I've been outsourcing for a while to create the MVP on a web app. I never get what I'm asking for from these outsourcing teams, they take longer than expected, or they just disappear. It's been a huge struggle for months to launch the MVP. Execution is so important early in the startup with an outsourcing team I won't execute in a timely manner.
I have a friend that i met in a business event. now for a while, he want to create a much more simpler version of my idea to get it going on a smartphone mobile app. He also want hustle it. He's in love with the idea. He's not asking for shares or anything. He wants to prove that he's serious with this project first.
The positives for the mobile app:
Since, I've been doing more research in the market and from other entrepreneur it's much better to start very small and worry more on solving the problem than adding to much features from the jump. Mobile app helps me keep it lean. Also have access to a developer at anytime without a fee. I get exactly what I want since he knows what I want.
The negatives with mobile app:
The features will be very simple compare to the web app. I haven't made enough research on how to market and how to get early adapters in mobile apps. I don't know the rules at the iTunes Store.