You’ve a million dollar app idea. Or you have a Buoyant multi-million-dollar business and looking to give a next-level consumer experience through an app.
You know that you need to find a good development partner at the right price before you take the idea out in the market.
There are countless apps on the app stores that are unnecessarily complex, frustrating to use, created by amateurs, or just plain broken. In terms of real effort, these apps likely took weeks or at the very top end, a couple of months to build.
Then, there are the apps that wow you. These are the apps that you use every day. They make your life better. They are fast. They are beautiful. They are intuitive. They do not crash and are mostly bug free. They are the definition of a great app.
Let’s be straightforward — customers always wonder how much it will cost to make an app. Relatively low prices and high quality are what everybody is looking for, whether you’re from the UK, the USA, India, or Ukraine. We know this very well, because we develop iOS and Android applications for startups.
How much does app development cost? How is the pricing decided? What is the breakdown of costs and efforts involved?
Needless to say, mobile app development cost varies widely. Nevertheless, let’s try to figure out how much you might expect to give away for your fancy new iPhone, iPad, or Android application, and what that money is actually paying for.
App development is majorly divided into two parts:
The design cost may vary depending upon the complexity of features and intricacies of design. A good hour from a designer whose experience ranges from 0–2 year can cost around 15–45$. A designer who has 2–5 years of experience can charge around 45–90$ an hour, of-course discounts are allowed and a design company can charge as per their expertise in India.
How long does it take to code an app? While the question isn’t as timeless as “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?” (spoiler alert: 3481), it is one that’s very dear to our community of mobile application developers.
Development varies upon the number of feature inclusions, the detail of the animations, the speed of application and so on.
Summing up all aforementioned functions equals to 224 hours which would account to, 1–2 months.
Now the cost of a developer depends upon their coding discipline and the language they are coding in. A developer who has 0–2 years of experience charges 20–35$ an hour, another developer who has a 2–5 years of experience may charge ranging from 35–80$ an hour in India.
This has been a rough overview of the myriad factors that go into app development. But you now have a sense of the true app development cost, and know enough to beware simplistic app cost calculators that don’t take the sophisticated design and development process into account.
If you are ready to take the next step toward developing your app, our team is waiting to chat. One of Tripin’s product strategists is ready to discuss the unique requirements of your project — use the contact form to say hello.