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Serj | IOS Developer

Dev team: Mobile, 12 developers,  Europe

  • Objective-C
  • Javascript
  • SWIFT
  • SQL
  • (MySQL / PostgreSQL)
  • HTML/HTML5
  • CSS/CSS3
  • Objective-C
  • Javascript
  • + 5 more

10 years as iOS developer, experienced in networking, databases, location tracking, camera processing, notifications, in-app purchases, etc.

Aline | UI/US Designer

Dev team: Mobile, 12 developers,  North America

  • Sketch
  • Photoshop
  • Axure
  • UI
  • UX
  • Wireframes
  • Sketch
  • Photoshop
  • + 4 more

5 years experience in design, UI/UX, wireframing and prototypes, designing interfaces for web platforms and mobile applications for Android and iOS. Has prototyped and designed user flows and responsive UI for more than 10 web and mobile apps with advanced level features.

Andy | Android Developer

Dev team: Mobile, 12 developers,  Europe

  • Android SDK
  • Java
  • Kotlin
  • OkHttp
  • Retrofit
  • RxJava
  • Dagger
  • SQLite
  • Groovy/Grails
  • Java EE
  • Spring
  • Hibernate Python
  • C#
  • Android SDK
  • Java
  • + 12 more

6 years of Android development, 2 of which as a team lead. Skillful with any part of Android development, including networking, databases, location tracking, camera processing, web view systems, background services, notifications, in-app purchases, 3rd party integrations etc. Knowledge of material design principles and Android UX. Highly concerned with clean code and manageable architecture.

Nick | Web & Mobile Developer

Dev team: Web & Mobile, 12 developers,  Europe

  • Angular
  • Node.js
  • Nginx
  • Heroku
  • Ionic Framework
  • Cordova
  • PhoneGap
  • Ionic 2
  • ExpressJS
  • React
  • Angular
  • Node.js
  • + 8 more

5 years of experience as a web & mobile full-stack developer. Nick considers himself to be a React-Native guru, as well as having strong expertise in JavaScript, OpenGL, and Serverless technologies.

Daniel | IOS Developer, Backend Developer

Dev team: Mobile, 12 developers,  North America

  • Swift
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • Node.js
  • MongoDB
  • React
  • Redux
  • Python
  • Django
  • Swift
  • JavaScript
  • + 7 more

Experienced backend and iOS developer. Previously worked in Yandex Blogs team. The portfolio includes an admin panel for advertising campaigns, a corporate website, e-commerce webshops, a 3D sphere map project, etc.

Victor | Team Lead, IOS Developer

Dev team: Mobile, 10 developers,  Europe

  • iOS
  • Swift
  • Objective-C
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Realm
  • Alamofire
  • AFNetworking
  • CoreGraphics
  • ARKit
  • CoreML
  • iOS
  • Swift
  • + 9 more

8 years experience in IT, 5 years as an iOS developer. Experienced in any part of iOS development, including networking, databases, location tracking, camera processing, webview systems, background services, notifications, in-app purchases, etc. Deep knowledge of human-machine interfaces and iOS design principles. Developed and released more than 15 applications.

Denis | Android Developer

Dev team: Mobile, 10 developers,  Europe

  • Android SDK
  • Java
  • RxJava
  • Dagger
  • OpenCV
  • Qt
  • JDBC
  • C#
  • Java
  • RxJava
  • + 6 more

Experienced Android developer with strong expertise in Java for Android, Kotlin, OpenCV, Qt, C# with MS SQL Server. Modeling and visualization of physical processes (pressure sensors, pipes, refrigeration), development of apps for working with cameras with different modes (plain, fisheye, 360x360). 7 completed major projects.

How DevTeam.Space Works

1
Submit your mobile app development project

Submit your Android Java, Swift, React Native, or Xamarin project. A dedicated mobile app development expert will assess your needs and challenges in detail.

2
Connect with your dev team & get a project rollout plan

A team of best app developers is assigned to your project based on your needs. Once you give your approval, we’ll set the process in motion.

3
Get help managing the project with a data-driven process

Your account manager will help you monitor developers using our data-driven agile process. Weekly sprints and regular updates ensure the deliverables’ quality and deadlines are met.

4
Get the highest ROI at zero risk

Increase your ROI with zero risk. Developers get paid only after you’re 100% satisfied with the completed tasks and our mobile app development services.

How to Find the Best and Most Reliable Mobile App Developer for Hire?

It has been estimated that there is somewhere in the region of 20 million software developers in the world, a figure that is more than double the number of 2014.

Around 50% of these developers are estimated to be offering mobile app development services in either a full-time or freelance capacity.

For companies and individuals who desire to create world-class mobile applications, finding top app developers in the huge pool of talent available can be an enormous challenge that is fraught with danger.

For those of us who have had our fair share of run-ins with unmotivated or inexperienced developers, who we have entrusted to help us build our mobile apps, well, let’s just say that it was not a pleasant experience.

Whether you are a small startup company that is looking to build its first app, an entrepreneur seeking to expand into the lucrative app market, a project and product manager, a CEO or CTO, being aware of what to look for is key. Knowing how to sieve out the best from the rest is crucial to getting your project completed on time and to a high specification, and without it being infested with bugs.

In the spirit of Henry Ford’s statement that “working together is success”, we decided to share our expertise by putting together this informed guide on how to find app developers who will help you make your dreams a reality.

Why Mobile Apps Are the Key to Success?

According to the latest estimates, the number of smartphone users in the world is expected to reach 2.5 billion in 2019.

This means that roughly a third of the world’s population uses smartphones in order to browse the internet, shop, play games, watch videos, listen to music, etc. Things that only a decade ago seemed unimaginable to do with just one device.

But, why do you need a mobile app if your website is already optimized for mobile?

Well, you’re wrong if you believe that simply having a mobile-optimized site is enough for today’s tech-savvy users, who are practically glued to their smartphones every minute of the day. Today, not only do big brands such as AliExpress, Ikea, or Starbucks rely on dedicated mobile apps as an important element of their online marketing strategies, but businesses of all sizes do too.

Small and midsize businesses can greatly benefit from tapping into the mobile app frenzy.

Here’s why:

Improving brand visibility and awareness. Given that Americans, on average, spend more than two hours a day using their smartphones, it’s clear that having a particular mobile app on their phone will subconsciously reinforce your brand message. Every time they browse through their apps, they will see your logo which can increase brand recognition.

Creating a direct marketing channel. A mobile app can provide your customers with all the relevant information they require including a description of your products or services, prices, promotions, FAQ, and even connect them with customer service agents. All this will be at their fingertips, which can accelerate their purchasing decisions.

Providing value to your customers. We live in a digital age, so instead of a point-collection card, automate the process and have your customers qualify for discounts by collecting points on their mobile app. Needless to say, this will generate more app downloads and a higher ROI.

Increasing customer engagement. A dedicated mobile app is an excellent way of opening new lines of communication with your customers and to allow them to reach you instantly. With this process being so simple, they are likely to use this to get in touch when they need to solve any potential issues that they have with your products or services. This is essential for customer retention.

In 2016, the global app market was worth a mouthwatering $45 billion. It is expected to double in size to more than $100 billion by the year 2020.

It is safe to say that we need top app developers and mobile app development services more than ever.

Though globalization has given us access to large pools of overseas developers, who are often willing to work for less money, none of this matters if these people are not the best app developers with both the motivation and expertise to get the job done right.

Fundamental to getting the best usable product is creating an effective mobile app development process and finding the right specialist(s) to make it happen.

How a Good Interview Can Help You Find Top App Developers?

While hiring an app developer or dev team is not the same as taking on a new member of staff, there are many similar processes and techniques that can be used in recruiting and testing out suitable candidates.

Any interviewer can successfully root out the right candidate when they have the right tools and methods in place.

When it comes to interviewing app developers, the main problem that most interviewers face are the gaps in their own knowledge or experience.

Certainly, those with little to no background in coding and mobile app development usually have a hard time trying to find the best development engineers.

One of the things that companies learn really fast is that simply being able to code is not what makes a good developer.

In most cases, the developers who apply for the position that you are offering will almost certainly be reasonably good at writing code.

A top-notch developer will obviously have no problem when it comes to coding, but will also have all the other necessary skills. In other words, your ideal candidate should be able to:

– work well with others;
– communicate clearly and effectively;
– own and learn from their mistakes.

Most importantly, they should be passionate and reliable.

So, how can you find all this out in an interview?

Well, the good news is that there are numerous techniques that can help you identify that perfect developer with an almost 100% chance of getting it right.

After years of interviewing developers from a variety of different backgrounds, we have amassed a wealth of experience and tricks to separate the best from the rest.

What follows is a step by step guide on how to identify the best mobile app developers based on a number of caveats that will determine their suitability for your particular project.

Don’t forget, just because one particular candidate might seem ideal at first sight, after conducting an interview based on the methodology we outline here, you may well find that they are far less suitable than you originally thought.

What Makes a Good App Developer?

“I can write good code and always get my projects completed on time.”

Sounds familiar?

Anyone who has ever interviewed and tried to hire an app developer has most certainly heard a variation of this line.

The problem is that it tells you almost nothing about the individual you are interviewing.

To understand how to find an exceptional app developer, you must first understand what it means to be one.

If you are new to the software development, it is easy to gaze in jealousy at other companies’ apps and fall into the trap of assuming these apps were created flawlessly with no bumps in the road, as they say.

This is nonsense, as no app project in history has ever been developed without having at least a few problems.

This is why you need a great developer who is not just good at writing code but also has the following strengths:

Passion

Your new developer might be a code writing god, but if they lack passion, your project is almost certainly going to end up being a Buick rather than a Corvette.

Passion breeds perfection, and without it, there’s little chance your project will shine.

A passionate developer is the kind of person who eats, sleeps, and dreams code.

For these people, programming is an art that allows them to engineer and build beautiful, and above all, useful things.

You’ll often find such a dedicated and passionate professional discussing the latest industry trends and advancements online and helping others out by answering questions on forums etc.

If you manage to find that one-of-a-kind developer, you can count on them to stay up all night debugging code just to make sure the problem you noticed gets fixed ASAP.

For these people, the challenge is the ‘juice’, and they take pride in delivering perfection.

Knowledge

Your new hire should be excellent at writing code, that’s a must.

To establish whether or not they are is relatively straightforward.

Just give them a test and see how they perform.

Another way which will allow you to better judge their knowledge of programming is by checking on their previous experience.

Browse through their portfolio and run a background check on them with past employers to establish whether all that work is actually theirs.

Experience

Now comes the double-edged sword.

As a general rule, the more experience a developer has, the less likely they are going to run into unforeseen problems.

This gives project planners and managers much more flexibility, as an experienced developer will be able to quickly modify problems or build additional features etc.

To gain a better understanding of a developer’s general experience, you can ask to see examples of their past projects and coding (should someone on your staff be qualified enough to understand it.)

Good Attitude

The right attitude is an essential quality of every great developer.

It’s not uncommon to find yourself in a situation in which you’ll be told, almost brusquely, that what you are asking for is impossible without providing more money, etc.

A good developer will always be professional and happy to explain a problem and its possible solutions out in full. Note that they will always be positive in their outlook, something that makes a huge difference when it comes to getting things done.

The ability to admit mistakes quickly and put things right is essential in a developer.

Some experienced developers, in particular, can often let things go to their head and consequently never admit when they are wrong.

Readiness to Work Well as Part of a Team

Mobile app development is a complicated and time-consuming industry.

As a result, it requires numerous individuals to come together and work as a team.

Each of them needs to be able to convey requests and information to other members of the team in a clear and effective manner, while also working around any personality clashes.

Otherwise, a number of problems will arise which will place your entire project in jeopardy.

A Penchant for Always Meeting Deadlines

In any industry, bottlenecks and project delays are two of the most frustrating and unpleasant issues to keep managers awake at night.

The last thing you need is an unreliable developer who doesn’t seem able to meet deadlines.

The word deadline sounds scary for a reason - the idea is to emphasize the importance of getting things done on time.

Ability to See the Whole Picture

It has been demonstrated time and time again that a developer who cannot fully picture what the end goals of a mobile app development project are, as well as what the needs of the app users will be, often ends up taking more time to complete the project.

This is because they will write code without foreseeing the upcoming features, roadblocks, upgrades, and changes, etc.

A good developer will know what end users need from their code and will make it happen.

What Makes a High-Performing Dev Team?

A high-performing dev team is required to have all the traits that make a good software developer, though with a number of other additional caveats.

Firstly, it’s important for a dev team to have a well-oiled internal development process and communication policy that helps the project run as smooth as possible.

Since the project owner is entrusting the fate of the project to the dev team, these processes should keep them in the know regarding the real-time progress of the project.

All too often, inexperienced dev teams neglect their clients by not keeping them regularly updated with their project’s progress, also often failing to inform them of any problems or issues that could affect or delay the project later on down the line. Another area of neglect occurs when they repeatedly take a long time to respond to client queries.

Since a dev team is often a group of individuals who work together in remote locations, dev team managers are often unable to keep the project and its progress completely transparent, especially as many mobile app programming teams are working on many different projects at once.

This is why all the best dev teams have set processes, which include regular progress reports, in order to make sure everything is on course.

Our Expertise

Native
Java/C++ (Android), Objective-C/Swift (iOS), C# (windows Phone)
Cross-platform
Xamarin (iOS, Android)
Hybrid
Ionic, React Native, Phonegap
Domain-specific solutions
Social/chat (XMPP, Smack, OpenFire, Pusher)
Augmented reality/computer vision (OpenCV, Metaio)
Data visualization (AnyChart, D3.JS, HighCharts)
Location aware apps (Pocketshpinx)
Retail (surveys, barcode scanning)
APIs (RestKit)
Testing and Reporting (Crashlythics)
3rd party API integration: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Stripe, Flickr, Amazon

DevTeam.Space is comprised of vetted mobile-focused dev teams who have a proven track record of excellence in all aspects of mobile development, including norms and standards of user interfaces and user experience, client-server interactions, RESTful APIs, caching and resource management, performance tuning, debugging, testing and deployment.

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