June 9, 2021 nadia

What is the real cost of a mobile application?

What is the real cost of a mobile application?

Every mobile application is different. For a mobile application to be unique and unlike any other is the challenge for many businesses. Launching an innovative mobile application project and responding to market demand becomes a priority. So you have surely already asked yourself the question of how much will a mobile application cost in 2021?

We are going to decipher together the criteria that go into the real cost of a mobile app.

1) What are the different types of mobile application?

  • Social network type application

Social networking type mobile applications are by far the most popular mobile applications . The concept is to promote user interactions and social links between individuals via networks. From a distance you can then share your daily life, your stories, your emotions, opinions … with all your community.

Here are some mobile social network applications that we no longer present : Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat…

  • E-commerce type application

Your presence on mobile becomes essential when your statistics indicate mobile users. The price of the mobile application is a calculation between the forecast turnover and the expected return on investment.

Here are examples of applications e-commerce mobiles: Private Travel, Drive mobile applications for stores.

  • Marketplace type application

The marketplace or marketplace in French is aptly named since it is a question of putting in relation in a mobile application and website in general, an audience A with an audience B.

Here are some examples of marketplace-type mobile applications: amazon, uber, blablacar …

  • Utility type application

Utility type mobile applications are mobile applications that are still relevant for several years because they have multiple functionalities. Companies, such as niches, and existing micro markets can use this type of application. The term digital transformation is the best one to illustrate this type of application.

Here are some examples of utility-type mobile applications: mobile applications for banks, for monitoring energy consumption, etc.

2) What are the different types of mobile application development?

There are 3 different ways to create a mobile application:

Native development:

Programming the mobile application in the native language of the operating system, swift for iphone and java / kotlin for Android.

Costs must be taken into account. You are obliged to call on 2 or 3 different developers.

You can find developers who have the ability to develop both Android or even Windows Phone but this is quite rare ..

Hybrid development: h4>

Hybrid applications: we create a web application and this web application is packaged in a native container.

The advantage: you do a single development therefore using web technologies and you have the possibility of publishing very quickly and very easily both on Android and on IOS.

Recent technologies: Réact

React native which allows you to develop mobile applications with a language javascript which will actually control native components, i.e. it’s a mix between the hybrid and the native.

3) What are the main features of a mobile application?

Here is a list of several basic features of an application:

  • Registration, connection, setting of confidentiality

  • Profile management and customization

  • Geolocation

  • Messaging

  • Payment

4) A mobile application with a clearly defined target

To implement a digital strategy in the creation of a mobile application, the target must be able to find themselves in the application, that is to say give them all the functionalities they are looking for in the application.

The difficulty when launching a mobile application is to wonder if my users are going to use this mobile application as they should use it. That is, are all the functionalities going to be essential? Because a mobile app that is not used in all of its functionalities is a bit of a mobile app that has poorly targeted the needs of its users. There is the risk of being uninstalled over time.

To be useful for a user as a mobile app is to be part of his daily life so we will ask ourselves the question how to be essential in the daily life of users?

5) Creation of the specifications

The stage which determines the main lines of your mobile application project is the drafting of the specifications. The price of developing a mobile application is the sum of several criteria such as the sector, the development language, the functionalities and the services to be provided.

To best determine the price of the mobile application and guide the project initiator, specifications will be beneficial because it involves and reassures all project stakeholders and the project leader by breaking down the latter into milestones and estimating the overall budget.

6) How to estimate the fair value of your mobile application?

Here are pricing ideas for mobile application projects to customize depending on the nature of your app:

  • Mobile social network application:

From 20,000 euros. This type of The application calls for many features and special attention must be given to data security and protection.

  • Mobile e-commerce application:

From 15,000 euros. This type of The application generally leads to the development of existing back-end services. Note that the optimization of the SXO (user experience and design) is to be favored.

  • Application mobile marketplace:

From 20,000 euros . In general, it is created with a hybrid development system and composed of multiple functionalities (registration, messaging, payment, etc.). This type of project is quite long and can sometimes take several months for a quality result.

  • Utility mobile application :

From 10,000 euros. Depending on the nature and complexity of the project.

You now have all the keys to putting a price on your mobile application project!

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