Android · Android App Development

How to hire a great android developer ?

Ayaz Alam Founder @ Ayz Digital

April 30th, 2017

We are looking for a decent android developer who have decent knowledge android development and guidelines best practises etc.


There are so many android developer in the market but there are very few who are really great android devs who know how to build great app.


How to find them ?

Laura Smith Business Consultant

Last updated on May 10th, 2017

I can suggest you android developers who have decent knowledge of android development and guidelines to deliver an app exactly the way you want. You're right, it's difficult to find a right Andriod developer in the market who fits perfectly for your need to develop great apps but I would like to recommend few steps to be followed the right one.


  • You should be clear on your hiring criteria that if you want a full time or half time Android developer.
  • You can hire Android developers in two ways.
  1. Hiring fulltime in house developer
  2. Hiring full time dedicated Android developer who will be working remotely on your guidelines
  • What expertise and experience you're looking in them
  • You can check their resumes to know what kind of technical skills they have
  • The portfolio speaks a lot about what kind of app the developer can deliver, you can check on it
  • On the basis of the portfolio, you will be able to check their coding and what standard they follow
  • You can always start with a pilot work with a developer. If you like the small task given to them, you can move ahead with the bigger one.

one of the suitable company for this whom I can suggest to match your vision is WebClues Infotech


Ravindra Prajapati Founder, Game designer, Producer, Business Advertiser.

May 2nd, 2017

Hi Ayaz,


Very true. In this competitive market every developer looking for salary rather then improving their skill set. Hence its tough to find a great android developer who can play a key role in mobile app development with our desired requirements.


Here are 3 ways you can do it by yourself.


1- Hire developer with help of your technical interview with your trusted developer who can help you in screening process.

2- Hire a developer who can give you work on hurly basis remotely with quality. If quality is good then amount will be good.

3- Talk to directly Founder/Co-Founder/CTO who can help you in development of your mobile app. No tension of developers because those people have team of mix of people who work on same task and deliver quality within time to retain their repo in the digital market.


Let me know if you need more details.


Cheers to quality developers


Ravindra

Filip Proyce CEO

August 21st, 2017

I am still at university, so my advice will be to hire some young talented student. There are tons of them who actually already have developed some apps for Google Play, or some school projects. Plus students at this days are the android generation.

Vinay Menon Founder at Mera Tiffin

April 30th, 2017

Ayaz there are quite few things that you can work on


1. Are you hiring them for a permanent position?

2. What are you offering them in terms of future growth?

3. Find out their current best practises and guidelines.

4. What are your desired guidelines and best practises and is there a fit.


Hiring engineers have never been easy, I work very hard on my hiring policy for my mobile software development centre.


Hope this helps


Vinay

Paul Haris Business Development manager at mindinvetory

May 10th, 2017

To hire good Android app developers, some tips are mentioned below:


Experienced

The experience of the app developers is the first and foremost thing. This is because creating an app(s) is an extensive process, and so armature or developers with little experienced often fail to cope with different client needs. So, you need to hire professionals with vastly experienced in this field in order to get fully customized and personalized solutions. You can hire experienced from any well-known android app development company India or other countries after doing a good research online.


Look Into the Earlier Projects

You can judge the competency and ability of the app developers of the projects that have been already done by them. Check the portfolio of the app developers as well as those apps have been done. This is because it will help you to understand whether the developers suit for your needs or not. Also, developers need to have a good technological infrastructure with a robust communication system to stay in touch with clients for developing Android apps. So, take this important factor in your mind too.


Look Into The Technical Expertise

Different tools with open source development platforms (whose source code is publicly available) are there for Android application development. Working on various open source platforms will bring different types of results. Good app developers should be versatile enough to work with the assorted kind of Android app development, which will help you to get customized and fully personalized services. Before awarding a job to app developers, discuss deadlines in order that no miscommunication takes place in the future.

Adam Greene 15 years developing innovative web and mobile

May 10th, 2017

As with any developer, references and examples of applications they have built (and what their actual involvement in the building of the app was) is really all you can do. Talking to people you know / trust who have had applications developed and their experience with the developer. There are also pre-employment screening companies that you could engage.

Amit Tiwari DME at OTS Solutions

June 9th, 2017

If you want your mobile app to work well, you need to have a defined process of filtering and choosing a good team of android mobile app developers. It involves knowing what you want ahead of time. Once you know what you want from your app, you will have an idea what questions to ask your app developers.What do you want from the mobile app?When you know what you want from the app, you will communicate better with the app developers. The examples to keep in mind are having social media integration and login features. Other things to remember include giving out mobile apps for free or having a lite and premium version. You should also consider if you want the app compatible with Windowsor Android or iOS or all.Do you want the app to make money? You need to tell this to the app developers, so theyknow what app to build for you. It could be a pay-per-download with a range of prices based on the features of the app. If the app is free, the app developers need to know too.Ask the app developers to show apps theycreated and list clientsYou need to be sure the developers know what theyare doing. The app developer should have a list of people for whom theyhave created apps. The list includes the apps created. You cannot tell who has created an app by looking at it. That is why you need to speak to the developer’s clients. When you check references, you will know how responsible the app developers are. The reason you are checking the developers out is to ensure you get the services for which you will be paying.Speak to the teamahead of timePart of having clear communication is to talk to someone before hiring the person. Speak to the app developers face-to-face or on call and ask questions. It can be in person or via video messaging. You will get a feel for the teamand how knowledgeable they are. The conversation will decide how the teamworks. You want to understand your developers, and you want themto get your message too.Find out what smartphone the developers use. You will get a clue of theirknowledge on the topic. Whatever app the app developers claim to build, theyshould have it on theirphone(s). Theyshould also be familiar with how the app works and be comfortable discussing it. Asking these questions will set up a clear communication between the development team andyou.Set up a timeline for each phase of the app developmentAsk the app developers when a part of the app finishes. It will give you a better idea of how far along the project is. You want to meet your deadline, so it is important to set these goals. Another way to handle milestones is to mark a date on the calendar you will speak to the app developers. You expect to get an update once you talk to them.When you know the project is progressing well; you will feel more comfortable paying their fee. The developers will know what you want once you have set these goals. Matured team of app developers would recommend using Agile Scrum & other advanced iterative models for developing apps and get quicker feedback while it is done. These practices allow you to change the app’s direction (if need be) faster and have more control on progress of app development.

Find out the special features the app developers can createThe features attract users to the app. Know what features to include and see if the app developers can handle it. It is best not to assume the developers know it all. Examples of unique features include 3-D gaming, social media sharing, product coupons, location sharing, offline synching etc.Ownership of the appThe app is important to you, so you need to show who will own it. One way to show who will own it is to draw up a contract between you and the app developers. Add a confidentiality clause to the agreement. Make sure you will own the rights to the source code and all the contents of the app.Testing the mobile appAsk the developers how theywill test your app. Most people check apps on the phones they will be using. You should also get an easy to understand explanation of how the developers will test your app. You want to get rid of any glitches before the app’s completion. If theyfind any errors, see how theywill fix the problem and how long it will take to complete.

Mayur Dusane student

May 11th, 2017

Apart from such long procedures , just create one problem statement and distribute among all candidates. Tell them that you can copy paste content from internet but you should follow design guidelines from google. Provide suitable time limit to develop and PSD designs. So you can compare. Add some more criterion such as

1. Final application should be satisfy all requirements.

2. Material design included.

3. At least 2 third party APIs are used. (Design problem statement such as it uses 2 or more APIs)

4. Add comments where needed.

5. Code should be minimized and abstracted.


If any application follows this all then you will get good talent. Including this all by single person is quite difficult.