Know your Developer

iPhone 2g, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4

iPhone 2g, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (Photo credit: reticulating)

This article is a response to one that I read by Mike Lemovitz check it out here http://thenextweb.com/entrepreneur/2013/11/03/hired-developer-elance-build-first-iphone-app-experience/

Well this week’s read was really great and hearkened back to a bunch of numerous times people tried to scam me out of stuff and particularly for paying for things. So I was reading a bit onto Mike Lemovitz’s story about him hiring an Elance developer to help him simply make a little app that he could give to his parents to basically keep track of whether his kids were being good or bad before Christmas. Now while it is a little long it is hilarious and altogether something that I would love to put my two pieces of cents towards.

First off there were a couple problems with his approach to getting quality work. To start it off rather than getting a Chinese developer who had questionable English he probably should have gotten someone maybe a little better versed in the Business they were going to be working on. Next, he probably shouldn’t have gotten someone from China. Not to hammer onto the Chinese people or their work methods or even more-so their app developers one must ask if the price being asked is “too good to be true”. Well if that is the case and those offers tend to come from outsourcing chances are those prices are too good to be true. Its one reason why I would emphasize putting development into a place that is much closer to home.

As for the last thing I have a problem with it probably isn’t as big a deal but he was developing on for the iPhone. Yes, I know its the most popular brand out there right now along with being extremely well manufactured. However, as far as apps go it is the most closed system out there and for his case he may have wanted to put it more towards something in the Android market which is much easier to develop towards along with ease of updating. That is my two cents anyways.

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One comment

  1. agileinfoways.com · May 9, 2014

    Knowing the secret to finding and hiring great iPhone app developers is the Holy Grail in terms of getting apps made. It is very hard to do.

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