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Cost Breakdown for Native vs Hybrid App Development: Android & iPhone

Often clients ask me to provide them with a ball-park cost to develop an app, so they can decide on a budget or approach investors to raise money for the app project.

In this article, I will go over the mobile app development process, different talent requirements, and items that affect Android and iOS app development.

 

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 The Cost Of App Development

Here is a list of key factors that’ll affect the development cost. Take notes because we are going to talk about these in detail.

Mobile App Development Ball-park Cost

Based on all of the talents that are needed and all of the work and process that goes into building an app, I created below a ball-park cost estimate on building apps.

MVP: Minimum Viable Product 


Ball-park Cost Breakdown for Native App Development: Android & iPhone
Project Small MVP Small Enterprise Medium MVP Medium Enterprise Large MVP Large Enterprise
Discovery and Wireframing $1,500 $2,500 $2,500 $3,500 $5,000 $9,000
App Screen Designs $2,000 $3,000 $3,500 $5,000 $5,000 $9,000
iOS native development $9,000 $11,000 $37,000 $45,000 $60,000 $90,000
Android native development $9,000 $11,000 $37,000 $45,000 $60,000 $90,000
Back-end Programing, Database and APIs $5,000 $7,000 $9,000 $10,000 $12,000 $12,000
Application Administration N/A $7,500 $9,000 $15,000 $10,000 $20,000
Quality Assurance and Refinements iOS $2,000 $2,500 $5,000 $6,500 $7,000 $9,000
Quality Assurance and Refinements Android $2,000 $2,500 $5,000 $6,500 $7,000 $9,000
Deployment and Cloud $1,500 $2,000 $2,000 $3,000 $2,000 $3,000
Total (One Platform) $21,000 $35,500 $68,000 $81,000 $101,000 $152,000
Total (Android and iPhone) $32,000 $49,000 $110,000 $125,500 $168,000 $251,000
What is hybrid app development
Hybrid Mobile Applications. Hybrid development combines the best (or worst) of both the native and HTML5 worlds. We define hybrid as a web app, primarily built using HTML5 and JavaScript, that is then wrapped inside a thin native container that provides access to native platform features.

Ball-park Cost Breakdown for Hybrid App Development: Android & iPhone
Project Small MVP Small Enterprise Medium MVP Medium Enterprise Large MVP Large Enterprise
Discovery and Wireframing $1,500 $2,500 $2,500 $3,500 $5,000 $7,500
App Screen Designs $2,000 $3,000 $3,500 $6,000 $5,000 $9,000
Hybrid App Development using PhoneGap technology $10,000 $12,000 $38,000 $45,000 $65,000 $100,000
Back-end Programing, Database and APIs $5,000 $7,000 $9,000 $10,000 $12,000 $12,000
Application Administration N/A $7,500 $9,000 $15,000 $10,000 $20,000
Quality Assurance and Refinements $2,000 $4,000 $5,000 $7,000 $9,000 $11,000
Deployment and Cloud $1,500 $2,500 $2,000 $3,000 $2,000 $3,000
Total (Android & iPhone) $22,000 $38,500 $69,000 $89,500 $108,000 $162,500

Building handoff functionality can be time-consuming and can add substantial cost to the project.

Read More  : Costs of Building a Mobile App for iOS & Android

Conclusion

Developing a successful app is not a piece of cake. It requires a well-thought-out concept and a thoroughly planned strategy of encouraging people to use it and bringing some value to them instead.

So, if you would like to build an application that will change people’s lives or make them more interesting or easier, contact us! We are always happy to help you bring your app concept to life.

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2019-09-13T11:06:38+00:00

About the Author:

Digital Marketing Manager of Content at AppStory and USS LLC app development agency atlanta, marketing & creative writer. Anil has been working effectively in the content strategy for AppStory, App Solution blogging, copywriting, brand communication and operations with a focus on ROI. Loves all things art.