Partnering with an app developer—as with any healthy business relationship—is a two-way street. Your app developer should establish a give-and-take rapport with you that explores all avenues of your app development. Since you're probably going into the process with less knowledge than they are, their method of consulting should be transparent and informative. You should be introduced to the Project Manager and other team members who will be working on your project. Most importantly, you shouldn't feel like you are on the outside looking in, but as part of the team. What have your experiences been when it's come to app developers as far as consulting and communication? Do you feel pushed aside—”let the experts do their work”—or do you feel your input is valuable to the process? Consultation shouldn't just take place at the very beginning, but should be ongoing. This discussion thread is for you to share your stories that relate to consulting and communication with app developers.