Part 3: The Importance of Relationships
In our first two installments we talked about the gathering information and references in regards to your search for a mobile app developer. This data provides an understanding as to the limitations and expectations of the app developer during your project. In part three of the six-part series we will discuss the importance of utilizing relationships to help compile a list of candidates for your app’s development.
You now know what to look for in a developer’s portfolio to determine what they’re capable of, and what standards to set when hiring a mobile app developer. Now it is time to begin looking for developers who not only meet your app’s production standards, but exceed expectations in regards to the development process.
Surely you can browse the web looking for developers, examining reviews, etc., but this process requires an inordinate amount of time. Instead, tap into your vast network of contacts that you have procured over your professional career. These relationships will help generate and pre-qualify leads based on first-hand experiences. Utilizing relationships aren’t only useful for initially finding a developer however; to assure you get the absolute most out of the project, a close relationship should be built with the developer themselves once they’re hired.
Now that you are aware of what developers are capable of producing and what to demand and expect when working with one, you can begin to tap into your network of reliable contacts. Whether the contact is an acquaintance, business associate, or friend, you probably know someone who can offer their suggestion for a reliable mobile app development company.
Gather these recommendations and comprise a list of potential candidates. Referral from a contact who already has a standing relationship with a developer is a great way to generate a lead. When it comes to this type of relationship, having faith in someone else’s opinion is essential.
Another avenue to pursue is to utilize any relationships you may have with someone already in the app development field. It’s up to you whether or not you want to mix personal relationships and business, but there may be valuable insights to gain that may help guide you to a developer who will meet the criteria you set. Word of mouth travels extremely fast throughout the mobile app development industry if you’re on top of your game!
Building Relationships with Developers
The importance of relationships and capitalizing on them shouldn’t end once a developer is hired. In order for you to get the best out of your app, it is imperative to establish and maintain a close relationship with your development team. This will help provide the developer a greater understanding your expectations, and what is required to bring your vision to fruition. Instead of just going through the motions and completing tasks as they’re directed, the developer can keep the best interest of the app at heart. Constant and consistent communication between both parties is one way to ensure the relationship you have with the developer will be a healthy one, capable of producing a successful end product.
Get to Networking
Beginning to see the value of relationships? At WASP, we understand the importance of relationships in the mobile app development arena, which is made evident in the apps we produce and the elite service we provide. Now that you have the building blocks to begin your search for a mobile app developer, take a closer look at some of the apps we have developed for our clients; quality apps come from quality partnerships!
6 Essential Aspects of Hiring a Mobile App Developer Series:
- Part 1: Portfolio (Link)
- Part 2: Reviewing Client References (Link)
- Part 3: Importance of Relationships
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