Software and app development business has seen a tremendous growth over the recent years. Developers from around the world compete on quality, speed and price of production, incessantly improving their skills, hiring and training coders, and offering high class, increasingly improving services to meet any and all requests.
Top class developers in Poland
Yes, the Poles know their stuff. IT education is of highest standards. Universities keep up with latest technologies and set high demands for the students. Programming is an obvious choice for talented people with views to making it big.
With top level specialists in high demand, employees know how to appreciate them and encourage them to stay. Small to medium development companies with informal work culture show high retainment rate – people who enjoy their environment tend to stick around and get more satisfaction from their work.
Polish history is full of great mathematicians, starting from fifteenth century continuing to present day. Most notable, if not somewhat forgotten by history is the trio Jerzy Rozycki, Henryk Zygalski and Marian Rejewski who were actually the first to decode Enigma – the World War II Nazi encryption device. All in all, the Poles do show great talent in all things maths.
Software houses in the country prefer shared office space for their employees, so when you hire a specialist from them you can count on the service being delivered. Replacements, in-house consultation, access to additional services, accountability – all these make choosing a company rather than a freelancer a much more attractive option in software development outsourcing.
We’ve all been there. Everything may look good on paper (uhm..screen) but when it comes to real life, communication can be a real beach when working on an IT project with foreigners. Realising that polish is not exactly the easiest to learn (actually closing the list of 10 hardest), polish companies, more often than not, employ English as official language in the workplace. In-house native language specialists and teachers are a common sight in developers’ offices these days. Besides, since the system switch in 1989 English has been taught as a second language in schools of all levels across the country.
For developers, having good language support is important not only for client relations, but also for pretty much all other areas of their work. It’s much more economical to have an in-house specialist when it comes to translations, content marketing, documentation. Paying for external services is costly, unreliable, and… did I mention costly? Native english speakers are in high demand in Poland these days and IT sector is one that can truly appreciate their skills.
So, as much as the poles love their native tongue in general, and show some dislike to a couple of foreign ones, the rule of thumb for software houses is to have English fully supported. Without it, getting (and keeping) business from abroad becomes a near impossibility.
Working with a polish software house, you can be sure they will communicate clearly and most of all – understand your expectations. Your product and all documentation, including source code (comments, readme files, docs and in-code messages) will be done in English.
On the outskirts of the West, not quite in the East – Poland is the second largest (after Germany) central European country and an EU member since 2004. It’s a developing economy with one of the best growth indicators in Europe. Last decade has seen sharp growth in foreign investments, continuing interest in outsourcing, as well as the perception of Poland being up to date with latest technologies.
When it comes to all things business, the country conforms with EU rules and regulations for trade, which ensure fair and equal terms for all members and offer a range of benefits in the area of security, accountability and legitimacy in business relations.
Polish developers do strive to keep high level of service and respect all the business coming their way. It is common knowledge that an unhappy customer will not come back, worse even, he is more than likely to spread the word. Bad press is bad business, so keeping high standards and addressing issues thoroughly is high on polish developers’ list of priorities.
When choosing a developer for your project, be it from Poland or anywhere else, the question of trust plays a big role. Your app idea may be a breakthrough, fill in a niche no one else thought of before, or just be a really great tool for users. You want this to be kept secret and safe until your product is out and working, to ensure your idea is not copied and developed by someone else. In Poland NDAs (Non Disclosure Agreement) are an industry standard and are offered very early in the negotiations.
It’s always a good idea to check NDA in detail, regardless of where your developer comes from. The matter of accountability is another topic. Dealing with EU businesses you can rest assured that if anything goes wrong, your business is under clear, unbiased protection of the law. It’s much easier to exercise your rights to compensation, copyrighting claims in countries with transparent and clear rules and regulations.
Unfortunately, some non EU places are infamous for their levels of corruption and cross-border legal claims. As long as everything is going as planned you will be fine. If something goes wrong though, it’s good to be backed by transparent laws. That is especially true for Poland, where all foreign business and investments are welcomed with open arms, and the commitment to adhering to international laws is crucial for the countries economy as well as reputation.
Polish software houses gather very positive reviews from all around the globe. IT industry is seeing growing interest from US financial sector – QA, development and after service are highly regarded. Aside from US we see high amount of interest coming from within the EU, as well as Australia, New Zealand or the Middle East.
When looking at overseas clients of polish software developers, big names are quite common, to mention Genetech, Roche, Nokia among many others. Oftentimes even government agencies and national banks turn to Poland for services, but this subject is a rather hush hush situation.
What draws foreign businesses to Poland is a very attractive price-to-quality ratio. Labor costs in Poland are comparatively low and quality provided is of highest standards. Add to the mix the fact of Poles being known to be a hard working lot, you just can’t fail at outsourcing to Poland.
Companies looking for high quality products turn to polish developers based on their experience with big brands, as well as for being known to deliver products on time with top notch warranty and after service.
Developers offer custom solutions with full copyright protection. You actually own your product, as in most cases the solutions are original products of the particular developers’ work, not templates or ready made solutions used by many seemingly cheap software houses around the globe. If you don’t care too much about quality or scalability, templates and off the shelf products are definitely more economical option to consider.
Development never stops (i guess the word itself kinda says it already)
When high standards are priority, e.g. in financial or healthcare sectors, one needs to look among developers able to deliver fully customized solutions with possibility of further growth.
The quality of after service is of utmost importance when considering important projects. Top polish app developers understand the value of long term cooperation and stand by their products all the way. Moreover, they can offer SLAs on existing products and maintain, adjust and evolve your app according to needs.
Basic coding puts them to sleep. They need challenges to flourish. When a self respecting company sees a really hard project coming their way they will welcome it with open arms. At least in Poland. How better to keep your coders on their toes and test the limits of their abilities?
Having the right resources, polish developers know they can deliver and realise the value of it. Simple developments (no offence meant) are often outsourced to countries other (cheaper) than Poland. Where high complexity and tight schedules are main factors, it’s polish software houses that shine in innovative, reliable and high quality solutions.
With the knowledge, the right specialists and the drive to deliver, the countries’ developers can indeed measure up to high expectations. To meet the clients’ demands development companies strive to keep and enable top level programmers as well as train fresh ones. Having a few promising beginners around gives the company a chance to distribute their in-house knowledge and train multi – skilled future pros, who in turn appreciate the chance and stick around to constantly learn and develop skills. It also ensures that skill set remains even when one of the experienced guys decides to move on.
So, when it comes to challenges, polish app developers a definitely worth approaching. Especially that it is considered a trait of national identity to claim they do stuff better, faster and work harder than the rest of the world. The truth of this may be debatable, but for one, the outside reviews seem to confirm this to some extent, two – I’m from Poland, and hell yes, we sure can do it better!
P.S. One small detail seems to be missing here…
I forgot all about the price, didn’t I? Wondering why it’s not (for once) included among the benefits? It probably should. The prices of developing software in Poland are lower than in the U.S., Canada, Australia or other developed countries, but it is more about what you get for the money you pay.
All the above benefits are to show you what working with a mobile app developer from Poland can get you. The price you are willing to pay is the decision that belongs only to you. You’ve got an idea, you’ve got the budget for it, and naturally you want to do it as cheap as possible. If that is the case, make sure that picking among developers’ offers, you compare apples with apples.
To get offers that make sense, it’s actually a good idea (albeit a slightly counterintuitive one) to tell the developer what your budget is, instead of asking how much your project will cost. Trust me, if only for the sake of beating the competition, they will give you all they can within that budget.