5 Mistakes to Avoid When Outsourcing Mobile App Development

Whether you plan to outsource app development out of the country or just out of your state, here are five mistakes that you can avoid to make your outsourced project a success.

Outsourcing mobile app development can help you save on money, while giving your company an increase in flexibility. However, outsourcing does have its pitfalls, especially if it is your first time at outsourcing app development.

Here are the five most common mistakes that outsourcers make when working with an external service provider. Read on to find out what to look out for when you outsource mobile app development.

Mistake one: Not accounting for the difference in time zones

Even though we live in a global marketplace, there are still hurdles to overcome. If your mobile development team is not online when you are doing business, you may have to find yourself waiting an entire day, before your issues are resolved. If you have a question that needs an answer, you may not get answer until the next day. Such holdups can push back your deadline. To make this work, you can either hire a team who works the same hours that you do or try adjusting your schedule to reduce the delay in time.

Mistake two:  Inadequate functional tests in the environment of the end user

To ensure that your mobile app performs well, you have to include testing procedures that mimic the scenarios encountered by real end-users. This may be a problem, if your outsourced team has to hard-code several use cases. For instance, an app that uses GPS data has to be tested in the locations that it is designed for. Do not make your users pay for bugs that should have been evident during testing. Instead, ask the service provider to use emulators or VPNs to negate the problem of working with an overseas team. Continue reading