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Vancouver Freelance Software Developers

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  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ethan L.
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I really appreciate the time you took to talk with me face-to-face to understand my project, provided valuable input and ideas. You did top notch, outstanding quality work towards the project's goal. Your thoughtful attention to detail, to give each individual the attention that their project needs, flexibility to work around schedules, and profound knowledge of a broad range of computer programming languages, website development skills, and masterful utilization of every application to accomplish the desired goals, are all unprecedented to anyone I had worked with before. Having you local and meeting face to face was nonparallel to other freelancers. What also impressed me was the fact that you will only take on the next project when the current one gets done with complete satisfaction from the project owner, that alone speaks a lot about you.

Oregon Website Developers
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  • 22 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Henry M.
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I give Oregon Website Developers and their team a 5 star rating and thumbs up for a terrific job they did on my web project. Other companies I went to didnt grasp my concept and were unable to do what I thought was a fairly straight forward script code writing part of the development. I realize that developers have different programming languages that they write code in, and I was willing to allow the developers to make that choice on their own. Even at that level, other firms were unable to grasp the concept and make the online software do what is was conceived to do. However, when I went with Kevin Shick at Oregon Website Developers , he understood my company goals along with the concept. I knew he understood because he produced a project summary document that nailed it. Him and his team that were assigned to my project asked the right questions, and posted messages that were all in sync with the concept that I have been trying to explain to other development firms for over a year. Now I am using this product as a main part of my business model. It has increased productivity with the efficient tasks that it performs. I was also able to easily train my staff on the use of this new software platform, and it has become a daily part of our business operations. I cant say enough about how pleased I am with the results that Oregon Website Developers has produced for me.

  • 18 years in business

We, CritterMap Software LLC, are an independent web and mobile software company that owns BackCountry Navigator. BackCountry Navigator is an Android GPS app that runs on both Android smartphones and tablets. We are currently ranked top among all paid apps in the travel and local category in the Android community. We also have developed other apps like Air Hockey Penguin, An Undersea Glider and Jetpack Goat Jump. Since we entered the market in 2010, our app surpassed more than half a million users. It is most popular among hikers, hunters and other adventure-loving users.

  • 14 years in business

Over the past ten years, AltSource has grown into a fully cross-functional, driven software development team focused on delivering custom applications of exceptional quality across any enterprise. We love to combine our proficiency in creating software with the vision of innovative business leaders, working together to craft something new and of lasting value. Over the years, we have had great success demonstrating that software built from scratch, quickly and iteratively, with only the features needed, can enable companies in surprising ways. We've proven that our simple approach to business-driven software can grow an organization by elegantly combining new initiatives with existing ones to form a fully unique and organic enterprise. In doing this, we've learned that with the right people, anything is possible.


These days, having a professional looking web presence is expected of any company which hopes to be taken seriously. Media Mechanic was established by 4 time award winning Designer Paul Ward, to provide cutting-edge design services to clients serious about having an impact on the web. With an eye on the current trends in graphic design, Media Mechanic utilizes the latest advances in Flash, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript and AJAX to develop professional websites & award winning GUIs (Graphic User Interfaces).


Q & A

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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.

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.

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.


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