After a long discussion with your team, reading dozens of blogs on the matters, and looking at your competitors’ businesses with admiring envy, you’ve finally understood: your business needs an application!
No doubt, the decision you’ve made is of great importance. But what’s next? Should you sit down and learn to code or change your Facebook status to “actively looking for an app developer”? Neither this nor that. Unfortunately, it’s not a breeze to learn how to develop and design an application. And no matter how talented and keen on taking up new hobbies you are — the time is money. Learning how to code is time and effort-consuming and what is more — no one can give a guarantee that the first application that has been coded by an amateur, will be completely flawless.
Such factors as availability of bugs and glitches, high loading time, and poor design increase the risks of app abandonment. According to Statista, 25% of apps that were downloaded worldwide in 2019, were only accessed once after download. Do you want the same fate for your app? We’re sure that you don’t. Therefore, once you have stood on the verge of developing an application, you face three major challenges:
- How to find someone to build an app.
- Where to find app developers.
- How much does it cost to hire an app developer?
In this blog, we’ll give a step by step instruction on how to find a good app developer who will meet the requirements of your business and bring your application to this lucky 75% of regularly accessed apps.
How to find a developer for an app
Once you have had a “Eureka” moment, you start thinking about how to hire someone to build an app. First of all, you should understand that this “someone” programs in a particular language and for a particular platform. Find out what programming languages are there, what functionality they have, and what is your target operating system (Android, iOS, or both).
As soon as there is more clearness about who exactly you are looking for, you face the choice of cooperation model. Initially, this choice influences the final success of your product, its time to market, and the amount of money and nerves spent. There are three possible options:
#1 Hiring freelance developers
If your project is relatively small and you expect to accomplish it within a short period of time, hiring freelancers will save you a lot of money. Though bear in mind that the process of hiring a freelance developer possesses a lot of risks like presenting a non-existent portfolio, or disappearing without an explanation. Therefore, check twice.