Do you remember playing computer games for hours as a kid? How about that smartphone app you use all the time? The genius behind these programs of every kind is the developer.
What’s the first thing that came to your mind while hiring a developer? “What kind of developer do you need?” Right?
It is important for you to understand what you want to achieve with a developer before you hire one. Without that knowledge, you won’t know whom to seek out and what to tell them about your projects!
The following guide will explain some steps that Applify considers on how to hire a developer right developer for your business.
What should you look for in a developer?
A developer’s portfolio will give us an insight into his or her skills. To begin, we always evaluate the candidates’ technical and soft skills:
- Programming languages
- System design
- Communication skills
- Cloud services
- Data Security
- Problem-solving skills
We’d like to highlight the main steps that we consider while hiring a developer
The most critical factor to consider when hiring a mobile app development company is their prior experience. Only an experienced and skilled developer can manage an application to its maximum potential. It’s not enough to hire developers based on their years of experience, you’ll also need to find developers who have worked on similar or the same applications in the same niche. In order to succeed in the app industry, we build a complex application process with the help of dedicated developers.
While hiring a developer, this is one of the most critical factors we take into consideration. In order to build applications that meet our company’s needs, our developers must have a sufficient understanding of open source platforms. The developer needs to have an in-depth understanding of platforms in order to build a successful application.
Researching the previous projects
It is important to learn from their previous projects how the developer approaches delivering quality before hiring them. To determine how efficient a developer is, first we review their work portfolio. When choosing a developer, we make sure to check out the developer’s app’s functionality, design capabilities, and project completion time. In this way, we can determine whether or not our developer can develop custom Android apps. In order to learn more about the developer’s previous works, we check out the app’s ratings, reviews, and feedback too.
Communication may not be the first consideration, but we cannot ignore it. As part of the initial meeting, we make sure that our expectations are clearly stated. It will help us in minimizing conflicts and speed up the development process.
You will not be able to receive good results if your technology partner cannot understand your requirements. Because of this, one needs to know their communication skills and ability to comprehend your vision.
When hiring app developers, keep an eye out for their unique approach or quality. This would be the best option to hire a developer that is proficient in understanding business requirements. We hire a developer who knows how to design an application so it stands out from the rest.
The last important step is we take a pre-screen interview of the developers during our initial meetings, and ask questions about these important topics-
- Their expertise
- Programming tools they use
- Their communication skills
- Their unique talent
- Overall exposure in a particular niche
- Their reviews, feedback, and references
- How they manage their project
In this way, we will be able to decide whether an iOS developer or an Android developer is right for our project.
What are the challenges we face while hiring developers?
Having in-house developers is an expensive process and when their services aren’t required for long periods of time, they are paid as if they were full-time employees. An in-house team of developers requires consideration of all aspects, including hiring costs, paid leaves, vacations, sick leaves, perks, and employee insurance.
Having no face-to-face interactions with your developers can create communication gaps when you outsource app development.
These are a few basic and important things you have to consider before you hire a developer.
Would you like to know more about selecting the best developer for your business? We’ll help you find one for your business, startup, or entrepreneur!