The Haystack Method

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Elaine Heney is the #1 Bestselling Author of The App Escape Plan andApp Marketing. She is the CEO of Chocolate Lab Apps iPhone developer blog with over 180 apps published and 3 million downloads. Elaine is a 5 star Udemy App Course Instructor and mentor to Irish & international mobile startups. Visit: www.thechocolatelabapps.com and join the 100% FREE Online App Program 'The Express'. Twitter: @choclabapps

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<ul><li> Have you been by rogue developers? </li> <li> In my experience 90%+ of developers from the big out-sourcing sites will try to take advantage of your inexperience. They will CHARGE you TOO MUCH. </li> <li> A programmer who can't do his/her job well will only make you cry. </li> <li> the Haystack Method The Steps of </li> <li> Post a job on a freelancing site looking for a developer. Keep it SHORT and VAGUE, like "iOS developer wanted for exciting games project/photo app/utility app". </li> <li> Write out a list of Ad companies you want to use in this app (Revmob, Chartboost, Playhaven, Airpush, etc) and any other pieces of extra code you want to use (multiplayer, Nextpeer, Flurry, appirater, etc) </li> <li> Search in the freelancing sites for the names on your list and invite those developers to your job. If they have SDKs listed in their profile there is a higher chance they can integrate them. </li> <li> After 24 hours, log on and review all applicants. Refuse all Skype requests. Remove all Chinese applicants (too many bad experiences). </li> <li> After 24 hours, log on and review all applicants. Refuse all Skype requests. Remove all Chinese applicants (too many bad experiences). </li> <li> Email shortlisted contractors with one question: "How long does it take you to integrate Chartboost?" </li> <li> Delete any that do not reply in 12 hours. Delete any contractor that says over 1 hour. Chartboost takes a maximum of 30 minutes. If they all say over an hour, delete all contractors. Start again at step 1. </li> <li> These developers have a much higher than average chance of being honest, fast to respond, and skilled in their job. </li> <li> Get your potential contractors to sign an NDA. </li> <li> See they do it. </li> <li> DO NOT SKIP THIS TEST OR YOU MAY LOSE MONEY! </li> <li> Christopher Ong </li> <li> Come discover us at www.thechocolatelabapps.com Youll get to be a part of a rockstar community! Get your latest news, freebies and more! Follow us @ </li> </ul>