Carefully Inspect Past work and Projects
Seems to be commonsense? Read again. We did include something here, called, ‘Carefully’. From carefully we wish to exclaim the following points:
- Carefully examine the past work and ask question related to his/her past work.
- Cross verify the projects done with the client to whom the project belongs.
- Examine whether the experience stated by him/her fits into the work done by him or not.
- Carefully examine the role of developer in the projects. Ask the roles played by him/her. This will help you better understand his ability and core expertise.
Watch out for the projects submitted by the developer. Verify if the projects are live, working well, are successful or not, and more. For instance, if you are to deal with a mobile app developer, examine carefully the live apps stated in the portfolio.
This may help you better understand developer’s abilities to push the code and to make apps live on versatile app stores. Bring to mind the fact that there are certain guidelines and regulations in order to place an app in app markets such as App Store, Google Play Store, etc.
Productivity and Output
We may doubt on the fact that you already knew about the above two factors, but we are quite confident about the fact that no one elaborated at any place about this trait i.e. productivity and output.
The most crucial stage where app ideas fail, is, productivity and output in contradiction of the time allocated.
Examine and authenticate the productivity level of the developer by asking for a free trial or by asking him/her to complete a random coding/customization test, and also verify the output as compared to time taken/productivity.
In case if you are not aware, we would like you to know that most app ideas fail due to factors such as Lack of Vision and Low Productivity that leads to failure in delivering the app on time. The same is accompanied by inferior quality i.e. stumpy output.
Once you are done with a risk free trial, it’s time for you to examine the communication skills. One of the most traumatic hitches in hiring an app developer,is, communication.
Lack of communication skills i.e. know how about the language, command over language, inability to express ideas/opinions/suggestions in words, and more have been able to successfully lead the app idea to massive failure resulting in loss of precious time and excessive money.
Until you are able to communicate and fit into each other’s mind the exact purpose, specs, and procedure of the project, you will not be able to develop something as desired or dreamed.
Last Minute Dedication
And we are pretty sure that no big daddy out there ever disclosed this trait or informed you about this factor.
What is last minute dedication?
In simple words, last minute dedication is the ability and patience to solve bugs and errors arising during last moments or we can say the time before submitting the app. It can also be the sudden changes or modifications required.
Examine this and ask the developer whether he will be able to resolve bugs or bring into changes required in the app frequently.
Do we need to elaborate further?
Did anyone informed you about asking for developer’s testing abilities before hiring him/her? If not, then you should.
Testing doesn’t always mean hiring a special tester or quality assurance gig. Being a developer, it is quite common for the person to test minor gigs itself, for no one better than the developer himself knows about the structure/code/features of the application. Thus, it is liable for a developer to test primary concerns and to develop an app according to specs, requirement, and coding standards.
Coding Standards and Framework Knowledge
Lastly, we hope, you are acquainted with what coding standards and web technology frameworks are, and why you should be asking about the same from the app developer you are going to work with for your nest massive app idea!
Coding standards are a practice of writing code in a cleaner, leaner, and simpler manner so that it can typewritten, modified, or corrected as and when required without wasting a lot of time and resources.
“The best applications are coded properly”. As this prevalently popular quote exclaims, a proper code is thus a trait or sign of an application being the finest.
Ask the app developer about prevalent coding standards and web/mobile app frameworks. Code review is also an essential part of coding standards, and thus a developer should be accustomed to it. Other than this, keen knowledge of MVC and Cross Platform frameworks can also serve as a trait of being the right developer.
Hope, the above words helps you finds perfect app developer for your next app idea!
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