In-house vs Outsourcing — What’s better for your Android app?

4 min readJul 29, 2021


You’ve come to the decision to engage in Android app development to take your business to the next level. However, you’re still unable to decide on whether you should invest in an in-house team of app developers or whether you should hire an Android app development company. You’re probably swaying towards the former option, as you believe your in-house team will be more cost-effective. In addition to this, you figure on being more in control, and so, it’s obvious that it will be easier to work with them. However, don’t be fooled by what seem like positives.

In-house Android mobile app development comes with a two major challenges. Limited Skill Set and Limited Access to Technology While your in-house team of developers may be great, nothing can compare to the skills possessed by Android app developers from a professional Android app development company. Your in-house developers may have knowledge about Android app development, but professional Android app developers know much more and have access to cutting-edge technology. They’re completely well-versed with the programming languages required for Android application development, as well as the various trends in the market.

High Risk — Low Reward

Developing your Android application in-house can pose a risk or two. This is because your in-house team of developers may not be as proficient as the team of developers found at an Android app development company. For instance, scalability could become a problem with an in-house team of developers. There’s always a chance of the scope of your project expanding, and so, it’s best to get the work done by professionals, as they know exactly how to scale your app. In addition to this, when it comes to Android app development — or any kind of app development for that matter — accountability could also present a number of challenges. For instance, if a problem arises, there is a slight chance that an in-house team of developers may not be able to handle it or even identify its nature. This could result in the project getting stalled, and that’s something you obviously don’t want happening.

And so, instead of going through the trouble of trying to overcome the aforementioned challenges, just hire a professional Android app development company. Besides obtaining a reliable, secure and fully-customized Android application with a professional mobile app development company has a number of other perks.

Here’s a list of all the benefits you can reap by hiring the professionals: Better Technology Access

Apart from having access to skills, an Android app development platform like HokuApps features an automated platform where 90% of the app needs zero coding. Analysts can just drag and drop business modules, technology components and designs from deep libraries to create the app. The remaining 10% is where developers come in, to customize the app at a business-level to fully-customize the app to suit organizational architecture.

More Accountability

Professional Android app development services will provide you with a contract that explicitly states their scope of work, their responsibilities, schedule of their deliverables, as well as their terms and conditions before beginning work on your Android app. This will help you hold someone accountable in case some kind of delay, mistake, or mishap occurs. In addition to this, it will be the responsibility of that person to make sure any sort of obstacles are overcome.

They Have Access to Existing Libraries

When it comes to Android app development, a number of features, as well as modules are quite standard. It’s up to Android app developers to fully-customize them. It’s very likely that a team of developers from a professional Android app development company has access to existing libraries that contain enhanced and optimized standard products. And so, when developing your Android application, there won’t be a need for them to customize every feature from the ground up. This will help you save a lot of time, and a whole lot of money, while ensuring an engaging, functional, and fully-customized Android app.

More Experience You can be sure that a professional Android app development company has worked on a variety of projects. This is important as if they’ve worked on different kinds of mobile applications, it means they’ve got more exposure and are far more experienced than an in-house team of developers. In addition to this, professional Android app developers are always up to date with the latest trends and technologies in the world of Android app development (like Google’s every changing design guidelines), and so, will be able to use those technologies to build your app, and incorporate trendy features into it, so that it is able to stay ahead of its competition. Furthermore, thanks to their experience, they will be able to develop an Android app that is in line with your mission and vision as a business.

Now that you’ve decided to go with a mobile app development company, and are in search of professional Android app development services, HokuApps is the company you should partner with. This is because HokuApps uses its own low code platform that is 90% automated and 10% manual coding for customization to create robust mobile applications. This helps create an app at 10x the speed, thereby giving you a shorter time-to-market. Additionally, you can be sure that the app developed for you by HokuApps will be exactly what your business needs, as this Android app development company offers mobile app solutions that are fully customized.

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