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How Much Does It Cost To Build An App

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How Much Does It Cost To Build An App

We’re often asked how much it costs to develop apps, and as much as we’d love to give a definitive answer, it’s just not that easy! Web and mobile app development can be a complex process and unless it’s a simple WordPress website, it’s most likely going to involve some custom coding and a bit of design work. In an effort to help give an initial idea of how much it would cost to develop your app, we’re pleased to announce the release of our new App Cost Calculator tool.

Click here to access the App Cost Calculator.

This tool will allow you to determine a ballpark figure for the development of your web application or mobile app. The tool is broken up into five sections.

1) What Type of App

The first step is to choose what type of app you need. Native iOS/Android apps can provide a richer user experiences and are able to leverage mobile device hardware, however they’re more expensive and less accessible than web apps, which can be reached via any modern browser.

2) What Features Are Needed

Next, choose what features will need built into your app. A feature is something that will provide value to the users of your app. Including unnecessary and excessive features into an app is a common and costly mistake. Ideally you will start small, and then introduce more features gradually and only once your users have requested them.

3) What Admin is Needed

Now, you need to choose features that will help you manage the app. These are administration type features that allow you to keep the app content up-to-date, identify issues and access logging and analytics.

4) Other Requirements

Some final considerations are now necessary. You will need to decide how much attention to detail you want to put into your design and security. Also, if you couldn’t find an option for a feature in a previous step, you may still be able to include this functionality if there is a third-party platform offering this feature via their API (click here to learn what an API is). Here are some example platforms that offer API’s that we integrate with regularly; DocuSignVixVerifyMailchimp & Uber.

5) Receive Your Breakdown

To receive your detailed report, please provide your email address. We will send you a detailed breakdown of the estimated cost to develop your app, along with a permalink so that you can save and share your selections with your team.

Please keep in mind that this is by no means an official quote and the cost to develop your app may vary significantly. The best way to find out how much your app will cost is always to contact us directly!

Daniel Boterhoven

Director and Lead Dev @ViewportTech. I create cool #tech for the web, mobile and desktop.

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