Mobile App Development

How to Develop Cost-effective Mobile App for your Business

Mobile applications have turned into a necessity for any business due to their ever-growing demand. However, small businesses are hesitant to develop mobile apps because of the cost associated with it. This blog aims to address mobile app development in a cost effective way.

App development, without a doubt, is a costly and time-consuming project. Even the simplest applications can cost tens of thousands of dollars and take months. However, you can save time and money by adopting the following strategies while designing a mobile app.

Develop Locally

The cost of developing iOS and Android mobile apps ranges from $25,000 to $250,000. Development costs tend to go up when dealing with offshore developers. As time zones and holidays are different, it becomes difficult to co-ordinate with ease. App development is a very collaborative process and it would be ideal to have your development locally so that exchange of ideas and collection of feedback is smooth.

Use a cross-platform framework

A cross platform development kit like Flutter can be used for developing applications. These type of platforms can help you to design applications for Android, Linux, iOS, Windows, and more from a single codebase.

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Hire a Professional App Development company

Demand for app development services in Australia has increased with the growing adoption of mobile apps by restaurants, cabs, and more. There are many app development companies in Australia offering a wide range of professional services. When choosing a company, look for experience and efficiency so that you get an app that works effectively.

Build an MVP

An MVP, or minimally viable product, means the basic, bare-bones version of the app. Having a simple version of the app out in the market can help understand its future demands. It will not only help you plan your investment but also tailor the app to the market demand.

Go For Simplicity

An app with a simple design and layout costs less to develop. Simple apps have higher UX or user experience levels. Such apps are more preferred and adopted. Keep the app free from a cluttered homepage and limit the features.

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Set a Budget

Setting a budget will help ensure you don’t spend unnecessarily on application development. When setting the budget, allocate money separately for hiring an app development company to develop and publish the app. But, to set a budget, you need to have an idea of the total costs involved.

The overall cost of app development in Australia can be broken down as below:

Application Servers

They provide many advantages, they enable integrity of data and code through centralised approach for updating and upgrading the applications. The more you have budget for application servers, the better it will be. Having unlimited access to application servers makes it easier to customise, personalise, and upgrade the applications.

Developer Account

For Google and Apple apps you may have to pay a one time or yearly fee.

App Maintenance

It is wise to have a certain amount kept separately for app maintenance. Maintenance cost depends on factors such as customer feedback, app platform updates, and more.

Third –Party Services

If you intend to include third-party services such as in-app chat, DNS services, and collaborative tools, you may have to allocate some funds. Discuss with the app development company to figure out how much you may have to spare for third-party services.

Mobile app development in Australia can be pricey for small businesses. But if you do that correctly, you may avoid unanticipated blowouts and launch your app faster and cheaper to the app store.


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