Archive of month: July 2015

NOTE: This is Part 2 of “Hiring iOS Developers Success” (Read Part 1 Here) In the last seven years, I’ve hired over a dozen developers; some were overseas shops I found online, while others were freelancers I met through the iOS community. I discovered my first developer through an online marketplace called Elance.com, and the relationship […]
Without a doubt, picking your developer can be the most overwhelming and difficult part of the project. If you don’t understand a framework from a factory, how will you know the developer is someone you can trust to do a quality job for a reasonable price? Here’s the catch. You can pay someone thousands to […]
Pinpointing a target audience often trips up developers, who find it irresistible to be all things for everyone. But the truth is that before deciding exactly what your app will do, it’s important to think clearly about whom you’re building it for. It’s the first step in creating an app that people want. It’s tempting […]
If you’re building an app and wishing you had paid more attention in art class, you’ll be pleased to know that what you learned in first grade is good enough. That’s because exquisite design is about making an app easy and enjoyable to use, not just composing a masterpiece worthy of a spot in the Louvre. […]
Unlike the Twinkies you stockpiled in the pantry, the enthusiasm developers have for a new project has limited shelf life. When it fades, the motivation is gone, and the project slowly goes as sour as two-week-old milk. But when developers are high on inspiration, their productivity goes through the roof. During my career, I’ve worked […]
Without a doubt, picking your developer can be the most overwhelming and difficult part of the project. If you don’t understand a framework from a factory, how will you know the developer is someone you can trust to do a quality job for a reasonable price? Here’s the catch. You can pay someone thousands to […]
Interviewing prospective developers Most of us had to sit through at least one job interview to find employment, so you’re familiar with the drill. It’s a good idea to interview each candidate at least once. You’re not so much interested in discovering where they “see themselves in five years,” but rather what your project will […]