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Web App Development Costs Are Nothing Short Of Absurd! by@technologynews
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Web App Development Costs Are Nothing Short Of Absurd!

by Technology News AustraliaMarch 22nd, 2024
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The exorbitant costs of web app development in this day and age are nothing short of absurd! Let's dissect this madness, shall we? Strap yourselves in, folks, because we're about to embark on a rollercoaster ride through the twisted landscape of digital development costs.
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The exorbitant costs of web app development in this day and age are nothing short of absurd! Let's dissect this madness, shall we? Strap yourselves in, folks, because we're about to embark on a rollercoaster ride through the twisted landscape of digital development costs.


First off, let's talk about the myriad of fancy-schmancy technologies touted as the saviors of modern app development. We've got artificial intelligence, blockchain, cross-platform development, cloud computing, IoT, AR... the list goes on and on. Sure, these innovations sound impressive and all, but do they justify the sky-high prices slapped onto web app development projects? I think not!


Take a gander at the current app development benchmarks in the USA for 2024. Simple app development? That'll set you back a cool $16,000 to $32,000. Medium complexity? Be prepared to fork over $32,000 to $48,000.


And don't even get me started on complex app development, where prices skyrocket to $72,000 and beyond! And let's not forget the cherry on top: the cost of hiring a US app developer, a whopping $105,000 per year. Are these numbers for real, or did someone accidentally add an extra zero?


Now, let's zoom into the land down under, where everything seems to come with a price tag equivalent to selling your firstborn child. In Australia, developing a simple app will still cost you anywhere from AU$15,000 to AU$30,000. And if you dare to dream of a medium complexity app, brace yourself for a wallet-crushing AU$80,000 to AU$150,000+!


But wait, it gets better (or worse, depending on your perspective). A highly complex app in Australia will drain your bank account faster than you can say "tech bubble," with costs starting at a jaw-dropping AU$500,000 and climbing to infinity and beyond!


What's driving these insane costs, you ask? Well, according to the experts, it's all about factors like app complexity, platform selection, and the expertise of development teams. But let me tell you something: it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that something's seriously out of whack here. Are we really supposed to believe that slapping a few lines of code together warrants a price tag equivalent to a down payment on a house?


And don't even get me started on the so-called "enhanced functionalities" and "cutting-edge features" that supposedly justify these astronomical costs. Last time I checked, most apps were little more than glorified time-wasters, designed to keep us glued to our screens for hours on end.


Do we really need push notifications reminding us to check our email every five minutes? I think not! So, what's the solution to this madness? Well, for starters, how about we stop buying into the hype and demand some accountability from the powers that be?


What about the costs they charge for testing?

Oh, don't even get me started on the ludicrous costs they charge for testing! If you thought web app development prices were steep, just wait until you hear about the highway robbery they call testing fees.


Let's break it down, shall we? You've already shelled out a small fortune to get your app developed, right? Well, guess what? Now you have to pay even more just to make sure it actually works! It's like buying a car and then being told you have to pay extra to make sure the brakes function properly. Utter nonsense!


Then there’s the pricing models they use for testing. Want to run some basic tests to make sure your app doesn't crash every time someone looks at it funny? That'll be a couple thousand dollars, please. Oh, you want to test it on multiple devices and operating systems? Well, be prepared to take out a second mortgage on your house, because that'll cost you an arm and a leg!


But wait, it gets better again this time round - or once again (worse). Let's say you find a bug in your app during testing. You'd think the developers would fix it for free, right? Wrong! More often than not, they'll charge you an arm and a leg just to fix a problem that never should have existed in the first place. It's like paying a restaurant to cook your meal and then having to pay extra for them not to spit in it!


And what about the time it takes to complete testing. You'd think that with all the advancements in technology, testing would be a quick and painless process, right? Wrong again! You'll be waiting weeks or even months for the testing to be completed, all while your app sits there gathering dust and costing you money.


So, what’s the solution?


So, what's the solution to this testing travesty? Well, for starters, how about we demand some transparency and accountability from the testing companies? It's time they stopped gouging us with exorbitant fees and started delivering real value for our hard-earned money. After all, if we're going to be paying through the nose for testing, we damn well better get our money's worth!


We really need to put an end to this highway robbery and start holding developers accountable for their outrageous pricing practices. After all, if we don't stand up and say "enough is enough," who will?