These days more people prefer to use mobile applications. This is directly related to the saturation of the market with a large number of mobile devices available for wider audience. A truly competitive mobile application should not only be technically high-quality, but must actually solve the problems of potential users.
There are several main components that affect pricing:
- Experience, location and size of the software development team
- Complexity of the future application
- Operating system of the app
- UX/UI specifics
Selecting the development team for your project
One of the most expensive items in the mobile application development are the engineers who will code it. The basic team usually consists of quality control specialists, several developers and the project manager. The size of the team may vary due to the complexity of the project and affects the cost of the project.
The next thing to consider is the location of the company and its experience in development which is directly related to the cost of services.
Hourly rates of developers and designers, depending on the region, have a fairly wide range of prices. Traditionally, developers of North America and Canada are more expensive as their hourly rate ranges from $50 to $250. European specialists costs vary from $20 to $175. More or less the same cost is paid to Australian developers ($50 to $150). Probably the cheapest rate is offered by Indian developers. Cost varies from $10 to $80 per hour.
Selecting a company based on an attractive price only will not be entirely justified. Be sure to pay attention to the experience, get acquainted with the portfolio, as well as find out whether the company specializes in solutions for your business. Also do not forget about time zones and cultural difference.
Defining the features and specifics of your application
The more complex the application's functionality is, the longer it takes to develop it and the higher the cost. Let's review a basic and simplified pricing model for app development taking $50 as an average hourly rate for the development.