How much does it cost to hire an Android app developer?
The cost to hire Android app developers depends on your app’s complexity, functionality scope, team location, required team size, and their experience and level of seniority (junior, middle or senior). For example, each developer’s quality of work and speed will differ based on the seniority level. So, any reputable Android app development provider can calculate the exact cost after they understand your needs and available resources.
We offer to hire Android app developers on the most favorable terms for our customers. Thus, we provide several cooperation models (full product development outsourcing and IT staffing) and pricing models (hourly and project-based).
Moreover, we offer reasonable hourly rates for Android app development services, starting at 30$ per hour, which is much lower than hiring your locals (for the US and Western Europe, the hourly rates are from $100 to $200).
How long does it take for Android app developers to start working on my project?
Depending on the project’s complexity, available in-house talents, and budget, we can understand if we can get started as soon as we know your project needs. Usually, when we have the required team size and experienced Android app developers available for hire, we can start the project work in a couple of days. Otherwise, our professional recruiters will take up to 1-2 weeks to find experienced Android specialists to join your dedicated team. After you approve the candidates, we also ensure fast team adjustments and onboarding to complete your project tasks according to established milestones and deadlines.
What are the main responsibilities of an Android app developer?
The first step in the hiring process is creating a decent job description, so you can clarify what you expect from your future team player. At Northell, we typically list the following Android app developer responsibilities that we are going to welcome:
- Design and build advanced Android-based applications
- Work with outside data sources and APIs
- Unit-test the code and troubleshoot
- Fix bugs
- Ensure high application performance
- Release and publish the app on Google App
- Work with cutting-edge technologies and keep mastering coding skills
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams and customer representatives
- Estimate features feasibility to ensure timely delivery
How do you ensure an Android app developer meets the required soft and hard skills?
We are strict about the recruitment and hiring process. As a result, it allows us to sort out the best talents among the huge Android app development community.
To ensure the Android app developer meets the required soft skills, our HR specialists schedule a one-to-one call to analyze the candidates’ motivations and check if they are good at problem resolution, teamwork, and communication.
To ensure the Android app developer meets the required hard skills, we practice live coding interviews where we can verify the developer’s coding skills in real-time. Then, our tech lead reviews the test results. If they are positive and all other essential aspects of work and skills fit the job description, we send an offer to the candidate with a probation period of up to 3 months to ensure an Android specialist meets our expectations.
What mistakes should I avoid when hiring Android app developers?
It is common when the hiring process is delayed and the talent search starches over time, pausing your project work. Below, we’ve prepared a list of mistakes to avoid when hiring Android app developers to find the best match.
- Don’t hire an Android app developer without specifying your needs to avoid ambiguity and improper work.
- Don’t hire an Android app developer who doesn’t have experience in UI and material design because the best Android app developers complete the design work themselves, and the development process doesn’t slow down.
- Don’t hire an Android app developer who doesn’t have experience with app release on Google Play Store.
- Don’t hire an Android app developer who doesn’t have hands-on development experience with real customers’ projects and doesn’t have at least one app published on Google Play.
- Don’t hire an Android app developer who doesn’t keep you updated on significant developments and reduces collaboration efficiency.
- Don’t hire an Android app developer who leaves many bugs in the product functioning, and they’re hard to fix.