As you have already made up your mind on creating an app for your business, the next question is who’s going to build it? Are you going to look for local app developers? Do you start chatting to anyone you can find online?
This blog is about the difference between Offshore App Developers And Local App Developers. I will put everything in full context in such a way as to fully serve you the most.
First, let’s define the two terms: Offshore App Developers are persons whom you can find online. They are taking projects through job sites such as upwork.com, freelancer.com, peoplerperhour.com and many more; while Local App Developers are those who are operating a local business for developing apps for neighbourhood businesses.
The specs of your apps can be coded appropriately and delivered under your brand, your business name and entirely under your ownership regardless of-of which one you choose. The fact that most people are looking for people from India, Pakistan, Vietnam, China to code their application would mean that they want to have a cheaper option. But can offshore people deliver the goods?
Some businessmen would like to transact business with local developers due to taxation requirements. They want to have a clean accounting for the app creation services they just hired.
Both options are good, and it is just on anybody’s discretion to choose which they would like to hire to code their application. I’d like to talk about the pros and cons of the two.
If you have a tight budget and yet you see the situation of a “must have,” the offshore people are the best developers you should contact. Service fees are commonly termed as Project cost, that will have an expected delivery time, language to use and the platform of choice. If you are contacting a single developer to do the job, then expect a longer time for your app to get completed as you know creating an app is not just merely programming, it also pertains to creating logos, banners, buttons, etc. The whole process will eat his time and as he will have to create your logos, banners, buttons and all necessary User interface requirements, most likely half of the time will be allocated for non-coding tasks. Comparing a single developer to a team of developers – workforce wise, the more hands working on your project, the faster they can deliver. Project costs vary according to your app specs. The simpler your app can be, the cheaper can it can be while apps with complex specs can drain your budget in no time and some cases – the project will be temporarily be stopped due to funding issues.
It is indeed wise to get someone over the internet to create your apps. Most people nowadays speak good English. However, it is wise to have your app design charted on a flowchart, make it basic as much as possible to send your message across. Do not rely on merely writing down what you want and what you need because they may understand your language, but they can’t fully grasp what you intend to create. Even Scientists wants to talk in plain science language for a fellow scientist to understand. As you are delivering your app specs, talk thru their language and not yours.
Contacting a local app developer is easy as 1,2,3. You can quickly look for app developers by googling the keywords app developer then your location. You can right away see companies who are into developing apps for businesses or personal pleasure.
The right way of doing that is to go to the maps section on Google and scan all local business entries
Because on the general search section, you can get mislead with the ads popping up on the first rows of the search results.
These local businesses are the team of app developers who are into creating applications through face to face contact. You can drop by their office and plot your specs, and they can allocate a generous time to thoroughly examine the goals that you want to achieve with your app.
The truth with local app developers is that they don’t usually charge as cheap as offshore app developers, but they can be fully accountable for any flaws, miscodings or data leaks that can occur after they will deliver your app.
When it comes to hiring people overseas, it will leave you no option than to scrap your project and start over again with a new offshore freelancer or team. To start all over again the odd situation will take you to another budget allocation and adjustments. To hire someone from your city, your country you can get him/them on full accountability.
App Maintenance And Future Demands
The trouble that every app developer is taking is to do backtracking. Many businesses or clients who hire someone to finish an application; the main issue is the desired features have not been achieved. And the newly-hired app developer had to untangle codes and had to read everything from top to bottom. Which is harder than just coding a new app to meet the client’s specs.
Having someone from overseas to do the job entails the risk of completing future demands such as maintenance and upgrades. The team or person you may hire today online may not be any more available tomorrow or will ask for a higher fee. Compared to local App Developers, they can provide support for your maintenance and other future demands.
Conclusion: It is wise to have local app developers to code your app. As presented above, all the risk are waiting for you if you invest your energy looking for overseas app developers. Compared to having a local team of App creators, you will have zero risk factor.
Author: Overpass Apps a UK Based Mobile App Creator. For inquiries and appointments, please check our contact page at https://www.overpass.co.uk/contact/.