Hiring an App Developer tips
Now when hiring an app developer there are really five tips that you should consider seriously consider.
1- app developers portfolio
The first one is understanding and app developers portfolio that portfolio is it's not like a website where you just build on a whim and they want to be creative most of the time because they're so expensive to produce they are limited by the client's budget they're limited by the clients creativity so the you have to really talk to your developer and make sure that they have the vision and have the skills to really be able to do especially if it's a complicated app.
2- App companies
The next thing you're going to want to do is a lot lots of app companies now because they're just growing so big there's so much competition out there that they have a sales person that's your first point person that's really great and understanding your contract and that's really great and understanding how the company works it's not great and understanding how the creative team works so you really want to before you sign any contract meet that creative team and make sure they're on the same page because once you sign that contract there could be something in the contract that says if our creative team finds out that it's much more complicated then we have to raise the price and now you're already sort of hot committed.
3- App contract
The next thing that I find in almost every single app contract we've seen is that there are deprived that when they break down the price they break it down into percentages so like 30 percent upfront 40 percent halfway through 30 percent upon delivery that is terrible you don't want to do that you want to do it based on milestones so for example like to get to the first wireframes is a certain amount of dollars if you find out at that time that you don't like how the team is working but you want the wireframes you just pay to that point and then take the wireframes with you have to do that at every single milestone you have to know when things are going to be delivered and the price needs to be based on those deliverables.
4- App website
The next thing just like a website do not launch with every bells and whistles what's cool about an app is that you can constantly upgrade it - that's a good reason to reach out to your community once they download it to let them know there is an upgrade it's great to get some feedback and listen to what the community wants but it's really hard to take things away just like a website so don't be delusional in fact you have to scale it back a lot more than you would a website because you have limited space as well definitely download which is probably the most important tip is download.
5- App download
the competition download every single app in the space and make sure you check that regularly the App Store when you go into it there's a way to check by like date do that once a week check to find out what are the new apps that are in your space and you'll be well on your way to creating in a successful app.