You have a killer idea of making your own app. You decide your target audience, potential revenue, benefits, etc. But, when it comes to the cost of bringing your app idea to life, it all looks ordeal. You are not alone.
When you are planning to build an app, being clear on the costs of building an app is critical.
What type of app do you want to build?
Basic table functionality app – this type of app displays only basic static information. Calendars, food recipes, diet planners, etc. fall under this category. Basic table functionality apps cost anywhere from $1000-4000.
Apps with a database – these are the apps which rely on data from a website and users can search, produce results, input data, screen GPS and more. Costs can fall between $8,000 – 50,000 as apps linked to databases require more programming and API’s.
Game apps – think Temple Run, Flappy Bird or Candy Crush Saga. Game apps require high-end graphics, remarkable user experience, scoring system as well as social media integration. Including all the associated costs, game apps can range from $10,000 – 250,000.
Breaking down the costs
Costs for each type of app varies a lot. Also, multiple factors contribute to the overall cost of the app. Some of these factors that will increase the cost of your app are:
- Log in feature
- In-app payment
- Data sync feature across multiple devices
- User reviews and ratings
- User profiles
- Website integration
- Custom made logo
How Keep the Costs down
Sketch out the design of your app, and break down all the scenarios of app usage. Having a concrete idea of exactly how your app to work should work helps in cutting down unnecessary developer time and cost.
Alternatively, you can explore using off the shelf apps which can cost very little to develop. AppbuilderOnline allows you to create iPhone and Android apps quickly through a simple drag-and-drop tool for free.
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