How To Hire A Mobile App Developer: 5 Questions You Should Be Asking

Enlisting the help of professional mobile app developers who can turn your vision into a reality is a key step that can yield a tremendous reward down the...

On the off chance that you don’t have a mobile app for your business, it’s a great opportunity to take advantage of new wellsprings of revenue.

The world has gone digital and today’s customers like to shop and surf the web on their smartphones and tablets. Whether you plan to offer breakthrough content or you need to just show basic services – consumers demand mobile access through a quick, responsive website, mobile application or both.

When you’re ready to build a mobile app, the most challenging step is finding the right mobile app developer (or group of iPhone app and Android app developers) to create and execute your vision.

Enlisting a developer to create your mobile application is a pivotal choice. Here’s a look at 5 inquiries you should ask when you’re ready to hire iOS or Android app developers.


Q1: Can you share your mobile app portfolio?

In the event that a mobile application engineer is qualified, he/she would be happy to show their rundown of apps they have made – or if nothing else how they’ve been a noteworthy part of the development process on past projects. Be sure to research their portfolio in the App Store and Google Play Store.


Q2: Can I talk with present and past clients for referrals?

Yes, personal referrals do make a difference. Since there is no real way to discover who really built an application, talking to present and past customers is the best way to cross-check and confirm that an engineer has really chipped away at the mobile apps showcased in their portfolio.

Likewise, this will give you an understanding of how dependable a developer is. You can ask how well have they conveyed due dates, how well they performed under pressure, etc.


Q3: Can this mobile app be monetized?

Consider how your new mobile app will contribute to your bottom-line? 
Is it accurate to say that you are interested exclusively in producing new revenue streams? At that point your engineer ought to know precisely how to manufacture the application to deliver on your business objectives.

In the event that you want to build a free mobile app, ask your candidate to sufficiently explain methods to coordinate mobile promotions, in-application buys, and paid membership services.


Q4: Why should I hire you?

Mobile apps are plentiful and growing in number each year. “The fact that mobile apps are relatively easier to create than computer apps, as well as their considerable lower price has translated into a growing industry which produces every year more and more.”

And “as of November 2015 there were some 1.8 million apps in Google Play alone,” while the Apple Store boasted 1.5 million a of June 2015. With growing competition your mobile app must stand out from the crowd. Once users find a more appealing app, with less bugs and more features they don’t take long to jump ship.

Find out what each prospective engineer is capable of. For instance – can your developer include social media login, online sharing, geolocation, coupons, built-in analytics, etc.?


Q5: How much do you charge?

Never hire a mobile app developer without agreeing to a predetermined payment contract up-front, preferably with milestones built-in. Some developers require a one-time installment, others may require a deposit or payment once the application is uploaded to the App Store or Google Play Store.


Ultimately, “App development is a science based on trial and error. The secret to eventual success involves tempered expectations.” Enlisting the help of professional mobile app developers who can turn your vision into a reality is a key step that can yield a tremendous reward down the road.


This article has been edited and condensed.

Ritesh Patil is the co-founder of Mobisoft Infotech, a mobile app development company that helps startups and enterprises in mobile technology. He loves technology, especially mobile technology. He’s an avid blogger and writes on mobile applications. Connect with @Ritesh_Patil on Twitter.


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