How to Outsource Mobile App Development in 2020

by on May 25, 2020 - 6 min read
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In this digital world, Mobile apps have been an indispensable part of a decade. The market of the mobile app is unprecedentedly increasing day by day and its future looks brighter.

Mobile applications are gauging attention across the globe due to millions of mobile users and devices. There are millions of mobile apps present on both Play and App Store and all the apps have added huge value in their economy, respectively.

If we believe some reports, then there will be over 6 billion mobile app users in 2020, which will enhance the mobile economy expeditiously.

This innovative and innovative technology shows that businesses are investing their time and effort heavily on mobile app development will not only become a good revenue source for them but it is also a significant step in knowing your target audience and how to engage them with your product and services.

So, once you finalize your app idea and decide to build a mobile application on the idea to showcase your products and services. The functioning of the app will also depend upon the customer requirement and their preferences. There can be different ways of developing a mobile app: either hire an in-house team of developers or outsource the app idea to an 
adequate mobile app development company

In this case, outsourcing the mobile app is the best approach for any business without taking much risk. If we talk about the benefits of outsourcing, then it can substantially diminish all over the costs, reduce the involved risk, make sure to give a higher quality of the product and provide an extraordinary outcome. 

Here, in this write-up, we will explore some important points about how to outsource mobile app development, its best approach, and how much capital you will save by adopting it.

Today, outsourcing has become a new norm in human resources across the whole world. In terms of process, under outsourcing, mobile app development is the process in which mobile app development is done outside the company with the support of a third-party app development company rather than hiring an in-house team or any department. 

Yes, it can be done either with a company, a group of individuals, or a single individual as well. 

Now how it has an upper hand on in-house app development. Application development on the outsourcing model brings a broad level of skills, expertise, abilities, and large experience on one board. 

Furthermore, Mobile app development outsourcing saves time for marketing, reduces all over the project budget, and hence improve the overall quality.

So if you made up your mind to outsource your mobile app development, then you will end up with several options for building your app.

An in-house team can only provide you some limited number of benefits and options for your work with a high budget, but the outsourcing app idea can bring multiple benefits to the table.

Here are the listed options for outsourcing your mobile app development:

1. Hire freelance developers.
2. Hire a settled mobile app development company
3) Choose an off-the-shelf app solution.
Now, it is time to explore all three options one by one

Hire freelance developers: Pros:

•    By hiring a freelance developer you can save a lot of budget in comparison to hire a full-fledged development company.
•    You will get the opportunity to work with some best of the talent and adroit mobile app developers.

•    Working with a freelance developer can pave the risk of money loss, as they do not assure the quality of work. There is no kind of work guarantee comes with them
•    Limited access to tools and platforms and so with the latest technologies.
•    Working with a freelancer can pave the way for the miscommunication and time-management issues, especially if you are working from a different time zone.
2. Hire a full-fledged mobile app development company: Pros:

•    By hiring a well-established company, you can have a wide range of skills and expertise in one place within the team.
•    You will always get assurance with the formalized and authorized work, comprising the cost and scope of work.
•    A well-defined and organized development process with appropriate maintenance services.
•    You will always have the complete support of the team available 24x7 for you. 

•    Sometimes, a full-fledged app development company can be a more costly choice than hiring an individual freelancer and off-the-shelf app solution.
•    The flexibility of the company can be a big issue in the app development process. They always offer you less flexibility in their work process than a freelancer.

3. Pros and Cons of Choosing an off-the-shelf app solution

•    Going with an off-the-shelf app solution is the most budget option available on the market than hiring a freelancer or app development company.
•    It takes significantly less time in-app launching.
•    Multiple app features are directly included in the app.
•    Customization and Transition of the app to some other platform is very difficult in the off-the-share solution.
•    A ready-made mobile app can’t satiate all the requirements and need as per users’ preferences
•    Sometimes, off-the-share app solutions contain some irrelevant features which you do need anyhow
•    Provide standard UI/UX designs.
•    It does not provide the ability of app updates according to the market situation.

So, the choice of outsourcing iOS app development depends on the scope of work, the complexity of the app, type of app that you need, and your budget for the app. If you want to develop an app that is simple in design and features and fall into the mobile app developer’s area and proficiency level than you should go with hiring a freelancer.

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