How to Hire Top App Developer?
Developing an app isn’t an easy process. For example, did you know that a mobile app needs to comply with the guidelines laid down by its operating system? Who knew?! Well, hopefully, the app developer you hire will know that…and much more!
Your prospective developer might say, “I can build apps! I code and program all the time! This should be a piece of cake!”
This sort of statement should be a red flag if you’re in the process of hiring a freelance app developer or contracting with a totally random development company you haven’t even met. This is because app development is a lot more than just coding and programming, and any developer worth their salt must recognize the intricacies involved in app development.
Moral of the story: If they believe it’s all just a bunch of code…run!
So, what do you need to look for when you are thinking about hiring an app developer? Well, there isn’t just one aspect to look out for. Experience, knowledge, and price are all important. Now, where to start?
App Development Framework
Apps that are designed solely on an open-source framework tend to turn out unstable and difficult (expensive) to maintain. Furthermore, decisions will need to be made around whether a fully native application is best suited or does a hybrid approach make more sense for the desired outcomes. If you have no prior knowledge of these terms/processes. You should consider seeking additional help and information before you hire an app developer. Being prepared and backed with knowledge will help your initial assessment with an app developer progress smoothly and efficiently.
App Developer Experience
When looking for an app developer, keep this in mind: The more experience your developer has, the higher are the chances of a successful outcome. Ideally, a professional IOS and an Android developer will have adopted a specific approach to the job that works well for them. This reduces the risk of failure, especially when compared to a less experienced developer that might simply adopt trial and error methods in a bid to find the right system to adopt.
It’s no secret that experience is invaluable. While you may decide to take your chances with an inexperienced app developer because of the low costs they are offering, you could be setting yourself up for failure and headaches in the future. Having an experienced app developer will save you (and them) time, money, and frustration in the long run.
In addition to experience, find out their credentials. Did their team members complete certain courses, certifications, or degrees? Can the company provide credible reviews from past customers? Get to know the company through not only their eyes but the eyes of their past clients.
App Development Expertise
Think about this: You pay for the development of an app and wait for the job to be completed, only to have it rejected by the operating system because some basic rule was ignored in the development process. Imagine all the time, energy, and resources that would be wasted! It gets worse: Think about all the opportunities lost due to a delayed market release! It is a nightmare that can be easily avoided by hiring an app developer who knows the rules and regulations of each operating system/platform. Make sure your app developer is knowledgeable about the guidelines surrounding mobile app development on the operating system that you have chosen. Obviously, these guidelines vary across platforms so it is important to be up-to-date and informed.
App Development – Security & Cloud Technology
Apps are expected to come with inbuilt security features like encryption and data loss prevention for extra protection against hackers. This obviously requires that you hire an app developer who has experience in this aspect of building an app.
Finally, in addition to knowing about cybersecurity and cloud technology. Your mobile app developer should be able to work (and demonstrate experience) across the major platforms. Basically, you need an app developer that is backed by experience in the development, execution, and upkeep of successful apps.
App Developer Cost
There are a lot of variables that will affect the cost of your app development project. While it is completely fine to have a budget or a plan. But don’t let that budget or plan restrict your app’s potential. Remember: Cheapest isn’t always the best! Spending those extra dollars to engage the services of a reputable firm may pinch in the beginning, but that well-spent money will certainly outweigh the risk you would take on a cheap, low-quality app development team. If you invest in a high-quality app developer, your app will accrue value over the long term, ensuring your business’ success.
A developer that gets checkmarks in all the right boxes after these questions are asked, will be a solid choice for you. In all honesty, these questions form the basis for us at Gomeeki. Every member of our leading mobile app development team has the necessary experience, supported by strong internal processes, to address these questions, plus any others you may have.
App developers will vie for your business, but our advice? Go for the one that fits your needs and can offer you the best quality app. So that your business can grow and continue to succeed!
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Gomeeki will work with you to fully understand your app development needs and put in place the best plan for your business. Why not see what our customers are saying about us and how we will approach your project:
“Smartphones and tablets are transforming how and where we consume news and information. The ABC must meet the challenge of delivering content to the audience at a time they want and on the device and format they prefer.” The Broncos evaluated numerous Fan Engagement solutions over recent years and Gomeeki's passionate & experienced team, combined with their innovative FanTribe platform was the only solution that we believe will deliver a winning mobile experience for our fans. “Health Partners selected Gomeeki on the basis that the services provided are far more than just an app development house. The relationship to date has delivered Health Partners the benefit of a much deeper insight into digital strategy, the power of Gomeeki’s Ubiquity platform and a disciplined, structured development process. As a customer, we have been delighted with the quality and outcomes to date.
“Smartphones and tablets are transforming how and where we consume news and information. The ABC must meet the challenge of delivering content to the audience at a time they want and on the device and format they prefer.”Mark ScottManaging Director, ABC
The Broncos evaluated numerous Fan Engagement solutions over recent years and Gomeeki's passionate & experienced team, combined with their innovative FanTribe platform was the only solution that we believe will deliver a winning mobile experience for our fans.Terry ReaderChief Commercial Officer, Brisbane Broncos NRL
“Health Partners selected Gomeeki on the basis that the services provided are far more than just an app development house. The relationship to date has delivered Health Partners the benefit of a much deeper insight into digital strategy, the power of Gomeeki’s Ubiquity platform and a disciplined, structured development process. As a customer, we have been delighted with the quality and outcomes to date.Colin LangmeadCIO- Health Partners