Pricing & Process Comparasion
Custom apps are costlier than our standard or premium apps to develop. But for those who need that something extra - our philosophy is that nothing is impossible. All fees quoted based on specifications. The information below provides an overview of typical development costs of our standard and premium apps if they were to be built from the ground up, instead of using our easy to use drag and drop platforms.
The first step is to assemble a mobile app development team, which will consist of the following:
- Project manager: Oversees the entire development of the mobile app
- UI/UX designer: Tasked with the app’s habitus and the impressions of the user
- Coder: Oversees the app’s hidden structure
- QA Engineer: Oversees all testing protocols
- The cost of this team depends on the complexity of the app. Simple apps take approximately 10 weeks to build, with design accounting for up to 90 hours and backend development up to 800 hours. Complex apps take around 28 weeks to build. Design would need approximately 370 hours and backend development up to 2,200 hours.
- For Android apps, cost ranges as follows:
- Elementary apps: $25,000 to $35,000
- Standard apps: $45,000 to $55,000
- Complex apps: $55,000 to $100,000
- High-tech apps: $75,000 to $150,000
- Estimated costs for iOS apps (for Apple devices) are as follows:
- Simple, table-based apps: $1,000 to $4,000
- Database apps: $8,000 to $50,000
- Games: $10,000 to $250,000
- The following are some other costs to consider for building your app:
- In-app purchase capability: $1,000 to $3,000; allows users to buy new content or full versions of the app
- Web services: $1,000 to $5,000; take the content to a remote access point so you can update your app with XML files instead of changes to the raw code
- Game center: $1,000; Apple’s way of integrating your app with the SDK
- Share capabilities: $500 to $1,500; allow content sharing via social media and email
- SDKs: $50 to $200; SDKs help you track your app and find ways to monetize. Examples include Google Analytics, Chartboost and Tapjoy.
- A mobile app is a great way to help your business gain more traction and better brand recognition. But it could entail quite an investment. While the timing of the release is important, you should not rush through the development stages.
- matter in the long run if it takes off and gains a large market of users.