The idea that “mobile is eating the world” isn’t new, but it has definitely gained momentum in the past few years: The pandemic brought about a wealth of apps, ranging from delivery apps and e-shopping to mobile health and remote education. The surge in app development makes it even harder for IT leaders to come across skilled app developers for hire, and that is where nCube can step in.
We at nCube help companies cope during times of talent deficit. Our team builds iOS, Android, and cross-platform teams based in Eastern Europe. So, whether you are at the Discovery Phase or have a ready-made MVP, we can help cut through the difficulties of finding app developers. We’ve already partnered with companies such as doTerra, Life360, and Flightright to help them uncover a talented pool of app developers for hire in Eastern Europe.
In our experience, companies commonly adhere to one of three methods to access app developers for hire:
Now, let’s take a look at each option individually so that you can weigh your options and make the best choice for you.
Chances are your first idea is to find an app developer using one of the many talent repositories on the market. This solution comes with its own benefits and downsides, let’s review them.
As an alternative to freelancers, you can access app developers for hire via an outsourcing firm. With this approach, the firm will develop your app from scratch using their internal app developers according to the milestones outlined in the contract. While many companies choose this route to get their app off the ground, it may not necessarily suit your case as well. Let’s see why you should (or shouldn’t) consider finding app developers through outsourcing.
A Dedicated Team Model lets companies access app developers for hire and set up their own app development center on the provider’s premises. Not only does this model allow you to find app developers with the skillsets you need, it also gives you an opportunity to work and communicate with them directly. Hiring developers within a Dedicated Team model means that they will be a true extension of your internal units, working together with members of your in-house staff.
All of the models we’ve discussed in this post are proven ways to find app developers. In our experience, app development requires a full-blown team, as the scope of work tends to grow over time, which fuels companies to bring in more staff. In this regard, a Dedicated Team model is a perfect solution, as it allows you to find developers fast and integrate them into the team. Conversely, outsourcing firms don’t offer such flexibility, as they solely focus on milestones preemptively agreed to in the contract.
On the other hand, you can access app developers for hire through freelance platforms with ease, but this solution is associated with a huge managerial effort on your side. Additionally, working with freelancers isn’t the same as working with outsourced developers or app developers hired via the Dedicated Team model. When it comes to the predictability of the outcome, freelancers typically fall short of guarantees in this regard, whereas hiring developers who are part of outsourced teams or Dedicated Teams you’ll receive deliverables outlined in the contract. The latter options are also safer, as vendors sign all the necessary agreements to secure your Intellectual Property and user data.
By hiring developers on a Dedicated Model, you reduce many uncertainties, as you’ll select all developers personally and decide who you’d like to work on your app. You will also manage the developers as you see fit, retaining full control over the app development process.
When you search for app developers for hire, many factors can affect your choice. At the end of the day, you need to explore all the possibilities out there to make an informed decision. If you’re interested to find out more, especially given a Dedicated Team model, let’s connect.