HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD MY APP IN 2020?

HOW MUCH WILL MY APP COST?

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT.

That's like asking, "How much does it cost to build a house?"

The answer is, "It all depends."

It depends on your features, the design, integrations, and much more. Our agency has developed apps for as low as $13,000 and as high as $125,000. Some of these apps were simple to develop and some required more time & resources. 

If you're curious to see how much your app might cost, try our app cost calculator.

 

APP COST CALCULATOR

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In a Software Development Life Cycle, the first step

is the ideation phase. Here we conceptualize, breakdown the concept of, the user base, the features and more to define the full scope of the idea.

 

Imagine building a new house. You don't jump into developing the house. You first create the blueprint and define the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen placement. You outline how the doors swing open, the flooring,  the walls, etc. It's risky to build an app without plan, a blueprint, and a timeline.

Based on a recent survey cited by Clutch, we've discovered that the average cost of a "discovery stage" is between $10,000 - $15,000 with a timeline of 2 - 4 weeks.

Lucky for you we do offer a better deal. Our typical range in the ideation and design stage is $3,000 - $5,000

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IDEATION &

DESIGN

APP COST BREAKDOWN

IDEATION & DESIGN, DEVELOP, MARKET

IDEATION DESIGN

COST $3,000-$5,000

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APP COST BREAKDOWN

IDEATION & DESIGN, DEVELOP, MARKET

The development and quality assurance (testing) of an app is a critical piece in the development life cycle. And as a result, it can require the most amount of resources. At this stage, do not be seduced by "affordable" quotes from unverified and unexperienced developers.

 

We received about 3-5 clients a month that have been cheated or lied to by developers offering low prices. In most cases, we have to start from scratch because the source code is or the tech stack used by the previous developers is unusable.  

App development costs vary widely at this stage. For example, basic apps with standard features can cost as low as $15,000 for development. However, complex e-commerce apps that require Uber-like functionality can reach up to $75,000.

 

Best practices show that developing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is the best approach to get to market in a cost effective way and user test to determine if what you build is viable. Turnaround time for development can range from 2 months to 5 months depending on functionality. 

DEVELOP &

TEST APP

DEVELOP & TEST

COST $15,000-$30,000

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APP COST BREAKDOWN

IDEATION & DESIGN, DEVELOP, MARKET

We're now ready to go to market with the MVP and prove the concept and user test. Deploying what we've been working on over the past few months! The MOST EXCITING stage!

 

Here we focus on the marketing strategy, we identify the userbase and the platforms they live on. We offer a slew of marketing services to target and build a userbase.

 

We identify what success looks like - It can be downloads, subscriptions, revenue, etc. We have a decade of marketing experience in the app realm. We've failed, we've succeeded and learned throughout the years of deploying digital products. We know what works and what doesn't.  

Our bread and butter when it comes to digital marketing is understanding the analytics provided by Google, Facebook and the app store analytics. At this stage, you control your budget and decide how much you want to spend.

DEPLOY &

MARKET

DEPLOY & MARKET

COST $2,000-$5,000

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