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Many times, clients are confused about the development cost for mobile applications. They will seek proper input about the costs involved, primarily for calculating the budget overhead. It may be crucial to know the money required, from a business perspective. However, the results delivered by custom-tailored mobile apps would be much higher than the money spent.  A professional software development company like Zartek will brief you regarding the various expenses during the design, development, and launch of the app. By this, you may be able to reach a realistic figure for the complete project.

Design, development, and launch are not the end of the road. There are other factors also which need to be understood and calculated. These include maintenance, constant monitoring, and frequent updates of the app. The mobile applications have to be kept in the radar to ensure that it is up and available all the time, it is free of glitches, updated according to the latest requirements and developments, free from bugs and errors, and is still compliant with the Google Play Store or Apple App Store rules and guidelines.

The Factors Affecting Development Cost Of Mobile Apps

One cannot deny the fact that the cost for the development of mobile apps cannot be calculated easily. It depends on varying factors and hence understanding the client’s needs is essential for a detailed calculation. The main elements that decide the development cost for an app are:

Features List

The functionalities of the application would be the most important factor when it comes to deciding the cost of the application. Our team would create the scope of work of the application based on your business requirements. The team size and the development time are then estimated to arrive at the approximate effort for creating the app. Complex features would require more technical expertise and can add to the cost. 

Platform Chosen

The android operating system is more popular than iOS across the globe. However, iOS has an upper hand in terms of revenue since iOS users are generally high spending users. However, the decision about the platform will be based on the type of brand or business. It can be developed for iOS, Android, or for both. The cost will also differ accordingly. We will help you identify the productive platform for you. That will be fruitful in improving your brand reach and will channelise growth. Other platforms to be considered are Android TV, Roku, Windows, Mac OS, Linux. 

App Framework

Different frameworks are available for the design and development of the app. The most common app frameworks opted by clients around the world are Native Android (Java), iOS (Swift), and cross-platform frameworks such as  Flutter, Xamarin, and React Native. Discuss the pros and cons of each of the frameworks to fix the right framework for your brand, with specific features included. 

Devices Used

Whether you want your app only for smartphones or want it to be available on different devices. The development process will have variations based on your requirement. This can affect the overall development cost of the app. The types of devices would include Smartphones, Tabs, and Desktops. Each device has a specific aspect ratio and screen size. Optimizing for each screen size would take extra effort in development. 

Maintenance Requirements

It is always better to direct the Mobile app development company to maintain the app as well. We have been undertaking the maintenance requirements of the mobile application of our clients, as well as, apps developed by other firms. With our experienced technical team monitoring, updating, and maintaining the app, there are fewer chances of malfunctions, malware attacks, or functionality issues. Further, your app will perform outstandingly for the entire period.  

The Conclusion

You may reach out to us to discuss the app development requirements. By elaborating your perspectives, the elements you want to include in the app, and the overall package, our team can analyze the design and development costs. Trust us to provide you with a realistic report on the same. Moreover, the affordable and excellent app development solutions from Zartek have been the reason for our exceptional growth since inception.

To know more about the app development process, and discuss your project, contact us now.

PS: Do you have queries or concerns on anything related to app development, launch, or marketing? We are here to help you with the best solutions. Drop us a message or talk to our professionals right away. We would resolve all your dilemmas, to reach a decision.