#2 Hire App Developer iPhone (Part 1)

by admin on December 9, 2012

After you,
1) Set a blowing mindset for your app business
2) Deciding your business plan
3) Idea for mobile app
4) Preparing for your app business

You are ready to hire your first developer!!
When I was planning to hire my first developer I was pretty excited and a little worried I might hire some bad developer.
Basically what I did was to follow the steps highlighted by Chad Mureta from app empire (More information could be found here #2 iPhone Apps Business).

Draft Your App

Prior to hiring your app developer, it will be wise to start drafting out how your app flow will look like so as to prevent miscommunication down the road (though this is not foolproof, it is a good starting point).
This is what I drew for my app:

I got my template for the iphone background from the app empire group. However, I managed to find one from speckyboy.com.
The objective is to show your developer how the app flow will roughly look like and what are the features.
The draft could get a more realistic quote as well.

Get Your Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA)

Similarly I got my NDA from the app empire group, however I managed to source one for you as well :D. –> http://www.iphoneappquotes.com/non-disclosure-agreement-iphone-app.aspx

Post Your Job

This was pretty intimidating for me initially as this was the first time I ever outsourced my personal project.
However once you start posting, it gets easier :D.
Below was the job post I submitted.

“Need a custom app made (quickly!).
I need someone who is very experienced in coding for iOS to create a fun, feature rich,
intelligently designed mobile app.

App Description: A simple Photo frame apps that allow certain frames to be applied to a photo.

This job needs to be completed quickly and the candidates must not only program but can also do the UI design. Prefer a team.
Please reply with example of your work including any UI design examples you have done before. If I like your previous work, I will reply and give you more details.

This should be an easy project for someone that knows what they’re doing.

If you want, you could simply edit the job post I submitted.
The objective is to show that you are serious and wanted the job done urgently.
1) It will be better to look for a company rather than individual.
-> Reason being if a single developer fall sick or decided to stop developing for you, you will have no backup. Furthermore normally for a company, there will be a project manager to help you to manage and coordinate with you.
2) Ask them to show you their previous work sample to have a feel on how good their skills are.
3) Finally finish off with praising them to prevent unnecessary newbie from bidding your job.

I will share more on where, how and who I awarded the job to in my next post……….
To be continued…….. 😀

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