Mobile App Development: Cost, Time & Process

December 2, 2015
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In the past few years, mobile application development has grown at a great speed. Now a days, all the businesses are becoming enthusiastic for mobile applications to increase their overall smartphone audiences in the world.  

While thinking of developing a mobile app, the most common question that may pop up in your mind  would be about “the development cost”.  This is just like a puzzle, especially for those people who never thought about developing a mobile application.

In the past few years, mobile application development has grown at a great speed. Now a days, all the businesses are becoming enthusiastic for mobile applications to increase their overall smartphone audiences in the world.  

While thinking of developing a mobile app, the most common question that may pop up in your mind  would be about “the development cost”.  This is just like a puzzle, especially for those people who never thought about developing a mobile application.

For guidance, you can ask about the mobile app development cost to your friends or other people who are experienced in this industry. In most cases, they all will similarly answer you that “it depends”. Of course, the mobile app development cost depends on various factors, including features, complexity, location etc.

Apart from cost, there are a lot of other parameters that should be considered in mobile app development.  

Ninehertz, a smartphone application development company has gathered the information from various sources and prepared an interesting infographic which is depicting the blend of mobile app development process, pricing, development time and much more.

Here is the quick overview of the infographic

  • It nearly takes 18 weeks to completely build and publish a native mobile app.
  • If the mobile app development charges are considered on an hourly basis, then it differs according to the mobile platform i.e Android or iOS as well as  the region (US, UK, India, Australia etc).
  • The cost of developing a mobile app also varies according to the required features, rates per hour, level of expertise etc.
  • A small app cost around $3000-$8000, whereas a high featured app cost nearly $50,000-$150,000.
  • Due to the complex functionality and challenges, Gaming app usually costs higher than the other types of apps, probably between $10,000-$250,000.
  • By the end of 2017, the total annual mobile app revenue is expected to cross 76.52 billion, which was only 18.56 billion US dollars in the year 2012.            
  • Currently, there are 1.6 and 1.5 million apps in Android play store and iOS app store respectively.

Insight Of Mobile App Development Process