The Perils of Offshore Custom Software Development

By James Ball

January 6, 2022

Should I outsource local or international team for custom software develeopment?

Hire local. An onshore custom development team will provide a better final project 9/10 times. Don’t waste your money on risky offshore development companies.

Is offshore custom software development cheaper than onshore?

Offshore comapanies present themeselves as a cheaper alternative to onshore development, but as projects progress, more costs appear. They often pomise a low hourly rate, but charge for a high amount of hours.

How do I perform QA of the project done by offshore custom development team?

You must design a QA test. Do this by first analyzing your requirements of the software. Then create a checklist of functions the software needs to satisfy. If the application fails your tests, it should be fixed by the development team.

How to decide weather I need to outsource software development team or not?

Ask yourself, do we have the time and resources for in-house development? Software development takes a long time and requires specilist knowledge. Outsourcing means taking the burdon of development off your business and in-house team, giving you more time to focus on critical business operations.

Who will own the source code of the project during development in offshore development?

Offshore software development companies will keep your software on their servers during development. This means, although you’re paying for it to be developed, they technically own the software and can revoke your access to it as and when they like.

Why Idea Maker is the best solution for custom software development?

Idea Maker is a local US company, providing custom software development. Our clients recive backloaded contracts, essential documentation, code ownership and post development support. We have a proven track record of developing outstanding software, with a development process bound by US law and regulations.

React Native

React Native combines the best of both worlds. You get seamless integration of cross-platform coding that runs smoothly and navigates quickly. Idea Maker’s teams hold the experience and vision to make React Native work for you and your apps UI/UX expectations.

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Flutter is an app development option that works well with Google-based browsers and android phones. It is focused on Native operations and pays special attention to the User Interface and Experience. The Idea Maker team has the experience and the expertise to use Flutter to create the perfect app or website for your business needs.

Photo Sharing

Integrating a photo-sharing option into your app or website lets your clients connect on a more personal level by sharing their experiences through their photos. We are in an age of social media and sharing our lives through images and memes. Tap into this phenomenon with your app or website to better engage your clients.

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Chat Systems

People are social creatures, even in a time of social distancing. Digital social networking is the way of the present and will be the future. Chat systems used in your mobile app or website make it easy to interact with others that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to access. Integrating a chat system into your app or website will help clients connect with you and other users.

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3rd Party APIs

A 3rd party provides 3rd party APIs.. They allow actions such as signing in to your website services using your Gmail or Facebook login credentials. Creating convenient ways to access your business app or website will encourage people to invest their time and money into what you’ve got to offer.

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Google Maps Integration

Google Maps is such a massive part of our lives, from finding your way around a new location to deciding what to eat for dinner. Integrating Google Maps into your mobile app or website will help your business find and engage clients. If your business idea involves mapping, then Google Maps Integration is the best option for your idea’s success.

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Make it easy for your clients to stay in the loop with your services through subscriptions. Paid subscriptions are one way to maintain the connection with your clients. At Idea Maker, we use Stripe and Apple Pay to manage your subscriptions needs for mobile apps and websites alike.

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Payment Processing

Idea Maker has many options for creating beautiful and efficient payment processing options for your mobile apps and website projects. Stripe is one of our most commonly used application integrations for accurate payment processing.

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