Starting working on any start-up you face a number of serious problems which solutions will shape the future of your project: whether it will be successful or become a failure.
To find app developers for your project is one of such important fundamental problems which should be solved with the maximum seriousness and knowledge of the matter because those experts will turn your ideas into reality and the future of your project depends on their skills and abilities.
For many years, Umbrella experts have been turning into reality the most daring and large-scale projects. Today we have decided to share with you the main tips on how to properly choose a professional developers team so the planned project will be carried out in the best and required form.
You have a clear understanding of your future product and want to start working on it but you don’t know how to find a developer for an app, do you? This article will help.
Today there are many different ways to find IT experts ranging from the simplest “word of mouth” to specialized websites.
You can search for your dream team:
Searching for suitable candidates you should look at the following most popular and demanded websites:
Here you can not only study the portfolio of potential candidates but also get acquainted with the real feedbacks left by previous clients, check their skills and discuss the details of the work.
Umbrella advises using the Upwork platform for the search for the team. There is a large selection of specialists there, the process of search, communication, and collaboration with them is understandable and easy. To start the work:
Besides this, after you post the job candidates will start responding to it. View them to paying attention only to those who are in the company, skipping freelancers, and then proceed as described above.
For example, you can use these:
This list can be continued endlessly, the main thing is that it must reflect your needs.
As a result of the search, you can find personal websites of specialized companies, various forums and advertisements with contact details of IT specialist teams.
LinkedIn has a convenient search system: you can search for companies and other information by filtering candidates on a wide range of criteria including keywords. Here you can also send a message to the candidate.
How to find an app developer on LinkedIn?
Choose candidates with the СEO or СTO position and write them a message: “Hi, I’m looking for a team of developers for a new project! Can I discuss this with you or do I need to talk with one of your colleagues?”
Note that when you open a company or a specific candidate profile, the search engine offers also to contact other similar specialists displaying them in the list on the right side of the screen what can also save your time and increase the chances to find the appropriate performer.
So try to remember which of your friends or acquaintances made a start-up or is somehow connected with the IT sphere and write to him:
“Hi! At the moment I am looking for good app developers to deliver a web (mobile) project. Could you recommend someone? “
As practice shows, there are always several people who can either share contacts of worthy performers for your project or advise where else you can continue your searches.
What are they? They are platforms where various meetings, events, conferences are held and where investors and developers meet.
Make the post:
“Hi! I am looking for a team of experienced and good developers for my project. If you have collaborated with such, please, share their contacts. I will be grateful for the repost of this post!”
After the publication, you should also ask your friends and acquaintances to make a repost of your post.
Visit various groups about the development of web and mobile projects and leave your ads similar to the above mentioned.
The more people see your post, the more candidates you will be able to communicate with and then hire professional mobile or web app developers.
Of course, you should not entrust your start-up to the first team of developers that comes to you and assures you that they have a huge work experience on similar projects and will do everything in the best way.
You should believe the facts only. Below there are the main selection criteria which should be found out primarily when communicating with potential performers and at the end of the article there is a link to a convenient table-template. You can download it, enter the names of candidates and fill in information about them on important criteria.
So, pay attention to:
Therefore, you should not consider companies that exist on the IT market for less than 3 years, alternatively, you cannot be sure of their stable work.
It is necessary to choose time-tested performers and entrust your start-up to professionals, not amateurs. Then the whole project will be implemented in the best way and finished on time.
If there are more than 15 people in the team of performers you can feel at ease as even if any member of the team cannot continue working on your project for a certain reason, whether it’s an illness or vacation, there will always be another employee in the reserve who can take on his duties and continue working on your startup.
The main thing you should pay attention to in the portfolio of the chosen developers team is the similarity of its previous projects with the one that you are planning to create. If IT experts have already had experience of developing such start-ups, they know what difficulties can be faced during the work process and how to avoid them. Otherwise, the probability of appearance of errors and unstable work of your project increases many times.
The performer must be on the same wave with you, understand all your ideas and clearly understand how to turn them into reality.
You should not be lazy and study the negotiating tactics with the chosen candidates alongside with the search for a team of developers. You can learn how to behave and what you should pay attention to during the negotiations from the article Reduce Risks While Planning Web-Project Development.
After reading the mentioned article and studying all kinds of Internet platforms and websites, asking friends and acquaintances, publishing a big number of posts about development team search in the social networks, it is time to attentively and carefully get acquainted with potential candidates, sort out all the unfit and choose the most worthy ones.
In addition, you should remember that:
Therefore, you should carefully study the portfolios you received and choose 3 most suitable candidates based on the criteria described above.
Thus, now you know where to find mobile or web app developers. As you can see the secret how to hire an app developer suitable for your project is simple! The main thing is to get serious about the search, pay attention to the described criteria and understand how comfortable it is for you to communicate with one or another team.
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If you pay attention to all these simple but important criteria described in the article you will be able to create a clear and correct idea of the work with potential candidates, see the true value of each of them and choose the most suitable team that will have experience and knowledge so with its help you will be able to create a strong project.
In our turn, Umbrella is an experienced company that meets all the criteria mentioned above. So if you are looking for true professionals talk to our team and we’ll deliver a unique and qualitative product to you.
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