iOS is the world's most popular mobile platform after Android. However, it is traditionally a prevalent platform in particular countries, such as the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, etc. Therefore, if you are targeted at these markets and more affluent and tech-savvy customers, focus on iOS and hire reliable and experienced iOS developers. Competent iOS developers can create feature-rich, robust, high-performance custom iOS mobile apps and provide ongoing maintenance and support.
Custom iOS app development
Apple wearable apps
iOS app modernization
iOS app migration
iOS app maintenance and support
The process of an iOS developer hiring takes time. To accelerate this process, we recommend you first of all to submit your project requirements. After a thorough study and analysis of your requirements, we define team size and draw up a list of deliverables and a project roadmap. On the ground of this information, our HR and technical specialists sort out the most appropriate candidates for your project, send their CVs and portfolios, and organize video interviews. As soon as all candidates are approved, we get to a smooth integration of our developers with your in-house workflows, tool sets, and team, ensuring effective working relationships and compliance with your corporate culture.
iOS apps are known as being high quality and revenue-generating. Either startups or well-established brands tend to make investments in iOS app development, and it is no wonder as it has multiple benefits:
Great customer experience
Devico is an excellent Software development team. As a startup in Silicon Valley with minimal budget, I needed a Software team that meets our high expectations with a reasonable cost. I was first a little hesitant to utilize a remote team because of how quickly we need to make changes. But I was quickly impressed by the talent and project management Devico provided. Devico development team were fast, organized, and provided quality code. They were doing such a great job that I decided to use them as my primary software development team.
Devico has proven itself as a reliable service provider, and there are indeed many reasons to hire iOS developers from us:
Only professional and experienced iOS developers;
The most varied domain expertise;
Advanced software development kits (SDKs) offered by Apple;
Adherence to Apple HI Guidelines and App Store Review Guidelines;
Integration with advanced technologies (IoT, iBeacon, NFC, etc.);
High-quality development services at a reasonable price;
Formation of a dedicated team in the shortest possible time;
Smooth and easy onboarding;
Effective communication and good command of spoken and written English;
Scalability and flexibility;
100% confidentiality and strict adherence to the terms of NDA;
End-to-end project support;
Flexible hiring models;
Junior iOS developers
A junior iOS developer is a newbie; that is why such a specialist is hired to perform unsophisticated tasks with the guidance of a mentor. It makes sense to hire a junior specialist if you have already had in your development team experienced staff, and there are some routine tasks to handle. This attitude is rather budget-friendly.
Middle iOS developers
These specialists have enough knowledge and can cope with either simple or complex tasks. A middle iOS developer does not need a mentorship; however, it can't hurt to control advanced task progress
Senior iOS developers
These experts have already completed many projects, worked in various teams, and are familiar with numerous technologies and techniques. A senior iOS developer can be hired to execute tricky tasks or lead the whole development team.
The expertise of hired iOS developers is not less important than their experience. That is why it is better to ensure that developers have already built similar apps and been involved in projects related to a specific domain (e.g., healthcare). Therefore, you can be sure that they are well-versed not only in technical aspects but specific business needs.
It is one more crucial factor. A portfolio can help you reveal the proficiency level, experience, and expertise of your prospective candidates. Never neglect to check it.
A required skill set of an iOS developer may vary depending on particular project requirements. However, generally, it includes:
Swift 3.0 and/or Objective-C proficiency;
Database: CoreData, Realm, SQLite;
Development environment: Cocoa and/or Cocoa Touch;
Frameworks: AppKit, UIKit, Foundation, Core Data;
Experience with Xcode IDE;
Expertise in RESTful APIs integration;
Knowledge of Apple HI guidelines;
Knowledge of App Store Review Guidelines;
Experience with version control tools, especially Git.
As the name implies, the main duty of an iOS developer is to create iOS apps. In fact, the range of iOS developer responsibilities goes beyond writing quality code and includes:
Development and maintenance of native SDK
Design and development of advanced iOS apps
Collaboration with team members and customer representatives to avoid misunderstanding and determine project requirements and priorities
Accurate estimation of feasibility and difficulty to ensure timely feature delivery
Unit-testing and troubleshooting
Application performance ensuring
Application submitting to the App Store
iOS application update
Continuous self-education and keeping up with emerging technologies and trends
There are no specific time limits for iOS application development. In fact, everything depends on the scope and requirements of each particular project.
Devico offers flexible hiring models to provide you with an opportunity to choose the most appropriate one that complies with your business needs and project requirements.
This engagement model provides maximum flexibility and is appropriate for long-term dynamic projects with an evolving set of requirements.
A dedicated development team is the best choice for companies that want to entrust software development to a single solid team consisting of the most experienced tech and management specialists (developers, architects, designers, PMs, BAs, etc.).
This engagement model can be considered as a perfect match if there is a need to fill the gaps in your in-house development team with high-skilled specialists or domain-specific expertise.