Wondering How to Find an App Developer?

How to Find an App Developer

  • Freelancer
  • Offshore development shop
  • Onshore/Offshore Development Shop
  • Technical Cofounder
  • Staff Developers

1. Freelancer

Cost: Low to medium

Risk: High

Pros

Cons

When a Freelance Developer is a Good Idea

2. Offshore Development Shop

Cost: Low

Risk: High

Pros

Cons

When an Offshore Development Shop Makes Sense

3. Onshore/Offshore Development Shops

Cost: High

Risk: Low

Pros

Cons

When Onshore/Offshore Development Shops Make Better Partners

4. Technical Cofounder

Cost: Medium

Risk: Medium

Pros

Cons

Why a Trusted Technical Cofounder Could be Right for Business

5. Staff developer

Cost: High

Risk: Medium

Pros

Cons

Staff Developers are Right for Established Businesses

Wondering How to Find an App Developer?

Use These Tactics to Vett any Potential Technical Partner

  1. Ask for some client references. Find out what the day-to-day experience of working with the developer(s) was like.
    2. Ask about their QA and testing practice. If they describe acceptance testing or unit testing, that’s a good sign.
    3. Make sure their English is excellent. This is one of those things where it feels like it shouldn’t make a big difference (you’re paying them to write code, after all, not English). But business leaders with extensive exposure to offshore teams consistently see how poor English correlates to poor development.

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