Mobile App Development: Exploring Costs & Finding the Right Team For You

Mobile app development by Sourcebits.

You’ve got a brilliant app idea, but you might be clueless where to go from there. When it’s time to get your mobile application built, companies have two choices:

Recruit and hire an internal team.


Find a mobile development company.

While building your own team may appeal to you (since your app is your baby, after all, and you want it to be perfect) there are several issues with creating an internal team. For example, when you’re searching for the right candidate, recruiting can take a long time, weeks or sometimes even months. And don’t forget hiring costs, such as a recruiter’s fees or relocation expenses, which all together can quickly add up. Even when you do finally find that someone who seems perfect for the role, you may discover they may not be the right long-term fit. For more specific numbers and an in-depth analysis of building your own team versus hiring a mobile development firm, check out our slideshow.

If after reviewing the pros and cons list, you’ve decided going with an outside company is what’s right for you, congratulations! Your app is one step closer to success! This is an especially good decision if you meet any of the criteria below:

A) You don’t know how to bring your app idea into reality

B) You’ve created a minimum viable product but now it’s time to put the “big app pants” on

C) You need a lot of help and you need it fast

D) You can’t or don’t want to hire internal employees

But with so many factors to consider and options to choose from when it comes to an external development company, where do you even start? You know you don’t want to sacrifice quality to make some cookie-cutter app.

In the second part of the slideshow, we’ll enlighten you on the six steps to finding the right development team from start to finish, such as setting a ballpark budget, determining logistics, and hiring “ninjas”. Scroll through for more details.

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Piotr Gajos, Chief Innovation Officer

Piotr is Sourcebits Chief Innovation Officer. A 2006 Apple Design Award winner, Piotr draws much of his inspiration from film and music, and focuses on leading our Innovation Strategy Workshops, generating new ideas for Sourcebits, and consulting on projects.