Things to look out for before hiring an iOS Developer

Sep 20, 2022

“Does the developer know a bit about business logic, design, content, product flow, roadmaps, software architecture, back-end design patterns, marketing pop-ups, and everything involved in the success of the website?”

Many companies are particular about the ability of the developers to be capable in all aspects of development cycles. Building a software is complex and requires different kinds of specialists. These specialists bring unique strengths to complement and make a strong product.

iOS is the Apple operating system that runs on its smartphones and tablet computers. Apple makes the most popular version of iOS, and it is used in most applications made by Apple. Anyone can create an iOS application, but only a few have the skills to make an exceptional one. An iOS developer is essential for creating an app for iOS, making it a lucrative field for skilled individuals.

Hiring an iOS developer is a tricky business to get into. The demand for iOS developers is higher than for other programmers- and this makes up for the high rate of pay. However, not every good iOS developer will work for cheap; they're usually available on contract or as part of a staff position. It can become hard to find an iOS developer that fits your budget but you don’t have to worry since C&M helps find developers that meet budget and criteria.

An excellent iOS developer will help you create an amazing application that accomplishes your goals. A high-quality developer is essential if you want to create an application for Apple's operating system so be careful when finding one.

Consider the following when interviewing an iOS developer:

1. Development experience.

The first thing that you should consider before hiring any developer is their experience. You need to make sure that they have enough experience working on similar projects. If they don't have much experience then you might want to think twice about them. A good developer should have enough years of experience in developing applications for iOS devices.

2. Technical Skillset

The developer should have skills in Objective-C, Swift, Cocoa Touch, Xcode, Git, and all necessary advancements in technology introduced by Apple. You should ask them technical questions to find out whether they know the right tools & have the right understanding.

3. Time Management

Time management is the third most important skill that you should look at. You should make sure that the person you choose is capable of managing time well. Ask them how they manage their time and whether they are able to get projects completed on time.

4. Portfolio

You should always check out their portfolio. Make sure that they have good projects, that showcase great capabilities. A portfolio also helps in determining their understanding and preferences for sectors, their areas of strength in projects and their confidence in the work they do.

5. References

References are very important. Ask them for references and call them. Don't just take their word for it. Developers who are vouched for by their clients or employees tend to deliver better work to keep up their reputation. Talking to references also helps gain the right confidence in your hiring decision.

6. Individual fit

Personality is another important skill that you should look at. You should try to understand the personality of the person you hire. Do they seem friendly? Are they open-minded? Are they flexible? Are they serious? Are they familiar with recent technological advancements? Are they willing to upskill? These are some of the qualities that you should look for. You should also make sure that the people you hire are willing to offer you the time commitment you need. They should be fully committed to the project in terms of their interest and abilities as well. Ensuring their availability at the outset helps avoid problems in the future.

7. Communication

Communication skills are extremely important. You should hire someone who communicates well with others. A developer who doesn't communicate well with his/her clients won't be able to deliver quality code. Make sure that they communicate well with you and keep you updated about their progress. Ensure that there are no language barriers and you are in constant sync with them before onboarding them.

8. Payment

Make sure that they accept the mode of payment you offer. If it is an international payment, ensure that they have the right set-up to receive it. If you are making use of third-party platforms like RazorPay, PayPal, Stripe, etc, make sure to communicate in advance. The currency used to make the payment should be transparently discussed.

9. Location

It is important to consider the location of the job and their readiness for the same. If it is a remote opportunity, the time zone of the developer you are working with is an important factor to consider. Are you comfortable with their operational timings? Mutual comfort with each other’s operational timings and flexibility allowed for must be communicated.

10. Price

Price is always a factor when choosing a developer. However, price shouldn't be the only deciding factor. You need to take into account the quality of the work, the amount of time it takes to complete the project, and the level of professionalism displayed throughout the entire process.

11. Reputation

Reputation is another big factor when choosing a developer for your app. C&M allows clients to rate & review the developers. Check what the others say about the developer.

That said, since the developer will be a part of your team, they will be able to fully familiarize themself with the product(s) you will be developing and should be able to upskill quickly. If they tick the above checklist, be assured that you are hiring a great developer.

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Charvi Goyal

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