Creating Apple Apps - Part Six - Finding a Programmer and Getting Your App Coded


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Part Six of a ten part series on Creating Apple Apps. Learn how to find, hire and work with programmers.

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Creating Apple Apps - Part Six - Finding a Programmer and Getting Your App Coded

  1. 1. Two Rivers Apps
  2. 2. BACKGROUND – CREATING APPLE APPS Welcome to the Creating Apple Apps SeriesThis ten part series will guide you through the end to end process of creating an Apple App from idea through to post- launch.The Apple App store is the premier marketplace for mobile Apps with over 30 Billion downloads. It is THE market to be in. Anyone with a good idea and tenacity can make money on the Apple App store. Are you ready to join the growing ranks of Appreneurs? Two Rivers Apps LLC
  3. 3. THREE OBJECTIVESPart Six – Finding a Programmer and Getting Your App Coded.1. Advertise for, find, and hire a Professional Programmer2. Complete coding and approve a test ready App3. Prepare the App for Testing Two Rivers Apps LLC
  4. 4. 1. ADVERTISE FOR, FIND, AND HIRE A PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMERWhen a customer starts using your App it needs to function correctly and quickly, without bugs and outages or you will receive bad feedback that will stifle your Marketing and Sales efforts. A Professional Programmer is:• Trained and experienced in coding for iOS Apps.• An expert in their field with extensive hands on App Coding and deployment experience.• Knowledgeable and up to date on all aspects of the Apple Submission Guidelines and underlying iOS feature sets, frameworks, services and languages.• Has several published Apps on the Apple App Store.• Does not hesitate to provide very satisfied references and samples.A Professional Programmer will properly code and test your App, verifyinga high level of quality before signing off and releasing the App for finaltesting. Two Rivers Apps LLC
  5. 5. 1. ADVERTISE FOR, FIND, AND HIRE APROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMER - CONTINUEDDon’t make the mistake of using the same resource as a Designer and a Programmer. You can find a good Programmer here:• eLance• Guru• Odesk• A development shop• A reference Our recommendation is eLance. Two Rivers Apps LLC
  6. 6. 1. ADVERTISE FOR, FIND, AND HIRE APROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMER - CONTINUEDWhy use eLance?• Fixed price or hourly options.• Good depth of quality Programmers at a reasonable price.• Safeguards in place to ensure quality.• Different options for finding Programmers.• Quality of work and value are high.Caveat: Have Programmers sign a Non-DisclosureAgreement before releasing detailed Design andRequirements documentation. Two Rivers Apps LLC
  7. 7. 2. COMPLETE CODING AND APPROVE A TEST READY APPYou have an agreement in place, schedule in place and milestones set, time to knock it out.:- Schedule frequent status calls with your Programmer and verify they are on track and answer any questions or clarifications.- Have the Programmer repeat the requirement, answer or clarification in their own words to confirm they understand what you are asking for.- Ask for a full demo when they have completed coding and unit testing. Two Rivers Apps LLC
  8. 8. 3. PREPARE THE APP FOR TESTINGTime to get ready for testing:• Have the App deployed to a test environment• Keep Programmers engaged throughout the test process. Two Rivers Apps LLC