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Offshore mobile development model: 6 benefits to consider

It seems that offshore mobile app development just keeps going from strength to strength. Some experts believe that offshore mobile development will grow by 3-5% between 2022 and 2024. The global IT outsourcing market is worth $92.5 billion and will likely reach $98 billion soon. According to Deloitte, more than 70% of companies prefer to offshore their software development function, at least partially, because they can save money. However, there are many other benefits to hiring an offshore mobile app development company for your business. 

Offshore Mobile App Development Benefits To Consider

Offshore development involves hiring a remote mobile app development team located in another country. Popular destinations include China, India, and Eastern European countries like Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Romania, and Bulgaria. South America is also becoming a popular destination. The cost of living in these countries is lower than in the USA, UK, and Western Europe, which makes hiring these developers so affordable. Some of the most popular services engaged include custom app design, research, testing, and maintenance.

There are plenty of reasons to move mobile development offshore. Let’s look at some of the top benefits. 

1. Affordability

As we’ve already said, the main reason why companies hire offshore mobile app developers is to cut costs. Developer rates are often half or even a third of the rates the US or UK-based developer might ask for the same work. The offshore workers are provided with their own equipment, their own premises, their own software, and utilities by the offshore agency, which cuts your costs even further. You also save money on recruitment agencies, HR, and legal work as the agency takes care of everything, including hiring and payroll.

2. Access to a bigger talent pool

Countries that are popular offshore destinations have invested heavily in IT skills and training. You can find highly trained, highly professional English-speaking developers with years of experience on projects like yours for a fraction of the cost. In places like Ukraine, 15000 IT graduates leave college every year - and they’ll probably work in offshoring as it’s a highly desirable position! 

3. No recruitment issues

Hiring an in-house team takes time and money. You have to craft job ads, sift through piles of CVs, set up appointments, manage them, speak to candidates, vet them, write up legal offers and then wait for their mandatory notice period to expire. Even if you have a full-time HR manager, you need time, money, and patience to go through this process. With an offshore agency, your candidates are sourced and placed within a matter of weeks. If you no longer need a few developers, you can simply release them, and they’ll move on to the next.

4. Focus on your business

If you are a start-up, you have more tasks than you can handle. Offshoring development to others means you can focus on your internal team and marketing and promoting your business. You can use this time to source leads or investments while your offshore developers take care of the rest.

5. Extend your understanding

Working with people from another country can be very enriching for you and your internal team. Your business instantly gains an international flavor and a new understanding of other markets and countries you may want to expand to later. Think of a company like Grammarly. It started in Ukraine, but it’s used all over the world by people of all nations today. 

6. Access to expertise

Developers with rare or specialized skills are hard to pin down. Larger companies are offering massive bonuses and even equity to ensure that they attract the top talent in the business. You may find yourself competing for talented specialists with household brands that have much deeper pockets than yours. With offshoring, the playing field is a lot more level, and you have a much better chance of finding a specialist developer. Many Eastern European countries, for example, have focused on developing skills like React, Flutter, and Native development. 

Clearly, offshore mobile app development is popular for a reason - six reasons that we can think of, to be precise! If you want to save money, expand your expertise and staff, and grow in your understanding, you should consider offshoring.

Shrey Kapoor is a Tech-Enthusiast, Harvard certified Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics Expert. He Founder, which is one of the India's Top Tech News Website. Even Forbes and many other renowned publishers took his articles reference. Shrey is a Technology analyst, strategic thinker and creative writer who is passionate to deliver the best, latest possible Tech-News to his followers and subscribers. He completed his masters in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, certified in IPR, T.Q.M. & ISO 9001:2008 In Quality Management Systems.

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