Everybody wants to be able to choose the best android app developers for their project, but the most professional developers are very hard to come by. This is because the plethora of available choices makes it difficult to search for the developer who has in-depth expertise and experience on the Android platform. Some people, in spite of putting a lot of time and energy in their search proceedings, still end up choosing the wrong developer for their projects.
One of the many reasons for this is the fact that they haven’t gone about choosing a developer or a development company in a methodical manner. Here is a step wise approach towards choosing an expert in android app development that usually proves to be successful.
Step 1: Understand the Market
If you are a first timer looking for an expert developer to handle your project, you need to get a thorough understanding of the market and how it functions. This will help you get an idea of the choices available and also the kind of services offered by the developers. More importantly, it will also help you get an in-depth look into the claims and counter claims by the various development companies offering their services in this regard.
Step 2: Shortlisting on Basis of Portfolio
After going through the portfolio of the various companies that you come across in your search, you will need to first shortlist them on the basis of portfolio. Here, it is important to choose the kind of company that has worked on projects that had similar requirements to yours – the ones that claim to have done so and which is evident from their portfolio. You can also use other parameters to shortlist the companies.
Step 3: Establishing Contact
Once you have shortlisted the respective companies, based on their portfolio and various other parameters, you will need to contact them for a personal interaction. You need to talk with their development team and get an idea of their levels of expertise and their ability to handle your projects. After your interaction, you can further trim down your shortlist, based on your levels of satisfaction with respect to the one-on-one you had with the company.
Step 4: Vetting Client References
The final shortlist is made up of android app developers or companies that you have had a constructive interaction with, and those that you believe have worked on successful client projects. You next and final step will be to get client references from these companies, and talk to their past clients. This helps you get a clear idea about the expertise and experience of the developers and whether they are all that they claim to be.