How much does it cost to build a Mobile App?

  • Basic app price — from $15,000 to $25,000 per platform
  • Complex, custom (multi-feature) app cost — $300,000+
What are the factors to be considered while calculating Mobile app development cost?
  1. Application development source (freelancer or development company)
  2. Location of the development partner
  3. Features & complexity
  4. Design complexity
  5. Platform (iOS, Android)
  6. Native vs Hybrid
  1. Application development source (freelancer or development company)
  • Lower development cost i.e. low as $20/hour
  • But other aspects such as Competitor analysis, UI design & UX, timeline management, look out for team discipline, in-budget project planning will go to the product owner’s account.
  • Quality assurance
  • Efficient project management
  • All-inclusive services
  • Schedule and discipline
  • Deep involvement
  • Ease of communication
  • Accountability
  • Simple App with Standard UI elements with simple back-end (Development Period 3–4 Months):
  1. Freelancer Cost : $15k — $25k
  2. Development Company Cost : $40k — $60k
  • Moderate App with API Integration,custom design, standard design (Development Period 4–5 Months):
  1. Freelancer Cost : $30k — $40k
  2. Development Company Cost : $70k — $100k
  • Mid Level App with Professional design, pro-features, high quality animation(Development Period 6–7 Months):
  1. Freelancer Cost : $50k — $70k
  2. Development Company Cost : $110k — $200k
  • Fully custom App with Custom professional front-end design and integration(Development Period 8+ Months):
  1. Freelancer Cost : $80k+
  2. Development Company Cost : $200k+

2. Location of the App Development Partner

App Development Cost based on Software Development Company Location
  • Programmer
  • Project Manager
  • QA Engineer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Two to four App Developers
  • One Back-end Developer
  • One to Two UI/UX Designers
  • QA Engineer
  • A System Administrator
  • Chooses individual languages w.r.t to the selected platform iOS(used languages) Swift,Objective-C) , Android(used languages Java,Kotlin)
  • Security is the most promising.
  • Expensive across multiple platforms as code is individual.
  • Best user experience
  • Basic app development cost starts from $15k-$25k
  • Chooses single code across the multiple platforms with the binding of native code
  • The main drawback of hybrid apps is to use in-device third-party features, requiring download of data as users navigate the feature, security is a concern here.
  • Cost effective across multiple platforms as single code can be used for multiple platforms
  • Faster speed to market when launch in short time
  • Basic app development cost starts from $5000-$10k

App Development Cost for Each Phase

  • Business Analysis — $1,200 to $11,000 with a timeline of 2–4 weeks
  • UI/UX design — ranges from $2,500 to $10,000
  • App development — ranges from $2,000 to $60,000
  • Project management — ranges from $1,200 to $12,000
  • App testing and deployment — costs less than $5,000
  • Ongoing support and maintenance — is typically 10–20% of the development cost

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