If you have an idea for an Android app but don’t have the skill to code it, finding the right developer can be a daunting task. Googling “Android app developer” yields 82 million hits, after all, and we certainly wouldn’t suggest sifting through all those hits would be an effective use of your time. Of course, we would be remiss were we to fail to plug our own services when it comes to the search for the perfect developer. That’s how we got our start and we like to think we do it well, so if you have an Android app that you believe is ready for development, contact us and we’ll connect you with three experienced developers who will give you free estimates to develop your app idea.
Should you choose to find an app developer on your own, however, here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re searching for the developer who’s right for you:
- One is not enough. The less experienced you are with the development process, the more important it is to get multiple bids from experienced developers. Shop around.
- You get what you pay for. The lowest bid is not always the best option, and if that bid seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you base your choice of developers solely on the price tag, your parsimony is likely to cost you tenfold on the other end, when you walk away with either a shattered app, or worse, empty-handed. Shop around.
- Visit the developer’s website. In several important senses, the developer’s website is his resumé. Does it impress you? If the developer can’t produce an attractive website to peddle his own wares, how likely is it he’ll be able to produce an attractive app for you?
- Test-drive other apps produced by the developer. Do the developer’s finished products have the look and feel you envision for your own app? If not, you’ll probably want to keep looking.
- Don’t pay to train a developer. Hire only experienced developers who have already earned their spurs. If they don’t have at least one app available for sale in the app store, then keep looking.
That should be enough to get you started. If you need any other assistance with developing an Android app, send me an e-mail.