The number one question we get is “how much does it cost to develop a mobile app?” There is no straightforward easy answer for this. It all depends on the type of app you are building. Here we offer some rough guidelines on app development costs and how here at Snapp-Dev, we are providing the same kind of work at a fraction of the cost.
According to a blog article about app sales on TechCrunch, a survey of 96 mobile app developers showed the average cost to develop an app was $6,453. An article on OS X Daily about iPhone Development Costs reported that the development cost range for “small apps” is $3,000 to $8,000 and that “more complex or recognized brand apps” can cost $50,000 to $150,000. While an article on PadGadget.com called The Cost of Building an iPad App suggests that development costs (as compared to design and other costs) range from $12,000 to $150,000 or more.
The average app developer in the US charges around $100 per hour, and the time required to code even a simple app can quickly pushes the cost up. This makes the costs of developing apps extremely high and leaves some business owners to look for cheap developers overseas or to go the route of “pay to train an app developer.” These are all different approaches but when it comes to applications, you often get what you pay for.
Here at Snapp-Dev our professional app developers have created a platform that allows us to develop complex, high quality applications that even small business owners can afford. You still get a great product at a fraction of the price.