Tips on How to Hire the Right Mobile App Developer In 2020

Tips on How to Hire the Right Mobile App Developer In 2020 - 5280 Software LLC

Hiring a mobile app developer for the first time is a very difficult decision, especially when you are playing it safe don’t want to lose money.  Your chance of dominating your market with your business idea highly depends on your mobile app development partner.

You may be asking yourself, where do I start? Yes, there are many different communities of app developers out there, and it is also true that it is difficult to find the right person or company that can bring your idea to success. We have made the process easy for you by providing tips that you can use to narrow down your search.

Here are tips on how to hire a mobile app developer in 2020.

Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

If you are looking to hire an individual or a company to develop an app for your business, then you need to look for one that is willing to sign an NDA.  With a signed non-disclosure agreement, you are sure that your idea is protected and you have the legal support you need in case there is a breach of contract by the other party. It is better to work with a developer that values confidentiality.


Experience is one of the factors that most people use in their criteria when selecting a mobile app developer. We prefer that you go with one that has vast knowledge and skills in a particular type of application. Being specific in the type of mobile app experience you are looking for will help you get the best results.  

Proof of experience is best provided by the examples of previous work, failed or successful, and portfolio. Going through their past work should help you gauge their proficiency in developing the specific app you want for your business. This way, you will know in advance what to expect from the developer.

Customer Reviews

All developers will always show their good side, but if you happen to find a company that is willing to show its bad side then they are trustworthy. If the developers are not willing to show their weaknesses, then you can use customer reviews to evaluate their extent of failure.

Nowadays companies are getting away with this by paying for positive reviews, so it is important to look for sites that offer genuine app developer reviews. Top app review websites will also give the information you need about the products of a mobile app company.

Time Frame and Cost of Development

Having done your research and coming up with a range of timeframe and cost, you can use the information to structure questions to show if the developer is competent. Knowing the standard time of each procedure in your project gives you the advantage of using the information to test the experience of the developer.

Professionals take less time and may charge more for their services. If you are on a tight budget, then you can go with the one that offers the average in terms of time and cost. All in all, you’ll only get what you are paying for.

Geographical Location

There are some regions, countries, states, or cities that are known to be the best for mobile app development. If you are hiring from all around the world, then you can try developers from countries in Eastern Europe and the Balkan region such as Ukraine and Poland. But if you are looking for a local company in the state of Colorado, then Denver would be the right place to start your search.

Repeat Customers

It is not enough to work with a company or an individual that has one-time projects with their clients, it is good to go with a mobile app developer that has repeat customers. Developers that meet this qualification factor show that they offer quality and effective services. No one is willing to spend money with a company if they do not like what they are getting from them.

What Devices Are They Using?

It is rather odd to work with someone who develops apps for iOS but uses android phones. The developer must show passion for what they are doing through their selection of devices and operating systems. You will need someone or a company that has invested deeply in the type of app that you wish to develop. 

Knowledge on The Project Scope

It is important that you work with someone that understands your project. The developer should show interest by making contributions to your app idea and design. A developer who does not question your decisions or who just agrees with you all the time is not the best for you.

A good developer should challenge your knowledge in their field, but not show off. They should be able to guide you in areas that you might have overlooked. Some clients might leave out an important element of the Mobile app development process purposely to see if the developer will notice.

The best way to gauge the knowledge base of the developer is by asking technical questions. For you to use this criterion you have to have at the least a basic knowledge of mobile app development. You can also find someone who knows about this topic to ask the questions for you.

Maintainability of Code

Look for a developer whom you want to work with, in the long run, one that values quality and maintainability in their code. Experts in hiring developers will advise you to go for individuals or agencies that offer code that is easy to read, modify, or extend. This way, you can use any other developer available to troubleshoot the app whenever there are bugs and errors.

Technology, Tools, And Storage

The API they use matters because it determines the features that you can get from your mobile app development. The level of technology is a good consideration when you are hiring because modern apps use more advanced technologies to improve usability and user experience. The use of cloud technology improves performance and reduces the cost of mobile app development.

About 5280 Software LLC:

5280 Software LLC, located in Denver, Colorado is a premier software development firm.  We have worked with a variety of clients over the years.  Our expert team of developers have helped small to medium sized businesses, startups, as well as enterprise level clients such as RingCentral.  If you are looking to build a mobile app, we can deliver flawless apple ios mobile apps as well as android mobile apps.  These apps can be designed for smartphones, ipad and android tablets, wearable such as smart watches, and even smart TVs.  The power of a well designed app to gain new customers is key in today’s market.  We help execute your app development to perfection.  A website is powerful tool for branding and showcasing the products or services you offer.  We can build you a WordPress, E-Commerce, or custom coded website at competitive prices.

Once the site is launched, or if you already have a website, we offer Search Engine Optimization Services to achieve higher search engine rankings.  Contact us today with your website’s URL and we will put together a free SEO analysis of your site with pricing and timeline to get your site ranked on the first page of Google and other search engines. Our experienced and dedicated team has a proven track record and provide regular reporting on tasks completed and keyword movements during your SEO project.  We help businesses and companies gain rankings on all the major search engines.

Many businesses use multiple software packages and services to run their business.  We offer custom software development services to streamline your business process.  We have developed custom dashboards that can pull data from multiple points and display all this information in one place.  Do you use an off the shelf CRM?  5280 Software LLC can customize this CRM or even build a custom CRM from the ground up based on your requirements.  If you need a custom Windows desktop or Mac desktop application, feel free to reach out to us.

We can improve the understanding of your business and marketing outreach through the use of analytics.  We offer a complete solution with the latest technologies to solve your obstacles and scale your customer base.  From the start of any project (and at every stage, step, phase, and release) we focus on the client and always ask for feedback while we develop the project.  Creating a quality solution for a business or startup is our end goal.  Our strategy and processes are based on solid communication with our clients.

All projects are built according to a clearly defined scope of work.  If you need assistance with scope creation, we offer this as a service. This scope of work will be used in the provided development contract.  Make sure whomever you hire for your project provides you a development contract with clearly defined pricing, development timeline, payment schedule, and deliverables.  We would like to learn about your project and help refine your scope of work.

If you have an idea for a mobile app, please emails us your full name or company name and we will send you a signed NDA.  We send NDAs to all potential clients to guarantee your ideas and documents will be kept in confidence.  Once an NDA is in place, feel free to book a free discovery call.  You can also fill out our app development questionnaire to share the details of your project before your call.  We are the leading firm specializing in building solutions for the web, iphones and other smart devices including IOT.  Our company can create a custom solution on a variety of platforms using the most current popular programming languages.  Weather it is a cross platform hybrid app or a natively programmed solution, we have you covered!

We look forward to speaking with you about your project.  Learn why clients around the world trust working with 5280 Software LLC.  We support our clients from mockups, sketch, wireframes, and graphic design, development, product launch and ASO when we publish your app, and even code updates at a competitive price point.  Feel free to visit us on our social sites Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, or send us a LinkedIn connection request to learn about our offers to get answers to your questions.  Let us turn your idea into reality!

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