Here at AppMuse, we regularly track the cost to develop a mobile app. Based on our research, app development costs can range from anywhere between $2,000 and $250,000, a variation far too expansive to have any real meaning. If you want to put a mobile app on the market but lack capital, sending the development offshore is, we admit, a seductive one. Run a search for “offshore mobile app development” and you’ll get almost 28 million hits. Assuming you have the time to wade through millions of web pages, you’ll find many eager developers in foreign countries, each promising to develop your app for the lowest price. All that said, “you get what you pay for” is a cliché for a reason. Here are a few reasons why saving some money offshoring your mobile app development may cost you in the long run.
In sum, if you’re considering hiring a developer for a mobile app project, it’s often best to hire a developer based in your country. We’re not saying offshore development never works, just that you should know what you’re getting into – before you get into it.
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Mark M. Stetler is CEO of AppMuse and its related businesses: iPhoneAppQuotes.com, iPadApplicationQuotes.com, AndroidAppDevelopmentQuotes.com, and BlackberryAppDevelopmentQuotes.com. AppMuse is the Internet's leading provider of free app development quotes from experienced, pre-screened app developers for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry smart phones.More by stetler