5 Places to Find an App Developer
If your business strategy involves building an app, you’ll definitely want to put in some work finding an app developer who can make your product come to life. However, due to a skills shortage in the job market, finding an app developer can be a tough and expensive process. Not only do developers command higher paychecks due to their in-demand skills, but they can also drain your resources if they don’t turn out to be as competent as you thought in completing your project.
To make sure that you’re sourcing high-quality app developers, we recommend you check out these 5 places to hire an app developer who can meet your product needs:
1. Hyperlink Infosystem
Hyperlink Infosystem is a hugely popular provider of IT services and software solutions, boasting a team of experts who can offer tailored recommendations depending on your project scope. They rated 4.9/5 for Android and iPhone app development services on Clutch and have worked with a variety of clients including Disney and Viacom. The minimum payment for a project rings up to the tune of $10,000, which makes Hyperlink perfect for when you need a demo of an app hashed out quickly and professionally.
WillowTree is a mobile agency that offers app development as one of their many services, and their impressive portfolio showcases an eye for beautiful and elegant design. Recognized by the research and advisory firm Forrester as a “Strong Performer in B2C Mobile Services,” WillowTree has worked with big names such as Zappos and General Electric. WillowTree claims they’re the best in the business with a price tag to match -- the minimum project size is $50,000.
A Chicago- based agency that has a strong footing in the medical, retail, insurance industries, Ethervision specializes in developing for Android, iOS, Enterprise, Web, Cloud Integration, and Oculus PLUS they’re able to throw in digital marketing services to boot. Ethervision counts The Chicago Tribune and Aon Hewitt as fans of their work. Unlike the previous two options we’ve mentioned, you pay Ethervision based on hourly rates rather than a price minimum.
If you don’t feel like going through the agency route and prefer to work with people one-on-one, freelancers are the way to go. There are plenty of freelancers out there who you can negotiate with to fit your experience and budget needs. Companies like Airbnb, NetApp, and Pfizer use freelancer platforms like Toptal constantly.
If you want the scrappiness and speed of a freelancer combined with the resources and networking clout of an agency, you get Gigster! Backed by the big VC firms, Gigster actively pairs software developers with companies that don’t necessarily have the budget or headcount to hire fulltime. Gigster charges a flat fee so you don’t have to worry about developers needlessly racking up hours, and both the client and developer are paired with a project manager who makes sure that deliverables are on track.
Ready to hire an app developer? Check out our blog post, 5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an App Developer, for our tips.