So I just finished breaking this down on https://www.stealmyidea.io/
If you’re building an MVP on a budget, it’s hard to know what level of quality you are getting when it comes to contracted app and web development. Even if the company you use is “based” in the US, the coding is usually done overseas by commoditized coding labor. I think someone with more technical knowledge than myself should create a gamified skills and quality test at the individual developer level.
What This Is
- Similar to bench / broad jump / 40 yard dash tests in athletics you’d create different skill based tests for common tasks involved in mobile app and web development
- Score is a combo of speed (since app development cost is in some way a direct or indirect function of hours) x accuracy (which is quantifiable) x looks (which a judge can score). Then you multiply all of them together for an aggregate score
- There are language specific tests (Java, PHP, C++), role specific tests (front end vs back end vs full stack) and also general knowledge tests that everyone takes (like the 40 yard dash)
- Similar to positions in football, not expected to score high on sprinting if you are a lineman and don’t need to take the throwing test at all if you are a safety
Would indie hackers get behind something like this? Take a look at the full analysis and let me know