Mobile Application Development: In-House Versus Outsource

With the rising demand for Smart phones of various companies, the demand for Smartphone application has also gone up. The user of these phones wants to have an 'app' for every other purpose. To exploit this huge demand, mobile application development companies have started developing innovative and user-friendly applications or apps, that could match the expectations of these users and thus, the mobile application development has become an industry in itself.

Followings are the most popular smartphone operating system and their smartphones:

• Apple – iOS for iPhone 

• Google – Android OS for Android smartphones 

• RIM – Blackberry OS for BlackBerry phones 

• Samsung – 'bada OS' for Samsung phones 

• Nokia – Symbian OS and Nokia smartphones

These smartphones are high in demand, and so are their apps. IT companies, all over the world, want to offer as many apps as possible to the market to capture the biggest market share and exploit the increasing demand. You can visit to know more about mobile application Development Company.

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For this purpose, they are hiring mobile application developers and getting special apps developed for the end-users as well as for other IT companies who want to market these apps but don't have enough expertise or infrastructure to develop on their own. This has stirred the job market for mobile app developers and programmers and opened a new path of opportunities for them.

Benefits of in-house mobile app development –

• Full control over the development process 

• Development pace is maintained 

• Full support from developers at affordable cost 

• Easy to coordinate or manage 

• Wide range of evolving technologies could be undertaken

Disadvantageous of in-house development –

• Heavy expense is incurred for hi-tech infrastructure 

• several licenses and certificates are required before using any software or even their codes 

• A complete team of developers with in-depth knowledge has to be maintained and afforded at a heavy cost 

• If the team fails at any point of time, extra expense on taking expert consultancy or guidance

Benefits of outsourcing –

• Better revenue realization 

• Enhanced returns on investment 

• Lower development cost 

• Increased realization of the economics of scale 

• Access into a knowledge base, prepared in advance for better innovation 

• More time for management functions, and focus on core competencies 

• Pre determined time frame and speed 

• Quality of delivery is good due to expert services

Disadvantages of outsourcing –

• Possible loss of control on the freelance team 

• Turnaround time and quality could deteriorate 

• Shortcomings in performance in the sense of expectations 

• Lower realization of benefits and results 

• Problem in coordination 

• other legal problems if the outsourcing company is in another country.