How Much Should a Mobile App Cost You in 2020? – The Guide You Were Looking For

How Much Should a Mobile App Cost You in 2020? – The Guide You Were Looking For

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A Detailed Guide to Mobile App Development Costs

Mobile phones are the closest gadget to users and now, we have a mobile app for almost everything. From ordering food to requesting a cab, you can download an app for all your needs. Recently, we developed a mobile app for finding restrooms, called PeeSpots. The app finds nearest restrooms to cater to basic human instincts. The point is, the app stores have apps for anything that you can imagine!

And as a mobile app development company, we receive hundreds of queries every day, requesting information on building apps. One thing is common in every query; ‘How much will the mobile app cost?

I have been in the industry for far too long to simply say that the cost depends on the features of the app. Of course, the costs depend on the features you want in the app. An offline mobile app, like that of a calculator, will cost you fewer bucks, but an app that integrates camera and maps requires quite an investment.

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The app costs depend on a lot of factors, such as the complexity of the app, platforms, features, and more. For example, a simple app will cost you about $50,000+ while complex apps will cost you $300,000+.

Smartphones app that offer a complex user interface or require significant backend costs somewhere between $200,000 and $1,500,000. Uber, the ridesharing giant, started with initial funding of $1,500,000. And a marketplace app, like nTrust, can cost you between $90,000 and $175,000.

Let’s sum it up. App development costs depend on:

  • Type of App – Mobile Game, Social Networking, On-Demand, or so
  • Platform – Android, iOS, Windows, or so
  • Number of Pages
  • Infrastructure
  • Features
  • Design – Basic, Individual, or Custom

It also depends on who you are hiring for developing your app. Freelancers will take almost five times less than a small mobile app development company, especially if they are located in ghost places. And a small development company will charge you half of what a silicon giant will.

A team of developers, designers, programmers, and creative artists work on your project to develop an industry-leading app.

A basic app development team consists of:

  • Project Manager
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Developer
  • QA Engineer

While a complex app requires the services of:

  • 1 Project Manager
  • 2 Backend Developer
  • 3 or 4 App Developers
  • 2 UI/UX Designers
  • 1 System Administrator
  • 1 QA Engineer

Each member plays a key role in making the app unmatchable. We’ve summarized the responsibilities of the members in the table below:

Member Hourly Cost Responsibilities
Member
Project Manager
Hourly Cost
$20+
Responsibilities
Ensures effective communication between the client and the development team. Ensures deadlines are met and helps avoid misconduct with the client.
Member
Backend Developer
Hourly Cost
$25+
Responsibilities
Is responsible for the right communication between the database, server, and application. Takes care of the app’s flawless functionality
Member
Developer
Hourly Cost
$30+
Responsibilities
Writes the codes and integrates the mobile app with the data source. Is responsible for fixing bugs in the app.
Member
UI/UX Designer
Hourly Cost
$20+
Responsibilities
Takes care of the interface. Ensures that the app’s look and feel resonate with the brand persona. Responsible for app optimization.
Member
QA Engineer
Hourly Cost
$20+
Responsibilities
Ensures that the app meets all requirements, controls design and code quality, and runs flawlessly.

By the end of this article, you will be able to calculate the costs of your mobile app. For now, all I will say is that a mobile app development cost will cost between $50,000 and $1,000,000 on average. It takes between 6 to 12 months to complete an app ready to hit the app stores.

Agency Survey by Clutch – Average Cost Per App

In a recent survey, Clutch conducted research on over 100 mobile app development companies to explore the costs of building a mobile app. The survey concludes that over 70% of app development companies invest in discovery stage before jumping to the development phase. Majority of the companies incur $5000 in costs for the discovery stage.

Most of the app development companies quote that app testing and deployment costs cost $10,000 on average. Also, app maintenance cost $10,000 on average, per year, while the most project size is between $5000 and $10,000.

Agency Survey by GoodFirms – Average Cost Per App

Agency Survey by GoodFirms Agency Survey by GoodFirms

GoodFirms conducted thorough research of several mobile app development companies to explore the app development costs. An Uber or Instagram-like app costs between $70,000 and $100,000. An app like QuizUp or WhatsApp costs between $61,000 and $69,000. A relatively simple app like Periscope or Tinder costs between $40,000 and $60,000.

The Process of App Development

Mobile App Development Process App Development Process

We often hear from clients that why don’t we reuse the codes, and if we do, why do we charge for it as if it’s custom-built. If you wonder the same, read through the section to get the answers.

Understanding App Requirements

The pre-development phase is the most important one. At Cubix, we generously invest our time and efforts in understanding the client requirement, explore the brand essence, and develop an app idea and plan that helps the client achieve its goals. Our extensive team of project managers, developers, designers, and creative-thinker discuss the project with the client. If needed, our team travels to the client for the first-hand experience with the company and services. Recently, our team traveled to Oman, as part of a project for OOMCO. Thorough understanding of the company and app helps us move forward with the development.

Exploring Platforms

Working with startups is different from working with enterprises. An enterprise often comes with its own research, knows the audience well, and decides the platforms and technologies itself. On the contrary, most startups need our expert opinion. We start by defining the audience and analyzing their characteristics. It helps us in choosing between iOS and Android. Also, we sit together with the client to finalize the technical aspects of the app.

Developing the App

Our ambitious developers invest endless efforts and infinite hours into the development of your dream project. Meanwhile, our project manager keeps the client updated with what’s happening. The client’s suggestions and concerns are incorporated into the app or briefed upon if our experts have reservations. Cubix ensures that all deadlines are met and the client is in the loop throughout.

Testing the App

We make sure that we deliver a flawless mobile app. Our QA engineers conduct multiple to test the mobile app’s functionality and design. Each feature and aspect of the app is individually tested to avoid any bugs and issues post-release.

App Designing Process

App Designing Process Stages of app design process

Visual Design

While visual design solely blesses your app with a pleasant feel and look, it is one of the most sought-after elements in app design.

Raj Aggarwal, CEO of Localytics

The rich and interactive experiences we have come to expect on mobile apps have created new standards and expectations for all digital media including the web. The result is websites are evolving to become more app-like in their rich functionality.

UX Design

UX design is all about user experience. It's about how it all works along with a disciplined designed that uses data and studies user behavior to deliver spot-on results. Results may pertain to successful onboarding, user engagement, or intriguing a product in everyday life.

Branding, Icon and Logo

Branding is the real game-changer. In fact, according to Steve Forbes, editor in chief of Forbes Magazine, a brand is the single most important investment one can make in the business. For instance, consider Amazon. Look at their logo and you will realize the importance of logo design and icon. While icon solely helps to get your brand identified on the app store, an appealing logo design helps in getting your app downloaded.

Copywriting

Impeccable copy, invoking writing style, and communicational tone, is all it takes to create the best user experiences along with building your app as a brand. All that you need is a persuasive copy that convinces users to use your app. The copy should depict advantages and motivates users to use distinctive features of your app.

The copy, logo, and icon can cost you approximately $400 to $2100 each, depending upon the quality. For visual design and UX, hope to pay much more. A professional UX design firm may charge you up to $20,000 a project. Most of the developer firm can provide you with a pro design team. From the visual design of an icon to UX design, your project will get completed.

App Development Costs for Startups

App Development Costs for Startups How Much Does It REALLY Cost to develop an app for startups?

Can a small development company deliver the same results as the big boys? I think yes because small agencies’ reputation is dependent on customer’s satisfaction with the projects, customer support, after-sale services, and more. Thus, small and medium-sized app development companies invest their heart and soul into the projects they take.

Assigning the best possible talent to achieve the best possible outcome is imperative. That being said, the best talent finding the conditions of working with the “Big Boys” is not as attractive as it were a few years ago. Now the fresh blood prefers its own startup venture or work freelance.

Fueled wrote that many considerations go into pricing an app, typically $75,000 can get your app up and running barebones. A project can run on average $300,000 with a limit of $1,000,000 but with a bigger investment, you allow the development team act on critical development opportunities, some which may truly aid you in realizing your vision.

Application cost in the main depends on who builds an app:

  • Freelancers
  • Silicon Giants
  • App Development Companies

Let’s give this a closer look.

Comparing App Development Costs: Giants vs Small App Companies vs Freelancers

App Development Costs– With Freelancers

Working with freelancers comes with a lot of challenges. Going to freelancer team always cuts cost, but brings obstacles such as different communication culture, time zones, things lost in translation, absence of face-to-face meetings, and more.

When you find the right, flexible, and talented freelancer, then negotiate the prices and features effectively. Make sure you have done your homework well to better convey your ideas and expectations to the freelancer team. Define exactly what you want and hire those whom you can trust.

As per IT Outsourcing Statistics, technical services outsourcing covers 52% of industry organizations.

Here is what the costs look like in different regions:

Specialist Functions Average salary (hourly rates) as per Upwork
US & Canada Western Europe, Scandinavia, UK Eastern Europe India Australia
Specialist
Designer
Functions
Creates all the visual content that is then coded into the project.
US & Canada
$ 53
Western Europe, Scandinavia, UK
$ 36
Eastern Europe
$ 30
India
$ 17
Australia
$ 46
Specialist
Product manager
Functions
Oversees the app: analyses whether the core features that clients want to include are the right features for the best user experience.
US & Canada
$ 84
Western Europe, Scandinavia, UK
$ 40
Eastern Europe
$ 37
India
$ 21
Australia
$ 40
Specialist
Developer
Functions
Designs and programs software: operating systems, database systems, embedded systems and so on.
US & Canada
$ 61
Western Europe, Scandinavia, UK
$ 52
Eastern Europe
$ 33
India
$ 18
Australia
$ 49
Specialist
DevOps
Functions
Configures and deploys the system.
US & Canada
$ 66
Western Europe, Scandinavia, UK
$ 40
Eastern Europe
$ 37
India
$ 29
Australia
$ 50
Specialist
Quality Assurance Engineer
Functions
Ensures that the software does what was intended and functions properly.
US & Canada
$ 33
Western Europe, Scandinavia, UK
$ 21
Eastern Europe
$ 31
India
$ 18
Australia
$ 30
Specialist
Technical Writer
Functions
Creates instructions and API-documentation.
US & Canada
$ 49
Western Europe, Scandinavia, UK
$ 41
Eastern Europe
$ 22
India
$ 18
Australia
$ 55
Specialist
Business Analyst
Functions
Creates business requirements.
US & Canada
$ 63
Western Europe, Scandinavia, UK
$ 58
Eastern Europe
$ 35
India
$ 19
Australia
$ 32

App Development Costs- With an Agency

Working with a mobile app development agency, like Cubix, is a smooth experience. You don’t have to worry about hidden costs or flawed development. An agency promises robust development, intriguing designs, and clear pricing. Now, let’s explore how much would an agency charge you for a mobile app.

Usually, agencies estimate the costs based on the costs of each unit per week. For simple projects, an average freelancer charges about $50 per hour or $2000 per week. And for complex projects, agencies charge $75 per hour or $3000 per week.

App Development Costs- With Silicon Giants

Now, if you wish to work with Silicon Giants, like IBM, Oracle, Adobe Systems, LSI Logic, National Semiconductor, SanDisk, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Symantec, and others, then be ready to pay somewhere between $150 per hour to $200 per hour. An average mobile app with the big boys will cost around $500,000.[/

How Much Does a Mobile App Cost?

Which Platforms Do You Want to Cater?

Each platform has its own requirements, thus, the costs vary. Usually, designing for both, iOS and Android, platforms doubles the costs. Don’t jump into both platforms, unless your target audience is active on iOS and Android devices.

Platforms Cost Description
Platforms
Apple iOS
Cost
$5,000
Description
The operating system for Apple products such as the iPhone or iPad
Platforms
Google Android
Cost
$5,000
Description
The operating system for Android brands like Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo, and others
Platforms
Apple iOS & Google Android
Cost
$8,750
Description
For Apple and Android brands

How Will Your Users Sign-Up?

Should your users sign-up before using your service? If your app stores financial data, you may need a two-step authorization. But keep in mind that long sign-ups may irritate customers. Don’t ask for information unless necessary.

Features Cost Description
Features
Simple sign-up(email and password)
Cost
$2,000
Description
Simple sign-up lets users log in with e-mail and password. It supports restoring the password and helps with forgotten passwords. It also supports guest mode option.
Features
Login and sign-up via social media accounts
Cost
$3,000
Description
Login with two different social networks such as Instagram, Twitter, as well as guest mode.
Features
Login and sign-up via two-step verification
Cost
$4,000
Description
Classic login plus the unique code sent to users’ phone for additional security.

Will Your Users Need Personalized Profiles?

Personalized profiles are regularly used but they are not always required. Storing user data complicates your application and makes your app heavy. Simple profiles include basic user information and an image, while complex ones let users add video, picture galleries, the ability to gain followers, etc.

Features Cost Description
Features
Simple profiles
Cost
$4,000
Description
Simple user profiles allow to set up e-mails, birthdays, pictures, addresses, but without interaction with others.
Features
Complex profiles
Cost
$7,000
Description
In addition to possibilities provided by simple profile, complex profiles also allow better interaction with other users – following, galleries of images, other users view and so on.

Do You Want Integration Maps or Geolocation?

Location statistics and analytics can be extremely useful for catering the right audience. Online tracking will be important for apps dealing with transportation, taxi services, deliveries, and so on. Geofencing is helpful for businesses that notify users when they are within a particular business area.

Features Cost Description
Features
Simple map
Cost
$3,500
Description
Elementary maps that display a place allowed for pins and a brief description, and basic calculation of distance.
Features
Geofencing
Cost
$8,000
Description
Maps that support everything a simple map uses but additionally allow sending notifications when a device enters an area near to the outlet.
Features
Real-time tracking
Cost
$15,000
Description
Allows real-time tracking on a map, notifications for devices, and more accurate online calculation of distance.

Will Your Users Upload Pictures?

Any social media-based application may require working with pictures. Capturing and uploading images will allow you to transfer an image but you won’t be able to change them.

Features Cost Description
Features
Capture and upload images
Cost
$3,000
Description
Basic picture uploading option, along with allowing users to take pictures or upload from the phone’s library.
Features
Image editing
Cost
$4,000
Description
Basic picture editing, plus cropping, resizing, changing contrast and brightness, and so on.
Features
Create albums
Cost
$3,000
Description
Create albums, add descriptions, name albums, remove photos, and so on.
Features
Apply pre-made filters
Cost
$4,000
Description
Possibility to use pre-made filters, like Instagram.

Will Your Users Work With Videos Or Audios?

Video and audio add a lot of depth to the communication. Streaming allows you to play and pause videos, but you cannot make any edits to it. Live broadcasting allows you to broadcast from your phone without the need to upload the video first.

Features Cost Description
Features
Stream audio or video
Cost
$10,000
Description
Audio/video streaming with simple pause, play, and volume control. Normal and full screenplay will be available.
Features
Live broadcasting
Cost
$15,000
Description
Online broadcasting from a mobile device with all other audio/video controls.
Features
Video editing
Cost
$7,000
Description
Video editing, including inserting content such as text, pictures, or other videos, along with applying existing filters.

Do Your Users Require Social Features?

Apps can also make profits by implementing social features, as it will engage users, promote the app in users’ circles, and increase overall brand awareness.

Features Cost Description
Features
Comments, likes, shares
Cost
$3,000
Description
Ability to comment, like, and share content through social networks.
Features
Newsfeed or user wall
Cost
$8,000
Description
Dated display of posts with the ability to publish text and pictures, as well as comment, like, and share posts.
Features
Tagging
Cost
$2,000
Description
Photo tagging functionality allows adding names from a list.
Features
Check-ins
Cost
$4,000
Description
Ability to check-in at a particular place using an API.

Do You Allow Communication Between Users?

Social media apps are communication based. The online chat will allow users to send real-time messages to each other while a simple inbox serves as a zone where all notifications are stored and a simple list of messages is displayed.

Features Cost Description
Features
Simple notification inbox
Cost
$4,000
Description
A simple menu of messages and notifications.
Features
Live text chat
Cost
$14,000
Description
Online text chatting, including push notifications.
Features
Group chat, location sharing, media
Cost
$20,000
Description
Advanced messaging, group video/voice chatting along with push notifications.
Features
Voice and video calls
Cost
$16,000
Description
Making and receiving audio/video calls.

How Do You Accept Payments?

Choosing how to accept payments in your app depends on the technology, customer base, and business needs.

Features Cost Description
Features
Handle and store card data directly
Cost
$7,000
Description
Customized branded experience for your clients. Includes Payment Card Industry Certification.
Features
Existing mobile POS
Cost
$7,000
Description
Accepting payments through a mobile point-of-sale app, for example, PayPal.
Features
Mobile payment widgets
Cost
$7,000
Description
Using gateways like Stripe or PayPal. Card data is handled by their libraries, restricting your exposure to PCI compliance and effort of implementation.
Features
Using a gateway API
Cost
$7,000
Description
Applying gateway API gives you full control over user experience. The advanced-development-complexity expense, and gateway lock-in.

What Additional App Features You Intend To Include?

Choose additional features that may enrich your mobile app. Of course, some of them can be added later, however, it’s important to keep the costs in mind.

Features Cost Description
Features
Rating or reviews
Cost
$5,000
Description
The ability to add, display, and filter reviews or ratings by specific parameters.
Features
QR scanner and coupons
Cost
$5,000
Description
Issue QR coupons for your clients.
Features
Calendar integration
Cost
$4,000
Description
Built-in calendar features, including daily, monthly, and yearly detailed views of time, place, and event.
Features
Loyalty program
Cost
$7,000
Description
The program that proposes rewards for customers in exchange for a long-lasting relationship.
Features
Search
Cost
$3,000
Description
Searching with the use of natural language.
Features
Push notifications
Cost
$3,000
Description
The ability to drop push messages to customers.
Features
E-commerce
Cost
$16,000
Description
The ability to create menus for items (e.g. picture, description, price), shopping cart option (checkout, e-mail confirmation, purchases). Payments are excluded.
Features
Calculator
Cost
$3,000
Description
The basic calculator with customized design for the most popular used functions like calculating hints or mortgages.
Features
In-app browser
Cost
$3,000
Description
With in-app browsing function. Users don’t need to open a native browser.
Features
Listing
Cost
$4,000
Description
Specifying of users, items, events with filtering.
Features
Blog or newsfeed
Cost
$6,000
Description
Blog posts menu (name, picture, author, description, date), detailed view for the particular article, including the sort-by-value ability.

What Devices Do You Plan to Support?

Additional devices need additional design, development time, and may require integration with other smart products.

Device Cost Description
Device
Smartphone
Cost
0%
Description
Devices like iPhone or LG.
Device
Tablet
Cost
5%
Description
Tablets such as iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Device
Smartwatch
Cost
5%
Description
iWatch.

**The first device +0, the second one + 5%, the third device + 10%

Do You Care About the Look And Feel of Your App?

The personalized design allows you to be one of a kind, going beyond template solutions. Custom gestures, buttons, and transitions require a lot of time but create a clear and unique brand positioning in the industry.

Features Cost Description
Features
Standard default design
Cost
5.00%
Description
Classic design and standard widgets.
Features
Custom design
Cost
7.50%
Description
Personalized design based on unique visual parts.
Features
Animated design
Cost
10%
Description
Custom design with the point on interactions.

How Much Does a Web App Cost?

How Will Your Users Sign-Up?

Should your users sign-up before using your service? If your app stores financial data, you may need a two-step authorization. But keep in mind that long sign-ups may irritate customers. Don’t ask for information unless necessary.

Features Cost Description
Features
Simple sign-up (email and password)
Cost
$4,000
Description
Simple sign-up lets users log in with e-mail and password. It supports restoring the password and helps with forgotten passwords. It also supports guest mode option.
Features
Login and sign-up via social media accounts
Cost
$4,000
Description
Login with two different social networks such as Instagram, Twitter, as well as guest mode.
Features
Login and sign-up via two-step verification
Cost
$5,500
Description
Classic login plus the unique code sent to users’ phone for additional security.

Will Your Users Need Personalized Profiles?

Personalized profiles are regularly used but they are not always required. Storing user data complicates your application and makes your app heavy. Simple profiles include basic user information and an image, while complex ones let users add video, picture galleries, the ability to gain followers, etc.

Features Cost Description
Features
Simple profiles
Cost
$4,000
Description
Simple user profiles allow to set up e-mails, birthdays, pictures, addresses, but without interaction with others.
Features
Complex profiles
Cost
$7,000
Description
In addition to possibilities provided by simple profile, complex profiles also allow better interaction with other users – following, galleries of images, other users view and so on.

Will Your Users Upload Pictures?

Any social media-based application may require working with pictures. Capturing and uploading images will allow you to transfer an image but you won’t be able to change them.

Features Cost Description
Features
Capture and upload images
Cost
$2,000
Description
Basic picture uploading option, along with allowing users to take pictures or upload from the phone’s library.
Features
Image editing
Cost
$2,000
Description
Basic picture editing, plus cropping, resizing, changing contrast and brightness, and so on.
Features
Create albums
Cost
$2,000
Description
Create albums, add descriptions, name albums, remove photos, and so on.
Features
Apply pre-made filters
Cost
$2,000
Description
Possibility to use pre-made filters, like Instagram.

Do Your Users Require Social Features?

Apps can also make profits by implementing social features, as it will engage users, promote the app in users’ circles, and increase overall brand awareness.

Features Cost Description
Features
Comments, likes, shares
Cost
$2,500
Description
Ability to comment, like, and share content through social networks.
Features
Newsfeed or user wall
Cost
$6,500
Description
Dated display of posts with the ability to publish text and pictures, as well as comment, like, and share posts.
Features
Tagging
Cost
$1,500
Description
Photo tagging functionality allows adding names from a list.
Features
Check-ins
Cost
$4,000
Description
Ability to check-in at a particular place using an API.

Do You Allow Communication Between Users?

Social media apps are communication based. The online chat will allow users to send real-time messages to each other while a simple inbox serves as a zone where all notifications are stored and a simple list of messages is displayed.

Features Cost Description
Features
Simple notification inbox
Cost
$6,000
Description
A simple menu of messages and notifications.
Features
Live text chat
Cost
$13,000
Description
Online text chatting, including push notifications.
Features
Group chat, location sharing, media
Cost
$20,000
Description
Advanced messaging, group video/voice chatting along with push notifications.
Features
Voice and video calls
Cost
$14,000
Description
Making and receiving audio/video calls.

Will Your Users Work With Videos Or Audios?

Video and audio add a lot of depth to the communication. Streaming allows you to play and pause videos, but you cannot make any edits to it. Live broadcasting allows you to broadcast from your phone without the need to upload the video first.

Features Cost Description
Features
Stream audio or video
Cost
$18,000
Description
Audio/video streaming with simple pause, play, and volume control. Normal and full screenplay will be available.
Features
Live broadcasting
Cost
$24,000
Description
Online broadcasting from a mobile device with all other audio/video controls.
Features
Video editing
Cost
$8,000
Description
Video editing, including inserting content such as text, pictures, or other videos, along with applying existing filters.

How Do You Accept Payments?

Choosing how to accept payments in your app depends on the technology, customer base, and business needs.

Features Cost Description
Features
Handle and store card data directly
Cost
$8,000
Description
Customized branded experience for your clients. Includes Payment Card Industry Certification.
Features
Existing mobile POS
Cost
$5,000
Description
Accepting payments through a mobile point-of-sale app, for example, PayPal.
Features
Mobile payment widgets
Cost
$5,000
Description
Using gateways like Stripe or PayPal. Card data is handled by their libraries, restricting your exposure to PCI compliance and effort of implementation.
Features
Using a gateway API
Cost
$7,000
Description
Applying gateway API gives you full control over user experience. The advanced-development-complexity expense, and gateway lock-in.

What Additional App Features You Intend To Include?

Choose additional features that may enrich your mobile app. Of course, some of them can be added later, however, it’s important to keep the costs in mind.

Features Cost Description
Features
Rating or reviews
Cost
$4,500
Description
The ability to add, display, and filter reviews or ratings by specific parameters.
Features
QR scanner and coupons
Cost
$5,000
Description
Issue QR coupons for your clients.
Features
Calendar integration
Cost
$3,500
Description
Built-in calendar features, including daily, monthly, and yearly detailed views of time, place, and event.
Features
Loyalty program
Cost
$6,000
Description
The program that proposes rewards for customers in exchange for a long-lasting relationship.
Features
Search
Cost
$5,000
Description
Searching with the use of natural language.
Features
Push notifications
Cost
$3,500
Description
The ability to drop push messages to customers.
Features
E-commerce
Cost
$15,000
Description
The ability to create menus for items (e.g. picture, description, price), shopping cart option (checkout, e-mail confirmation, purchases). Payments are excluded.
Features
Calculator
Cost
$2,200
Description
The basic calculator with customized design for the most popular used functions like calculating hints or mortgages.
Features
FAQs
Cost
$1,000
Description
Frequently asked questions with detailed answers.
Features
Listing
Cost
$3,500
Description
Specifying of users, items, events with filtering.
Features
Blog or newsfeed
Cost
$7,000
Description
Blog posts menu (name, picture, author, description, date), detailed view for the particular article, including the sort-by-value ability.
Features
Maps
Cost
$2,000
Description
Elementary maps that display a place allowed for pins and a brief description and basic calculation of distance.

What Marketing/Sales Features Do You Plan to Use?

Marketing and sales statistics help you in optimizing, receiving, and managing your revenue. Adding a well-designed homepage helps you optimize transformation.

Features Cost Description
Features
Optimized landing page
Cost
$7,000
Description
A pleasant homepage breathtakingly increases conversions for online platforms. Direct website visitors to the specially-designed homepage with one particular goal.
Features
Contact us page
Cost
$1,500
Description
A well-framed “Contact us” brings more trust for your product and offers prompt support valuable for your customers.
Features
Portfolio
Cost
$5,000
Description
Portfolio demonstrates your accomplishments, which help your customers explore your success. It provides trust and opens marvellous cross-selling opportunities.
Features
Products or services
Cost
$2,200
Description
A thoughtfully designed products/services page helps users get acquainted with your offerings
Features
Email marketing
Cost
$2,200
Description
Subscribing to your e-mail list, users permit you to mail them.

What Admin Features Do You Need in Your Content Management System (CMS)?

CMS customizes the content on your web. You can do this without coding, using built-in editors.

Features Cost Description
Features
Content management
Cost
$5,500
Description
Using built-in WYSIWYG editor, you can edit content without coding.
Features
Group and user management
Cost
$1,500
Description
Access rights to your website depend on user role. Administrators manage the website, editors deal with content created by authors and contributors, and subscribers have and manage their profiles.
Features
Media management
Cost
$1,500
Description
The Media Manager tool lets you upload, organize and manage your media in a simple way.
Features
Multiple language support
Cost
$2,000
Description
Content creators can build a website in different languages.
Features
Contact management
Cost
$1,000
Description
With contact options, you can add multiple contacts, departments, categories, extending the basic contact information and uploading images.
Features
Banner management
Cost
$1,000
Description
With the banner manager, you can add promotion and monetize your website.
Features
Menu manager
Cost
$1,000
Description
Using Menu Manager, you may create as many lists and list items as you wish and totally change menu structure.

Now, shortlist the features you want in your mobile or web app and easily calculate the costs of your dream project.

How Much will an Uber-Like App Cost?

Recently, we have witnessed exciting and breakthrough startups, like Uber, that have changed the business dynamics.

If your startup idea revolves around these startups, then your app will cost:

App Costs
App
Uber
Cost
$90,000 - $120,000
App
Tinder
Cost
$60,000 - $90,000
App
WhatsApp
Cost
$120,000 - $150,000
App
Instagram
Cost
$100,000 - $300,000
App
Twitter
Cost
$50,000 - $250,000

Factors to Consider Before Hiring an App Development Agency

While hiring an app development agency, make sure you know who you are getting in bed with. Your tech partner can make or break your dream project. Make sure you’ve considered the agency’s prior experience, portfolio, pricing, and so on.

Let’s explore how to select the right app development company:

Research on the App Development Company

Meticulously explore the agency’s portfolio. Analyze the projects completed by the company, identify the area of expertise, read verified client reviews, and discuss your project to interpret the development team’s grip. Google their reputation. Ask as many questions as you want before signing the contract. You have to be well-versed with the agency and its working norms in order to avoid any pitfall in future.

Explore Budget and Timeline Capacities

Behind every successful app are a huge investment of time, efforts, and money. Ensure that your chosen app development agency can deliver the desired results within your budget, without compromising on quality. Also, it is important that your selected agency has the ability to deliver the project on time.

Legal Rights

Discuss all the legal obligations before signing the contract. Make sure you reserve all the rights of your project and ensure code licensing.

Project Brief

It’s crucial that you give a crystal clear roadmap of your requirements to the agency. Convey everything in detail to avoid any misunderstandings or misinterpretations. It will also save you from an undue spike in the budget as well as delay in development.

MVP – How Much Does it Cost?

An MVP is the pre-variant of a product or an app that is created featuring only the basic features, serving more like an initial release or offering for the audience you aim to target. The idea is to test your assumptions and then scale the features and functions through iterative releases.

Generally, once an app receives feedback from the end users, it is developed with a combination of features that users love.

Usually, people think of a fiery hackathon when imagining an app development process, but the reality is, much of the tedious work is completed in the first phase. This is when design wireframes and market assumptions are being analyzed. Proper attentiveness here cuts down the cost and workload when developers work with designers and product strategists on an app.

An expected cost for getting an MVP build is between $100,000 to $150,000, varying with experience and proficiency of the agency.

Cubix’s CEO, Salman Lakhani, gave some insights about the after the delivery procedure of an MVP:

Generally, a startup breathes well with a seed round or a family funding of around $250,000 to $500,000. This will enable the company to run for 6 months or more. Traditionally, then they need to secure another funding of about $500,000 or more so that they can pick from any prototype they approved in the initial phase, take that to a professional level and polish it up for a perfect consumer release

Result? Well, a startup powered by a breathtakingly persistent and beautiful app needs about half a million dollars to survive in the first 18 months.

Ready to Develop a Dream Mobile App?

A flawless mobile app, with unmatched functionality and intriguing designs, is the key to a breakthrough startup. This guide has detailed the costs associated with mobile app development, varying with features, platforms, technologies, and more.

By now, you have a clear idea of how much your dream project will cost. Our customer support team is ready to help you further.

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