As leading software developers, we know that many clients are concerned about outsourcing web development. Is it a good idea? How can I be sure of the developer I choose? Why cannot I build everything by myself? If I hire an outsource development team, is it better to pay per hour or a fixed price per project?
Outsourcing app development is an obvious choice for a company that does not specialise in software development or just does not have enough time and human resources to deal will with it in-house. Outsourcing app development frees your hands - you have time to concentrate on other important things like app marketing, mobile strategy, establishing your brand online and so on. Another advantage is that you do not have to learn a programming language and do not even have to know anything about software development.
Of course, outsourcing software development largely depends on your financial capacity and time you have to get your product to the market, but let us examine other advantages and disadvantages of building software with third-party developers:
Many companies prefer building software in-house, utilising their internal resources rather than hiring third-party companies to deal with the task.
Statistics shows though 60% of enterprises entrust program creation to their own digital experts, the number of companies that choose to outsource such projects steadily grows. Around 30% of all software, creation projects are delegated to third-party development teams, with digital agencies focusing on enterprise apps, bespoke solutions and customer-centered mobile applications. Designing an app in-house is a logical solution for companies that want to have full control over the process and the steps developers take to complete the project. The main problem is that if you do not pay attention to the ever-changing digital economy and trends in the app market, you will not go far.
A recent survey of entrepreneurs across different industries showed that more than 30% of them had chosen to outsource app design to build enterprise software for inner use. Approximately the same percentage of people who took part in another research confessed that they hired freelancers or digital agencies to build B2C applications because, as they said, professional developers had more expertise in the required technologies than their in-house teams.
The report also says that app creation cost is the primary question that businesses ask when choosing the company to outsource mobile projects. And the answer they receive in most cases is “What is the budget you wish to allocate for the project?”. App design costs depend on many factors, the key ones being the objectives you want to achieve with the product and the features you wish to implement within the app.
Given that 4.4 million apps are available to the users of two industry-leading mobile app markets - Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store - one could only wonder at the fact that there are companies that have not even thought of developing a mobile application and have no idea about the benefits it can bring. Taking the fierce competition and the predominance of mobile usage, app development is a must for modern businesses that wish to stand out.
App development costs depend on the location of the developer, their experience and the size of the design team that is going to work on your project. When planning the budget, keep in mind that only mobile design can account for up to 30% of the investment. For example, American developers can charge as much as $300 per hour, but if you are sure that this is the developer you want to work with, go for it - a quality app will certainly pay off and earn you even more.
Last year a report on app development costs across the world was held. It demonstrated that the USA is the most expensive country for software design, while Indonesia ranks as the cheapest place to outsource your project. Developers’ experience is another important factor to consider. Industry expert recommends to choose developers with at least three years of experience, at the same time, the age of the developers does not matter. Many developers from the modern generation had started creating software when they were teenagers, so you should not be surprised when developers at their 20s charge premium rates.
There is a common misconception that development companies of smaller size charge less, but that is not the case - the size does not matter. Small to medium sized software design teams often charge more because they do not have the resources large companies have. It is not rare that smaller firms claim to be more flexible, agile and innovative, and make it the reason to demand more money for their work.
At our software design company, we strive to build a long-term partnership with our clients to ensure success and profitability of our digital products throughout their entire lifecycle. Our first-class solutions are based on an in-depth understanding of the client's business and close communication with every client as we try to go dip into the needs and requirements of their projects.
Our experienced developers, designer and managers never stop until they reach perfection - we are motivated by challenges and are ready to face tasks of any complexity, because that is what makes our jobs exciting.
If you have an idea of a digital project you wish to bring to life, you can totally rely on us - we will supply you with valuable advice and help you develop a comprehensive solution that will add value to your business and appeal to your customers. Drop us a line, we will be glad to hear from you.