I have a well formed app, but do not want to go forward with current developer. The idea is rather straight forward and the issue I have with the developer is their inconsistent availability and poor communication. I think supervised developer in training would make up for some tech deficiences with attention to detail and eagerness to build profile.
You may have better luck looking around places like Hacker News or IRL meetups for a junior developer that wants to work on apps.
Brian I have three app writers that are reliable. See Kitchology. Let me know if you need their help and I can put you in touch.
It would be better if you work with an agency as they have developer with good communication skills and the agency took whole responsibility of the developer. You can also talk with the developers and then decide if he is the right for your project. Or hire any in house candidate which will cost you much. But the choice is yours
Brian, the problem, being both a developer and project manager myself for 20+ years is that developers aren't necessarily good communicators. This is expected... switching from development to communicating status and managing availability is requires context switching which can be mentally expensive. That's why many programmers lock themselves in to be hyper focused.
I don't know if bootcamps are properly equipped for these since their objective and mission is to learn and not develop a real-live product. Questions like how much would the bootcamps get paid for sponsoring a project, and even more importantly, who would take on the yearly maintenance?
Of course, there are exceptions to the indie developers, like hybrid models to address this. Happy to provide additional insight.
Thanks Winston. The issue is that I think my design is sleek and process should be simple. Of course that is easy for me to say as I'm not one to build it. But based on other research on sites like this they seem to budget hundreds of hours for project that should take less. And I havenot had that aha moment where I know they "get it."