React Native Developers

We’re sure you are well aware Silicon Valley is currently the global center for high-tech and innovation. What you may not know is that Los Angeles is starting to follow the very same footsteps. Los Angeles is actually the manufacturing capital of the United States with around half a million manufacturing jobs. This means it is very well positioned to become the next tech hot-spot with accelerators, such as Make in L.A., already taking advantage of Los Angeles’ benefits and drawing software and hardware companies in. Entrepreneurs from all fields also abound in the city and, combined with the growing startup scene in Silicon Beach, they have the potential to turn Los Angeles into the next big tech hub. So, if you run a tech project and are thinking about setting up shop in Los Angeles, we’d like to shed some light on hiring developers to provide a helping hand. Today, we’ll focus particularly on React Native developers, as this technology is now widely used for the development of both iOS and Android apps.

Los Angeles React Native Developers

What skills to look for

Skills React Native Developers

Good React Native developers will not only be proficient in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript but also have expertise in native iOS and Android development. They will also know their way around JavaScript libraries and frameworks like Foundation (CSS) and AngularJS (JavaScript). Furthermore, they’ll have knowledge of tools such as Jest, Enzyme, Karma, Sentry, and Grunt, among others.

But that’s not all, you should also be looking to hire someone with good soft skills, such as good communication, problem-solving, teamwork and a thirst for knowledge.

Company vs. Freelancer

Los Angeles React Native Developers - Freelancers

One of the main questions when looking to hire React Native developers is whether to go for a company or a freelancer. This will, of course, depend on both your budget and the type of project you are working on, but we’ll provide you with some pointers so you can make an informed decision.

On the one hand, a company will usually provide reliable long-term cooperation and you’ll have a full team of developers at your disposal that will have experience in various fields. They also usually provide a comprehensive service, including development, updates and bug fixes. However, if you decide to hire a company, remember that costs are usually higher (though they will vary depending on the size and location of the company as well as the services you may hire).

On the other hand, freelancer developers work remotely and get paid a fee for their services. They are usually cheaper than hiring a company, but a much lower cost might mean they have less experience or are not as proficient in some areas. Since they usually offer specific skills, it might be easier for you to find what you are looking for just by going through their portfolio. In addition to checking their portfolio, you should also focus on client recommendations to make sure they meet your expectations and are capable of producing high-quality work.

Local vs. Remote

Los Angeles React Native Developers Working with laptops

In this particular case, one of your main challenges may be finding good developers to hire locally, so we’d like to compare the benefits of both hiring someone within Los Angeles and hiring a remote team.

The main benefit of hiring a local team is, of course, that, as they are in the same time zone, they will probably have the same business hours as you. This, and the fact you will be speaking the same language, means communication will be more fluid and it’s easier to set up in-person meetings if needed.

However, remote teams might also prove to be an advantage for the very same reasons. The development world is highly English-oriented, so most developers worldwide have at the very least a working knowledge of the language. Moreover, while working with a team on the other side of the world might not be advisable, a few hours difference might prove beneficial. This would mean they’ll be able to work on a certain aspect or bug of your project after you leave the office and have it ready when you get back the following morning with virtually no wait time. In addition to this, most companies in remote locations are quite price-competitive while still maintaining a high professional standard. And, of course, your pool of existing options widely increases when you start looking for developers to hire outside of Los Angeles.

Takeaway

If you are looking to set up your business in Los Angeles and need React Native developers to succeed, your possibilities are endless. Sometimes it pays off to think outside the box and hire developers or teams that, at first glance, might seem like a trickier choice.

 

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