The whole world is aware of the caliber of India in outsourced software development market. With 60 per cent market share in global outsourcing, Indian software export Industry is worth $110 billion. It employs more than 4.25 million of people across the country. Five out of the top ten globally ranked software service providers by market cap are Indian. So, Indian outsourced software development industry dominates in the global software market with no other parallel.
In 2014, the growth of Indian software market was recorded highest – 8.3% – among BRICS nations, as of market research firm Gartner. It’s expected that Indian IT sector, which also includes software outsourcing, will grow 12-14 percent for the FY2017, in constant currency terms.
This is where India stands today in software business. Mobile application development is one of the parts of this course. It’s also attracting the attention of businesses and organizations from all across the world. Indian mobile application development service providers are now in the capacity of providing high-quality, high-end services & solutions.
Also, many online start-ups from industries like Travel (MakeMyTrip and Goibibo), Entertainment (Gaana, BookMyShow and Wynk), Payment (Paytm, FreeCharge and MobiKwik), Gaming (Teen Patti and Car Run), E-commerce (Flipkart and Snapdeal), Messaging (Hike), and Utilities (Just Dial, Quikr and OLX) have either get their apps built from own in-house team or from a third-party development company in India.
There is no shortage of talents in India, particularly when it comes to designing, development and deployment of software for both desktop and mobile platforms.
So what attracts start-ups, businesses and large enterprise to get their mobile apps developed from Indian mobile application development companies?
Of course there are several reasons such as:
The largest pool of technical professionals
There is no match for India when it comes to its great pool of technical human resources. With nearly 1.3 billion of population, more than 3.1 million graduates are added to workforce every year. However, it’s not merely the number but it’s the quality of talent attracting companies to outsource to India. Indian software developers are fully equipped and well-trained to handle a variety of outsourced projects.
The primary reason why India remains as a preferred outsource destination is the cost. It is the significant saving in the costs that companies outsourcing their mobile application development project to India can achieve. A good developer in the US can cost anywhere from $50 to $80 / hour while in India, even professional companies with large setups are ready to provide their services for as low as $15 / hour. Individual developers can provide services for as low as $10 / hour. With this difference, companies are able to reap more in minimum investment.
Consistent high quality services
Indian software developers have been successful in providing consistent high quality in all their services and solutions to their global clientele. As reflected by National Outsourcing Association (NOA) in its Annual Offshore Outsourcing Conference, several international companies choose India as the preferred outsourcing destination because of this particular reason. It’s just not the cost but it is quality that attracts large companies and enterprises towards Indian software market.
The best in Infrastructure & technological capabilities
Now India is a well developed country with the state-of-the-art telecom infrastructure, cellular networks and internet service providers in all major cities and towns. This allows development firms to offer their clients with the best in software technology, customizations, implementation as well as communication. Indian firms are seen providing services for various sorts of applications like ecommerce, business process simplification, system migration, legacy system maintenance, system integration and so on.
The government is stable and offers attractive IT policies
India as a democracy has been one of the most stable countries since its independence. Both central and state governments complete their tenures. This stability creates a soothing environment for companies and organizations which want to get their solutions developed from Indian firms. Software industry in the country is supported by pro-IT government whose policies on GDP, growth, taxation, telecom, digitization, and the whole economy offer software development firms with several parks and special zones in improving infrastructure and commutation systems.
IT is one of the key 5 industries in the country and, the current government is fully focused in framing such policies which offer benefits to companies / businesses outsourcing to India.
The outsourcing companies in India are capable of providing the quick time-to-market because of the advantages they gain by differences in time zone, particularly of India and USA. There are 12 and more hours of difference in both countries which means anything happens here a day before happening in U.S. or Europe. Projects are completed before the expectations which further lead great efficiency and enhance productivity.
More time to focus on core business activities:
Being leading the software development market for more than a decade, Indian firms have now learned how to professionally build mobile apps. When a mobile app development project is outsourced to India, the responsible developers would already know how to handle it and turn it into a real product. This frees clients focusing more on their core business activities, not on the app development.
No communication barrier
India has world’s largest English-speaking population. This helps developers easily understand the requirements of clients and facilitate communication from emailing to chatting, to talking over phone, to video conferencing. Indian mobile app developers are able to respond to all modes of communication required by clients.
Even if there are huge cultural differences, speaking common language lets developer and clients think, discuss and talk the same.
Reduced development times
Indian outsourced software development firms have become such professional as they are able to estimate the exact time required in creating your solutions. They will provide a definite time-line for completing the app and implement it in that period only.
Multiple outsourcing options
Last but not least, you will have multiple of options when it comes to outsourcing the project to an India developer. The growing demand of apps has also grown the size of software outsourcing market here and in the mean time, triggered competition too. In result, clients are able to avail services at cheapest price possible.
Sofia is a digital marketing expert in Rapidsofttechnologies, a prominent mobile app development company which provides ios and android app development services across the global. She loves to write on latest mobile trends, mobile technologies, startups and enterprises.