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5 Signs of A Great Mobile App Developer, Companies Miss

Mobile Application Development September 23, 2014

It is not always easy to spot the right mobile app developer for your project. As a responsible mobile app development company you may look for traits such as highly experienced, within budget and a good portfolio. However, if you stretch your questions a bit further, you may avoid missing the not-so-obvious signs of a great mobile app developer.

Signs of A Great Mobile App Developer

Let’s take a look at 5 vital things to look for before you hire a mobile app developer:

Signs of A Great Mobile App Developer

1. Value-Addition

Apart from rendering cool graphics, catchy content and jaw-dropping designs, look for value-addition, which the developer will bring with them. As a mobile app development company, you certainly cannot hope to build a great app, lacking novelty.

Try to talk out the kind of innovative products the developer has experience with or is willing to work with. Check if your potential hire can think out-of-the-box and breathe life into lifeless projects with sheer creativity.

2. Strategy-Verification

As a mobile app development company you can be buzzing with ideas. Have a detailed discussion with your would be mobile app developer what is their take on app monetization, optimization, promotion and marketing strategies. How would they like to promote a certain app, if they had to? Are they really thorough with the idea of app marketing and ROI generation, or would they need some guidance?

3. Active-Participator

This may sound a bit of an over-work, but it’s always good to check what open source communities your mobile app developer is actively engaged with. This is not to judge their skills, but to monitor how open they are to the ever –evolving world of mobile application development.

Additionally, if you find them better rated on any of the communities such as GitHub or Stack Overflow, you can think of considering them first. Besides, you may even check-out their network of developers and strike a rappo with them, if needed, to gather cool app ideas.

4. Platform-Loyalty

You may even take into consideration the platform on which the developer works. For instance, an iOS developer may be using an iPhone or iPad, while an Android developer will have an Android phone. This will tell you, how aware they are of the latest and best market trends of that platform. The more they use the platform they develop for, the better knowledge they will possess on its development. After all the goal of every mobile application development is – sustainability and revenue generation.

5. User-Understanding

Mobile application development thrives on offering unique and interesting user experiences. You may conduct a technical exam to thoroughly gauge their design capabilities. Look for mobile app developers who are in tune with the current trends and who understand the importance of efficiency and simplicity in the design process.

Look Beyond The Obvious!

Apart from checking out their portfolio, past references from colleagues, managers and clients, focus on understanding their inherent talent. Look for the traits such as hunger to learn more, ability to deliver quality and a killer spirit to perform above the mark.

Pratik Kanada

I am Pratik Kanada, founder & CEO of 360 Degree Technosoft, which makes app ideas into reality by providing unique design and development services across iOS and Android platforms. I generally write blogs on mobile technology, app development and app marketing.

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