Trying to create mobile apps on your own? Have advanced coding and platform knowledge? If the answer is no, have no doubt your development isn’t going to even start. The best thing to do would be to hire an expert developer, qualified, experienced, who would be able to map your requirements into business processes and execute them within a timeline. But how do you choose the right developer, one that gives you the right mix of competence and innovation to help you stand out in the mobile world?
Duration of experience:
Please don’t think for a moment that we believe youngsters cannot be great developers. Many of them are. But, what you’re hunting for is a full-time developer and it is ideal to look for someone who has at least 3-4 years of practical industry experience. Go through his or her references carefully and question him on his precise job responsibilities in the earlier organizations.
Familiarity with mobile platforms:
Unless your organization is exclusively into Android or iOS app development, it wouldn’t be advisable for you to hire a developer who has experience exclusively in any one platform. Instead it would be prudent if you hired someone who is familiar with all mobile platforms.
Examples of the developer’s work:
Quantity, in this case the candidate’s work experience, does matter, but the quality matters more. You need to find out the quality of his work in his previous organizations and find out more about the apps that he has created or successfully contributed to. Remember: There has to be no doubt whatsoever that the said apps were indeed developed by the candidate.
Ability to think beyond coding:
To be able to make a mark in any mobile application development company, a developer needs to have a vision of how their creations are going to benefit the end-users. Find out how the job-applicant plans to incorporate user-friendly features in the apps he would be creating. Proficiency in coding is, of course, necessary – but that is not sufficient for making a developer really suitable for your company.
Your developer must be able to incorporate appropriate monetization and pricing plans for the applications. If ads are to be displayed on the apps, he has to come up with plans for generating revenue from them. Depending on the features of mobile apps, their subscription/download fees have to be determined.
This goes without saying. Communicability is central to any organizational role and it must be so for a developer too. You must be able to reach the developer at any point of time and he should be more than willing to communicate his work to everyone in the organization.