It isn’t easy to pick an Android App developer out of the pool of developers available for hire. It depends on your budget and the type of project you are looking at. For example, there are some reasons why you would want a full-time developer on staff:
You will require more than just apps built with regularity (i.e., blackberry style push notifications).
Your company is new, and it needs someone who will grow with your company and create software that can be supported long into the future. If this is not something that concerns you, then I recommend hiring someone hourly or contracting a web developer and finding a React Native freelancer to work alongside them on the app front end – it is much more cost-effective.
How To Hire An App Developer
The first thing to look at when considering hiring a developer(s) is how significant a role they’re going to play, what exactly their role will be, and who they’ll be working with. This may seem like common sense, but companies often get caught up in their wants that they don’t consider what else needs to be done to complete the project.
If you are hiring a developer full-time, you will need somebody willing and able to work well with your team. This may seem like common sense, but I have seen this step skipped over more times than I can count because the company wants somebody that they know or just somebody who will do the job quickly – not somebody who has all of the necessary skills jobs at hand. Hiring blindly without checking references, experience, etc… could hurt your business in the long run if you don’t plan on micromanaging every aspect of their work.
Hire an hourly/part-time contractor or hire a consultant?
Appetiser’s Android app developers are starting to offer consultancy services that may or may not include a pre-made app that you can slap your logo on and call your own. This is less work for you and, in some cases, is cheaper than hiring someone to do it full time – but beware, consultants will often try to sell you a more expensive service than if they would have done the project themselves with their team.
When looking to hire a contractor, it is essential to know their experience level and what they can do on their own time – especially if you are not offering full-time employment. If they have references, then these are good to look over because you can often get a personal insight into how the developer works, their habits, etc… This may sound like an awful lot of work, but one bad developer could ruin your project, so it pays off in the long run.