How to hire Swift developers
Looking to build a mobile app for Apple’s App Store? A Swift developer can help. What follows are some tips for finding top Swift developers on Upwork.
What is Swift?
Swift is the successor to Objective-C and the defacto programming language for building iOS apps. The language is both performant and easy-to-read and places an emphasis on helping programmers write safer code.
Here’s a quick overview of the skills you should look for in Swift development freelancers:
- Swift, XCode, and iOS app development
- UI/UX design concepts
- Proficiency with the Swift test ecosystem (e.g. XCTest, Quick/Nimble, and SwiftCheck)
- Familiarity with Apple App Store requirements
Swift development consultants help businesses turn their app ideas into App Store worthy iOS apps.
How to shortlist Swift development freelancers
As you’re browsing available Swift development consultants, it can be helpful to develop a shortlist of the freelancers you may want to interview. You can screen profiles on criteria such as:
- Technology fit. You want a Swift developer who understands what you are trying to build.
- Developer workflow. It’s always a plus if a developer is already familiar with in-house collaboration tools, test suites, development methodologies, and version control systems.
- Feedback. Check reviews from past clients for glowing testimonials or red flags that can tell you what it’s like to work with a particular Swift developer.
Why do you want to hire Swift developers?
The trick to finding top Swift developers is to identify your needs. You know you want an iOS app, but do you also need specific skills such as ARKit for adding augmented reality (AR) to your app? The cost of your project will depend largely on your scope of work, and the specific skills needed to bring your project to life.
How to write an effective Swift development job post
With a clear picture of your ideal Swift developer in mind, it’s time to write that job post. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would with employment, aim to provide enough detail for a freelancer to know if they’re the right fit for the project.
An effective Swift development job post should include:
- Scope of work: From getting accepted in the App Store to running unit tests, list all the deliverables you’ll need.
- Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project.
- Background: If you prefer experience working with certain industries, software, or marketing channels, mention this here.
- Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.
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