Now is the time when hundreds of small IT firms are specializing in developing iPhone application but hiring iPhone app developer could get time consuming if you don't know the basics.
Before you hire an iPhone developer you need to make sure some of the things that an iPhone developer must have and also you should be clear with the basic ideas of your application development. You must have to be clear in some of factors when hiring an iPhone app developer:
How your app will help your business and people?
What if there is some app exist same like the one you are going to develop?
What are the different features you are providing in your app?
Before hiring an iPhone developer, you need to check some of things like the developers experience or portfolio because an experienced developer can understand the critical needs of the application. If you want to check their knowledge, you can ask them about the apps they developed till date, how many of them available in the AppStore or you can ask about the app which you want to develop that how they will work for such an app.
The other thing to make sure is the confidentiality between you and the iPhone developer. You must offer the developer a NDA (non disclosure agreement) to make sure that your idea of iPhone Application and any other information that you share with them are strictly confidential.
Also you need to take care of the price you are offering the developer because iPhone Application Development is a very competitive and advanced field and the people who are expertise in this field they will not come for less. You should prepare a good proper hourly estimate of the work for the developer and according to that you can justify the pricing.
The last but more important factor to consider while developing an iPhone application: You must need to register as an iPhone Application Developer to get your Developer ID with bank account information so that you can able to sell your app to AppStore. It might happen that when your app is launched, it might face some issues so its important to check the support terms with the developer before starting.
Well, there are so many risks involved when you are going to hire an iPhone Application Developer, if they are not worthy enough. But this will be easy with the factors given above if you keep them in mind.