Extended Software Development Teams

Whether your business already has an internal software development team and is looking to increase capacity, or you are looking to build new capability, we will deliver a market-leading solution to meet your needs. We will provide you with a dedicated team of engineers that you manage directly. They have full accountability to your home office-based technical leadership, just like regular employees, though they sit in our office in India.

What You Get
A dedicated team of skilled engineers, selected from our pool based on your requirements.

An India-based Project Manager to ensure smooth communication and work prioritization.

Regular, direct communications between your US technical lead and the offshore engineers via Skype or equivalent.

Consistent usage of project management tools (The engineers can also adapt to your own tools). For example:
  • Code repository: Beanstalk
  • Project management: Basecamp, Dropbox
  • Tickets/Bug tracking: Jira
Systematic time tracking using Toggl for all engineers on your team.

Billing every 2 weeks, with Toggl timesheets for accurate reporting.

A US-based Account Manager as a point of contact.
Technologies We Support

Our industry knowledge and expertise allows us to select the right technology for your needs. These are the ones we support:

  • iOS (Objective C)
  • Android (Java)
  • Windows Mobile
  • HTML5
  • BlackBerry OS
  • Mobile Frameworks
  • Kony
  • PhoneGap
  • Sencha Touch
  • SAP

  • iOnic
  • Cordova
  • Titanium
  • Xamarin

We have deep expertise in any API integration. Below is a list of common ones.

Social Networks
  • OpenID
  • FaceBook
  • MySpace
  • Twitter
  • Google Apps
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
Maps API
  • GoogleMaps
  • AppleMaps
Ecommerce API
  • Amazon
  • Paypal/Verisign
  • Google Checkout
  • Google
  • Localytics
  • SiteCatalyst
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Photoshop
  • XML
  • Ajax
JS Frameworks
  • Bootstrap
  • AngularJS
  • jQuery
  • Backbone.js
  • Kinetic.js
  • Google Web Toolkit
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ruby
Web Application Development Frameworks
  • PHP - Zend
  • CakePHP
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Django – Python
  • Java Technologies & Frameworks: Java-J2EE, EJB, JSP-Servlet, Struts, JMS, Spring, Hibernate, etc
  • Microsoft Technologies and Frameworks: .NET, C#, Visual Basic, COM, ASP.NET, SRSS, Sharepoint Server, Silverlight & Entity Framework
  • Microsoft SQL server
  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • Hadoop
  • Amazon DynamoDB - NoSQL Cloud DB Service
  • Microsoft Access
  • Wordpress
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • Spreecommerce
  • Magentocommerce
  • NOPcommerce
  • Kentico
  • AWS Partner
  • Linux servers
  • Rackspace
  • Apache
  • Nginx
  • Node.js
  • Jira
  • Trello
  • Basecamp
  • Git
  • Subversion
  • Beanstalk
  • Nagios
  • Jenkins


Why Choose An Extended Team?

Recruiting US-based engineers can be expensive and time-consuming. Consider the benefits of working with an extended software development team:

  • Cost effectiveness.
  • Availability: Immediate access to deep talent pool.
  • Responsiveness: Can start project quickly, no lost time and effort on recruiting.
  • Flexibility: Team ramps up and down based on project lifecycle.
  • Full control: Development resources work on projects as assigned, and provide complete accountability of their time.
  • Minimal liability: If project needs to be discontinued.
  • Continuity: Can use the same developer on future projects.
Who Is It For?

Extended software development teams work best for companies with existing in-house technical expertise.

For a startup:

  • Quick development of prototypes and proof of concept products to help with fundraising.
  • Development of Minimal Viable Products for initial launch and market validation.
  • Supplementing of core technical team.
  • Ability to transition back to US-based in-house team as business expands.

For an established technology company:

  • Outsourcing of non-strategic work.
  • Technical resource ramp up compatible with institutional knowledge preservation.

For a mid-size non-tech company:

  • Ability to tap into broader expertise pool.
  • Temporary, project-based increase in team capabilities.
The Blue Rain Media Advantage

There are lots of ways to build an extended software development team. We’ve learned from experience, and have built an operation designed for maximum productivity:

  • Client input in developer selection: Upfront review of resumes and portfolios. Ability to interview candidates if recruiting is needed.
  • Complete client access to each individual developer on their project team: Ability to integrate into Client’s internal processes (staff meetings, brainstorms, etc...)
  • Assignment of India-based project manager and US-based account manager: Optimized communication and resource productivity.
  • Ability for developers to adapt to Client’s project management infrastructure: Task/bug tracking, code repositories, etc...
  • Full accountability: All billings supported with detailed time-sheets.
  • Access to deep talent pool of Delhi-based engineering schools for recruiting.
  • Internal focus on talent retention: Training, access to mentoring by senior technical peers, strong benefits package and competitive salaries.

We are a software development agency. We build apps. On all the platforms that matter to your users.

We’re creative, hard-working and flexible. Let us help you.

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