Freelance App Developers 7 min read 10.23.2019

How To Hire Developers For App (2021 Update)

Hire developers for App in 2021 - Here's how to find and hire top freelance iOS or Android developers near your location without compromising quality.

Hiring developers for the app is one of the most challenging milestones for businesses in the IT industry. This may sound unbelievable at first. After all, thousands of app developers from all over the world are just a click away.

Here’s the catch: hiring any developer is easy. Hiring a top-skilled freelancer takes knowing where to look. On Hiremotely, you’re on to a good start. 

We accept only carefully vetted software programmers and connect them with employers like yourself. Hiremotely seeks to make hiring freelancers as easy as possible, but before you click here and request a developer, here are some things you need to know.

Here’s the deal: On regular freelance platforms, you simply create a job post, wait a couple of hours or days for applications, and assess the candidates. These platforms usually cannot guarantee that freelancers are qualified for the jobs they do.

On Hiremotely, you file a simple request, specifying the project size and required skills. Within 48 hours, we provide you with 2-4 software developers that are the best fit for your needs. Once you choose one of them, you can test their skills for 8 hours, free of charge. Once the trial is over, you can test another developer, file another request, or hire the freelancer you tested. 

Our freelancers pass rigorous skill tests so we can guarantee their credentials and work ethic. Hiring top freelance app developers on Hiremotely is as risk-free as it gets, but there are a few things you can do to help us match you with your dream app developer.

1. Understand how app development works

Managers and recruiters often don’t have anything beyond basic knowledge about the process of app development. However, the better you understand the task at your (and your programmers’) hands, the greater the chance you will hire freelancers who perfectly fit your needs. 

Before you file a request, here are some things you need to discuss in detail with a colleague who has a deep understanding of software development:

  • The type of software you are building

  • Technologies required for building this software

  • Pros and cons of using these technologies

  • Required maintenance and updates once the software is live and running

  • The structure of the software development team

  • Goals and deadlines

  • The budget will depend on the developer's experience. Example- Entry-level web developers will cost less than an experienced developer. 

This will allow you to come up with a clear set of requirements and assess whether you’re capable of hiring a top-skilled freelance team. It will also help you set realistic deadlines and expectations both for the team and your own company.

2. Set clear requirements for the freelance app developers

It’s a given - you want talented, responsible, driven freelancers. But if you want to hire top-talent developers, you’ll have to skip these details and get to the point right away. Don’t worry, there is no such thing as too many details and information. 

For example, if you want to develop a language learning mobile app, you will look for backend developers who are experts in programming languages Python and Scala. Frontend developers will need to be well versed with React and Redux. You’ll likely want them to be familiar with both Android and iOS frameworks.

While these languages and frameworks were used to build Duolingo, your app may offer and need something different. Creating a list of requirements for freelance app developers can be a challenging feat for someone who is not a professional in IT. However, being as specific as possible will ensure you do your best job as a recruiter.

3. Price should not be your top priority

Making things work on a limited budget is a grim reality of most startups, but here’s the deal. Experienced, talented, and highly skilled software developers are not cheap. If you want to develop a simple app, you may risk it with a less experienced, affordable team. With more complicated software, the risk doesn’t pay off in the long run. 

Creating a stable, solid app from scratch is a big investment. Creating flaky software is cheap in the beginning. Debugging and fixing it from the top down after a year will end up more expensive in the long run.

Think about it this way - top-rated freelance developers are still more affordable, flexible, and risk-free compared to in-house employees. It is alright to be considerate of your budget, but the price should not be the main driving force for hiring app developers.

 4. Pay attention to the soft skills of freelance app developers

We spent a lot of time talking about *getting right to the point* and being specific with professional requirements. This doesn’t mean that the developer’s creativity, personality, and personal interests don’t matter. 

Most freelance developers still work as part of the larger team, and this team should consist of individuals whose skills and personalities complement each other. Also, hiring a developer whose lifestyle and values align with those promoted by your brand can work wonders for a freelancer’s motivation and dedication. 


Sounds simple? That’s because Hiremotely is dedicated to keeping things as easy and risk-free as possible. You don’t have to write endless quirky job postings, advertise them, and sift through dozens of applications that need background checks. We do that for you.

Our freelancers go through a 3-week admission process that includes technology and coding tests, mathematical and logical tests, as well as reliability evaluation. During this period, we assess a candidate’s credentials and soft skills, allowing us to match you with the top talent individuals or teams based on multiple criteria.

All you need to do is know what you want. The rest is our job.

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