In today’s time and age where technology is evolving with the speed of light, having an exciting app idea can lead to the generation of a lot of revenue, but only if you are quick in your execution. If you keep putting off your mobile app development then chances are high that someone else has already made a similar app and thus the novelty of your idea doesn’t hold attraction anymore. So, it is vital for you to take quick action and decide how to go about your mobile application development plan effectively. There are elements that demand your reflection before you decide if you are going to use your in-house mobile development team or an outsource development team.
We are not going to be coy and dress up the words; we are going to be upfront about this. If your company finds itself unable to accommodate the scenarios mentioned below then you should outsource your mobile app development to remote experts without further ado.
- If you don’t have the talent available to execute a mobile app development project from the ground up:
Do not start a project in-house if you have no knowledge about the mobile app development process, the tech stack and the toolkit needed for programming. Even if you hire a mobile application development team to create your app, you still cannot supervise their progress being a non-expert (Not to mention it would be unbelievingly expensive).
- If you are unsure about the time frame needed for development with limited resources available to you:
Mobile application development process isn’t a straight path, it’s even bumpier while mobile development isn’t a primary function of the company. Priorities change and unforeseeable factors come into play and alter the production strategy. Users give their feedback in testing phases and developers need to incorporate them in your app, which is a time-consuming process. If you already have limited resources and no-back up, handling of such an important project might suffer for it.
- If your in-house team isn’t proficient enough to be able to keep up with the project’s arising needs
Don’t be offended but if your company isn’t a tech house, then your team is not equipped with all the modern updates of the tech world, which might be a problem. Once your app is launched, users are bound to report bugs that went unnoticed and developers might have to fix them, now and again. Also, they might insist on a new feature in the app. Not to mention that the seasonal app décor is something users have come to expect these days. You might also want to develop another app for another platform (iOS, Android). Situations like these require a handy development team that’s up to the mark.
- If you can’t spare the team for such long time duration, and can’t bear the added costs
A fully hands-on team, equipped with all the resources and office space is going to cost you. A lot. Still, there is no guarantee that the end product will be ready for the market. Production of a mobile app is a risky bet, especially if your app is offering the same functionality as 10 others. There must always be something exciting new that convinces people that it’d be worth their time and money to switch to your business.
Pitfalls You Need to Avoid When Outsourcing Mobile App Development Projects
Freelance, In-house Development, and Outsourcing; all come with their own set of merits and demerits. However, going with the outsourcing is usually the option with the least amount of risk and the most advantage provided that you choose the right partner mobile application development company. In this article, we are now going to tell you how to tell an authentic mobile app development company/ team from an amateur one.
Lack of Proper Background Check
Well, it is a bit obvious. You should verify the credentials of every mobile app development company, you are thinking of giving your project to. All businesses exaggerate on their website, or rather they highlight their strengths and neglect their weakness, which you should discover for yourself. Check out their already finished projects and speak to their clients yourself to ensure that your app development company is not hiding bad service deliveries under the rug. After all, app development is a project that requires heavy investment and you can’t have an amateur botch it. This research will also provide a solid foundation to filter out what you don’t like about their work and what could they do better?
You Get What You Pay For
You have two potential vendors offering their mobile application development team for your project; one is bidding half the price as the other, to program the same features. Now, who do you go for? We understand that the temptation to get the project developed in a mediocre budget is strong, but in the end, you get what you pay for. You pay a mediocre sum to a mediocre software development team and you get a mediocre app. A cheap app with bad functionality can make your customers switch to your competitor with a better digital presentation.
Not Getting to Know Your Remote Team
Some vendors offer you an opportunity to interview developers who will be working on your projects. You can use this opportunity to get a feel for the kind of capabilities they have and what to expect from them. If you are a non-tech person, you can have someone on your team create a questionnaire.
Since you will be working with these people for quite a time, you ought to familiarize yourself with them and encourage open communication from the very beginning.
Fast Mobile App Development Isn’t as Good as it Sounds
Mobile app development is a process that requires a carefully laid out plan that keeps evolving throughout the app development life-cycle. This complicated plan allows ample time for the development team to be creative without losing quality. Take Agile Development plan for instance; it includes sprint meetings and continuous iteration, which ensures high-quality work. It also means if users have interesting ideas within the testing phase, developers can discuss embedding them into your app permanently.
Not setting up a Post App Launch Support Arrangement
Once your app is ready, set up, tested, debugged and made available on the app store; your work is not done. You still need periodical app updates with bug fixes, improved or added features, and seasonal decoration (if plausible). Doing all this would require you to have an arrangement with mobile app development company to post regular updates and maintain your app. You can hire a dedicated developer from the same company, or hire a developer in-house to make sure that your app stays in optimal condition. (In case of in-house hired developer you will need to own the source code.)
There are things to consider when you are choosing your app development partner firm, but if you do your homework properly, there is no reason you cannot go through the whole development cycle without hitches.