Full circle: Britons hiring developers in India to build apps for them (via @freelancer)

Everyone’s going in search of the millions. Nick D’Aloisio succeeded where many haven’t and won’t, so I find this interesting – Britons are hiring developers in India to build their apps for them! I got it via email from a representative of Freelancer, the ‘world’s largest outsourcing marketplace’.

Figures released today shows that Britons are increasingly designing their own apps.

The survey from Freelancer.co.uk, the world’s largest outsourcing market place, is released following the £18 million purchase of the app Summly by Yahoo.

The survey finds that knowledge of programming is not getting in their way as Britons are hiring programmers in India to do the programming for them and help turn their ideas into reality.

The survey of 2000 people in the UK found that 45% have had an idea for an app and will  hire a programmer to get it designed. Yet 25% who have an idea for an app are put off from developing it because they believe they have to write the programme themselves.

Statistics from Freelancer.co.uk show that there has been a 100 percent increase in Britons hiring a programmer via the website to design an app for them over the last 12 months

“Everyone has an idea for an app, but not everyone has the skills to turn their ideas into reality. Yet increasingly people are hiring programmers to undertake the programming for them, so now everyone can develop their own app.” said Matt Barrie, CEO of Freelancer.co.uk.

“We’ve seen a record increase over the last 12 months of British people hiring programmers to help them develop their apps. App development is no longer the preserve of the geek, now everyone can do it,” he said.

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