The process of estimating flutter app development cost takes entrepreneurs through multiple factors and stages. Let’s understand which factors affect the cost of flutter apps.

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As you know mobile applications play an important in our daily life to make our life more convenient. Mobile applications had made everything in reach within a few clicks. From ordering clothes to booking a cab and even you can find a partner for you. IOS and Android are the two main platforms to use mobile applications.

Fortunately, now developers can create applications that can be run on both Android and IOS. This is when the flutter platform comes into role. 

What is flutter?

Flutter is an open-source hybrid mobile application development platform. With a single codebase, entrepreneurs can develop an application for both the Android and IOS platforms.

Flutter is a Google mobile application SDK that is available with a framework, widgets, and tools so that developers can easily create an attractive application with the same code base and that can be deployed on both the application formats. So, the developers do not need to develop different applications to run on different platforms.

  • Google released a preview version of the flutter for the web at first. It’s the official flutter web used to create applications to run on all platforms, it was not called hummingbird anymore.
  • Then a new version of the flutter web named 1.7 version has been launched which is available with a lot of improvements. Then an additional version with the support for building Chrome OS applications has been launched. Now flutter 2.3 with additional features has been launched in the market that is used by all the developers present in the market.

But with advantages that the flutter platform offer, the biggest thing that you might be concerned about the cost of developing the flutter application, Apart from that you should be aware of the advantages of the flutter application if you are considering to use the platform to develop your business application. 

How Flutter Benefits iOS App Development

Advantages of flutter app development!

  • Flutter application development is completely free and open-source to develop applications.
  • The application development is based on dart which is easy to understand medium to develop mobile applications.
  • Flutter SDK comes with a lot of widgets that do not only look good but as well as that behaves as a high-performance rendering engine.
  • Flutter is becoming a serious competitor to the reach native but with additional advantages, it has taken a step forward.
  • It means a faster and more dynamic web application platform. Just make a few changes and use the code on both the platforms.
  • If you have some coding or application for both the platforms then you need to spend less cost and time to keep it maintained as well as you will be able to provide a better user experience to all your customers.
  • Less testing is required therefore the quality assurance team needs to put less effort while making your customers happy.
  • Expedited development is one of the most talked benefits of flutter web development. It provides hot reload functionality, widgets specific to a platform offering higher performance and more detailed documentation.
  • Flutter is backed by Google which makes us believe in the flutter development with ease.

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So, how to estimate the cost of flutter app development?

Several elements estimated the cost of flutter app development. App discovery cost and app deployment cost are the two main factors that help in estimating the flutter mobile app development cost.

Factors that decide the cost!

Complexity of application

The complexity of the app is determined into three modes named easy, medium and high complexity. Some factors need to be considered while deciding the complexity of an application.

  1. Third-party integration
  2. Development of admin panel
  3. Architecture deployment
  4. Inbuilt features present in the device
  5. Legacy system or integration with enterprise

These are the factors that need to be included while knowing the complexity of the application.

 Focus on hardware

The more the hardware you need to connect to the application, the higher will be the cost of developing the flutter application. So consider the requirement of your business application to decide the cost of it.

Application category

The number of features you want in your application is one of the important factors to consider the cost of the application development. Some applications have x functionalities while others might have y functionalities.

While in some applications different features are required, in some different authentication is required even others might not ask you about additional features like login and so on. So, the features needed to add in the flutter application decide the cost of the flutter application development.   

Application maintenance 

The cost of application maintenance is an important factor to consider. No matter how better your business application is, it is still important to keep your application maintained and updated to give a good experience to your users. Three factors need to be included in application maintenance.

  • Design changes
  • Application bug fixes
  • Application updates

These are the main factors that you need to consider when it comes to application maintenance to determine the cost of flutter application development.

These are the several factors that will help estimate the cost of the flutter app development. There is no straight forward answer to this as it depends on business application needs and requirements. 

Wrapping it all up!!!

Flutter application development has a long list of advantages that you need to consider. The higher number of advantages makes it a good option for all the business owners to develop an application using this platform so they can build high performance, beautiful and outstanding applications for your customers.

Remember that, considering today’s scenario, it has become essential to have a business application to reach a wide array of clients. After all, all businesses want to reach more and more customers therefore having a website on both the IOS and Android platform has become an essential need.

This is when flutter application development comes as a relief for all the developers as they will save their hard work by developing the application that is compatible with both the platforms using a single code. This is the biggest advantage that is bringing the attention of people towards flutter.

Niyati Lad

Niyati is Sr. Front End Developer, For the last seven years, she has been contributing to several leading online publications, including, Datafloq, Dzone, B2C etc. At the workplace, she is admired for her team management skill. She leads a team of 20-something creative writers and designers.