A lot of start-ups believe they can hire easy, cheap overseas labour or put their project up on a crowdsourcing platform to develop their online or mobile vision. But in actual fact, there’s plenty more to consider. Businesses of all kinds and of all sizes have turned to crowdsourcing en masse in recent years. The term itself was first coined in 2006, with the real flood of Australian businesses getting on board with the revolutionary practice coming in the last three years.
We’re still very much in the middle of the mobile revolution. Every day there are a staggering 1.5 million mobile devices activated, and the number of apps available to users on all platforms continues to grow. But for app developers hoping to cash in on mobile uptake, things are harder than they’ve ever been.