THE COST OF CREATING A MOBILE APP
Very frequently I have been asked by our clients how much does it cost to create an app?
The starting cost for creating a mobile app can start at £2,000 and can go up to £500,000 depending upon the features. An essential medium mobile app will cost about £10,000 to £60,000. For large apps, it can exceed this upper limit. On average, an app can cost around £150,000. You can read more here.
Overall, the cost of an app can go from almost nothing to extremely expensive. The cost entirely depends upon the complexity, developer, and the time frame required to complete the app. The hourly rate and the experience of the mobile app developer determine that costs. The average hourly rate is about £50.
The reason why creating an app is costly because there is a whole team that is working behind the project. Many people do not understand the time and resources it takes to build a quality mobile app. It is not as simple to call on a developer for software, and he will start working immediately. Mobile app development requires an understanding of various business processes. The great apps are made during the planning process, not in the development phase. Read further here.
There are no predefined rates for the apps. Mobile app developers or agencies will multiply the features, with their hourly rate and the time needed to make that app. One cannot instantly tell you the cost right away. Following factors affect the price of the mobile app:
Design of the app
Features and Functionalities of the mobile app
Platform (Android, iOS, Windows)
Infrastructure and backend
Experience of the developers or agency
APP DEVELOPMENT COST FOR STARTUP
Typically, for most startups, the complexity of the app is small to medium. There are some API integration, backend services, and customization. For an hourly rate of £50 and 600 hours required, the price will be approximately £30,000. The cost will vary from region to region. In the United Kindom, the hourly rate for app developers is around £140, whereas, in India, it is about £26. Moreover, whether you require an Android app or iOS app will also affect the price tag.
ENTERPRISE APP COST
For large and complex apps, the price can go up to £200,000. It will come with a variety of features with a whole team to back it up.
This type of app will be competing with behemoth apps. It can take roughly more than 1200 hours to build an application that big. Uber required £200,000 initially, whereas Instagram had an initial funding of £500,000.
COMPARING APP DEVELOPMENT COST
: Choosing the right developer or agency is an important aspect. It can be confusing whom to prefer and why. Small Shops will have a lower hourly rate and might have less experienced developers. The app will cost around £30,000. Agencies are a smart choice since they have a whole team. You can even get a pretty complicated app via an agency for about £60,000 to £150,000.
On the other hand, global consultancies can be considerable if you have a sound budget. It can cost up to £300,000 while working with global consultancies.
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HOW MUCH DO APP DEVELOPERS CHARGE
As mention previously, the charges of the app developers vary from region to region. For areas like United Kindom, North America and Canada, the cost of mobile app development is much higher as compared to the eastern regions such as India or Indonesia. App development requires some steps for which you need people of different expertise. However, you can hire someone who will do all the work himself. Read here for more.
In contrast, by hiring an agency for work, you do not have to worry about different pre-development phases. You have everything in one place. Also, the cost of an app is transparent.
IOS vs ANDROID
It is generally more expensive to create an android app as compared to the iOS version.
A variety of Android devices and screen sizes makes it longer to develop them. It has more design and development stages. So, it takes roughly 2-3 more hours to build an android app.
Hence in turn, most costly to build an Android app. Most big companies prefer to develop an iOS app before Android apps.
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