It’s worth choosing very carefully because there are many freelance development firms out there. It can help you understand what is most important to the success of your project, followed by careful developer scrutiny and careful selection. Talk to past clients, view portfolios, evaluate remote work examples. And then explore developer profiles before choosing a firm.
Recently, there have been many mobile app creators offering different approaches to development and payment. It is almost impossible for a customer who is poorly versed in these issues to choose a good programmer on his own. It’s no secret to anyone that many developers provide low-quality services at prices significantly higher than the market average. Therefore, the customer is faced with the most difficult question: who to entrust the financial software development.
The easiest answer is to do it yourself. Yes it is possible. Hire the right people, provide them with jobs and let the “work work”. However, this is a very costly method. And it also takes too much time. First, you will have to find the necessary employees, conduct interviews, then rally people into one team. And then start work and pay everyone a salary. But you still need to know who to take and who not, where and how to find a good specialist and how to distinguish him from a bad one. With this approach to development, you will not have any guarantees. Then you will be able to assemble a suitable team and each of its members. It will turn out to be a competent specialist. And it will perfectly complete the assigned tasks.
Who to trust
If your company has a designer, a programmer, or both of them. Then this does not mean at all that you have a team to develop a mobile application. As I already wrote, creating mobile applications requires completely different skills and experience than those that are used in their work by designers and programmers. They are not involved in the development of such programs.
In the past, one programmer could write code for anything. Today there are many programmers, some write code for websites, others for computers. And still there are others for mobile devices. It’s a similar story with designers. There are designers for printing, UX-UI, websites, and others. Each of these specialists is well versed in their own industry, while others are either mediocre or not at all. If you decide to force your programmer to write a mobile application, then do not be surprised that the development dragged on for an unlimited time. And the application will not be as popular as among competitors.
If you want to assemble a full-fledged team of financial software developers, and you have the budget for this, as a business surgeon. It can help to gather the necessary people, make a team out of them and contribute to the correct setting of internal processes.
The most profitable and optimal way to create a mobile application is outsourcing. That is, hiring external specialists. There are freelancers and freelance exchanges offering applications at very tempting prices and promising exorbitant quality. In fact, most freelancers do low-quality work, do it for a long time, and charge a lot. Plus, a single freelancer can’t handle developing a quality app. Quite often there are scammers who take an advance payment and then disappear. Delaying work, using someone else’s copyrighted work without your notice, creating applications with a lot of errors and flaws. They are also not uncommon. For many freelancers, app development is not the main way to make money, but a part-time job. So you can imagine how they work (skills, deadlines, quality). When communicating with a freelancer, you never know who you are really dealing with, what his real experience is and where your cooperation will lead.
To sum up
Long-time experienced freelancers usually team up and create virtual companies. Virtual, because in fact no company exists. And it is good if at least one of the team members is registered as an individual entrepreneur. Such companies usually have their own website and work only remotely, without an office. They work better. Although in fact they are the same freelancers, just united. So the result of their work can be completely unpredictable, as well as the result of the work of a freelancer working alone. You can have a very high-quality application made inexpensively, or a low-quality application very expensive.