If the question about the cost to build an ‘average’ mobile app is raised, the response would be there is no such thing as an ‘average’ app. Typical factors to calculate app costs are development, design, and IT architecture processes (hosting, servers, etc), but tons of other ones should be taken into account, various and depending on case-by-case basis.
App Development Costs
Costs for app development varies are depending on the type of app. The cheapest project costs about $1000 – 4000, of which customers provide all the content, clear direction, and example apps they want and developer almost copy from the sample. For more complex app like database app, the cost ranges from $8,000 to $50,000. With this type of app, customers provide content, image, writing, sound, etc; and the developer’s obligation is to harmonize all the usability rather than just copying from the sample app. Games are the most costly with $10,000-$250,000 – the cost for hooking players into game center, having top scores, and integrating with an online community. However, games are worth investing, as they are more viral and interested than any type of app.
Please don’t skip additional costs which may take you further thousands dollar. They are payment for In-App Purchasing, Web Service, Game Center or Share Capabilities. Each one cost $1000 – $2000, but they are assurances for an interesting and beneficial app.
Continuing Costs After App Development
The aforementioned cost for building an app is just the tip of the iceberg. Cost for remaining the app interesting and beneficial is also considerable. In long-term process, the app has to face with huge changes, such as operating system updates – it will have to update to be compatible with new OS. The cost for updating is about $50,000 (for some app, this cost may even reach $150,000), over a period of 1- 2 years.
To sum up, app development is costly. However, rather than think much about the cost of app building, it’s better to focus on app marketing strategies which will attract customer with the app and maximize ROI. No matter how app building costs, let’s make some thing incredible from that amount of money.
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