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Need to program an application? We've written a quick guide on what to look out for when choosing a programmer.
At Pixelmate, we have been programming custom apps since 2013. In that time, we've programmed hundreds of apps and met a great variety of programmers. Today we decided to share some, hopefully useful, insights from our experience.

Motivating programmers
The motivation behind the idea to program an app is usually clear. He sees a space in the market, something he himself lacks. In short, they see a business opportunity. But what is the motivation of the programmer? Can they understand the founder's intention and support it? Or is his intention to program well? In our experience, the right mutual understanding between founders and programming teams is crucial.

What is it programmed in and in what quality?
Time pressure, cost pressure and lack of control mechanisms of programmers are common problems when programming an application. Do you have confidence that your chosen programming language will be on the market in 10 years? Can you find a developer with a reasonable price for this programming language? Is the source code programmed clearly? Isn't the author of the source code the only one who knows it?

What if the business grows?
The biggest wish of project authors is usually the growth and success of a mobile or web app. Does the technical state of the project remember such a scenario? The development is inherent to a successful project. Is the app programmed accordingly? Won't it fall apart at the first major hit? And can it be freely expanded? This should be the first consideration when programming an application.

Do you want to hire your own programmer or agency?
A crucial decision is whether to hire your own developer or to entrust the programming of your application to a development studio. Generally, people's motivation for building an in-house team is that they want to save money. But often it turns out the other way around. Finding quality developers and then managing the whole project is not an easy thing to do, and help from a team of people, especially at the beginning, can save money.

MVP approach
Nine out of ten projects today are advised to look at application programming through the eyes of an MVP. To create a minimalist but viable, competitive project that they can launch to market, collect feedback and start selling.

Considering programming an app? Whether it's a mobile or web app, you should keep the basic questions from this article in mind. It can save you a lot of money and unpleasant experiences in the future.

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