How much does it cost to make a mobile app?

How Much Does a Mobile App Cost to Develop - 5280 Software LLC

With the market for mobile applications continuously growing, there are more and more people researching how much does it cost to make an app.  App use this day ranges from games, sports, communication, and everything in between.  For some people, creating an app is a matter of starting a mobile app business.

The cost associated with an app can vary based on the features and requirements.  A median price to create an app by expert agencies is around $175,000.  Apps with many features can range from $200,000 to $350,000.  You also have to take into consideration many apps will have an accompanying website with most of the same features of the app, or at the minimum have an admin website that users can log in to administer the app, add content, track financial information, and view analytics.

The price of the app and time to develop has many factors including:

  • App Type: social networking, game, etc.
  • Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, etc.
  • Number of Pages
  • Design: Basic, Custom, Individual
  • Features and Infrastructure
  • Native Code vs. Hybrid Code

A big consideration to take into account when it comes to development costs (and time), is whether the app will be natively programmed or a hybrid app.

Native apps these days are coded with JAVA for Android devices and Swift for iOS devices.  Native apps have larger file size that aim for the best optimization, user experience, and performance.  These apps take longer to develop and cost are higher as the number of hours required to code for each specific platform are greater.  Native apps are usually entertainment apps, business apps, and educational apps.

Hybrid apps, or cross-platform apps, are developed using a single programming language that works on all platforms.  These apps are less optimized, do not provide the native experience, and many times lack access to APIs.

Are you in the market for a mobile app company to build your app?  Feel free to contact the premier Mobile App Development Company Denver, 5280 Software LLC.  Also, feel free to fill out our questionnaire and book a phone call to discuss your project and help us formulate a proposal for your project.