Looking to Develop a Mobile App?
Check how much it will cost in different zones around the world!
App Development Cost in Different Stages
This stage includes collecting requirements, competitor analysis, project valuation, resolving business problems, and creating specifications. Generally, the cost of research and planning varies between $205/hour in the US to $63/hour in Eastern Europe and $42/hour in Asia.
In the design phase, the UI designers analyze similar apps, user preferences, create wireframes and subsequently the final design. Cost at this stage depends on the complexity of design, use of animations and custom elements and the number of screens.
Greater the app complexity, more will be the time spent by developers on building it. If the mobile app has basic as well as advanced features the costs will rise. Another factor is the hourly rate set by the development company depending on the scale of the project.
After developers have finished working on the app, the QA team checks it thoroughly. They run tests for checking stability, smoke, load and regression and other factors. Costs for QA services range between $99-$105/hour in US, $30-$49/hour in Europe and $20-$30/hour in Asia.
This comprises communicating with developers, ensuring app quality, & assigning tasks. It also includes keeping an eye on the budget and preventing any overruns. Since it is time-consuming, many companies charge hourly rates while others set a fixed rate.
Even if you don’t plan to scale up your app or add new functionalities, maintenance can be very useful. It includes bug fixing, code optimization, stability improvements, latest OS support etc. App maintenance costs can form 15-20% of the initial app development cost.
Why Determine Cost of Mobile App at the Start?
To give you a brief idea of your app development cost, our Interactive Cost Calculator can come in handy. All you need to do is select the type of mobile app that you want to be developed. Then, through a series of well-planned questions, the calculator will walk you through the different aspects of the app development and their corresponding time and costs involved. You just need to fill in the questionnaire will the best possible ideas that you have about your dream app.
All the data collected by this tool will be transferred to our app development expert. You just need to kick back and relax as our app development team will do all the heavy lifting and get in touch with you sooner than you would expect.
Factors Affecting Cost of App Development
There are various factors which have to be considered before estimating the mobile app
Features & Functionality
Functionality and elements such as form fields, buttons, screens, and the logic that drives them all matters a lot while calculating the cost. Developers also need to make use of third-party APIs or code from scratch to provide support for features such as mapping or payment gateways. More features simply mean more coding time involved, leading to an increase in app cost.
Mobile App Platform
Your mobile app can be aimed at a specific OS user base such as Android or iOS. Another approach is to get a cross-platform app developed for your business. The development process differs for iOS to Android and so does the cost. But if you are targeting both platforms, it will be double as that of each platform. In case you are on a budget and want to go for a cross-platform app, hybrid apps are the best option.
App design takes up roughly 20 to more than 200 hours and is a factor worth considering while taking the cost of app into account. A creative and unique user interface design is as important as the number of functionalities present in the app. A complex UI/UX design with many interactive elements, animations and transitions is naturally costlier than a simple one.
App Development Team
The app development team’s location and size also has an influence on the final cost of developing an app. Average costs differ across different regions, so development and maintenance cost in US is much higher than that in India. But be aware that higher price doesn’t guarantee quality and it may not matter where your team is originally located, if they are able to provide high quality services.
Our Engagement Models
Our Engagement Models assist businesses of every scale to access best-in-calss software development services.
Dedicated Team Model (DTM)
If you are embarking on a long-term journey to create a complex digital solution from scratch, the DTM is the perfect choice for your business needs. Further, for projects that fall under the sphere of Fintech and blockchain technology, it's a perfect fit.
- Complete transparency
- Greater involvement level
- Freedom of resources
- Full control over the team
- High level of flexibility over the scope
Time And Materials Contract
Best suited for mid-sized and complex projects seeking long-term digital partners. Time and materials contract is a perfect choice for businesses that requires support & maintenance at the bug fixing or testing stage.
- Optimal flexibility of scope
- Supports rapid iterations
- Control over budget
- Inconsistent workflow
Fixed Price Contract
A Fixed-price contract is the perfect engagement model for businesses with limited resources. It helps you to tap into the transformative power of digital solutions without making a dent in your pockets.
- Fixed project scope
- Rigid timeline
- Comparatively low cost
- Complete control over budget
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you sign NDA for clients who wish to keep their project details confidential?
Yes, we will sign an NDA at any stage of the development process according to your needs. For highly confidential projects we can sign NDA even before starting our first discussion with your representatives.
How do you manage communication across different time zones?
Our development teams work from the office on regular office timings. However, when it comes to coordination for your project, we will work around timings that are comfortable for both parties. To ensure we have consistent communication with you, we follow the following steps:
- During the first project discussion, we will set the timings for meetings after a proper discussion with you.
- We will dedicate specific hours to create your project, it will allow you to have better access to the overall progress.
- Lastly, we will also maintain a dedicated channel on Slack for your projects. Here you can easily track the progress reports.
What are the ways for my company to hire your development services?
Our development service model is quite flexible and can cater to a wide range of business needs. Here’s a list of different hiring models that we provide for our clientele:
- Staff Augmentation: For hiring a team or developer for your project off-shore, you can use our staff augmentation services. In this, we will provide you with a dedicated team or developer for your project whom you can manage independently.
- Built-Transferrable Product: If your business requires a readymade product that you can directly market, you can adapt to our Built-Transferrable Product model. In this, we will create your product from scratch and hand it over to your brand when it’s ready.
- Managed Services: For projects that need ongoing maintenance and support after successful deployment we offer Managed Service. In this, a dedicated team member can help you craft your solution and manage its data, upgrades for the long run.
How can I choose the right development company for my project?
Choosing the right development team can be overwhelming if it’s your first time with custom development services. However, making the right choice is crucial for ensuring successful project completion. For this, you should always ask the right questions before signing a deal, it includes:
- Details about the project development process: Is it transparent? Do they consider feedbacks during the development process? Will you have rights to your project’s codebase?
- Ask them about their development flow: Tools they use for project management, the software they use to maintain constant communication, their work schedule, plan for coordination, etc.
- Information about their portfolio: This includes going through case studies, Upwork portfolio, reviews, medium account, etc.
- Comparison with other companies: Before hiring a dedicated team, you should consult different organisations and compare the estimation for finding the right fit for your business.
Do I own the rights for my application’s codebase?
Yes, after the completion of the development process, we will hand over the intellectual rights along with the necessary credentials to ensure the accessibility of the codebase. It will allow you to have easy customization for scaling your business features in the long run.
How many in-house developers do you have for development purposes?
We have 35+ skilled developers in our team. Our development team can craft various business solutions such as mobiles apps, SAAS solutions, eCommerce sites, websites, and web applications. Apart from developers, we also have dedicated teams for product designing and quality analysis to provide you with 360-degree development support.
Do you assist with the project launch?
Yes, we also take care of the project deployment part to ensure your product is running smoothly. Be it App Store launch, Play Store launch, or server deployment, our custom development services see through the project completion process till the end.
What if I need changes even after the product launch?
In case you need changes even after the product’s launch, you can reach out to our project manager at any time and book a meeting to discuss the changes you need. We also provide support for app management needs in the form of app maintenance. In this, you will have a dedicated team of developers whom you can reach out to for instant assistance.
How much do you charge for the whole development process?
There is no fixed price for the development process. The pricing depends on a variety of factors such as project size, the complexity of features, your budget, technology being used, etc. However, we apply three pricing models to help our clients access affordable software development services.
- Fixed Price: If you have a concise project roadmap with a fixed budget, feature list, etc. we will use a fixed pricing model. Here you will have to pay us a fixed amount of money for the development of your project.
- Time and Material: If your project has an evolving feature requirement we’ll apply the time and material model. It has flexible pricing according to the time dedicated to your project development.
- Dedicated Team: This pricing model helps us provide dedicated support for large-scale project development. In this, you will pay for the time and energy of the dedicated development team or developer we have assigned for your project development.
Do you provide support after successful project completion?
Yes, we provide complete support even after project completion. Our team will assist you with project deployment and ongoing maintenance processes as well. Further, we will always have your project details in our database. So, you can reach out to us at any time for further expansion and updates.
Does your development team provide maintenance and support even after the development?
Yes, our development team also provides maintenance and support after the development process. It will ensure technical assistance accessibility at just a click whenever there is an issue with your solution. Also, it facilitates easy scalability and customization for growing business needs.