The Ultimate Guide To Mobile App Development [2019]


If you have decided on building an app for your business, the next thing to do is to find a vendor who can bring your product idea to life within the specified time and budget.

There are a lot of app development companies out there who claim big but are not able to deliver according to your desired expectations. Having answers to a few critical questions will benefit you immensely when it comes to finalizing the vendor.

Let’s dig deeper into a few areas that you should get acquainted with to get the upper hand when negotiating with your vendor.

1. Cost

  • How complicated your app is
    This depends on the type of your app and the industry you operate in. While a simple app with minimalist design can cost less than $50K, an e-commerce app where users have to place orders and you need to process payments, the cost can go as high as $1 million.
  • The most expensive features
    There are some common features that most apps have and that take very little time to code. But the features with advanced functionalities will take more development time that will ultimately add to the cost.
  • Android and iOS options
    Native apps i-e apps that are platform specific are always going to be more expensive to build but will have better performance. This is a dilemma that most businesses face and yes, there is a trade off involved. Many businesses opt for cross-platform/hybrid apps which reduce development costs but might not function the way you would expect them to in certain scenarios.
  • Ongoing costs and updates
    Never underestimate the importance of having post launch support because let’s face it, you are going to need it and you should incorporate that cost in your initial budget planning. From OS updates to bug fixes, from feature enhancements to major app overhauls, support and maintenance costs will be incurred as your app eveloves.