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August 18, 2023

How to Outsource Mobile App Development Effectively

What To Consider When Outsourcing Your Mobile App Development

Outsourcing is an excellent way to develop the mobile app you want faster, better, and for the right price, but you should pursue your development objectives with a clear game plan in mind. Developing the right mobile app strategy involves getting the details about your app right and deciding on a style that works for your project. Here are some of the main factors to consider before you outsource mobile app development.


Outsource or In-House Mobile App Development?

First, determine whether your app is appropriate for outsourcing. In-house development allows you to interact directly with your team during the development process, which can be beneficial in certain circumstances. However, outsourcing allows you to select from a larger talent pool, helping you reduce costs on expensive developers and allowing for faster ramp-up and delivery. 

Decide what’s right for you and outsource mobile app development only if it makes sense for your business.


Operating System

Determine whether you want functionality across a large variety of platforms and operating systems, or instead want to focus on a narrow set. For those developing a mobile app for the first time, it’s usually better to focus on the more popular operating systems, such as iOS and Android, and then expand later. You also need to choose whether to develop natively (ex. iOS), which often ensures the best stability, or whether it’s just as good to develop on a cross-platform language (ex. Titanium, Flutter, Xamarin).


Functionality of the App

Ensure your app achieves the specific function that matches your business model. Utilize competitive examples, incorporating the best functions, and then add additional functionality that makes your app stand out in the marketplace. Think hard about the UX and UI, balancing the need for downloads with the goal to create a “sticky” and positive experience with the customer.



Many business owners and software companies use mobile apps as a way to augment their business services and deliver more traffic to their websites. A mobile app increases brand recognition and gives customers wider access to your services or products, but the response can often be overwhelming.

You may experience increased orders, an influx of queries about what your business can provide, and ultimately may have to expand your business rapidly. It’s important to respond properly to this increased business activity with adequate preparation. Otherwise, you’ll miss the ability to capitalize on the success of your mobile app. At the same time, for companies that are prepared to handle this rapid growth, a mobile app can represent a huge opportunity.


Outsourcing your mobile app development the right way

Ultimately, when you outsource mobile app development, you'll maximize your budget and produce a higher-quality product faster. However, it’s important that you plan properly to turn these ideas into action. 

Accelerance has the knowledge to make your outsourcing experience as smooth and cost-effective as possible. We’re happy to work with you through each step of your planning process to help you get where you want to be, and make your decision to outsource mobile app development a wise and profitable one.


Andy Hilliard

As CEO, Andy leads and advocates for the globalization and collaboration of great software teams with companies in search of talent, innovation and a globally-distributed extension of their engineering function and culture. Andy founded the ground-breaking nearshore software development services company, Isthmus Costa...

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