5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Website or Mobile Application Developer


If your company or firm doesn’t have a website or mobile application yet, you could be missing out on a golden-haired break to tap into new profits stream. Internet penetration throughout world, smartphones and tablets are where today’s clients live. The majority of the smartphones and tablets owners in different countries use a shopping or retail application at least once a month. Yours could be one of them.

If you’d like a website or mobile application that lets customers buy your products — or simply access multiple services — you’ll need to hire a practiced developer you reliance to custom build it.


Here are 5 key questions to ask website and mobile application developers to help you choose the right one for your job:

1. Check website or mobile application developer’s profiles

— Guru is an amazing service that I highly recommend to businesses of all sizes looking to find short or long-term, high quality resources. Guru is the leading by size network for freelancers. Guru mainly focuses on hourly projects and uses a time-tracking software as a prerequisite for a guaranteed payment.

— Find freelancers jobs on Upwork – the world’s largest online workplace where savvy businesses and professional freelancers go to work!. Upwork is a project-based network with both fixed and hourly prices.

There are other freelance networks for website and mobile application development includes People per Hour.

2. Hire a freelancer or go with a company?

This depends on whether you can manage the process of development and on the degree to which you can manage and lead the project on your side. Even if you have some serious technology developers, it’s good to hire a team who associated with company and further, who take work through freelance network, since server application can be managed from miles away, it is not difficult, especially if you have a real experience of working with technical teams.

A website and mobile application development agency, who take work through freelance network is also supposed to provide you with project management services in addition to developers, designers, QA specialists. They have a specific strategy for work, elaborated standards of communication, and quality control, as well as a workflow process that will get you where you need to be.

We’d recommend you to choose only companies who work on freelance basis because they provide you specific solution, keen to connect you throughout engagement and prefer you as valuable client.

3. Comparative Analysis

Another important suggestion is to pay attention to company’s website, review their portfolio page using different social media networks and also freelance reviews like


You can also listen to what clients say:

If you are not a technical person and can’t judge technical skills, you’d better rely on the recommendations of someone you trust, who has the skills and experience to help you review code samples of your candidates. The list of clients and their references can tell you more than several Skype calls with developers. The final result of collaboration with an website and mobile application development team strongly depends on how often you communicated and how well you understood each other during the process of building a product.

4. Hire the best website or mobile application developer!

Draft a written agreement specifying that you will pay the developer by the hour or with a flat fee. Most developers and companies who take work through freelancing ask for a one-time fee upfront. Others require a deposit at the beginning of a project, often for up to half of the estimated total cost, with the balance due when the app is completed.

5. How will we communicate during the development process?

The quality of your website and mobile application often depends on how clearly and often you communicate your website and mobile application design and functionality requirements throughout the development process. Bespoke design and development process ensures that all-important synergy between your goals and your visitor’s positive experience.

The Author

Mohit Mishra – Technical Director, iQuincesoft – Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, India. National Institute of Technology (NIT) Allahabad, India