Are you thinking about hiring an app developer for your small business? Before diving in and hiring the right candidate what should you consider asking them?
Take a look at a few of the questions you should ask to find the right app developer.
Where Can I Find Your Previous Work?
Asking for a list of previous apps that the developer has created is a great way to get an understanding of the look and content of their work.
This will also give you the opportunity to download and test the apps on different devices, allowing you to see any shortcomings you may want to avoid for your own app.
What Devices Do You Currently Use?
This will give you an understanding of what devices the app developer is comfortable creating apps for. If the developer is an avid Apple supporter you may be looking at a potentially great app on the Apple Store.
Someone who is comfortable using Android devices will be comfortable putting apps onto the Google Play store.
Understanding the developer’s comfort level with a device can go a long way into deciding which platform you will release your app on.
Do You Have a Developer Account?
This may sound like an obvious question (why would you ask a developer if they have a developer account?), but without a developer account nothing can get published, and you don’t want to hire a developer has used Xcode for years without a release.
Can You Briefly Explain Your Development Process?
This will be a technical question that can help you get a better understanding of what the developer will be doing as your app is created. You can ask detailed questions about certain steps in their app development process, allowing you to avoid any major communication issues down the road.
What Would the Cost Be to Develop an App with These Requested Features?
Do you have to ask about the price for developing your app right? Although price shouldn’t be the final factor in your choice for a developer, it should still play a part in the overall budget for the project.
There needs to be flexibility on your part, but you also don’t want to find someone well below your price range to save a few bucks. This could turn your app into an overall disaster and ruin the online presence of your business in the future.
The quality of your app will increase with the cost of the developer but it could turn out to be a worthwhile investment if you get praise from your app by its users.
Hiring an App Developer Doesn’t Have to Be Scary
Hiring an app developer shouldn’t seem like an impossible task. Deciding what the important questions will be during the initial interview process could be the difference between a great app and a horrible one.