Do you or your company have an app idea? It’s time to build it.
We know there are thousands of companies out there who want to build your app. We know that you could also put in the hours and create it yourself. We present you with a better option. Let us tell you why you should choose Overpass to build your app.
Check out this five-minute video to find out why Overpass is the ideal company to bring your vision into reality.
Discuss Your Idea.
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(For those who don’t want to watch the video.)
Hi this is Eric from Overpass.
When I’m interviewing a new developer, what I’m trying to determine is “Why should I hire this person over anyone else?” What makes them stand out from the thousands of other developers I can hire? Are they smarter? Are they more skilled? Are they cheaper?
And I imagine you are asking the same questions as you look for someone to build your mobile application. There are thousands of app development companies out there. Why should you choose Overpass?
I’ll tell you three reasons: Experience, Talent, Speed, and Value
Have a look at our website and you’ll see we have dozens of apps created already. All of these are Overpass apps. They are not produced for clients. They bring in revenue for us.
Over a million people have downloaded one of our apps at the time of this recording. That may be how you found this website. Maybe you downloaded one of our apps.
I’ve always said that anyone can make an app, but making a successful app is a lot more difficult.
When it comes to app creation, we’ve got “skin in the game”. We have apps out there. If you see an app development firm that can’t even produce their own successful apps, how can you be sure they can make them for you?
In short, you can trust us to create your app idea because we’ve already done it — again and again and again.
Our goal is to get the best people we can afford that are right for each project. We know the right people and are always looking out for talent.
I like to think we use the Hollywood model of software development. When a movie is made, the movie studio doesn’t take whoever is available on the payroll to make the film no matter what skills are involved. They have a rolodex of the best people for each task. A movie producer brings in the right people for the project. When the project is finished, everyone goes their separate ways.
Traditional software companies don’t usually work like this. They have several developers on the bench waiting for the next project. They try to guide you into using the technologies they are good at.
Man, I hate meetings. I know they are important, but they just kill time. In mobile, things need to move fast.
I find it difficult working with companies that still work in the 2005 mindset of taking months to produce a piece of software.
In mobile, execution is the only thing that matters. The goal should not be meetings or gantt charts or impressing you with cool offices. The goal should be software.
We no longer have the luxury of talking slow, thinking slow or acting slow. We need to move quickly.
If you have an app idea, get it out there. If you think it might work, the only way to be sure is to ship it. And to ship, you need a team that appreciates a sense of urgency.
Every minute you wait, is another minute it might not happen. Every minute you wait is another minute someone might take over your space.
We use offshore freelancers as much as we can. We don’t use them because we are cheap, we use them because we want value.
One of the biggest myths in software development is “You get what pay for”.
When you don’t know a skill, the only metric you have to measure someone by is price.
If I have to hire a plumber, for example, I make the assumption that the most expensive plumber is probably the best. The cheapest one is probably the worst. But in reality price and talent are two unrelated metrics. The cheapest plumber could be the best and the most expensive plumber could be the worst. The only way I would be able to tell which is better is to know a thing or two about plumbing. But I don’t. I’m not a plumber.
But I am a software developer.
I’ve worked at some very expensive rates for some very large London companies over the past 16 years. Now, I evaluate the skills of other software developers. I look for developers with talent and ambition with a low cost a living.
My goal is to take cost out of the equation. I want to deliver you the best apps you can get at the best price you can get.
Anyone can do cheap. Anyone can do expensive. We want to do valuable.
We don’t want Overpass to do well when compared against other app companies. We want to play a completely different game. We want there to be no comparison at all.
Keep looking for app companies if you wish, but come back here when you’re ready.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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