When it comes to calculating the cost of app development, COAX Software factors in the following:
Complexity of the app, including and especially the number of features. Every agency knows that every individual feature has a cost, because each one involves a certain amount of work. Some features, of course, are easier to develop than others. Some, thanks to the platform it’s being developed on, start off with a template of some sort, thereby making it easier. Whereas others need to be designed and developed from scratch.
Platform(s). Is one platform enough to start off with, or could it be cross-platform, or developed separately for two or more native platforms? How you go about this will increase the cost, and in cases where clients want apps developed for iOS and Android (and potentially others, such as Microsoft) the cost does increase.
Design. Everyone knows how crucial design is when it comes to getting people to download and keep using apps. You need to invest in this. Especially if you are launching something either completely new, or you are competing against an incumbent that already has a large market share. You have to offer something better, different and that provides an enhanced user-experience. Design plays a key role in that.
A number of other factors can also influence the overall cost, including the following:
When getting an app developed, you need to think about and be aware of the following:
And finally, below is a table of costs, with examples of the sorts of apps you can have developed for the relevant costs outlined within.
|Type of app||Example app||Cost estimate||Typical development timescale|
|Simple app; one or two platforms at most (if non-native)||Calendar app||$10,000+ (usually lower than $25,000)||3 to 5 months|
|More complex app, with basic database and/or API features, and usually across one or more platforms||On-demand service, or a simple eCommerce app||$10,000 - $50,000||6 to 9 months|
|More advanced app, native on every relevant platform, with more complex database and features||Telehealth app, or social networking||$50,000 - $150,000||9 to 12 months, or more, depending on the complexity and number of features|
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