At our fingertips, apps provide us with a wealth of services from entertainment to products. The benefits of having an app for your business are endless in an ever-growing tech-focused world. But, the question that often looms around this is how much will it cost to make an app?
We all want to put a price on things, it’s our nature. However, when it comes to putting a price tag on app design the truth is there is no fixed cost. Unless you’re a developer yourself, you’re likely going to have to set aside a good chunk of money to cover the expenses of app design. There are many factors to consider when pricing app development from the simple stuff to the complex details. On average, an app can cost between £80,000 and £40,0000 while a basic app with fewer features can cost as little as £8,000 (a budget won’t stop you). Let’s take a quick look now at things considered when designing an app and putting a price on it all...
Web or mobile.
Is your app going to function on the web, mobile or both? When it comes to developing an application for either, the development process largely differs. Mobile apps cost more to develop due to the approach needed to get the UI right across a mobile app.
The size of your app.
Simple stuff. How big is your app going to be? Small apps with a few features are going to be considerably cheaper than big beasty apps that allow users to do multiple things, for example.
Level of UI.
MVP, basic or polished. Apps come in many styles as you’ve likely seen and this is largely due to the level of UI behind their designs. An MVP app will provide your users with a raw yet functional application which won’t involve the input of a UI designer (less £). A basic application will remain still simple but will be aesthetically better and could be achieved through purchasing an app template. If you’re going for a polished app, you’ll need to stretch the costs further afield as you’ll want a bespoke design that can only be achieved through the skills of a talented UI designer. A polished app will give its users clean animations and transitions meaning they’ll likely use it more often!
Mobile apps are highly sought after. Whether you’re a business owner looking to extend your services to a mobile or through the use of your own, you’ll know that apps matter on mobiles. Social apps such as Snapchat, Instagram and WhatsApp have made their fortune based on great apps and they are just a few examples of how apps can generate profits….Convincing, right?
If you’ve decided it’s time to develop your own mobile app, you’ll want the details on what you’ll be dealing with, the costs!
Prices for Android and iPhone application development do not vary too much. Again there are a few factors to consider.
CHEAPER OPTION: ANDROID app development. (Though this is just as a starting point).
As already touched upon above, the cost of your app is going to vary depending on the mobile features you want to include. When an app features grow, so does its cost to develop. Here are some of the features you may be considering for your own app.
You can see that the pricing of an app can vary depending on how many features you opt in for. Set aside that custom features you want to introduce and speak to a developer to get an official price.
Startups are taking business by storm. With so many emerging startups in all corners of the globe, here in the U.K, the scene is constantly growing and with it, apps are too!
If you’ve got a startup of your own and an app idea to bring to life, you’ll want to source only the best to give your new business the leg up it needs. A great app is important for a successful business to get up and running. Hiring an app developer is going to be your best option (unless you have your own team).
How an app will benefit your app development startup:
A price comes with putting your app into the app store too (not all things in life are free, you know). Charges for a developer to put their app in the store take place annually with the Apple app store charging an yearly fee of £79.00 and Google Play Store charging developers a one-time fee of £20.00.
The difference in charges in terms of charging a developer, in this case, are starkly different and the only big area that you could save money on.