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Igor has been an experienced Android developer in the industry since 2008. He would be valuable to your project as a developer or a team/tech lead.
Huseyin is a mobile developer who knows everything of his job. He's been coding for 7 years, and his primary expertise is Android. Open to new challenges.
Florin is a passionate dev with 9+ years of experience. His solid hard skills are perfectly combined with business-oriented thinking and communication talents.
Vasyl has 15 years of experience, 10 of which he'd given to iOS & Android. Mobile development is his biggest passion. He's ready for any mobile project that boosts his experience.
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Is it possible to find Android developers who won’t devastate your budget?
An average person spends around 3 hours 40 minutes on their phone daily. Applications take the lion’s share of this time: users spend only 20 minutes outside apps. This means that you do want an app if you are to engage new customers and retain the old ones.
The only three questions you need to answer first are:
- How much does Android app development cost?
- Where to hire Android app programmers with decent experience and a can-do attitude?
- How to hire Android app developers who know their stuff?
For answers, just read on.
Android app development costs a lot
You don’t have to be Donald Trump to afford to hire Android app developers, but it would help. For a startup, the price of an Android application, even without additional costs, can be overwhelming:
The more features an app has, the higher the price is. An app’s type, design, databases used, number of integrations, and other factors greatly contribute to the final cost.
Typically, a small business app with basic eCommerce integration and essential features will cost you around $10K.
This is if you manage to find a remote Android developer for hire whose salary won’t ravage your budget.
Can you afford to pay an Android developer salary in the US?
Entry-level Android developer salary
Android app development is in high demand, so even juniors expect you to pay them quite a lot.
In New York, you will have to pay around $75K per year for entry-level Android devs.
Closer to Silicon Valley, annual rates get even higher:
$95K per year for a junior? Can you afford to pay that much?
If you try looking for an English-speaking Android developer overseas, the United Kingdom could be your first thought.
But, the prices there are high too.
Mid-level Android developer salary
If you are looking for dedicated Android app developers with a Senior level of experience, get ready to pay up to $150K per year.
In New York, a mid-career Android developer will demand $124K per year.
Best San Francisco Android developers work for an annual salary of $149K.
In the United Kingdom, wanted seniors take up to £60K annually. This is $75K annually. More affordable but still too expensive.
Now you have a dev’s annual salary adding up to the initial prices of the application. If you are hiring Android developers in the United States, here are the additional costs you will have to budget to find Android developers:
Social Security and Medicare taxes (aka FICA taxes)
Paid vacations and sick days
Office rent. A small reference point for you: renting an office in New York costs, on average, $15K per employee
Unstable workloads. When working with in-house developers, you have to pay them even when there is no work to do.
Android app development companies
Knowing all this, you probably already don’t want to hire an Android app development company. This is what happens if you do this:
The company needs to sustain its top in-house employees, from developers to office managers. So, it will budget salaries and staff maintenance costs into the price of developing an app.
The company will charge you for revisions, changes, and corrections you request.
The company will communicate with you through a project manager. You will have no direct access to the development team.
The company won’t let you directly monitor and control the development process.
When you grow into a mature business, you will be able to afford to hire an Android app development company. While you are a startup, you probably should not do it.
Don’t hire Android developers yourself if at least one is true
As a startup, you are constantly under time pressure. Things need to be done yesterday. But when you hire Android app developers, you cannot rush and hire just anyone. You must meticulously do the recruiting routine:
- Browse job boards, industry-specific resources (GitHub, Stack Overflow), and online marketplaces
- Review portfolios and profiles, and read through dozens of CVs
- Select the candidates
- Interview the best candidates
- Hand them paid test assignments (more expenses!)
- Assess each candidate’s performance
- Hire and onboard the top candidate.
You’re a CEO, not an HR manager. Your software engineers suck at interviewing candidates (trust us on this). Your recruiters may not be tech-savvy enough to ensure a candidate’s qualifications.
Regardless, you will need to address these problems to find a good Android programmer:
This is common for many startups. High salary expectations, hidden expenses, and unexpected emergencies during the course of development can drain your project budget dry.
Where to hire cost-effective Android developers easily
As it often happens, the solution is right in front of you. If hiring in-house devs does not work that great for you, hire remote Android developers.
Why we advise you to hire remote Android developers
- Unlike in-house employees, remotes do not require payment when there is little to no work. You pay only for the hours they work on your app.
- No additional costs or hidden expenses. Pay the price you initially agreed upon.
- You can find a developer with the exact skill set you’ve been looking for
- Remote engineers are mobile and flexible and can implement project changes on the fly.
- You can directly communicate project requirements, revision requests, concerns, and suggestions to the dev. No sticky project manager meddling around!
- You can monitor their performance and progress anytime.
Here is how you negate all the risks of hiring remote engineers at once
There are two common concerns regarding remote app development:
You could have heard stories about scammers and cheaters of all sorts. Or, you heard how someone paid thousands of dollars for a half-baked spaghetti code. Or how a freelancer stole project data and vanished.
Sometimes, things like that do happen.
But, we believe that they occur only if you hire on generic marketplaces such as Upwork, Fiverr, Freelancer, etc.
The ultimate solution to these and other risks of working with remote Android devs is to hire them on Lemon.io – a platform for vetted developers.
We do the hiring routine for you
Lemon.io specializes in finding and testing remote developers. We are 100% sure that specialists who work on our platform can nail any task you have for them.
Why are we so sure of it?
Lemon has a 4-stage QA procedure. We never hire a developer who fails to pass any of the stages.
Candidates who pass all the tests get into our talent pool.
When you leave an order on our website, we pick a specialist whose skills match your requirements from the pool and assign them to your project.
Remote developers who never fail you
Our matching is super-precise. 98% of our customers successfully finish projects with the first developer we offer them.
We know what you need.
If you are unsatisfied with the performance of a dev assigned to your project, we will provide you with a free replacement.
The recruitment process usually takes weeks. We can help you hire in a day, tops.
Because our Android developers know what they’re doing. Your company already needs you to be in 1000 places at once. Leave app development to our devs.
Behold how our devs ceaselessly toil for you, sire!
Keep an eye on the engagement level of the developer working on your order.
Updates mean a lot during Android app development. The process may take months, and as a client, you must know what’s going on with your project. Our devs will keep you up to date.
Lemon.io mostly works with Ukrainian and European developers.
The highest hourly rate currently available on Lemon.io is $75 (for senior-level devs).
This alone lets you save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars during the course of development.
Take a leap — and choose Lemon.io
We eLEMONate all your Android dev hiring problems.
Our 4-stage vetting process allows us to get the typical problems of hiring Android developers off your back.
If you feel your hiring/managing experience is not enough to address problems related to hiring Android developers, leave it to us. We know how to do things right.
Problem & Lemon solution
Difficult to find relevant stack
Lemon.io houses over 350 developers of different profiles. This number includes developers with skill sets perfectly suitable for Android app development
Our developers are already reserved for you. We always have an available Android developer ready to work on your application.
Limited talent pool and large skill gaps
Lemon.io houses Android developers of different skill levels. Regardless whether you need a junior for routine tasks or a skilled senior – we’ve got you covered.
The lack of formal software engineering education
We house engineers with and without formal software engineering education. All of them have successfully passed our proficiency tests, and can develop any Android app you want.
Difficult to find relevant stack
Lack of soft skills
Oh, the human touch! We never rely on a pragmatic approach alone, and hire only those devs whom we felt comfortable communicating and working with.
Our experience with Lemon was second-to-none. We were matched with a great engineer who’s incredibly smart, proactive and punctual. We will be using Lemon again for upcoming dev project!!
Lemon was excellent to work with! They are quick to respond and I have always have positive interactions with them. Not to mention the most important part – they sourced us a great iOS engineer who was better than what we were expecting!
I was looking for a backend rails developer to lead the charge on developing our APIs and platform integrations. We reached out to Lemon.io and they found the perfect engineer in a day. He’s been on the project for almost 2 months and has consistently delivered quality work.
Have some questions left? Enjoy our FAQ!
Are Android developers in demand?
Yes, both Middle and Senior Android developers are currently in high demand. Nowadays. Android apps continue to grow in popularity, creating a wide variety of job opportunities. If you take a leap and start coding on Android, you will work either as a permanent employee or freelancer, growing to a middle or Senior specialist. Many companies on the verge of busting hire talented Android developers — and they perform unbelievably well, elevating the company products to a new level of greatness. Mostly, Android developers work in teams, having specific roles to perform and communicate with their colleagues and employers.
Can I hire Android developers in less than 48 hours through Lemon?
Naturally, you can.
At Lemon.io, all the stages of the hiring process are extremely fast. First, our customers participate in the discovery call, conveying all their needs to the Sales team. The Sales team informs the Matching department about the list of demands and needs, and our matching specialists scan their databases, searching for specialists fitting these criteria. A job interview is assigned if some of the available engineers match these requirements. Most likely, all the processes will take you not less than 48 hours — that is, if we have specialists who are currently free and match the given set of requirements. If it’s not the case, the search can take a bit longer — but not longer than a week.
How can I determine if an Android developer is skilled enough?
The mobile app market is expanding drastically, especially in the dawn of the covid pandemic. Android engineers are in high demand — so don’t kid yourself into thinking you will find a top-notch specialist at once. However, Android owns 87% of the mobile market share — so rip off the Band-Aid and try your luck. How can you determine if the developer is skilled enough to guarantee immediate (or quick) traction to your startup business? Here’s a brief list of skills that can help you test them without needless burning through the company resources.
Proficiency in several programming languages and SDK
Perfect command of SQL and databases
Getting the essentials of Android design
Understanding the optimal points of cross-platform solutions
Understanding of SDLC
Engaging material design principles in the projects
Good knowledge of APIs
GIT (and others) version control systems
Ability to perform Android testing
Soft skills (teamwork, time management, creative thinking)
How are Lemon Android developers different?
We’d like you to consider several crucial points while choosing a marketplace to hire Android developers (after considering these points, you probably choose Lemon.io). First, we’re not an ordinary freelance platform but a marketplace and a community for seasoned and pre-vetted developers. All the candidates who want to join our community should pass all the necessary vetting procedures. There are 4 steps of vetting at Lemon.io. Firstly, we check CVs and professional references. Afterward, we arrange a video interview to check soft skills and English language proficiency. Finally, our top onsite developers check out the candidates’ technical skills during a hard skills interview with or without live coding. Only the top 5% pass all the vetting stages.
What are the technical skills required to be an Android developer?
To let you avoid your fair share of challenges searching for a suitable list, we’ve made our list for you. It’s full enough to use for orientation during Android developers’ searches. Here are the fields an Android developer should be highly proficient in:
Android basics and foundations
Interactive means of Android
Android navigation systems
Working with Android data
Android notifications and their peculiarities
Android security issues handling
Version control systems for Android.