Qubit Labs offers you both extended and managed teams of dedicated iOS developers.
Hire one dedicated iOS developer to extend the capabilities of in-house development team. Alternatively, you can establish entire unit of mobile development programmers and set up separate development hub in Ukraine including Android, React Native or Xamarin developers. Qubit Labs handles official employment, insurance, taxes, retention and provide office space.
More and more companies choose to outsource. Here are 3 main reasons why:
Cost and time efficiency. If you choose to hire dedicated iOS developers, you won’t need to pay extra costs and spend time on equipment, taxes, retention activities etc.
Clear communication. There is a plenty of ways to communicate with your offshore iOS developers, no matter how far they are from you: emails, messengers, chats, phone calls, video conferences etc.
Talented coders. Outsourcing companies can provide you with iOS developers you need, including experienced iOS developers, but Qubit Labs is the right place for you to hire iOS developer. Let’s see why.
Qubit Labs gives you access to Europe’s largest talent pool. We scout and recruit for the top talents with skills that match your requirements. You will be able to interview and give test assignment to every developer who will join your team. After the launch developers will become your full-time employees working 8 hours a week. We don’t share developers, so they work exclusively on your project and are your software development hub in Ukraine
With Qubit Labs you can hire Swift developers, Objective C developer, also you can hire Xamarin, React Native developers to build your app. We connect our clients with most talented developers for hire.
Tell us more about the tech stack, team structure and specific requests and requirements you have. Based on them we show you expected budget and start recruitment process for free.
Get the CVs of vetted developers during the first week. Then you interview best ones and make final hiring decision. On average it takes 4-6 weeks to find and hire developers our clients need.
We provide hardware, office and back-office support for your development team. Visit your team or use online tools to set up processes and integrate developers into your organization structure.
Enjoy your fully integrated team working together in our office. We support retention, HR management, payrolls and accounting; provide comfortable office space, hardware and social package.
Start developing your project without investing time and efforts in a recruiting and team management. Hire skilled dedicated iOS developers in Ukraine.
Flexible contracts with simple monthly billing. No hidden cost! We run R&D center, where your developers will work and cover all administrative routine for you.
Hire iOS developers at Qubit Labs to save up to 60% of costs. Ukraine is best match for your offshore mobile development team.
Hire iPhone app developer with Qubit Labs, he/she will work solely on your project. Manage developers directly using your favorite tools.
Qubit Labs has a qualified team of certified IT Recruiters and HR. Professionals with more than 10 years of experience will hire the top 1% talent for you.
Use our pool of 5000+ qualified tech candidates to build and manage the best iOS developers. You can hire developer or set an offshore development center easily.
We can hire app developers skilled in the following technologies:
Objective-C, Xcode, RestKit, Git, CocoaPods, TDD, CI, CD, JSON, Grand Central Dispatch, CoreData, SQL, SQLite, Swift, UI/Layouts, AVFoundation.
Apple has been known for its security since its early days. iOS gives its users strong protection from external threats like viruses and malware. This makes iOS development a good choice for any business.
Despite Android holding almost 75% of the market of smartphone users, Apple makes up for the share discrepancy in the paying capacity of its clients and their loyalty. A whole lot of businesses invest in iOS app development because they know they can attract more well-paying customers.
Superior User Experience
If you’ve ever held an iPhone or an iPad in your hands, you know what this means. Apple invests so much into user experience and design that every little detail is thought through and tested several times. iOS is a combination of almost flawless hardware and software and with that, the rates of customer satisfaction with iOS apps are hard to ignore.
One of the biggest pros of developing for iOS is the reduced testing time as Apple only comes out with a new OS once a year and has significantly fewer devices on the market than Android. This lets iOS developers test the apps and add benefits early.
Given the higher-end nature of all Apple products and services, it’s safe to say that the use of i-products and iOS apps is more widespread in the developed countries where the economies are stable. SO, if your business is on the AppStore, it has a firmer chance to perform well in those marketplaces.
In May 2017 Apple introduced its Core Machine Learning (CoreML) and it has given iOS developers countless new opportunities for incorporating its possibilities into iOS apps. Once an app is integrated with COreML, the development process gains the power of Machine Learning and this will soon become a standard.
Cloud space is there to enhance your device’s memory and lets you store an immense amount of data in a secure and easy-to-access way. Cloud-based apps are the future in this sense. They run within the cloud and therefore let your device use its memory on other more vital tasks, increasing overall device productivity.
With data exchange becoming easier and faster, cybercrime becomes more complicated and Apple keep putting a special emphasis on security and enhanced privacy of its product, so privacy will remain one of the biggest trends in iOS development well past 2020.
More and more businesses are incorporating AR and VR into their apps to improve the customer experience and make sales that up until recently were only possible in physical stores but are now accessible in our phones. With the introduction of ARKit 2 in iOS 12, the use of Augmented Reality in iOS app development entered a new and very promising era.
Swift 5 is Apple’s programming language released in early 2019 and immediately turned favorite among iOS app developers. It possesses a stable Application Binary Interface (ABI) and has binary compatibility. If you need to hire an iOS developer, make sure they’re on first-name-basis with the latest Swift.
Since AppStore has gone far beyond just an iPhone app, businesses and iOS developers often need to adjust apps to work just as smoothly and flawlessly on smaller devices like Apple Watch. If your business will benefit from that area of the market, you will need to find iOS developers who don’t only work with iPhone or iPad apps but are also well-versed with WatchOS 5.
The trailblazer amongst them and the most secure of all mobile wallets thus far, Apple Pay will continue to trend with the iOS development. In 2019 There were over 440 million Apple Pay users and that number is expected to grow almost twofold by 2021. People are moving away from cash and want a secure payment method that doesn’t put any of their data in danger.
Objective C and Swift are the main programming language to write iOS apps. It’s quite a “large” language to learn and it evolves constantly, but a good iOS developer will be familiar with the basic syntax, optionals, control flow, error handling and Objective-C Interoperability.
This language is still a big part of iOS app development, so unless you are starting your own app from the ground or you have a fully Swift-based app, chances are, you’re going to need Objective C.
The intuitiveness of iOS apps is one of their main selling points and a big part of Apple brand, so when companies hire iOS developers, they will make sure they’re familiar with the iOS design guidelines specially developed by Apple to give their products that flawless look.
Core Data is essential for storing data on our iPhones, iPads and other Apple devices. It’s a framework that every iOS developer needs to be familiar with.
GIT version control system
Version control or source control is an important thing every business needs to ask of their developers before investing in their hiring. An experienced iOS developer will be familiar with GIT version control system and version control tools like GitHub
Many apps are now based on geolocation services and it will be an advantage for a developer to be on good terms with this aspect of application development.
OOP, SOLID principles
Every iOS developer should be familiar with the SOLID and OOP principles which are just a few rules developed for iOS programming. OOP stands for Object-Oriented Programming and SOLID is an anagram for several principles.
Here are a few examples of questions companies could use when they want to hire iOS developers and developers could use to prepare for those interviews. Some have actual answers while others are there to give one an idea of how an interview might go.
Q1: What are the projects you’ve been involved in so far? What technologies have you used and how comfortable did you feel with them?
Q2: What are the sources of your knowledge? Do you have any favorite blogs or podcasts? Name a few.
Q3: Have you worked with Scrum/Agile? What do you think about it? Any empirical examples of when it was useful and/or harmful?
Q4: Please name a JSON framework that iOS supports.
Answer: SBJson framework is supported by iOS.
It’s a JSON parsing tool and generator for Objective-C. It gives extra control and allows for flexible APIs, making JSON handling easier.
Q5: Explain the difference between ‘App ID’ and ‘bundle ID’ and how the two are used.
Answer: An App ID is a two-part string used to identify apps from a single team. The string consists of a Team ID and a bundle ID search string, with a period (.) separating the two. The bundle ID defines App and is specified in Xcode.
Q6: Which framework is used to construct an app’s user interface for iOS?
Answer: Developers use UIKit framework to engineer the app’s UI for iOS. It works with and allows for event handling, drawing model, windows, and controls as seen specifically on a touch screen interface.
Q7: What are iBeacons?
Answer: iBeacon.com defines iBeacon as Apple’s technology standard which allows a Mobile App to listen for signals from beacons in the physical world and react accordingly delivering hyper-contextual content to users based on location
Q8: Have you ever had to write a custom controller transition? Describe the process you went through.
Answer: Custom answer.
Q9: Outline the class hierarchy for a UIButton until NSObject.
Answer: UIButton takes roots in UIControl, UIControl, in turn, takes roots in UIView, UIView inherits from UIResponder and UIResponder comes from the root class NSObject.
Q10: Name the first few steps you do after creating a new project.
Answer: Whatever you say, please, don’t just resort to saying you set up CocoaPods. Otherwise, go to town!
If you hire iOS developer or get an offshore dedicated team, you will definitely face the dilemma of native and cross-platform development. The key advantages of native mobile applications are the following:
TANGIBLY BETTER PERFORMANCE The application runs faster and smarter, which is especially important for apps with large amount of data.
EASIER IMPLEMENTATION of hardware-related functionalities, like geo-location tracking, camera, gestures, etc.
BETTER DESIGN UI and UX conventions are different for various operating systems. Native development allows to create really user-friendly iOS apps.
DETAILED ANALYTICS Native apps allow to get more information about user’s actions, which eases efficiency of app features.
If you are wondering, how to develop iOS apps on Windows, then you would probably choose cross-platform development, which has its own benefits. Cross-platform apps are way cheaper, as one development team can create applications running on several operating systems. Not only this will reduce your costs, but also approach users of all mobile devices possible. Finally, it is considered the best choice for mobile games, a large and promising apps niche.
As a rule, different iOS developers have different approaches towards native and cross-platform development, choosing the first over the second and vice versa. When you hire offshore team with Qubit Labs, you set the priority. The iOS programmer we hire for your project will study your needs and come up with a solution with the best quality-to-price ratio.
Send us a request and let’s discuss your needs. Based on your requirements, we provide flexible services for setting up development teams!
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