(This GUEST POST has been contributed by Gaurav Sharma, Digital Marketing Manager of Nine Hertz)
Mobile devices have almost become an essential part of people’s life. The mobile application development landscape is continually evolving with trending concepts. Whether it is ordering your favorite dish or booking the flight tickets, mobile apps really offer innumerable ways to ease our daily tasks.
Because the users are rapidly shifting from desktop to smartphones, all the small and large business owners are moving toward the mobile applications to extend their total customer base.
Currently, the number of apps in Android and iOS has crossed over 1.6 and 1.5 million respectively. Due to this immense growth, it can be undoubtedly said that mobile app development industry would be the most innovative field in the upcoming years.
But, before you plan to develop a mobile app or outsource to any other company to accomplish your dazzling app idea, there are too many things to think about such as app requirements, development time, cost etc.
Here is an infographic by NineHertz.com, a smartphone app development company, which is nicely representing the basic mobile app development processing along with the cost and time to develop mobile apps. This infographic would be really helpful for you to get a pre idea of mobile app development process, rates and time.
- The total time needed to build a mobile app
Have you ever asked any mobile app developer “How long it takes to develop a mobile app?”
Probably, the pretty good answers you got, may be something like “Oh, It depends”, “It is quite typical to tell the development time in advance” etc.
It means, the time of developing mobile apps can’t be precisely defined by any company or developer. There is not a perfect calculator to calculate the exact time. But, Nine Hertz’s research and collected information from various trusted sources tells that it takes nearly 18 weeks to fully develop and make the app live in the market. It also take 18 weeks to produce 168 normal cars and 3 concrete pools.
If the time is calculated on an hourly basis, the simple apps takes nearly 300 hours whilst the multifaceted apps may need 900+ hours.
- Basic overview of mobile app development process
The initial step that needs to be taken in developing any smartphone app is to define a clear goal.
The next step is to prepare the back end, which includes user management, server side coding, user experience, data integration etc.
The final step is to create the front end, which include UI design and development, data synchronization, testing and finally, when all the steps are done, the app is deployed.
- Cost of building the mobile apps
The cost is very typical to determine. Obviously, there would be a drastic difference in the app that need the complicated server side logic or integration of API versus the mobile app that only need the simple functionality.
There are many factors that may cause the variation in the cost of mobile application development, such as location, complexity of app, development platform (Android/iOS), expertise level of the company, rates per hour etc.
According to the research, the simple apps range between $3000-$8000 and more complicated app range between $50,000 – $150,000. Due to the complex functionality gaming apps range between $10,000 – $250,000.
(Author Bio: Gaurav Sharma is a founder of Antipull & a Digital Strategist at Nine Hertz, a Mobile app development company and a Marketing – Tech writer. He has expertise in SEO, ASO, CRO, PPC and other parts of Online Marketing fields. He is an enthusiast and love to explore new stuff. You can check him out on Facebook and Twitter or mail him personally.)
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