Whether you want to launch a new app or improve an existing one, you need the services of an app developer who will bring new ideas to the table. The selection process can get a little overwhelming, so to help you decide, you should start by asking the right questions.

  1. Can I request for a portfolio?

If an app developer is serious in applying for a job, they will provide you will a list of apps that they have previously developed. Of course, with the exception of those where they have signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). App developers who cannot show you a sample should be removed from your list.

  1. Do you have a list of your previous and current clients?

Ask your developer about their previous and current clients. If they have claimed they have dealings with various clients, it is imperative that you also ask for proof. Speak to one of their clients to find out if they were able to deliver excellent work.

  1. What kind of platform do you use for app development?

As part of the selection process, you should also know the type of programming language that the developer is using. They should also provide you with recommendations for the type of platform that is suitable for your project.

  1. Which smartphone do you have?

An app developer who claims to develop apps for Android must also have an android phone. Knowing this factor will give you a clue if they indeed have substantial experience in developing apps.

  1. Have you set up a developer account?

As an app developer, having a developer account means that they have published their apps to the Play Store before. Just because you have asked for their developer account does not mean you are going to use it. The purpose of asking for their account is for you to know how proficient they are in app development.

Anyone can claim they are an app developer, and you have to ask the right questions to protect yourself. While there are great developers, there are also unskilled ones who are only after your money so choose wisely.

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