“How much does it cost to develop an app?,” is the most commonly asked question we have received since Elvira Infotech started building a mobile application. To say we have heard it hundreds of times might be an understatement. With over 8 years of data at our disposal, building apps for the Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups alike, we felt it was time to revisit this epic question again.
As you might have already expected, there’s no definitive way to offer you an accurate price tag. There’s a lot of mystery surrounding the true cost of developing a mobile application. Fortunately, there are many app development budget planning factors that will assist you to shape the development cost of an app. So without wasting your precious time, let’s jump into the factors which determine the investment price of App development.
Functionality: The feature is the most crucial part of determining a price estimation. There is a huge difference between a mobile app that does basic jobs compared to a featured reach and interactive app. If you see the trend, the applications that perform two or three primary functions have been more successful than apps that have been crammed with extra features or functionality. Although app developers are becoming more proficient in building a mobile application full with features, however, as a web development company we would recommend developing an app that has a maximum of 5 features that work really great. Having fewer feature means a high acceptance rate as well as low development cost.
Backend Infrastructure: The backend foundation handles actions that cannot be done on-device. This covers things like user authentication, business integrations like booking appointments, any notifications, messages, and many more. Several app functionality and features require interaction with a backend server. If you want these built from scratch, the mobile application development costs of your app will be higher, obviously.
Your Timeline: Timeline is another essential part of cost estimation with a mobile app development project. Having a flexible timeline is the best way to hold the project within the budget and dodge cost overruns. Having an unrealistic expectation of project delivery can create unneeded rush charges and can further influence the price. For instance, let’s say your business wants to build an application to control the Mars Rover and you need it next week. Do you think rush delivery influences the cost? You bet it does. Although some mobile application development jobs simply can’t be hurried and take however long they are going to take, asking a quick turnaround time can surely have an impact on cost.
So there you have it people, a break-down of what goes into to determine the cost of mobile app development. If you’re looking to go from “it depends” to a particular number, don’t wait, Contact Elvira Infotech now.