Custom Apps - Cost To Develop
This research reveals that a high-quality and custom enhanced application will typically cost $1,177,790 and business enterprise applications cost an average of $140,000 each. After conducting an in-depth search on the cost of custom application development, we established that a Silicon Valley level developer cost around $180 per hour. The details of this research are outlined below.
BUILDFIRE'S BREAKDOWN OF APP CREATION COST
A general high-end application could cost around $1,177,790, irrespective of whether its an android application, iOS application or a web-based application. According to BuildFire, one could save about $932,960 by using them to develop. A Silicon Valley level developer cost around $180 per hour. According to BuildFire, both Android and iOS applications made by a Silicon Valley level developer would cost around $28,800 and 160 hours. A progressive web application would cost around $5,760 to set up, $28,800 to development for 160 hours, and another $60 monthly fees for server maintenance and service provision.
Developing an application with an email login would cost $28,800 to set up, $11,520 to develop the application and a monthly server/services cost of $100. A social media account login would cost around $2,880 to set up and $2,880 to develop. Segmentation analysis of users would cost $8,640 to set up, $8,640 to development, and a monthly server/services fee of $60. Segmentation analysis of users is done to enable easier market research. It categorizes the application users depending on who and what they are. The users could be administrators, employees, consumers, and regular consumers. To set up the user activity functionality would cost around $7,200 and $2,880 to develop. Push notifications cost $7,200 to set up, $86,400 to develop, and a monthly server/services cost of $99.
Developing Events in an application cost around $21,600, while forms cost around $2,880 to set up and $2,880 to develop. E-commerce functionalities cost around $8,640 to set up and $46,080 to develop. Loyalty points cost around $5,670 to set up and $428,800 to develop, while the audio functionality costs around $4,320 to develop. Map location features cost around $5,760 to set up and $21,600 to develop while setting up and developing a geographic fence cost around $1,440. A geographic fence will allow one to select an area and send notifications to the users in that location.
In-app purchases cost around $2,880 to set up and $7,200 for development. Back-end integration cost about $14,400 to set up and around $86,400 to develop. Back-end integration enables data from the application to be sent to servers and databases. This is helpful for consumer research. It costs around $17,280 to set up and $86,400 to develop back-end security usage. This is a fundamental feature that must be included in any application made for customers. It costs around $14,400 to set up and $43,200 to develop fault tolerance in an application. This is vital as it helps manage malfunctions. Including global access feature on an application would cost around $4,320 to set up and $14,400 to develop. It costs about $14,400 to set up and $86,400 to develop a dedicated database. This is essential for storing app data. A monthly cost of $15,600 may be incurred for developers' maintenance and $300 monthly fees for direct-call support. To have large-scale back-end features would cost around $57,600.
ADDITIONAL APP COSTS INFORMATION
Applico Company business applications are estimated to cost around $100,000 to $300,000 to develop. Business applications by Savvy Apps Company cost around $150,000 to $450,000 to develop, while applications by the Fueled States cost around $150,000 to $500,000. Reinvently claims that business applications cost around $100,000 to $400,000 to develop. Creating iOS and Android applications that have an email login, a website connection, personal profiles, and a unique design could cost around $75,500. This figure was estimated using a calculator developed to estimate the costs of developing applications. A patent holder and part designer of Microsoft Office InfoPath, Andriana Neagu, stated that business enterprise applications would cost around $140,000 on average to develop. An icon that is of good quality costs around $500 to $2,000 to design.