If we have a look at the statistics, we have found that in 2016, about 72 % of the companies outsourced their work to other outsourcing companies.
For finding a good app developer, you can follow these tips:
Know what you want from your app
Before hiring for a developer, you need to know what exactly your requirements are. For that, you must have some ideas about your app. If you don’t know how your app would perform or whether it will meet the requirements of customers. Therefore, you must be clear in your mind. There are some questions which often come in your mind:
- Who is your customer?
- Do you want your app to be available on social media?
- What kind of features you are going to include in your app?
- What kind of app you want (native or hybrid)
- Do you want your app to be free or paid?
Find an app developer
After defining your requirements the next step is to find an app developer who is proficient in developing apps. Of course, the selection of an app developer depends upon your requirements and your budget. If you want to hire an app developer, then you can put ads on freelance sites rather than going to any app development company. Moreover, you can also save your time and cost.
Interact with the bidder
If you want to know more about the knowledge and skills of an app developer then you can interact with him through different social media platforms such as facebook, twitter, snapchat, Google hangouts, and other messaging sites. If you have any confusion regarding the development of an app then you must ask queries from him. You should always do 2-way communication instead of following the one-way process.
Conduct an interview
The next important step in outsourcing mobile app development is to schedule an interview with the developer. You can ask questions related to his previous experience, qualification, skills, career growth, etc. During the interview time, you can analyze many things such as the way he/she answers, his /her confidence level, his/her attitude, his/her knowledge, etc. If he is not meeting your needs then you can hire another person.
Set clear expectations
The bidder and the client are obliged to follow terms and conditions as and when they enter a contract. Expectations of both persons should be clear about the work such as what they are doing, why they are doing and when are going to do this. Everything should be decided well in advance and written in project related to payment, requirements and time frame.
Request project plan
The project plan is very important for your project. We can divide the work into different phases allocating the number of days taken to complete different phases. It will automatically reduce your workload and save time. You can even see which tasks you have completed and which tasks are still pending. A project plan is provided by the client to the app developer. But if the client has not yet decided anything then he should not hesitate to ask for a project plan.
Collaborate with your partner
The next step involved in this process is to collaborate with your partner. You must build trust in your relationship with an app developer. It is true that he has technical expertise than you. If you will cooperate with him, more chances of getting your work done. Moreover, he can even suggest you different plans through which tasks will be done at minimal efforts and cost.
Establish important milestones
Milestones are the timelines at which project will be finally completed. Through milestones, the developer guarantees you that by this date he is going to execute the project. Timelines should be made by the client because then only the developer will be able to know about the requirement of the client, what he wants and when he wants.