App development is a complicated task and requires a lot of input, both physical and monetary. So before you merge into the app business, have your assets and prerequisites handy. If you are looking to hire a professional app developer and it’s your first time, choose wisely. The success of your app business depends on the caliber of the programmer.
Here are a few mistakes you should avoid while choosing an app developer.
Don’t pay upfront
If the developer you have hired asks for money first, deny. Do not lose a penny until you see the results he or she has generated. Provide the details about the app you want built to the developer and ask him or her to build it. If you are satisfied with the result, only then should you pay. Most developers today rush through their work or harness used programs to build apps. This could be dangerous for your app business.
Look for Outsourcing
When you have hired a company to build your app, see if they outsource the job. See if they hire a freelancer. If they do, please retract your assignment. It not only brings about the involvement of a third party, but also may lead to unethical coding practices. You can never be sure of the language or the UI interface being used to develop your app. Get in touch with the company or individual personally before you assign the project.
Money is Result
Get quotations from various app development companies before you assign the task. Compare prices, time to be taken to complete the app, clients’ testimonials. Do not look for cheap developers as they may not be able to produce what you need on a tighter budget. You have to see if the developer is capable of producing what you have ordered. Look up their previous works; see if they have worked industry contracts before. Do not be tempted by a cheap quotation.
One Who Owns
Sometimes companies and freelance web developers leave trademarks on the apps to increase their popularity. Make your app developer sign a written copyright contract or a ‘work made for hire’ contract before you buy the finished product from your developer. The contract should have clear information on who owns the app designs, its source codes and all other contents and should not be disclosed unless approved by the owner.
These are some of the key points you should remember before you go out and hire an app developer.