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How To Hire An Affordable Mobile App Developer

After you create a design concept for your idea and an app requirement it’s time to find and hire a developer.

Hiring a Good and Affordable Developer
You want to find someone that can deliver a quality product within budget and on time.

If you don’t personally know any developers, how would you go about doing this?

You can put out a request for proposal (RFP) or post a job on various freelance or outsourcing websites to have developers and development companies bid on your project.

Before posting your job you may want to protect your app idea by creating a NDA.

When creating your job listing you can specify your budget and timeframe and limit the bidding to local candidates or open it up for developers worldwide.

How To Find Developers
To find developers you’ll need to search for freelancers based on your specific needs. For example you could perform a search for ‘iOS game developers’ or ‘Android social media app developers’ .

From search results you’ll want to analyze various developers credentials and experience by their past performance on projects similar to yours.

How To Know Who To Hire
How can you determine who’s the best fit for your project? You can do this by considering the customer ratings and reviews for each candidate and by reviewing their portfolios.

You should ask them for references from clients whom they’ve built apps for. Good developers wont hesitate to provide this information. Reach out to their previous clients and ask them questions like…

  1. Was the developer easy to communicate with and was he responsive to your requests?
  2. What was his app development process like? What should I expect?
  3. Did your app turn out better or worse than expected?
  4. Would you hire him again?

I also recommend that you request links to download the apps that they’ve built so that you can experience their work first hand.

As you go through this process you will shortlist the best candidates, invite them to bid on your project, review their proposals and interview them to make your final selection.

After Hiring Someone Have Them Do This First
After you hire a developer the first thing you’ll want them to do is build the User Interface (UI) for your app.

If you’d like to learn step-by-step how to create an app check out our App Idea To Reality Online Course.

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1 Comment

  1. Misael Alvarado says:

    Practical, simple and helpful! As a product designer I’ve always wanted to launch my own app and go beyond just the design, but I don’t know how to code. This is sound and prudent advice on how to hire a good developer and not get ripped off

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