Application Development Outsourcing: Benefits, Risks, and Cost

By Yana Troianska

17 min to read


What are the main destinations for application development outsourcing?

If you’re looking for a cost-effective location to outsource mobile app development, Latin America and Eastern and Central Europe remain two locations with an optimal quality-price ratio. Software outsourcing in Colombia or Ukraine will cost you $25-49 per hour, while US-based companies typically charge $100-149 per hour.

How to start capitalizing on your software faster?

Mobile development outsourcing can help you speed up time-to-market for your product. When you outsource software development, you essentially hire outsourced developers already proficient in the tech stack. You don’t have to invest time in recruitment and training, and you can quickly scale your team up and down.

Outsourcing app development also means turning to a company that already streamlined processes with automation, DevOps practices, and project accelerators.

What are the three types of outsourcing mobile app development?

Three types of app outsourcing are:
Onshore development, i.e. hiring an application development company within the same country (e.g., a Boston company for a client based in Los Angeles)
Nearshore development, i.e. turning to development companies within three time zones from your location (e.g., Colombia-based application development companies for US clients)
Offshore development, i.e. choosing to hire an app development vendor more than three time zones away (e.g., a Ukraine-based company for US clients)

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