iPhone application development has grown exponentially in the last 5 years due to record breaking sales of iPhone and iPad along with newer advancements of technology by Apple in every release of their iOS version.
Many individuals and companies has identified the potential of App store economy and launched innovative iPhone apps however very few from millions of apps are actually able to capitalizing the platform provided by Apple! Fundamentally a successful application doesn’t just depend upon a good idea but it also equally depends upon building quality application that can really engage the users and providing them the post launch support.
If you have an idea for an iPhone or iPad app, but don’t possess the skills to develop it yourself, you’re in the need of a GOOD iPhone app developer to code it for you! Hiring a mobile app developer can be time consuming, especially if you don’t know the basics.
Majority of the time people hires wrong developer and they become victims! There are many factors involved that can cause the wrong hiring. For Example, Focusing only on cost, Focusing only on their work portfolio or considering to local developer only because you have only heard all negative things about Outsourcing!
I know that people have written plenty of things about how to hire a best fit iPhone app developer however they fail to deliver their dream app! This is where I thought to share my experience with anyone looking to hire an iPhone app developer.
I believe that following common factors should be in knowledge of most of the people so I will try to highlight some of the most important factors,
1. Individual Developer Vs. Company
If you are really working on your dream app (usually YES) then do not work with an individual developer or a freelancer.
I am not against of freelancers but I can clearly see the obvious risks associated with any freelancers like a freelancer met an accident or fall sick and the development delayed by few weeks! Or a freelancer stuck in a technical issue that has taken his few days to figuring out the solution.Moreover, if you are not happy with the quality of the work then you can directly raise your complaint to the concern person and most of the companies will take care of such aspects as they want the business from you instead of your rejection in future!
If you are dealing with a company then you have already eliminated such risks.Moreover, if you are not happy with the quality of the work then you can directly raise your complaint to the concern person and most of the companies will take care of such aspects as they want the business from you instead of your rejection in future!
Moreover, if you are not happy with the quality of the work then you can directly raise your complaint to the concern person and most of the companies will take care of such aspects as they want the business from you instead of your rejection in future!
2. Requirement Understanding
Knowing iPhone development or iOS development is purely a technical skill however mapping the technology with your requirement is not every one's expertise.
You need a development company that can really understand your vision & requirement thoroughly.
Talk with a development company directly either on Skype or Phone before finalizing your project instead of just finalizing everything on email.
Vocal communication will ensure that you are dealing with the right company!
3. Technical Expertise – Portfolio Vs. Testimonials
How do you really check the technical expertise?
There are 2 ways – You check either their portfolio or ask for testimonials.
The later is better in my view!
If you only check portfolio and believe that you are dealing with a right expertise company then it may be your mistake.
Expertise of knowing and expertise of performing has a big difference.
Testimonials can tell you if the company can perform or not!
Portfolio can only tell you if the company knows the technology or not!
So, please ask for testimonials first before you deal with any iPhone app development company.
4. Post Development Glitches & Support
If any company claims that they build 100% bug free apps then you can be sure that they haven’t worked extensively on reasonable size projects and apps!
Multimillion dollar companies like Google, Apple or Microsoft also develops apps and their apps do have bugs!
The most important aspect for any app is how you handle the post development glitches! Check with the company if they have any process to support your real world unseen issues when they arise after launch?
CrossShore Solutions provides 60 days post deployment warranty for all their iPhone application development work. We have setup a clear process of handling the glitches with a top priority since we understand what it really costs when you lose the business!
5. Technology Breadth
It has been seen that release of new technical advancements are faster than you anticipate and it is becoming extremely important to keep your iPhone app upbeat with the release of new iOS, devices and their resolutions.
If you are tied up with a company that has limited technology bandwidth then it will hurt your growth in the direct proportion.
Check out the company skills before giving your app work.
Do they work on any other technologies as well? You never know the new changes in the technology may demand you to look for other platform support for your app!
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