Mobile App Development

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How much does it cost to build an app? This is a common question I hear. I typically explain that it’s very similar to asking how much does it costs to build a house. With a house, you look at the size of the house, the quality of materials, the features, etc. The same concept applies for an app. There’s plenty of options to consider, which impact the price.

Brief to Wireframes

The first place to start is defining what you want the app to do. I normally recommend our clients create a brief which we then turn into what are known as wireframes. A wireframe is like a blue print. Wireframes help map out each core feature and page of the app, and how each item connects and interacts. This isn’t a design based phase, it’s purely functional.

Other Factors

Other factors that will impact development and cost are:

  • Integration to an existing backend / Development of backend: Most of the apps we develop now either need to talk to an existing backend or we have to create a backend to support the app.
  • Integration to third party vendors: A lot of features that typically used to be expensive to develop can now affordably be added by leveraging third party vendors. Examples are push notifications and mobile commerce.

Getting a Quote

For the most part, an app developer should be able to provide you a quote to develop your app based on your brief and a discussion together.

If you feel like your app concept is the next big thing, feel comfortable asking that  an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) is signed to protect both parties.

Final Thoughts

My answer to the question, “How much does it cost to develop an app?” is “It depends.” If you are thinking about developing an app, I highly recommend taking a little time to create a brief. This step will help you flush out your concept and greatly assist a developer in providing a solid quote for your app.

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