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Critical Things To Look Out For Before Outsourcing App Development Company

Manav Patel,

Match-making with your outsourcing app development partner? This definitely instigates curiosity, doesn’t it? Well, yes, you do not land up randomly with a mobile app development company out of nowhere. A lot of thinking and research (we call this process match-making) goes into the process of outsourcing mobile app development. Yes, match-making because you have a pool of options to select from; you need to cut short the ones who fall within your quality check, carry out discussions with them and then finalize that “ONE” app development company that satisfies your needs. Do you agree with our metaphorical match-making procedure? We are sure, now you would!

An application release into the market needs to be a solid and robust app solution. With the striking number of 71.5 billion applications downloaded in 2020, you would have to struggle badly if you come up with “any” easy solution with no exquisite features in the running time. You may even get disbarred from the app store without having any significant number of app downloads if you come with no planning. 

So, what backs the app development? An app development company plays a major role in deciding the success of the app. Outsourcing of app development has become a new norm, but there are many things to consider before outsourcing app development. 

If you go for headhunting outsourcing app development companies, you would have a bucketful of options. Many of these industry gurus might claim you to save money, resources and promise you to put your app on the frontline, but not all of them are trustworthy. Some of them might make the promises fall true, while some of the others might just fail. And therefore, it is important to foresee things before finalizing an outsourcing app development partner. 

There are multiple factors to consider for outsourcing app development. In this blog, we would highlight the things you should ask before outsourcing app development and thereby guide you on how to outsource app development in 2021? Here we start,

An unbiased view towards app development industry:

Having a niche in app development is good, but at times, it restricts the app development company’s thought process and creativity. This means, if your product deals with the same niche industry, the app development company might adopt the same development approach and might even repeat the features. 

Stubbornness forbids them from accepting any new ideas or concepts, thereby limiting your application’s capabilities and performance. 

Therefore while selecting an outpouring app development partner, you should check their mindset and ensure that they have a border skill set and outreach in various industries. 

checkbox of your deliverables

Create a checkbox of your deliverables:

The App development process is a wonderful journey of execution of your project’s expectations. Obviously, you would have a list of things to accomplish when your application is launched into the market. 

Along with this, you would have drawn a clear picture of how your product should look like, isn’t it? The same ideology has to be delivered to your prospective outsourcing app development partner for them to execute it rightly. 

To ensure that you receive your deliverables timely and as anticipated,

  • Firstly, figure out the objective of the app. The core reason of why you wish to develop an application and who will be your target audience.
  • Further, what features do you wish to integrate to make it an exceptional app in the market?
  • Do you wish to have a full-fledged product, or do you want to go for MVP development?
  • What skills are you looking for in your app development partner?
  • Figure out the platforms you wish to target with your app.
  • Also, ask yourself the things you want to customize and make your USP.
  • When do you want your product in your hands?
  • What budget do you have?

Having answers to all these questions will make it very easy for you to expect things from the outsourcing app development company.

Check for an enterprise-level outsourcing agency:

The blooming industry demands a lot of new concepts and ideation. An important step in marking your footstep is to launch an application that can provide veracious results. 

An experienced mobile app development company can handle this job. Their years of industry experience can say a lot about their potential. Hence, before hiring an agency, check if they can develop an enterprise-level application that can handle any level of complexity. Ask the company if they have knowledge of all the procedural and operational challenges.

Do check if the company has enough skills to execute a challenging app development while bounding it to the legal system. Ensuring all these will lower your struggle and increase your chances of a successful app launch. 

Ensure your budget:

App development entirely depends on the budget. The cost of outsourcing mobile app development may vary from agency to agency and country to a country located in various time zones. Say, for example, the cost to outsource app development in India might start from $20 to $80 per hour. In comparison, that in the US will start from $90 to $150 per hour. 

You can only afford to buy an exquisite agency if you have enough budget to handle their expenses.  An estimated budget for outsourcing app development is $20K. Within this budget, you can have a developer team, testers’ team, and other miscellaneous expenses being handled. 

Read Also: How much does it Cost to Outsource App Development in India?

Employee retention:

Employee retention:

This is the factor that nobody will ever tell you. But the factor of the matter is, you can afford to lose your key developer in the middle of your project development. 

While hiring an award-winning app development agency, check or personally ask their teams about their views regards the company. You can also ensure honest reviews on glassdoor and see if they have long-lasting relationships with their employees too. 

If you have shortlisted a company already, ask them about the team who would work on your project. Talk to these professionals personally and ensure that they have no plan of leaving the organization any time soon. 

Post-launch support:

Once the users have started onboarding the application, there is no looking back. But any bug or support issue may entirely affect the application’s popularity. 

What will you do at this stage? Who will have your back? It is important to ensure that the outsourcing company provides after-launch support. They should be willing to solve any project-related issues or even help you in including more advanced product features if necessary (which comes at a cost but doesn’t matter). Working with the same outsourcing agency throughout the project is a healthy relationship to set up.

You should sort these things out before finalizing a deal with the agency. There are very few chances that somebody would deny the battling of challenges, but it is advisable to confirm the same in advance than to regret it later. 

Ready for hiring an outsourcing app development agency?

We hope this article uncovers a lot of things to consider before outsourcing app development. This will make you prepare to trust your app development partner and ensure a successful product launch. 

You can make a list of companies and thereafter proceed with the above checklist. We wish you all the best in this journey. For any help or query, please feel free to contact us. 

Manav Patel

Manav Patel is the founder of Kody Technolab. His visionary ideas and passion for technology have backed Kody Technolab's success. He nurtures the team with his knowledge and skills.

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