How to Hire Best Mobile App Developers? (A Fool-Proof Guide)

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Are you planning on developing an app but still loaded with questions about hiring app developers? We had a detailed discussion with one of our technical experts so that all these doubts are solved, once and for all. Let’s check out what’s inside!

We understand that your app idea is your baby. You wouldn’t want an irresponsible or inexperienced Nanny to handle your brainchild. After you think of a great app idea, the next thing to do is to find app developers. Finding app developers could become a strenuous task unless you know exactly how to go about it. 

We, at Space-O, make apps for a living and we speak from experience of developing over 3500 mobile apps. We have dealt with enough clients to know what kind of doubts arise while hiring app developers. This blog will explain to you which questions to ask yourself and the developers to make the correct decision.

Before you start looking for app developers, you must ask yourself a few questions to make hiring app developers easy.

How much budget do I have for the mobile app development project?

You need to decide your budget while hiring app developers. You might want all the features in the world for your app but that’s quite unrealistic. You can’t and shouldn’t utilize too many resources on the app.

It is highly recommended that you have an idea of the app development cost. Having an approximate estimate of how much you want to spend will save a lot of confusion during the course of app development. 

To decide on a budget you need to be sure about your app type, requirements, app design, functionality, developers among other parameters like. It is also important to be a little flexible with the budget but chances are that if you are too flexible, the cost will be much higher. It is necessary to maintain a balance.

Do I want to hire a freelance app developer or a mobile app development company?

It is probable that you already have an app development team. Let’s assume this team is not very fluent in developing an app in Kotlin but you need specifically that. You have a few options here, your developers could either learn it or you could hire freelance developers or a mobile app development company.

The first option might be too slow, you can’t afford to waste weeks or months till your developers get a fine grip on it and it is going to take up a lot of resources. While the second option might be beneficial if you want the results quickly.

If you’re a business and stepping into the app development segment for the first time, the second option might as well be the only and best option. Now, while deciding which option to go for, you need to understand the scope of your project.

This means that if you have a small project and simple requirements in your app, a freelance developer might able to handle it singlehandedly. But there are a few drawbacks of it as you will see in the next segment. You need to make sure you hire the best app developers.

On the other hand, if you need a more versatile, feature-rich and advanced app, you will need a dedicated app development company. The app development process could be a little complicated and a company could manage such projects much more effectively. 

What are the major challenges I will face while finding mobile app developers?

1. Budget

Deciding a budget extremely important. If you’re on budget constraints, you might select an inexperienced app developer because his rates are cheaper. You may also try to save money by hiring a cheap app developer without realizing the importance of experience here.

In fact, if you allocate too much budget, a freelance developer might try to rip you off. So you need to be careful. You shouldn’t waste resources when they can be utilized in other places.

2. Freelancing websites

Sometimes, developers and companies tend to exaggerate their knowledge, skills, and capabilities. This gives a false perception and might lead you into hiring app developers that are not eligible for your company.

3. In house app developers

The hiring process of in house developers is expensive and they are paid full-time salary just like any other employee even when their services are not required for long durations.

4. Outsourcing

When you outsource app development, there may be a communication gap because of the lack of face to face interaction. Sometimes the time zones also differ but a good mobile app development company doesn’t let this hinder the progress of the project as it is managed by an experienced project manager. Outsourcing companies also provide an option to set up an on-site team, making the benefits more prominent.

After answering these questions, it’s now time to hire mobile app developers. We will make hiring app developers like a cakewalk with these easy steps.

5 Easy Steps to Hire Mobile App Developers

1. Confirm your budget

Confirm your budget, list out all your requirements, platforms like Android, iOS, web and take the first step. Decide whether you want a freelancer or a company.  Before hiring app developers, you need to be sure whether a freelancer is enough to handle your project requirements. Never compromise your project quality, design, or functionality due to budget constraints.

2. Start looking for a developer or an experienced company

Start looking for an app developer for hire or an experienced company. You might wonder “How to find an app developer? ” or “Where to find an app developer?”. The answer is Freelance websites, tech blogs, GitHub, online directories like They Make Apps and job boards like Get Apps Done, or references from people you know. Clutch.co is one of the best sites to find an established mobile app development company.

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If you are looking for an iOS app developer for hire, you may try the iPhoneDevSDK forum. Looking for Android app developer for hire, try Android Forums or AndroidPit. Koding, Topcoder, NewAppIdea, Polycom re general app developer communities. You may also check official groups of Google, Facebook, Apple, Windows developers. Web services like LinkedIn, Indeed, Upwork, and even Reddit are helpful for hiring full stack developer.

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3. Screening or vetting 

Screening or vetting is the next step in hiring mobile app developers. You need to select and list out a few developers according to your requirements. How do you choose? Not only the years of experience, but you also need to find developers that have experience in developing similar or the same apps in the same niche.

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You could check their portfolio and even download some of their apps and test them. A fool-proof way could be reading client testimonials that vouch for the company or the developer. You could contact them and cross-verify whether this is a genuine and quality service. In fact, you even get to know what you can expect from the service.

4. Contact developer or a company

After evaluating the developer and their competitors, you should contact them personally. Talking to them yourself will help you give proper judgement. You could inquire them about their technology and designing skills. 

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You need to know about the budget and any loopholes in their payment terms, whether they sign an NDA or not (very important to protect your app idea). It is also important to know about the app development process, contracts and terms of working.

5. Happy Hiring

Finally, it’s time to hire the best mobile app developers! 

Summing up

The purpose of this blog was to answer questions like “How to find mobile app developers?”, and “How to hire mobile app developers?”. We hope we have been successful in solving most of your doubts. If you still have queries, you may contact us. In fact, if you have an idea and wish to hire someone to build an app, you can cross-verify your idea with us.

Space-O technologies has been in the app development business for almost 10 years and we have proven ourselves as a successful mobile app development company. We have experience of developing over 3500 apps (Android, iOS, web) in various categories and we continue to grow every day. If you are looking for an android developer for hire, or if you want to hire an iPhone app developer, you may contact us.

We would be happy to provide you with a 30-minute free consultation in which you can discuss our app development cost, process and timeline or any other query that you may have related to app development or mobile app developer.

This blog is written with the help of one of the technical experts, who has expertise in app development.

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