Android enjoys a 75% share of the mobile operating system universe. It’s only rival, iPhone is priced out of reach for most.
That is why if you are going to create an app, it makes sense to develop an Android app first and then migrate to iOS.
Your app will have a better chance of hitting a million downloads.
But how to find Android app developers easily?
Look East for Hiring
In the past 20 years, India has emerged as the top destination for tech enterprises looking to set up shop in Asia. Indian software developers are involved in the research and development of every big tech organization—Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Oracle, and at offices in Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Pune.
This skill in coding is not limited to software but also extends to Android apps.
Swiggy, Grofers, Zomato, Ola, Flipkart, and a host of other huge tech startups are Indian and their apps are as good as Uber, DoorDash, and similar peers abroad.
All of them have a polished UI and work perfectly.
In other words, you stand to gain a lot by transferring your Android app development process to India. Call it outsourcing, or remote workplace—it is a perfect solution to halving your development costs.
Why hire Android developers from India? We take a deep dive and perform an analysis.
Best Reasons to Hire Android Developers From India
There are 2,500 engineering colleges in India. Every year they turn out 100,000 developers.
No doubt many of them are below par and no one will claim otherwise. But if only 20% are good enough, that is a talent pool of at least 20,000 new Android developers each year. There are at least 150,000 well-qualified Android developers in India spanning every level. How can you ignore such a vast number of developers and expect to remain competitive?
Of course, the course material they work with at college and university goes beyond app development and teaches them everything from Python to PHP, but most build Android apps as part of project work because it is relatively easy.
They not only learn to code but the latest about cloud computing and data security.
It is such a staggering number that no nation that seriously wants to encourage tech startups can ignore the tech pool.
After all, if these engineers satisfy Google, there is no reason why they can’t go to work for you.
Android app developers from India are not only proficient in coding but also in English. India has a huge English-speaking population due to its past as a British colony.
Not many know that after the USA, India has the largest number of English speakers – far more than Canada, the UK, and Australia combined. A surprising fact and one that gives every business owner a fresh perspective about hiring from India.
If you employ a remote team, they must be able to communicate with you easily and flawlessly. No worries on that count if you are working with a team of Indian app and software developers.
An entire generation of Indians are now adept at answering Zoom calls at 10 AM PST (10:30 PM local time).
The move to India began because it was cost-effective.
Though the nation has changed a lot in the past 20 years and wages have risen, they are competitive with salaries paid in the USA and Europe.
You can hire a top-notch Android app developer for INR 80,000 per month. That works out to $12,000 every year, less than one-third of what a cook at McDonald’s earns.
Astonishing isn’t it?
In addition, when you employ a remote team, there is no payroll tax, no medical insurance, and no office rent.
You cut down on every overhead and pay the employees a fraction of what they would receive if they were living in Dallas or Seattle.
The end result—you are able to launch the app for half the budget and can spend on a marketing campaign instead.
Here is another stat to help you make up your mind. 47% of India’s population of 1.35 billion is less than 25 years old.
That means you are assured of top-notch talent coming down the pipeline for years. India is one of the youngest nations in the world (in terms of greying of the population) and the cost of employment would go down in real terms.
It is generally not known in the western world that India has always had immense engineering skills.
China is better at PR, and that has stolen its thunder.
- India launched its first satellite in 1972.
- In 1961, India tested its first supersonic fighter aircraft, Marut.
- India’s moon orbiter missions routinely cost less than Hollywood movies about space.
A comparative study would show that these ambitious projects were accomplished at less cost than elsewhere in the world.
Having a long history as an impoverished nation, Indians are accustomed to making do with smaller budgets and bringing in innovations.
As a startup, that is exactly what you need – engineers focused on doing more with less.
On the whole, Indians do not display a lot of rigidity.
The nation and culture are known for its friendliness, and this spills over into work.
If you want a happy employee, work with an Indian developer.
We are not suggesting that they would bend over backwards to accommodate your whims, but that you would find great feedback and a lot of cooperation.
Being friendly, it is easy to impress on them the need to earn profits with minimum investment.
They have a zeal to learn quickly and pick up new skills and software frameworks that appear.
Things to Keep in Mind While Outsourcing Android App Development to India
While outsourcing works fine for most companies, it is not without its flaws.
The question is not about the team working for you alone, but also your own managers.
Are they adept at managing remote work?
Here are a few tips to make your company suitable for remote app developers from India.
A) A supportive environment
The head office in this case is where the design and major policy making happens. It must never seem as if it is simply generating unattainable deliverables.
Listen to app developers in India with patience and foster a feeling of teamwork through discussion and hand-holding.
B) Set specific goals
- Develop a wireframe for new app version
- Create a new sub-menu for an item
- Integrate a payment method
These are examples of clear goals that help collaboration. In other words, you and the top managerial team need to have a very clear idea of where you are going with the app.
C) Open communication
The remote team will run into problems. In your end, you have to be willing to listen to them and make valuable suggestions.
If the team feels that they would be unjustly blamed, they would rather paper over the problem and the issue would remain.
Open communication remains the core of working with a team that is located a thousand miles away.
Last Words …
All concerned must work hard to develop synergies. Your clientele might be looking for innovative features or greater responsiveness or some other attribute.
Unless every employee and app developer is on the same page and committed to the process of satisfying the customer, the cost saving would be nullified.