24 May 2011
DataArt Fills Mobile App Development Skill Gap and Helps Companies Bring Mobile Solutions to Market Quickly
DataArt announced that its mobile practice has experienced record growth in the past year as companies turn to skilled, outsourcing firms like DataArt to leverage the burgeoning mobile channel and bring mobile apps to market quickly.
The mobile market is booming with app revenue projected to hit $15.1 billion in 2011, up from $5.2 billion in 2010 and smartphone sales on pace to surpass PC sales for the first time in history. DataArt’s mobile practice has experienced rapid growth in parallel with market demand. In the past 12 months revenue for mobile projects has increased by 800 percent; the client roster has grown by 200 percent; and headcount for software engineering talent with hands-on mobile expertise has risen 400 percent, with 125 new hires in the first-half of 2011 alone.
Mobile technologies are evolving at such an accelerated pace that companies are struggling to find the talent necessary to meet demand, driving many companies to seek an outsourcing partner to build custom solutions that generate high returns with little risk. DataArt’s mobile technologies team is well versed in mobile Web/HTML5 development and all modern mobile platforms including iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7, WebOS, RIM OS and Symbian. The firm has successfully completed more than 30 mobile projects for highly sophisticated global companies like Fujitsu and Motorola and for numerous digital media agencies, most recently announcing its work with Fivespark. While the New York-based firm with R&D facilities in Eastern Europe has deep domain expertise and experience building mission-critical software for the financial services, hospitality and healthcare industries, mobile solutions have become the common denominator among clients across all verticals.
“Every company is evaluating how best to deploy a mobile strategy for improving customer and employee engagement, increasing productivity levels within the enterprise and to generate monetary returns,” said Eugene Goland, President of DataArt. “We’ve created cutting-edge mobile apps for blue-chip brands, an auto maker, a high-fashion house, pharmaceutical companies, an airline – you name it. No industry is off limits when it comes to mobile. The demand is constant and we’ve built a solid practice of premium professional resources and technical talent in the best price-to-performance ratio for software development in the world – Russia and Ukraine.”
Unlike other outsourcing firms, DataArt is focused solely on application development – no call centers, no helpdesks. The company combines deep domain expertise with offshore cost advantages and resource flexibility to deliver winning solutions. DataArt boasts a state-of-the-art mobile test/UI/and research lab in St. Petersburg, equipped with all modern devices and automated testing framework to ensure a stable, reliable and high quality product is always delivered. In addition to the more than 150 software engineers with mobile experience on staff, DataArt provides ongoing professional training to its technical workforce of 600 software engineers to further propagate a diverse and plentiful mobile talent pool.