October 9, 2018 Last updated October 6th, 2018 545 Reads share

How to Hire An Mobile App Developer?

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How to Hire An Mobile App Developer?

When you have an app idea and are ready to develop it, you will more than likely need some professional mobile app developers.  An experienced mobile app developer will help you in validating your app idea and discuss the possibilities to convert your idea into a successful mobile App.

Here are a few tips for finding and hiring a mobile app developer:

Tip #1: Figure out your options

Freelancers

If you are thinking to hire a freelance mobile app developer, you can check options on platforms like upwork, freelancer or extend your research and start with forums and discussion groups online where these developers are known to frequent. They usually come to these places to talk about projects they are currently working on or to offer assistance to other app developers. Your first contact with any mobile app developer in a setting like this should be strictly curiosity-based. Get a foot in the door, so to speak, by asking mobile app developers about their current projects. You may find a few who are working on apps that are similar to the one you wish to develop. As you continue in conversation with these developers, work your project into the small talk. From there, you can begin a working relationship, once the developer is free to work on your project.

App development companies

If you don’t want to take any risks/ want to ensure that the final product is a hit. An experienced app development company will secure you with a more organized app development process, they will guide you in each step of mobile app development to ensure success.  

Tip # 2 App Development Experience

Mobile app development experience plays a key role in the success and failure of your mobile App. Make sure your top priority is hiring an experienced app development professional who has worked in your niche. Don’t forget to ask for previous case studies or client testimonials. Forex: If you are looking forward to creating an e-commerce app, it will be more relevant to hire an expert has worked within the same industry. This will not only assure that you are in good hands but also leads to fewer headaches. 

Tip #3: Understand Challenges

Understanding what your mobile app developer tackles on a daily basis can be the key to a successful working relationship. So, do some research. Buff up on your knowledge of mobile app development stages and what each stage requires. Having even a little bit of knowledge about ensuring a phenomenal user experience will go a long way when discussing plans and making decisions for the app’s development. App security and following submission guidelines are also big topics to delve into. An App developer has many hurdles to overcome. Understanding just a few of them puts you more on the professional level with your developer.

Tip #4: Embrace Excitements

What makes you excited about your job? Whatever the reason, we all have something that gets us up every morning and goes to work. Mobile App developers are driven by creativity and flexibility. When an app development team is working on a project together, they feed off each other’s creativity and produce the most outstanding products. This is just one example of what makes them excited about their jobs. So, be a part of that creative initiative by listening to their suggestions and offering a few of your own here and there. 

Tip# 5 Communication

Communication plays a key role in the development process. You don’t want to hire a mobile app developer who is available as per their schedule and works on assumptions. Make sure, you are communicating with the app developers regularly and helping them understand your ideas and what exactly you are looking forward to. This is very important since any miscommunication in the app development process might lead to a failed product.

Tip# 6 Cost of Mobile App Development

App development cost is obviously a major factor that influences your hiring decision. Expert Advice “Don’t let the cost drive you” Seriously! Saving a few thousand dollars might seem like a great idea. But it can turn into an expensive mistake if the mobile app developer you hired is not experienced and has created your app based on theory and hit/ trial method. In this case, higher are the chances that you might end up with a  failed product and will have to start again from scratch.  The better option is hiring an experienced app development company or developer who will be there with you from start to success.

Tip7 Determine Timeline 

As you begin to narrow down your choices for an app developer, talk with your top picks about timelines. After each developer has an idea of what will need to go into your app to make it successful, they should be able to provide you with a proposal. These proposals will outline the process that will take place when developing your app for the desired platform, including a rough timeline and budget. With these crucial final pieces of information, you can decide on which developer to hire for your app. Inform the developer you have chosen of your decision to hire them. As a professional courtesy, remember to send a letter or card of thanks to all the other app developers who submitted proposals, but who you didn’t choose for this project. Leaving your professional relationship with all the developers on good terms will benefit you in the future, should you need another project completed which one of them would be perfectly suited for.

Tip# 8 Support

This may be last in the list but a very crucial point. Once you have your mobile app ready to hit the market. Make sure the mobile development team you hired will be there to maintain/ fix issues and work on updates ( Future) and answer any customer issues. In most cases, this option might not be available with freelance app developers. But It’s better to include this in your hiring checklist.

Now that you have successfully navigated the “treacherous” waters of app developers, how do you feel? Relieved, I’m sure! Choosing the right app developer for your project is such an important decision, and you don’t want to make the wrong choice. So, hopefully, these 8 tips will guide you in the right direction when you are thinking of hiring an App developer for your app project. 

Next Step?

After the app development step is completed, the next task is to focus on mobile app marketing. Why? The success of your mobile app relies on how well you market it. You need to make sure that you are hitting all the touch points to influence your target Audience. 

Few examples: Create short promo video, create app landing page, Secure your app name in the app store, create a pre-launch buzz on social media, partner with industry influencers to give your mobile app the initial push, invest in SEO, focus on app store optimization. These are a few tips and hopefully, this will help you in the mobile app launch stage.

Thanks for reading. All the best with your app development Idea.

Arjun

Arjun

Arjun Kohli is working as an Inbound Marketing consultant with Gomeeki. He has a thorough understanding of automation tools, marketing funnels, content marketing, customer engagement, and community building strategies.

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