Coming up with a great app idea is just half of the battle. Your next challenge is to find a great development team that can bring your app idea to life. Certainly, you’re going to hire the best app developers who can make everything according to your requirements as well as budget. Wait. How to find them?
According to Evans Data Corporation, the number of developers hit 22 million in 2017. It’s estimated that the number of developers will increase to 26 million by 2022. And nowadays app developers are working all over the world.
Here are some figures:
- The US stands for 4.4 million
- EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) accounts for 6.7 million
- APAC (the Asia-Pacific Region) has around 6.5 million
So when it comes to hiring a development team for your project, you might run the risk of making a wrong choice. This article provides some useful tips on how to find and hire the best developers for your app in an offshore or nearshore development company.
Make A Stop And Choose A Destination:
It’s hardly possible to cover each country on the globe to lighten up your choice. However, we’ll stop at the most popular locations for outsourcing app developers. These are the UK, North America, Ukraine, and India.
Sure, hiring a local development team is attractive for a couple of reasons. You’re in the same time zone so there won’t be any early morning or night meetings. There won’t be any misunderstandings due to the language barrier or differences in culture. You’ll be in tune with your team since you speak the same language, live in the same country, and follow the same traditions. In case something gets wrong, it’s easier to manage conflicts with the locals.
But sometimes local developers can’t meet your case or the rates are too high. Then you can always outsource offshore app developers. You can find more on outsourcing in our previous article.
In turn, offshore developers offer substantial benefits as well. There is a wide range of reliable and experienced development partners who know how to build a great app for every business niche. Whereas another approach is Nearshore outsourcing which is a process of delegating some tasks, in particular, software development, to neighboring countries to get better control over operational expenditures.
As a rule, you won’t face any problems with the time difference. It’s enough to have 2 or 3 overlapping hours to hold a successful communication with your development team. And the same time, you can develop an app at lower rates without the loss in quality. Let’s take a look at top three development destinations.
North America is the Mecca for informational technologies. It supplies more than half of the information technology in the world. And no wonder: Silicon Valley, as well as headquarters of the leading app development companies, are located in the U.S.
According to Statista, the average hourly rate is the highest in North America. It ranges between 150 and 160 dollars per hour.
Speaking of the European region, London and Berlin are the most popular development destinations. The capital of the UK makes around one-third of the app revenues. And it’s the second most important tech hub after the U.S. And Berlin get the second place when it comes to the EU.
According to Statista, the average hourly rate is 70 dollars in London and around 60 dollars in Berlin.
Check out our previous article on Kiev as the Biggest It-Hub in Ukraine to find out more information on outsourcing app developers in Ukraine or nearshore software development agencies.
Where To Find App Developers?
Supposing that you’ve chosen the location of your development team to be, it’s time to find developers. In fact, there are several options.
The easiest way is to ask your friends. It would be great if one of your friends developed an app. Your friend can lead you through the development process and even advise you someone who can build an app for you.
In case no one among your friends had such an experience, you can always surf the Internet. There are dozens of online platforms specially designed to help you find a development team or company for your project. Let’s take a quick look at the most popular online resources to find app developers:
Freelancer. It’s the biggest marketplace to hire a freelancer or a team. There are over 22M registered users from all over the world. On Freelancer, you can find developers for any project be it small or large.
Upwork. It’s another website for freelancers. It has nearly 12M of active users. Advanced search options along with user-friendly interface allow you to find a suitable developer.
Clutch. It’s a great resource for hiring app development companies. It’s a research and review platform. On Clutch, you can check app developers’ profiles and get acquainted with verified reviews.
AppFutura. It’s a community for mobile app developers where you can check the profiles and rating of any app development company.
LinkedIn. It’s a social network for business and employment needs. LinkedIn isn’t aimed at freelancers, but here you can meet the right people for your project.
Hopefully, this article will help you find a development team that will be the right fit to turn your app idea into a mobile app. Experience, price, comfort, and common understanding are the things to pay your attention while hiring a development team.
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