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Factors that determine the cost of an App

Published on 08 February 17
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Mobile Apps are being used by millions of people nowadays and its usage rate is increasing over the years. It’s mainly because of the apps on mobile phones that makes them interesting as well as worth having. The apps are not only the powerful drivers of traffic that enhance sales and growth but it provides an ease & comfort to the person using the app. Creating great apps involves efficient development stages on which the developers need to work. Development cost involved can be very costly sometimes. That is why; understanding the main factors that determine the cost of an app is necessary to help in making cost-effective decisions & deliver the best ROI of the development budget.

Here are some of the main factors to determine How Much to Make an App will cost:
  • Operating Systems
Developing an app for internal users where you have control over the platforms and the devices that will be supported is less expensive as compared to an app in the external environment. The first decision solely depends on the Operating system you will support and how to support cross-platform apps later during development process.
  • Native or Web App
Choosing the type of the app is the second task. Native apps are basically built in OS’s specific programming language while web app is built as web pages without depending on a specific OS language. HTML web pages are cheaper than a native app but it results in not so good user experience.
  • User Authentication
Designing an app for enterprise applications require user logins with secure access is important for enterprise based apps. For this, the app development team and the enterprise system development team needs to put their effort and cooperation to achieve seamless integration.
  • Integration with Enterprise
Your app can either be integrated with an enterprise system or can be stand-alone. If the integration of the enterprise system is not required, the cost of developing an app will be lower as well as restricted to app development only.
  • Distribution of App
With the number of distribution channels available to deploy your app, each of them has its different costs. For channels like Google Play, you may have to pay about $100 as developer license costs & you can deploy your app after the approval.

There are many other additional factors like custom add-ons for consumer apps that will provide better user experience and boost your ROI. The iOS and Android App Developers believe that considering these factors is the best way to calculate the estimated cost of developing an app. Make sure that you consider them while developing your next app.
Mobile Apps are being used by millions of people nowadays and its usage rate is increasing over the years. It’s mainly because of the apps on mobile phones that makes them interesting as well as worth having. The apps are not only the powerful drivers of traffic that enhance sales and growth but it provides an ease & comfort to the person using the app. Creating great apps involves efficient development stages on which the developers need to work. Development cost involved can be very costly sometimes. That is why; understanding the main factors that determine the cost of an app is necessary to help in making cost-effective decisions & deliver the best ROI of the development budget.

Here are some of the main factors to determine How Much to Make an App will cost:
  • Operating Systems
Developing an app for internal users where you have control over the platforms and the devices that will be supported is less expensive as compared to an app in the external environment. The first decision solely depends on the Operating system you will support and how to support cross-platform apps later during development process.
  • Native or Web App
Choosing the type of the app is the second task. Native apps are basically built in OS’s specific programming language while web app is built as web pages without depending on a specific OS language. HTML web pages are cheaper than a native app but it results in not so good user experience.
  • User Authentication
Designing an app for enterprise applications require user logins with secure access is important for enterprise based apps. For this, the app development team and the enterprise system development team needs to put their effort and cooperation to achieve seamless integration.
  • Integration with Enterprise
Your app can either be integrated with an enterprise system or can be stand-alone. If the integration of the enterprise system is not required, the cost of developing an app will be lower as well as restricted to app development only.
  • Distribution of App
With the number of distribution channels available to deploy your app, each of them has its different costs. For channels like Google Play, you may have to pay about $100 as developer license costs & you can deploy your app after the approval.

There are many other additional factors like custom add-ons for consumer apps that will provide better user experience and boost your ROI. The iOS and Android App Developers believe that considering these factors is the best way to calculate the estimated cost of developing an app. Make sure that you consider them while developing your next app.

This blog is listed under Development & Implementations and Mobility Community

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