Although there are plenty of app developers to choose from, shortlisting and hiring a reliable app developer can be overwhelming. But at the same time, it’s imperative to shortlist the best developer for building your application.
But the question is “what are the required skills that one must look out for in their app developer?”.
In this blog post, I have shared 7 essential skills that your mobile app developer must have.
Experience is definitely a prerequisite quality especially in case of complicated apps development. In other words, if you have a complex mobile app project, only experienced developers can help you.
Usually, a mobile app builder who have been developing apps for more than 3 years is considered as an experienced developer.
Here are but some of the benefits of hiring an experience app developer:
- Your project can be finished on time.
- Your app would be less likely to get errors & security issues.
- You get the expert guidance along the way.
- You get the best UI/UX for your mobile app.
#2 Development Platform
If you need a mobile app that can run on both iOS & Android devices, it is essential for you to hire a developer who can build cross-platform apps.
Most of the app builders are expert in developing single platform applications. For eg. iOS developer can build apps for only iOS, not for Android and vice versa.
But there are several developers who can work on cross-platform technologies such as:
- React Native
So, based on your preferred development platform, you must hire a developer accordingly.
#3 Coding skills
What level of coding skills does your app developer has? Is he able to do custom coding or he can just use libraries and put them together to create your app.
Again, if your mobile app project requires complicated features, your developer must possess fine coding skills.
You must also checkout with your developer if he builds native apps or hybrid apps. There is a huge difference between a naive app & hybrid app in terms of:
- Scope of work
- Development timeframe
- App development cost
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Just coding skills of your app developer may not be enough to produce an excellent product. He must possess great visualization skills as well.
As a matter of fact, not all of the app developers are good in visualization. But how you can you check the visualization skills of your shortlisted developer.
Well, you can check their past works and determine the quality of their visualization.
#5 UI/UX understanding
You don’t just need an app coder, you also need someone who understands the importance of UI (user interface) & UX (user experience) for the success of any mobile application. Therefore, you must check the UI/UX understanding of your developer before you hire him.
But the question is “how to check the UI/UX skills of any app developer?”. The simple answer is “By checking some of their past works”.
Yes, by having a look at their past works, you can determine the level of their UI/UX skills.
No matter how good your mobile app is, if it’s not secured, it won’t be of any use. Especially in case of e-commerce applications, where you expect your targeted audience to pay online, it becomes a mandate to sure your app.
Below are some of the ways in which a mobile app builder can secure your mobile app:
- Protecting the app with encryption.
- Scanning the source codes for vulnerabilities.
- Data encryption and encrypted networks.
- Following other security measures such as identifications, authentication, and authorization.
Before you hire a mobile app developer, you must ensure that he is always available for you to do troubleshooting.
App development is not a one-time thing. You can’t just build it, shut it and forget it. It is quite likely that you may face some bugs & errors after your app has been deployed and made live.
Considering a long-term association, you must make sure to hire only those app developers who provide support & troubleshooting services.