What is an Offshore Web Development Agency? What are its Missions?

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The number of websites is constantly increasing. This shows the importance of having a quality presence on the internet. As a business owner, you have the choice between in-house development or external development for your project.

Offshore web development outsourcing has become a growing practice for many companies. These services are very beneficial, as they not only give you more control over your budget, but also open a πŸšͺ door for a business to grow further.

In this article, we will define what an offshore web development agency is and the services they offer.

What does an offshore web agency do? Β©Canva
What does an offshore web agency do? Β©Canva

What is web development?

It’s impossible to imagine modern businesses surviving without a website and/or mobile app. Whether it’s hospitality, retail, manufacturing, or education, each field encompasses a multitude of businesses that compete with each other by creating better and better websites and apps.

Many entrepreneurs have tried their hand at designing and developing their own websites. With the emergence of several web development platforms, many think they can do it on their own to save on their investments. However, the final result is very regularly far from their expectations. And this β€œgain” of money turns into a waste of time.

And this, because the development of websites and web applications is a job in itself that requires specific skills.

What does a web development agency do?

The main scope of a web development agency includes planning, designing, creating and maintaining websites, as well as web and mobile applications:

Website Development Services

As evidenced by the millions of business websites on the internet, websites are very diverse. A website can be customized by a development agency to meet the unique needs and preferences of a business.

Unlike websites developed over the past few decades, today’s websites are created with a mobile-first approach. This means that your site is developed to be used on your smartphone first, and then later adapted to be accessible on a computer.

The IT development process to create your company’s site depends on various factors:

  • The user target (B2C / B2B).
  • The industry or field.
  • The geographical areas and demographics of the users.
  • Your budget for creating and maintaining the website.
  • Your objectives and goals (short and long term).
  • Your technical constraints.
  • Your deadlines to meet.
  • The time to market (time to market).

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Mobile Application Development Services

Just like websites, mobile applications are designed primarily for mobile use. The difference is the mode of use or usage: one is everywhere all the time from your cell phone, the other from your computer.

Again, the development process includes several factors:

  • The platforms (iOS, Android, etc.).
  • The purpose of the app.
  • The type of business and industry.
  • The demographics of the target group.
  • Your budget for creating and maintaining the app.
  • The level of UX (design) expected.

The web development process involves several steps, most of which are handled by the web development agency. Some companies also offer to design and create a site or application using an online content management system (CMS) like Joomla, WordPress, Magento etc….

In summary, a web development agency works with its client and design team to provide web design, software and application development services from scratch.

What is an offshore web development agency?

More and more developed practice, offshore conquering the web development market Β©Canva
More and more developed practice, offshore conquering the web development market Β©Canva

With the demand for software development increasing worldwide, offshore web development agencies are on the rise.

An offshore web development agency is a development company that provides web development services but is located in another country. This type of agency is considered as a subsidiary compartment of a main company.

This is precisely the case with Bocasay, which has development centers or agencies in Vietnam, Madagascar and also in Mauritius.

Offshore web outsourcing is slightly different from onshore outsourcing. The country in which the offshore web agency is located is not a coincidence.

Generally, it is a country where the cost of living is much lower than the country where the main company is located.

The primary objective of outsourcing is to increase productivity and focus on other important tasks. The choice of offshore outsourcing is mainly to reduce the company’s expenses by taking advantage of the cost difference between two countries.

However, both offshore and onshore web outsourcing have the same benefit of having access to a large pool of talented developers with lower costs than an in-house development department. This allows companies to save money and accelerate productivity in recruiting, optimizing accounting, human resources, marketing etc… 

An offshore web development agency can produce various services such as:

  • The constitution of a software development team according to your needs.
  • The development by project.
  • The functional, technical testing services.
  • The maintenance of sites, software and applications…

In addition, offshore web development agencies represent an important pool of talent. Their teams are composed of all the professions sought in computer development:

  • Developers (back-end, front-end, full-stack).
  • DevOps engineers.
  • Technical architects.
  • Designers.
  • Writers.
  • UX/UI specialists.
  • Marketing specialists.

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