Internet of Things, Smart phones, Wifi in almost all places, has made life so much easier. Now you can communicate with a personal in Australia from the US or any other part of the world with incurring very little or no cost for doing so. Thanks to the popularity gained by mobiles Apps that almost all businesses have mobile Apps along with a website for their businesses now. It is observed that 65% of the revenue is generated through mobile apps for many organizations. But it should be understood that having a mobile App is not an easy process and one should understand that mobile app development is a multi- level process that requires the testing at each individual level to ensure the functionality and the quality of the app. This article helps you understand the costs associated with mobile app development.
Business plan or business model:
The business for which you want to build the mobile app plays the key role in deciding the cost of developing the mobile app. Before you start the development process you should have the answers for the following questions with you so that there is a clear base for your mobile app development:
Where are the clients spending most of their time?
Is your app going to be free or a paid one?
What would be the preferred platform and devices according to target client?
Should you involve in-app purchases so that you app starts to earn?
What are the latest trends in mobile app development so that you can use them for your business?
You can think around these lines and also come up with more such questions and get all of them
answered before you start the development process for your mobile app
The two best mobile platforms today are Android and iOS. Before you proceed to talk to a mobile app developer you should have a clear picture as to which platform(s) you would want to target depending on the kind of clients you want to attract into using your mobile app. For attracting the largest possible clients you can certainly opt for going by using both platforms but this will also bear an impact in your pocket. So make sure to select your target clients preferred platform.
Type of App:
There are more than 5 categories of Apps that are available in the market today. As a business owner you should do your research and decide which type of App will suit your business well. The most popular categories of app would be: e-commerce, educational apps, gaming apps, business apps and environment app.
You should also consider good amount of time in understanding the best suitable design that would enable your client to easily navigate through your app and yet look vibrant. You should always keep in mind that you can add ‘n’ number of features for your app but this comes at an increased cost. So ensure that you include only the necessary features so that the design is cost effective as well as attractive to the clients.
This is also a factor that you should be kept in mind when you decide you want to develop a mobile app for your business that is the person or the team of people who will be doing this for you. You should choose smartly as to which category of people you want source your business to. There are majorly two types of development models, if you outsource it to a development team: Fixed Price for your fixed requirements or a dedicated development team who acts like your own development team.
Client Base Type:
An app which is made for businesses to use will require lesser efforts and expenses in its sale and will promise a quicker return on investment. Contrary to that if an app is made to be used by millions of people and its success depends only on its use by masses then, you need to stay ready for a very had marketing of the app. So it is important to decide as to what type of business idea or app do you want to launch in the market.
Taking care of all these points will help you move in the right direction and get an app developed in a prudent way from your development partner.
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