I need your help re Outsourcing skill set

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So when I go to sites like Odesk etc I need to know what skill sets Im looking for .

So what skill sets (PHP Java etc) would I need to search under for mobile phone websites, tablet sites, Apps development , AR , NFC ?

It seems there can be a variety for the same outcome in some cases so dont want to miss out on a good contact by not including as many options as I can.

cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Njenyus
    Originally Posted by mjbmedia View Post

    So when I go to sites like Odesk etc I need to know what skill sets Im looking for .

    So what skill sets (PHP Java etc) would I need to search under for mobile phone websites, tablet sites, Apps development , AR , NFC ?

    It seems there can be a variety for the same outcome in some cases so dont want to miss out on a good contact by not including as many options as I can.

    cheers
    It can be complex because there are many ways to arrive at the same solution...especially with programming. You want to ensure that they have verifiable) portfolios that demonstrate what they can perform. When I first got started outsourcing, I was looking for someone who knew Photoshop. I would consider myself an expert at Photoshop, and so did my outsourced workers. The mistake I made was assuming their expertise was on the level of my expertise. My expectations were not met because I didn't take the time to VERIFY their work.

    With that said, let me give you a quick rundown of some skill sets you may be looking for:

    iOS Apps - Objective-C/ XCode 4
    Android/Blackberry - Java/ Eclipse
    Windows Phone - C# (and some others) (I Prefer Visual Studio 2010).

    There are many ways to create native apps without knowing these languages...using frameworks like AppMobi/PhoneGap XDK (look it up on Google). If you know some HTML, CSS, and Javascript, you can make a native mobile app. Be careful that you don't ask to see if they know those frameworks because I have yet to see a COMPLETE framework that can do everything you can do writing the code raw.
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  • Profile picture of the author mjbmedia
    Hey Njenyus thanks for your reply , these sites more or less force you to search via programming/ coding skill/ languages , I keep telling them (the site owners) they should allow search via results required ie mobile m commerce website, app etc as , as you say above, there are so many options that can arrive at the same result (or near enough)
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  • Profile picture of the author mjbmedia
    so for the sites its html css & php
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  • Profile picture of the author GilNelson
    Originally Posted by mjbmedia View Post

    So when I go to sites like Odesk etc I need to know what skill sets Im looking for .

    So what skill sets (PHP Java etc) would I need to search under for mobile phone websites, tablet sites, Apps development , AR , NFC ?

    It seems there can be a variety for the same outcome in some cases so dont want to miss out on a good contact by not including as many options as I can.

    cheers
    Hey Mike,

    For mobile sites and tablet sites - hosted on your server, I'd look for these skills:
    html
    html5
    php
    css

    Apps dev - huge area... more info required to answer
    There are cool tricks that can be done turning a regular mobile website into a Mobile App for Android or for iPhone
    added skills:
    Android App maker =) (there are free ones online, google it)

    AR (Augmented Reality) and NFC - again, it can vary based on requirements. In your offer, you can ask them to give examples of work relative to your request...

    A clear Title in the Offer can often help qualify your worker.
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  • Profile picture of the author mjbmedia
    Cheers Gil thats helpful to me
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