What’s The Price Tag on Building An App? 💸

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BOOM! 💥 The app market is like a Fourth of July fireworks show! In the tulip-loving Netherlands, app usage has become second nature. WhatsApp alone has hooked 10 million Dutch folks, with 7 million daily users. Those numbers are a heck of a playground in a country of just 17 million people! 📈

But hey, let’s not forget, every app doesn’t need to pull in the crowd. 🙅‍♂️ Sometimes, a niche market is all it takes to make an impact. Whether you’re developing an app for bird enthusiasts, runners, or diabetes patients, the right app can attract and engage your audience. It’s this specific impact that makes app development so thrilling and potentially lucrative. 👌

No need for the masses here! 🔍 With the right app, you can reach out to specific groups and build a loyal user base. That’s what makes app development so captivating.

Building An App: What’s The Bill?

So what’s the actual cost to turn your app dream into a reality? 💰 It all depends on a few things. The functionalities you want, the platform you want it to run on – all these factors play a substantial role in the final price tag. We’ll walk you through the factors influencing the cost of app development. 📝

What’s The Purpose Of Your App?

It all boils down to your WHY. Why do you want to build an app? Supplementing your existing services? A new revenue stream? Defining your app’s purpose is a critical first step in the development process. Your goal will help you decide on style, functionalities, and how to market your app. 🎯

Jumping on the bandwagon that every business must have an app is not a reason per se to develop an app. The initial step in the app development process should be to figure out why you want to create an app. Is your app, for example, an addition to your existing website or your company’s services, hence an extra service? Then you will need to develop the app in your corporate design. Or do you want to create an app that you can earn money from?

If your app is meant to be profitable, then it will require different functionalities than a service app for a company. For example, do you want advertisements to be displayed in your app, income to be generated from paid upgrades within the app, or the app to be paid for when downloaded from the App Store? If you can answer these questions, you can much better determine what type of app you want to create.

What Type Of App Do You Want To Develop?

So, what’s your jam? What type of app do you want to develop? The options are vast: you can build an app for seniors, freelancers, high school students, sports club members. You also need to decide what people will use your app for: Communication, services, information, entertainment, personal development? The complexity of your app is also important. This has a significant impact on the costs and time needed to develop your app. 📲 Consider the following:

Target audience: Who should use your app? You can create an app for seniors, freelancers, small retailers, high school students, or tennis club members, for instance.

App use: What will people use your app for? Is it for communication (think Instagram, WhatsApp, and Twitter), service provision (supporting manufacturer’s machines), health and fitness tracking (like the Nike+ running app or Eetwijzer), for information (like NU.nl and NOS), for entertainment (like Candycrush or Wordfeud), or for personal development (like Duolingo and mindfulness apps)?

Level of complexity: Do you want a simple or very complex app? Simple apps can be made (or made by yourself) relatively cheaply. For a more complicated custom app, the development costs will be much higher.

What Features Does Your App Need?

If your app is crammed with features, it naturally means it’s going to be more complex. And with increased complexity comes more time, and you guessed it, more moolah required to develop it. If you’re running lean on requirements, you might want to try your hand at building an app yourself using tools like AppMakr or AppMachine. But if you want a feature-rich app, you’ll likely need to call in the app development experts. Naturally, more personalized and complex apps tend to have higher costs than simpler ones.

What’s Your App’s Playground?

Let’s nail down one of the biggest questions: where do you want to roll out your app? iOS, Android, or both? Your platform choice can put a significant dent in your app’s cost. But don’t fret, we’re here to guide you through all your options, ensuring you make a well-informed decision. Your choices span across native apps, web apps, or hybrid apps, all depending on your needs. 🌐

Brewing Up A Native App

A native app is like a tailor-made suit, designed specifically for a platform, like iOS or Android 📱. It takes full advantage of the unique bells and whistles your smartphone or tablet offers: the GPS, the camera, your contact list…📸🗺️📖 You know, the things that keep us glued to our screens every day?

And here’s the kicker! These apps work fully offline! Why? Because they are downloaded directly onto your device. Signal’s out? No worries! 👌💪

But let’s talk some real dollar and cents. 💰 Developing a native app requires a separate endeavor for each platform, which means costs can potentially be higher than a web app or hybrid app. But we use techniques that ensure no duplicate costs. In practice, if you want an app for both platforms, you’re looking at around 1.4x the cost.

But here’s our secret sauce. 🥇 We exclusively develop native apps because we believe in delivering the most seamless, top-notch user experience. That’s what it’s all about, right? 💯

Cooking Up A Web Application

Hey, let’s shift gears and talk about web apps! 🌐📱 If you’re aiming for an app that’s platform and device agnostic, you want a web app. Think mobile website or HTML5 application. No fuss about specific platform constraints. And the cherry on top: lower development costs! 🤑 But… there’s a catch…👆 web apps can’t leverage most of the special features of your phone, tablet, or platform. So they’re better for less complex apps. But heads up, we don’t deal in web apps. They’re not our jam! 🚫

Whipping Up A Hybrid Application

Ever heard of hybrid apps? 🔄 They’re like a mixed drink, part web app, part native app. They promise the moon, from utilizing specific features of your mobile device to saving costs.💰👍 But here’s the cold hard truth: We don’t develop hybrid apps, and there’s a solid reason why. 😬👋

You see, hybrid apps try to be a Jack-of-all-trades, but they don’t truly master any. They promise the best of both worlds, but in reality, they often end up falling short on both fronts.📉

Let’s examine performance, for instance. Hybrid apps can be sluggish, and they often struggle to deliver that smooth, seamless experience that you get with a native app. Users aren’t fans of stuttering, freezing, or long load times. 😡🕰️

Then there’s the issue of using device-specific features. While hybrid apps claim to have access to your device’s unique features, the integration can often be less than perfect. This means your users aren’t always getting the best experience, and that’s a problem. 🚫📱

Lastly, there’s the issue of upkeep. Maintaining and updating hybrid apps can be more challenging, especially when new versions of iOS and Android are released. This can lead to higher maintenance costs in the long run. 🔄📈

So yeah, you may want to look elsewhere if you’re after a hybrid app. But if you’re after something that works well, values users, and is developed with their needs at the forefront… then you’ve come to the right place. We strive for quality above all, and that’s precisely what you get with our native apps. And all that without any double dipping on costs. 👊💥