Everybody is getting on the app train – it’s a global trend. App development has become more open and available to businesses through third-party app development services, but many don’t realize the cost of app development. Finding an app developer
that works efficiently with your budget is important. The cost of developing an app depends on many factors. Here are some considerations:
Type and Size of App
The type and size of your app is significant. Is your app going to be a purely informational app, developed for only a single platform? Or are you going to be developing a multi-function, custom UI, payment feature rich, online store-style app that supports both iOS and Android? Hiring the right developer is important; different developers work on different styles of apps, and bids from multiple app developers may vary. At CTRL+ALT Digital, we deliver quality work and expertise that you’d expect from a large agency, but our small agency ensures your budget goes further.
Platforms and Devices
Developing apps for a single platform is ultimately going to cost less, but that’s not always a possibility. Often, multi-platform compatibility is required. App developers will also charge for the extra time it takes to build a companion app for connected TV’s or wearables, such as watches, but don’t be dissuaded. Investing in the digital presence of your business is just smart business. CTRL+ALT Digital is experienced in working from the ground up– whether you’re just developing an online presence or are an established business looking to get on trend, we can help.
App Development Team Logistics
Development costs and quality vary greatly when it comes to the location of the app developer you choose. Developers, designers, and QA all earn different salaries depending on where they live in the world, and with varying levels of expertise, oversight, and quality control. If you choose a developer whose entire team is based within the United States versus Southeast Asia, you should expect pricing to reflect the quality that comes from an American-based business producing quality digital solutions for American businesses and beyond. CTRL+ALT Digital is proudly based in Northeast Florida and its entire team is based in the United States.
Features and Functionalities
Features and functionalities are also a factor in the cost of app development in 2021. When you go to an app developer for a small app with limited function, the costs can be lower, but as you add more features and complex functionalities, such as payment systems, the cost naturally will rise. If you want functionalities that include AR or VR, your costs are going to be higher. Knowing what you want and need from the beginning will help you create a realistic budget and ensure you end up with an app that works the way you need it to as soon as it launches. In business, the bottom line is everything. If you are interested in app development for your business, CTRL+ALT Digital
would be happy to discuss your ideas, goals and budget, to see if we are a good fit for you!