I am an app founder who used a brick and mortar developer - they used CakePHP as the app language. Now I’m stuck trying to find a developer to finish it off after their quote blew out to triple the $$ and taking three years (not joking) and still not done. The app is live on iOS and Android but has some glitches due to them using student developers and a framework that was their own IP. I’m at the point where I am looking at either letting it fold, pulling the plug on AWS and getting a supermarket job until I retire, or potentially finding a competent developer to take an equity share in exchange for getting it to a saleable state - it’s pretty close in my opinion, but when I tried to hand over to a second party dev they spent 5 months determining the LAMP back end needed to be rebuilt because they couldn’t work it out. I don’t know it they’re incompetent or the code is shite…
I was looking for potentially someone who might be interested in an equity share of the company in exchange for finishing off the app, but I’m told I have very little chance of finding such a person (Stack Overflow advice)
So instead, I’m looking for an expert in Cake PHP and LAMP to review the code I have and tell me with impartiality, whether the code I have is even worth continuing with, or have I been sold an unusable /unstable application.
I will of course need someone with proven skill and authenticity willing to provide work examples and sign an NDA before opening up the code repository. I can pay, but literally running on empty, so I don’t have a large budget unfortunately.
Thank in advance for any help/advice.