Functions and purpose of the
application – One of the major
mobile app development cost factors is the features that are included in the app. There are some basic questions that need to be answered– What are the functions of the app, what will the app provides to the customer with, what platforms will it support, and whether the app is developed for specific devices?
Visual Objects – In this quick changing world we walk with the proverb which states that, the more you interact with your customers and give them the scope to get their products in a click by sitting at home providing them the additional benefits to explore all your business products ,will eventually result in the growth of your business . It applies inapp development costs too. If you want to add complex visual in your app, the development costs will significantly increase.
Customizations vs using Standard App Widgets and Convention – If your app has more customizations, you have to incur more costs to develop your app. Additionally, it is beneficial for you to know that the app development environment for each platform offers specific widgets that enables developing standardized convention such as navigation, changing screens, animations, and other app user interaction features. The app development cost will be more cost-effective if such standard convention is used during the mobile app development.
Maintenance plan – Even after the
mobile app has been developed and deployed in the app stores, it still requires technical maintenance from the developing team. Regular updates and bug fixes never stop as long as you want to attract new users to the app.
Third-party integration – There is a substantial difference in costs when an app is focused on its platform against taking data from another app.
Optimizing smartphone hardware features –Costs depend on whether theapp will be using specific smartphones hardware features such as GPS, NFC, and motion sensors.
Total man hours required to develop the
mobile app – This is relatively self-explanatory. More man hours taken to develop an app means increased costs. On average, simple apps take about 300 hours, intermediate apps take about 400 to 600 hours, multi-purpose apps 600 to 900 hours and the complex apps often clock above 900 hours.
Country of development – The country where you develop your app also determine the cost of
mobile app development. In the USA it is about $150 per hour, Europe it is about €130 per hour and in India $20 per hour. These are just approximations and
mobile app development agencies determine the figure based on the long-term value that clients have to offer to them.
Costs for various stages of mobile app development
As mentioned above there are various stages which includes the app development process. However, the final app development cost also depends mainly on whether your app is going to be a native app development for Android or iPhone or hybrid app development.
Whereas the production cost of Small and Medium enterprises and MVP is considered to be the same. With an estimation of about $6000 for the hybrid app and $8000 for native apps. Likewise, the costs for Quality Assurance, Refinements, Deployment and Cloud platforms vary too
Small minimum viable product (MVP) - $30,000 and $21,000
Small Companies - $47,000 and $37,500
Medium MVP - $100,000 and $67,000
Medium Enterprises - $123,000 and $87,500
Large MVP - $166,000 and $105
Large Enterprises - $249,000 and 160,500
The cost mentioned above is supported by both Android as well as iPhone