Pioneering creator of wireless locating and sensing solutions: circuits, firmware, algorithms, databases, intefaces
"Hardware is harder" - Building circuits, molds, and then manufacturing and testing products can be tricky. As a seasoned developer that has done all these things and managed teams, I can help you get them done the right way. In the rush to get it done, startups often forget that how you do it is very important in the long run.
Start ups need fewer things to worry about. Follow the KISS principal and file in the state where you reside unless you have a rock solid reason not to. If nothing else, you will easily find a layer licensed in your state. You can always do an acquisition later to grow into a larger entity.
FounderDating.com is a great place to start because they do some vetting. Forgive me for assuming, but it sounds like you have an idea, and need someone else to build it. If I were that developer, the baseline would be 50/50 and I would want to know that you were going to work as hard as I do. Be aware that as soon as you have revenue, bring on other founders on an equity only basis gets harder, not easier. So pick this person(s) wisely. In most cases, their goodwill is all you have to get you funded.