What is a real cost of outsourcing app development? Considering numerous companies where you can outsource development services you might be surprised how different their rates. Let us give you a full insight into outsourcing app development services and their costs.
What impacts on the price of application?
Estimation of an approximate cost of app development?
- Selected platform or platforms;
- Integrated functionality;
- Design interactivity;
- Code quality;
- Developers’ hourly rates.
Overall Costs of Outsourcing and In-house Team
As an entrepreneur who should guess at the future to succeed, you may believe that in long-term prospects hiring in-house developer’s team will be a better idea than outsourcing, especially if you are a huge established corporation with a prolonged project. Let’s compare these two options.
Office and management expenses
The first advantage of outsourcing in comparison with hiring in-house team is the lack of necessity to provide the development team with a working space, hardware and equipment. While finding the space and equipment isn’t the end of the problem. Team management also requires extra expenses which includes furniture cost, equipment maintenance, stationery and so much more. But what add even higher additional cost is a hiring a qualified specialist who will be in the charge of the IT department.
Technology is a dynamically developing sphere. To keep up with all the IT trends and tendencies, learn new programming languages, and the latest technologies, developers and designers should visit different courses, meetups, conferences, webinars, read specialised literature that implies additional costs. In other words, unlike it is with outsourced company, you should constantly invest in your in-house team knowledge basement and expertise.
When you outsource, you hire an expert for a short-term commitment; you pay for the work done. You can prolong your relationships with the outsourced company paying only for a task the outsourced development team accomplish. While creating an in-house team, you start long-term relationships with full-time employees who need regular salary payment and benefits, such as health and dental insurance, sick leave, paid vacation and others whole year long. Thus in long-term prospects, hiring in-house team can be cost prohibitive.
Finally, finding the whole team versed in different technologies you might need for your development project can be a hard and time-consuming task. Outsourced companies have already done it for you.
What is a difference between outsourcing and offshoring?
- Onshore outsourcing means usage of the local external company for a specific internal business process or service. Such business model helps customer company reduce internal infrastructure and staff and their associated costs. The provider of IT services is present within the same country. For instance, if a UK company is outsourcing an IT company in the UK, it will be onshore outsourcing.
- Offshore outsourcing is a process of looking for a service provider in a different country and often on the other continent. For example, if a UK company hire a Russian software company due to a lower cost, and the service provider deliver their services remotely, it is an offshore outsourcing business model. It is used to believe that North American companies are the largest offshore outsourcers to Asian IT companies, such as India and Indonesia.
Pitfalls of offshore outsourcing
Misunderstanding in combination with long distance
Cost & Quality
Outsource app development services
Mobile app developmentWe talk to you in plain English describing our opportunities. Whatever is your idea, no matter how challenging it is, we can bring it to life at relatively low cot. We build native apps on all major platforms including iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry using all the advantages of operating systems and devices. Our app designers consider operating systems’ individual specifications and features to create an intuitive and attractive design to ensure retention of your customers. And we pay special attention to the app security as one of the characteristics of a qualitative product.
Agile process of developmentOur outsourcing app development company has an established agile process of development based on Scrum methods. This methodology implies iterative cycles of results deliverance called Sprints. Every sprint we ask for your feedback making the development as transparent as possible and striving to make your costs lower. We don’t make you imagine you app; we deliver you a working program with core functionality, which is called an MVP (minimum viable product), so you can see how it works and decide what you want to improve, what features add, and what direction developers should keep to. The project manager dedicated to your development case will accompany throughout the whole process helping you with expert advice and ensuring that you always know what is going on.
Quality Assurance departmentNot every outsourced development company has a QA expert, while we have a whole QA department with experts in different IT areas who ensure high quality of your product. From the concept stage, these people try to predict what problems and bugs may occur during your app development. That is why our software products stand out from other apps. We don’t try to remove bugs with extra coding making your app clumsy but avoid them from very beginning for stunning results that exceed your expectations. QA initial costs considerably reduce further expenses on app improvement. When it comes to the quality, we are unrivalled.
How much does your app cost?Every project unlike the others, and there is no one fixed price for every app. The average cost of the apps we build is about £30 000 - £40 000, but it always depends on your requirements. You can easily find a real cost of outsourcing app development for your business calling us and telling about your project.