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How to Outsource your App Development Project

Imagine you have a great idea for an application or your company needs a mobile app to keep business booming. The only problem is… you aren’t a developer yourself. You have no idea of how to develop an app, so you need help from development experts. And yes, you might have a team of technicians working for you, but they are busy with other projects. After much thought, you’ve decided to outsource the development process of your app and look for an offshoring mobile app development company that can successfully bring your idea to life.

Imagine you have a great idea for an application or your company needs a mobile app to keep business booming. The only problem is… you aren’t a developer yourself. You have no idea of how to develop an app, so you need help from development experts. And yes, you might have a team of technicians working for you, but they are busy with other projects. After much thought, you’ve decided to outsource the development process of your app and look for an offshoring mobile app development company that can successfully bring your idea to life.

If you want to outsource your project correctly and in a secure way, you may do so via a platform like the Escrow system. And what exactly is that? Escrow is a system used in financial transactions where a third party regulates the payments between the “seller” and the “buyer”, ensuring every transaction is carried out safely and without any risk.

So, what should you do?

CLEAR REQUIREMENTS & ANSWERS

You need to have a very clear idea of what you want to achieve, as the process will be much more seamless and smooth. List all the requirements, reflect on the kind of development you need, think of all the features that will be included and make sure you can answer all the questions that might arise. Prepare all the necessary documentation: Requests for proposals are essential when messaging with potential developers, and some of them might find wireframes to be indispensable as well.

YOUR BUDGET

Be realistic about your budget. If you want quality and a professional-looking app, you will obviously need to spend some money on development. Outsourcing your project certainly cuts the costs, but still, you should aim for the most reliable app developer who can deliver your app solution exactly as you envisioned it. After all, you want it to be the best possible version, right?

WHERE TO OUTSOURCE?

Think of where you want to outsource your app. Is your budget high enough? Do you value meeting deadlines and tight schedules above all? Do you favor smooth communications? Depending on your preferences and budget possibilities, you could opt for outsourcing your app project in India, an Eastern Europe country, or maybe even nearshore.

HOW TO OUTSOURCE?

The next step is to decide if you want to work with a freelancer in a marketplace like Upwork or Freelancer  or hire an app development company in a platform like AppFutura, which lists the best offshoring app development companies worldwide.

REVIEWS & PAST WORKS

The best way to select the right developer for your app is, of course, to read reviews. At the AppFutura directory, you will find various listings for each country with the top app developers sorted by quality and merits. You can read verified client reviews, dig deeper with interviews with project owners, and get an overall idea of what it’s like to work with each one of them. When accessing an app developer’s profile, you will be able to browse through their past clients, apps developed and works, and analyze if their experience fits your project.

THE FINAL SELECTION

After a thorough analysis, it is perfectly possible that more than one candidate meets your objectives, so you should always get in touch with the app development companies in your shortlist and ask for a detailed proposal. Their interest in your project and the questions asked might help you make the final decision.

Written By

Ana is the Content Manager at AppFutura. She loves writing and technology.

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  1. Prasanna

    June 29, 2018 at 10:32 am

    This article has covered so many topics that are helpful for mobile app development

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