6 Reasons You Should Outsource Mobile App Development

I think it goes without saying, and I believe we really don’t need a backing survey, that users all across the globe have turned to their digital devices like women to fashion. In a space pervaded with compact mobile phones, innovations drive mobile users towards a legal digital predilection. On an average, mobile users spend as little as 2 hours a day interacting with their mobile screens. Of this time, they tend to devote some 30 minutes fiddling with mobile apps.

If there are more and more unique apps coming to flood the mobile app store, the reason is the fact that mobile app lovers are rising in leaps and bounds. Among all types of mobile apps, what has dominated the major portion of the app market is gaming, ecommerce, social networking, education and lifestyle apps.

However, with a market filled with both hyped rumors and excitement of challenges, many marketers happen to foster the notion that outsourcing mobile app development process leads to technical mistakes, delays in app releases, miscommunication and limited life cycle of final product.

Such misconception might lead to many hurried decisions about mobile app development, which will ultimately cost you a lot of pain. To debunk this myth lets review the top 6 reasons for outsourcing mobile app development process.

Stronger focused knowledge

Usually, App development process comprises of many critical stages that require intense attention, greater care and precise knowledge. With each component screaming for best digital tactics and utilization of modern resources, the process needs specialist app developers who have extensive experience in this area. You should outsource to a location that is a hub of outsourcing companies and that have mastered the art of creating remarkable apps with high usability, life cycle and excellent UI. They should have specialized in special genre of mobile apps and embody best knowledge in industry matters and latest technologies.

Flexibility of app development model

Having reliable expertise in special area of app development process allows companies to choose which part of mobile app process they can outsource. For instance, if an app development agency has credible experience in the QA section of App development, it becomes easy for companies to outsource the quality assurance part to receive the best results and a product that they know will achieve highest standard of quality. Such flexible model is only possible with Outsourcing mobile app agencies.

Time-saving alternative

Time is of precious value for any business, and the app development process involves heavy components from building the app, scaling up the features, using the right technology to working on its UI, deploying and testing it. All of it takes a good chunk of time before the product is finally ready to launch in the app store. Outsourcing the app development process saves you from all the tedious elements involved in the creation of an app, so that you can focus on its post-product marketing tactics and other essentials.

Ability to explore the depth

With information becoming key to any business success, different set of information compiled tactically works like a miracle in this business. Database collected by mobile app creators helps drive any mobile app project towards its final fruition. What is digital industry without highly valuable data applied during the development process? A programmer needs to be a meticulous researcher who culls and harnesses data as a strong resource to transform the conceptual idea into substantial mobile app.

Financial comfort and affordability

It doesn’t swoop as a shock when a business person emphasizes on minimizing the development cost to keep their overall budget to optimal level. Companies indeed look for alternatives that offer great mobile app solution in return for affordable investment. There is nothing wrong in expecting low-cost solutions. Usually, app development cost stops at 6 figures which can be kept at certain level only by outsourcing the entire project. By doing so, you don’t have to typically spend time and money creating infrastructure, hiring a skilled team and employing healthy resources. You can easily find app developers that cost you not more than 5 figures for the same expensive-looking project.

The full range of quality service

If you collaborate well with an agency that provides entire service suit of end-to-end app development services, you will get to enjoy the process hassle-free. From ideation, conceptualization, discovery, development, testing, deployment and support, you will receive entire package so that in the end all you have to do is to wait for the finest result to come your way. So what’s stopping you from outsourcing app development?

If you too nurture any dreams of launching robust app development services that had brought smiles and satisfaction to many businesses. Are you looking to make your app presence to be felt everywhere? Do share your ideas or send in an email for any questions you may have.

Commercial Agents – Keys to Dominating Market Share and Sales Territory

As a commercial or retail property agent today, you have to dominate your local property market. The levels of enquiries and the types of enquiries coming from each and every listing need to be optimised. Any genuine enquiry should be converted clearly and effectively into the correct property.

So why is all this pressure applying today? The simple fact of the matter is that there are fewer enquiries around for every property that you take to market. The buyers of commercial property are still frustrated by the availability of finance. Any genuine enquiry you receive should be qualified and then converted as quickly as possible into the correct listing.

This also says that any overpriced listings are generally a waste of time unless the owner of the property is somewhat flexible to a price reduction down to the levels of current market activity. It should also be said that any price reduction should occur quickly at the commencement of the campaign as most enquiries only come in within the first three or four weeks of marketing commencement. After that time the property progressively becomes less interesting and attractive to the existing buyers.

So the marketing of commercial property today is more important than ever before. The experienced commercial agent has a high value in that process.

For the agent to dominate the commercial property market today, there are some rules to be followed and implemented. Here are some other main ones:

  1. Every listed property should have a signboard placed on it. Perception of market share is highly important in your local area. The more signboards you can have in your area, the better for your agency in market perception. Signboards still generate a lot of enquiry and have real impact in your local area.
  2. Quality marketing campaigns are the rule and not the exception today. Every exclusively listed property should be taken to the market through a comprehensive and selectively targeted process. This would normally involve the Internet, local businesses, local Property Investors, newspaper advertising, e-mail marketing, and direct contact or direct calls. This type of marketing campaign takes a serious amount of effort. On that basis, the campaign should only apply to exclusive listings over which you have full control for a reasonable amount of time.
  3. A vendor paid marketing campaign is essential. Every exclusive listing should have some form of vendor marketing. To assist you in selling this process to the client, you can have three marketing alternatives for the client to consider. Invariably most clients choose the middle level cost and recommendation.
  4. Keeping in contact with all the business owners locally is just so important today. Business owners and proprietors are the backbone of commercial property activity. Knowing their intentions to move, sell, buy, or rent are some critical parts of your market intelligence gathering.
  5. Identifying, locating, and contacting the owners of quality property in the local area will always be important. This process can take time given that the ownership identity and structure for a property is sometimes conveniently hidden inside a Property Trust or a Company ownership. Nevertheless, you still need to be implementing a process of contact with all the local property owners and investors.

The best agents know their market and constantly tap into it in a variety of ways and then record their findings. The agent with the largest database that is accurately maintained and up to date is usually the agent doing the deals today. They are the agent of choice. Is that you?

Commercial Law – Payment of Commission – Commercial Agency Regulations – Commercial Agent

The case of Heirs of Paul Chevassus-Marche v Groupe Danone and Others (Case C-19/07) [2008], involved a determination on community laws relating to commercial agents. According to Article 7(2) of Council Directive (EEC) 86/653 (On the coordination of the laws of the member states relating to self-employed commercial agents) (“the Directive”):

“A commercial agent shall also be entitled to commission on transactions concluded during the period covered by the agency contract either where he was entrusted with a specific geographical area or group of customers… And where the transaction has been entered into with a customer belonging to that area or group…”.

Article 10 provides as follows:

“(1) The commission shall become due as soon as and to the extent that one of the following circumstances obtains:

(a) the principal has executed the transaction; or the principal should, according to his agreement with the third party, have executed the transaction; or…

(c) the third party has executed the transaction.

(2) The commission shall become due at the latest when the third party has executed his part of the transaction or should have done so if the principal had executed his part of the transaction, as he should have”.

In 1987, the first respondent in this case concluded an exclusive mandate with C. The applicants in this case were heirs to C’s estate. The exclusive mandate concerned the first respondent’s representation of C’s subsidiaries, namely the second and third respondents, in their dealings with the importers, wholesalers and retailers of their goods in a specific geographical area.

Before the termination of that contract, C requested payment of various sums. Such sums included commissions relating to purchases made by two companies established in his geographical area.

The requests for payment were refused on the ground that the purchases concerned had been made from central buying officers or dealers in metropolitan France, an area outside the control of the respondents, and without any action on C’s part.

C then brought an action concerning payment of commission.

The national court made a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Communities. The question concerned a request for a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Article 7(2) of the Directive. The question referred by the national court was as to whether Article 7(2) of the directive was to be interpreted as meaning that:

“A commercial agent entrusted with a specific geographical area was entitled to commission where a commercial transaction between a third party and a customer belonging to that area had been concluded without any action, either direct or indirect, on the principal’s part”.

It was held as follows:

The court was of the opinion that

· Article 7(2) of the Directive had to be interpreted as meaning that a commercial agent entrusted with a specific geographical area did not have the right to a commission for transactions concluded by customers belonging to that area without any action, direct or indirect, on the part of the principal.

· Article 7(2) merely refers to any transactions concluded during the period covered by the agency contract. There is no requirement that those transactions had to be entered into with a customer belonging to a geographical area or a group of customers for whom the commercial agent was responsible.

· There is not an express requirement for action on the part of the principal, and there is no requirement for action on the part of the commercial agent.

· However, it should be noted that when considering Article 7(2) in conjunction with Article 10, the commercial agent’s right to commission arises either:

§ when the principal has (or should have) carried out his obligation; or

§ when the third party to the agency contract, namely, the customer, has (or should have) carried out his obligation.

· The presence of the principal in the transactions for which the commercial agent could claim commission was indispensable. It therefore followed that the commercial agent could claim commission. The commercial agent’s claim for commission could be made on the basis of a transaction only to the extent that the principal had acted, directly or indirectly, in the conclusion of that transaction.

· As a result, this meant that it was for the national court to establish:

“Whether or not the evidence before it, assessed in the light of the aim of protecting the commercial agent and of the obligation on the principal to act dutifully and in good faith, allowed it to establish the existence of such action, be that action of a legal nature”.

© RT COOPERS, 2008. This Briefing Note does not provide a comprehensive or complete statement of the law relating to the issues discussed nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight general issues. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in relation to particular circumstances.