Did you know that there are more mobile phones in the world than there are humans now? This should not really be a surprise as practically everyone you will know will own one or two each. Another amazing fact is that on average, more of us spend more time on our mobile devices than we do with the family.
This is mainly down to the many apps that are available whether they are games like Angry Birds, Candy Crush, or Color Switch or down to social media apps such as Facebook and Twitter.
However, have you ever thought about getting into mobile app development and have wondered just how much it would cost you to have one developed for you? Have a great idea for an app and do not know where to start with getting it made?
So How Much Does it Cost Exactly?
The thing is that when it comes down to mobile app dev and the costs involved in developing an app, is that it all depends. It would literally come down to the type of app that you are trying to have developed.
A ball figure amount has been mentioned from time to time with many believing that a small app that offers very little in terms of functionality is going to set you back between $3,000 to $8,000. If you are planning on having a more complex app developed that may require database management systems such as games etc, that you are going to have expenses of anywhere between $50,000 to $200,000.
You could opt to try and do it yourself as there is plenty of material and software online that could help you out but you should be prepared to learn quite a lot. It is also not as simple as developing the app and then you are done either, as you will have to constantly update and maintain your apps so that they function with every new operating system update.
If you are lacking in ability and knowledge then unless you are prepared to learn for yourself, you are going to have to pay some mobile app developers to create your app for you. With the sort of money that it can cost, you are going to have to make sure that you know exactly what you want done and that the company you are hiring are extremely good at what they do.
Is it Worth the Expense?
This will depend heavily on the app that you have created. Has it managed to provide a solution for a common problem? Have you marketed it well enough to your target audience? Is it easy to use and intuitive? If you can answer yes to those three questions you should have a great chance of having a successful app that can bring in the money to not only recover your expenses but also send you right into the green.
All in all, having an app developed is not something that comes cheap but at the same time can be very lucrative if it gets done right!