Solid Reasons to Outsource Mobile App Development: 7 Myths Debunked
Many startups and tech companies are scared to outsource mobile app development. Many of them are hesitant to move ahead with their decision to hire mobile app developers from an outsourcing partner. If you’re one among them, stay with us as we debunk some of the most popular myths associated with mobile app development outsourcing.
In this blog, we are debunking the myths associated with outsourcing your mobile app development project. Being in this landscape of software development outsourcing for nearly two decades, we know the facts regarding designing, building, and upgrading mobile apps of all genres.
After reading this blog, you will be convinced to move ahead with your decision to outsource Android app development or outsource iOS app development, or hybrid or cross-platform projects with confidence.
What Happens When You Outsource Mobile App Development?
When you outsource mobile app development or do software development outsourcing, you are delegating the project to an outside company. You trust this outside vendor to execute the project by fulfilling all the associated tasks and delivering it successfully.
If you feel that you don’t need to hand over the entire mobile app development project to an external entity, but just need some more developers to augment your team, outstaffing is your cup of tea. Read all about Outsourcing vs Outstaffing in Software Development.
The business practice of outsourcing is commonly used in the IT industry. But still, many companies do not have a clear picture of this business practice and they are unwisely spending time building and expanding their in-house development team. They do not realize the additional overhead costs it creates on their existing costs. Experts believe outsourcing mobile app development is the best way to build an app or any software. As per reports, 92% of Forbes Global 2000 companies use IT outsourcing and IT services make up 72% of all global outsourcing contract values.
It's Time to Debunk 7 Myths Related to Mobile App Development Outsourcing
Myth 1: When You Outsource, You Lose Control Over Your Project, Process, and People
One of the biggest myths that people love to cuddle is this. This misconception scares away people who plan to outsource mobile app development. The fear of losing control due to outsourcing is totally misplaced.
Seasoned software outsourcing vendors fully involve the businesses and keep them in the loop through the entire project lifecycle.
The developers dedicatedly work for the client and keep them fully updated on the progress of the project. At Bridge Global, we ensure that the client is always in the driver’s seat and that our developers work for him/her. We use the best communication and collaboration tools and interact with the client and the client’s in-house team in real time.
In short, it is your project that the outsourcing partner is dealing with. They are handling it on your behalf and helping you with additional talents to fulfill the project.
Myth 2: When You Outsource You Get a Low-Quality Product
It is a totally wrong misconception if you believe that when you outsource mobile app development, you’re going to get a low-quality product in comparison to in-house product development. This thought has crept into the minds of companies because of the cost-effectiveness of getting the project done from India or other developing countries. It is a grave error to equal low price with poor quality. India is a country characterized by a large pool of IT skill sets, and hence, it actually delivers high-quality products.
Low quality is the result of having mediocre developers building the app; whether in-house or outsourced. So, take care to collaborate with an expert vendor. A leading mobile app development company like Bridge Global has all the skillsets and tech competence to create a seamless and high-performing app. We follow the best coding practices and agile methodology to ensure the delivery of robust products.
And, let’s not forget the cost factor - offshoring to India results in reduced total cost without compromising services or quality when compared to outsourcing to western countries or hiring an in-house team.
Myth 3: When You Outsource You Need to Tackle Language & Cultural Barriers
When you outsource mobile app development, you may be delegating your project to offshore destinations or maybe adding offshore developers (remote) to your existing team. This causes companies to worry about the language and cultural barriers that they may face.
But the truth is that collaborating with a vendor in a country where people understand and speak English can save you from all these worries.
Choose a company that has immense experience working with the US and European companies. Most outsourcing vendors like Bridge Global are culturally progressive. They hire employees with the right cultural alignment to work with foreign clients and teams.
Moreover, qualities like integrity, hard work, knowledge of the required tech stack, great communication skills, etc. are the most essential qualities for successful collaboration.
Myth 4: When You Outsource time-zone differences create problems
Many companies fear that outsourcing their mobile app development project or hiring developers from a country in a different time zone will lead to collaboration issues. But these worries are meaningless and irrational.
Companies like Bridge Global work adhering to agile principles. The time-boxed and iterative approach to building software is based on deadlines.
Therefore, time-zone differences can’t deter our work. Daily scrum meetings and deployment of code on a daily basis (continuous integration), testing the code and discussing it with the client help in bridging the gaps.
Actually, having teams in different time zones can confer many advantages. You are getting specialists who work round the clock. The time difference between India and Europe is 4-5 hours and between India and the US is 10 hours. While teams in different time zones are handling development, your project is nonstop under development. Any issues or bugs can easily be deployed by specialists. Moreover, you can ask for a minimum of overlapping hours for both your in-house and offshore teams to collaborate closely.
Myth 5: When You Outsource, Your Data Security Is Under Threat
Data is a company’s most valuable business asset and no wonder they are skeptical about data security when they have to outsource mobile app development to a third-party vendor.
But the truth is that it is completely safe and secure to give access to the business’s data to a reliable outsourcing company like Bridge Global. We ensure data security and prevention of all kinds of data breaches by following standard regulations like General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for EU citizens.
We also adhere to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance while creating healthcare applications. Companies that don’t take these safety measures seriously are on their way to losing trust and getting their reputation spoiled.
Myth 6: When You Outsource, Your Intellectual Property Rights Are at Stake
Many companies fear the theft of ideas and intellectual property rights when they outsource mobile app development. All those fears of the offshore outsourcing provider stealing your code, partially owning your Ips, or getting your code or trade secrets disclosed externally are out-of-place.
All seasoned outsourcing providers start collaboration by signing legally binding documents.
They will sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that prevents information disclosure. At Bridge Global, we are open to taking further steps to help you have full confidence in us. Feel free to ask for those extra safety measures.
Myth 7: When You Outsource, It Takes More Time Than Developing In-House
Businesses often harbor the misconception that when they build a mobile app with their in-house teams (by expanding it) they get the product delivered faster than when they outsource mobile app development.
But the fact is that as software development outsourcing companies have more skilled professionals in their talent pool, they work faster and more efficiently than the in-house team.
The offshore team will be more diverse in terms of talents and tech capability and hence can execute project goals smartly and competently. They will understand client requirements aptly and deliver the precise product.
That’s it guys. We’ve successfully busted all the possible myths related to mobile app development outsourcing. Now, whenever you feel the need to outsource mobile app development or any other software development project just be assured that it’s going to be a great experience, provided you choose the right vendor.
Feel free to get in touch with us as we have nearly two decades of experience in offering outsourcing services to companies around the globe. Check out our service models to know more about how the different ways in which we can collaborate.