The cost of developing a mobile app depends on factors such as the workflow of the business, application features, the development platform (Android/ IOS or Multiplatform), the location of the development team etc. The more features you want to implement, the more time it takes to develop your app and time is money! To cut to the chase, until you have a detailed definition of your mobile app requirements, you won’t be able to arrive at the cost of your mobile app development. Don’t worry though, we can help to get that sorted for you.
On average, apps can take anywhere between three and nine months to develop, depending on the complexity of the app and structure of your project. Each stage in the process takes different amounts of time to complete, but the most time-consuming of these tend to include:
- Writing a project brief: one or two weeks
- Researching your ideas with the developers: four to five weeks
- Design sprints: six to twelve weeks
- Development and prototyping: six to twelve weeks
- Deploying to the app store(s): up to two weeks
- Continuous improvement: any length of time
- Post-launch support: ongoing.
Deciding whether to build a business app for Android or iOS (Apple) depends on 5 factors: your audience, project timeline, desired app features, app maintenance budget, and revenue goal.
Maximum Exposure: Building a cross-platform approach enables you to build an app and deploy it over multiple platform. Using a cross platform app you can target both iOS and Android platforms and therefore maximize market penetration.
Reusable Code and quicker development: With a cross-platform and hybrid app development approach, developers don’t have to write distinctive code for different platforms. Instead, the program developed for one app gets leveraged multiple times.