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Once a business decides to go mobile, a utility app becomes their first preference. They seem to have two options for app development: (1) hiring their own in-house development team or (2) outsourcing mobile app development to a third-party.
Businesses need to configure the following points while planning their mobile app:
It is always important to understand the markets, products, industries, vendors, customers and competitors. Having an additional understanding of planning, collecting data, analyzing it and implementing it is all the better. Misinterpreting the organizational structure can pose a parallel challenge if the companies work with outsourced developers. To add, a developer’s productivity can be adversely affected by various time zones, cultures or native language. Cultural and language differences can as well add to the conundrum. Missed communication or more such blockages pose barriers that can be multiplied due to organizational structure or business model of the project.
Advantage: Hiring Dedicated Developers
Advantage: Outsourcing Mobile App Development
Outsourced teams bring a range of skills, and a wealth of experience, less personal control, and are flexible enough to adjust to various time zones. Plus they are less expensive.
In-house/dedicated developers are bound and work on a fixed basis. Outsourced developers or off-the-shore developers can work both ways – fixed or hourly basis. These can be hired via a mobile app development company. It can provide:
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Understand the project and learn the basics before delving straight into development. Poor quality reception, drafts and technical jargon might be misleading and relaying the intended information to the team thousands of miles away, mostly through electronic communication sets one up for plenty of risk in receiving the product that you were seeking. Look for the local contact information of the team to be outsourced, experience with past clients (testimonials), avoid security risks – make use of video-conferencing to avoid communication barriers, implementing agile methodologies, making use of project management tools and focus on the user experience design.
Off-the-shelf software (those created by offshore development teams) can range anywhere from $2000-$2,50,000) varying according to location, demographics, features, scalability, time, budget, available and required skills and timezone differences. Interestingly, if an offshore team charges $20 per hour, it is for you as a business to estimate the value that you gain in that hour. A competent in-house app development team/individual at $100 an hour may well produce more value for you than several junior developers working at $20 an hour overseas.
Consumers and businesses are growing more dependent on mobile devices for more than simple communication with their peers, but more actively towards quick engagement with their customers. The cost of mobile app development, especially offshoring mobile development teams surely depends upon the choice of the development efforts required by the business, the scope of the work they need, the type of the app they’re developing and the budget they wish to work upon. If the app is to extend or promote an existing business, then outsourcing a few developers will work right within budget and the least formalities. Freelancers with specialized skills can be hired for simple projects but you may need a team of Android and iOS developers, UI/UX designers, Test engineers, business analysts, and project managers more complex projects. Perplexed, discuss with us!
Neeti got her master's degree in software engineering in 2009 and has been working since for software companies of all sizes as a technical writer. What started as a high school passion has now been converted into a serious profession. She has a special knack of learning from all verticals and imbibing the extracts into her writing. She enjoys learning technical aspects of writing from her tasks where her experience and understanding are most impactful.