What is it that categorizes mobile app developers into exceptional and mediocre? The answers may be too many. However, what truly makes app developers stand apart from the crowd is their technical expertise and a passion for developing an app, which fully meets the client’s requirement.
Such developers take pride in their commitment to creating results, which are beyond the client’s expectations. Typically, good app developers possess the following traits:
#Interested in Your Business, Not Just the Development
The mobile app development company or developer you’re going to hire should be able to guide you through the development lifecycle and provide you creative ideas based on their working experience of similar apps. A good developer knows what will work and what not because of already having worked with many clients.
#A Credible Portfolio
Whether you’re hiring an individual or a company, it is essential to validate your app developers’ credibility. How much time have they invested in the app development process? Many years or just months? Don’t let them fool you with non-existent clients and figures. It is your right to request the developer’s portfolio so you can have an idea about how he has established a reliable identity in the app development industry. Often, clients ask their developers to provide the contact details of past customers for feedback purposes.
#Judge Their Problem Solving Approach
Believing that successful app developers never have a problem is a misconception. Eventually, an app developer with the best problem-solving approach turns out to be a more successful developer. Even if you are not asking him for past clients, make sure you dig up enough information about a project, which allows him to brainstorm different ideas. Ask how the developer eventually came up with a solution. It will enable you to analyze his problem-solving skills and compare his approach with other developers to make a wise decision.
#Cost-effective vs. Expensive
Interestingly, this factor does not rely solely on your developer. Your app’s nature plays a huge part in deciding how much money will be involved in the app development process. A basic app would start roughly from around $15,000 to anywhere, depending upon your app’s complexity.
Also, an amateur app developer may charge you less by the hour, but it may be risky to consume your time and money on someone who’s not fully sure of what he’s doing. However, an expert app developer may bill you more by the hour but is sure to deliver what you exactly want and how you want it.
#Tech Gurus + Poor Communicators = Mediocre App Developers
Often, app developers excel at what they do but pay little or no attention to how well or often they should communicate with their clients. Such developers can initiate a project but fail to bridge communication channels. This can irritate the involved party, who may be keen to know what is happening with the app development project, especially if it concerns a complex or a detailed app.
Ensure the app developer you hire knows how to get those little details out of you and regularly updates you on the process. There are many communication mediums to ensure that you have an uninterrupted flow of updates from your hired app developer.
#Comfortable with NDA
Many clients hesitate to share their app ideas with prospective developers who are reluctant to sign up for NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement). It is essential to note that an NDA will protect your intellectual property meaning your idea will not be stolen by anyone before being implemented. An app developer with an impressive portfolio but ignoring your requests to agree on an NDA means a credibility loophole attached. Think twice before hiring such an app developer.
These are some of the factors, which must be considered before hiring the right app developers for your development projects. Make sure you take care of the factors mentioned above for a hassle-free app development journey.
#An Excellent Team Player
Highly-skilled mobile app developers not only work well on their own, but they also work excellently within a team setting. They are proficient team players because mobile app development requires teamwork to create an app that will change the face of the market. Good developers take challenges, use their time efficiently and the best of themselves, no matter the situation.