Hey BHW, I'm currently looking for a small team to take my mocked up photoshop app design and turn it into an actual IOS App. I've got a few quotes ranging between 1-3k where most want you to send them part of the budget before hand, then the rest after completion. But to be honest I have 3 main fears that are consuming me and holding me back from hiring. These are - 1: Guy runs off with the initial money I give him and I never hear from him again solution - I could hire through freelancer or odesk, but do I really want to give them a percentage? 2: Guy runs off with the app idea, and I see it on the app store in 3 months. solution - Not sure. 3: Guy makes the app, but the final result is extremely buggy, not very polished, transitions are very cheap looking, etc. solution - Hire a local american team, and have a clean polished app but at 8x the price. I'm talking to a few of the devs on skype right now, and honestly have no way to verify whether or not they are legit. For example, one guy just sent me his random DL, which who knows if it was just copied off google. Another guy sent me 5 links to different apps in which he built but couldn't these just be random apps from the app store? How am I suppose to verify someone is as legit as they say? I would appreciate it more than ever to hear some advice from some of you who have gone through this process before. I really can't afford to have any of the above take place as it would put a huge damper on the first ever practical Iphone app I have mocked up. Thanks for reading.