, if you’re looking to have a perfect project, you need to have the right mobile app developer – and choose the best among the rest.
Here are some steps which will help you hire the top mobile app developers.
1. Assessing portfolios
It is important that a developer possess great UI/UX skills. Check out each developer’s portfolio and look for apps which are well-designed and have top-notch user interface, as this is what matters most in any given app.
2. Compare your choices before hiring
Once you have finalized some candidates, in order to choose the best among them, compare each one with another. Ask them questions like:
- Where can I find some of the mobile apps you have developed?
- Can you provide the names of all the previous companies and clients that you have worked with?
- How do you plan to communicate during the process of development?
- How do you plan to run the process of development?
Getting answers to these vital questions and comparing them will ensure that you have selected a skilled and knowledgeable developer.
3. Finding and assessing the right skills
In order to pick the top mobile app developer, you need to find one who possesses the right skills and assess him or her accordingly. A developer who has mastered the most popular mobile languages such as Java and Objective C is not easy to find but can prove to be a valuable asset for the company if hired. Ask the candidate to provide samples of code; get them reviewed in order to confirm its originality and quality.
4. Do not consider price when hiring
Never choose a developer depending on the price quoted by him. Your aim is to build a great product, not a cheap one. Hiring quality developers will cost you a good deal of money in the beginning but the end result they come up with will also help you earn much more. Hiring a cheap developer may help save money but if the app does not turn out as expected you might end up wasting money later on to get it rebuilt by another proficient developer.
5. Designs matter
Focus on a developer who can come up with great design apps and add value to it through their skills and expertise. The app users will not meet the developer or your company! All that matters to them is the app: how useful it is, whether it has good design or not and how useful it is for them.
6. Being active in development communities
Look for developers who are active in the open source development communities as you can easily connect with them, ask questions and collaborate too. As each developer is rewarded and rated by his peers, you will know that they truly excel in their work and are worth hiring.
7. Using your network
If you are looking for a competent, professional, and reliable mobile app developer, chances are you will find one well within the people in your existing network. Ask around for mobile app developers who are currently free and talk with business associates about your needs. This will also ensure that the person you hire is reliable and can be trusted. Moreover, you will be able to get genuine client references for such developers as they will be referred by people you know and trust.
Following these tips will ensure that you can hire an app developer who understands your needs. You can find out whether an app development company is suitable for you by looking at their portfolio and their reviews.
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