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KodersPedia | Custom Software
KodersPedia | Custom Software

Excellent 4.9


Excellent 4.9


In high demand
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn D. says, "I will start this review with my age, which is 66. I think this is important for any of you non-tech people reading this review. While I am intrigued and find new technology wonderful and useful, I am completely inept at working with it let alone creating a program. Even more challenging is my inability to articulate to those in the "tech world" what I want! My experience with KodersPedia, and specifically Eric, has been extraordinary. Eric and his team were able to bring my vision to life and it simply knocks me out! Despite my lack of technology jargon, he was able to understand what I wanted and then he created it! Eric communicated with me regularly via email, text, and phone as he developed the program I will be using in connection with my artwork. I wanted a viewer experience that would be expanded by use of a smart phone that would be easy to understand and simple to use - FOR ALL AGES! This project was for an art installation as well as a "proof of concept" for other commissioned artworks. Eric delivered big time! I am so happy and pleased with the final outcome AND the entire experience was wonderful. As I continue to create more artworks in this style, I will be using KodersPedia (and hopefully Eric!). I am grateful that I found this company as I have no experience in hiring a programmer, and as I will NOW refer to Eric as a "vision maker" and not a programmer! I will also add that my initial interaction with KodersPedia was with Gary, and he was also very helpful. He was able to understand what I wanted, gave me the pricing and the timeframe for the work to be completed, and EVERYTHING was done as promised. One of the BEST experiences, if not THE BEST experience I have ever had hiring someone I never met to do something so vitally important to my art career. The bonus is that both gentlemen were friendly and had a wonderful sense of humor. I am a very thrilled and satisfied customer."See more

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How do I find a good app developer?

A good app developer can help you if your company wants to build a new mobile app for customers but you don’t have an IT or development team on staff. First, decide whether you want an app made for the iPhone or Android phones or both, then start your search by finding an app developer with expertise in your chosen platform. Ask for samples of their work, such as code samples, that can be tested on open source repository sites like GitLab and GitHub. You can also interview firms that specialize in mobile app development for small companies or startups; they should be able to offer examples of different types of apps they’ve built, and are likely to have expertise in a range of technologies and platforms. Before you sign a contract, make sure to ask prospective app developers these questions:

  • What other apps have you developed? Make sure the apps in their portfolio reflect the type of work you want to have done for your company. It’s especially helpful if they understand your industry.
  • What technology and development services do you offer? Ideally, an app developer will conduct a business analysis, develop the app, perform quality testing and make sure the launch is successful.

Will you maintain the app after it’s launched? Releasing an app is only the beginning. You’ll need someone to maintain it too, releasing updates and fixing bugs.

How much does it cost to hire an app developer?

Software development is a serious investment for any company, costing thousands of dollars for even basic apps. It’s tough to estimate costs because there are so many variables to each project: user requirements, feature set, complexity, size, etc. Mobile apps can cost from $20,000 to more than $100,000, depending on what you need the app to do. The average national cost of an app developer is $237.50 per hour, but prices vary widely depending on location, type of app, features, and much, much more.

To get a sense of what hiring an app developer might cost, decide first what kind of software you need. In general, app developers charge hourly fees based on the language they’ll use to code the software. Freelancers cost less than large software development firms, typically charging an average of:

  • Basic C development: $75-$150 per hour.
  • Front-end web development: $50-$75 per hour.
  • Back-end web development: $75-$150 per hour.
  • API development: $75-$150 per hour.
  • Desktop app development: $30-$100 per hour.
  • Mobile app development: $30-$150 per hour.

Larger software vendors charge much more, often as much as $300 to $400 per hour.


Who builds apps?

Apps are usually built by software developers who specialize in mobile software. They may be experts in just one mobile software development language or know several, and may have expertise in front-end or back-end web development. No matter what kind of phone or tablet you carry, there are hundreds of apps for it — and new ones seem to be added to the app stores every day. Before you hire an app developer, it’s important to have specific goals for your app and a clear idea of its purpose. When your company is ready to build an app, you can hire a freelance app developer or work with an app development company that can also support the app after it’s launched. It’s important to know whether you’ll need the developer to provide ongoing maintenance and support or if your internal IT team can maintain it after its launch.

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