Mobile Apps

Mobile Apps & Their Cost of Development

Mobile Apps is not the future, it is the necessity now. Meet your customers in the environment of their choice, not where it’s convenient for you,’ – Tim Berners-Lee

The growing use of smartphones (and tablets) across the world has been fueled by the popularity of mobile applications. These self contained software programs have eased our lives considerably by providing products and services that were in the realm of science fiction in the not too distant past. So, be it ordering groceries or medicines, playing games, buying tickets, carrying out banking transactions, or hiring cabs, mobile apps are the most sought after programs that people use nowadays. In fact, statistics confirm their widespread usage and the amount of revenue earned. For example, the total number of mobile app downloads worldwide in 2019 was a whopping 461.7 billion and the expected growth in revenue by 2021 is pegged at 693 billion US dollars (Source: Statistica).

Mobile Apps

Since mobile apps have become one of the most popular platforms to reach out to customers and boost your business, it is better to have a preliminary knowledge about the app costs before reaching out to a mobile app development company. Remember, building a hybrid mobile app is comparatively cheaper than a native one, for in case of the former, the codes need to be written once while the app can be deployed on multiple platforms. However, in case of the latter, the codes have to be written afresh for each platform (Android/iOS). Let us take you through the popular categories of mobile apps and their respective cost of development.

Categories of Mobile Apps with Prices

#1 eCommerce Mobile Apps (Mcommerce):These apps facilitate tasks such as shopping, booking of tickets, bill payments, and money transactions in a hassle free, swift, secure, and convenient manner. Moreover, Mcommerce apps (and others as well) can provide push notifications to your customers informing them about new product launches, discounts etc. Below mentioned is the average cost for eCommerce

Mobile App development for both native and hybrid platforms.


Types of App
Native AppsHybrid Apps
Android / iOSBothBoth
Grocery Purchasing App$999$1599
Items Order & Delivery App$9999$15999
Restaurant Food Ordering App$5499$9999

#2 Customer Service Mobile App:We often come across situations when we need to hire the services of an electrician, plumber, driver, mechanic etc. So, instead of flipping through the online business directory, phone directory or asking your neighbours or colleagues, why not give your customer service mobile app a try. Just a few taps on the app and you are connected to the concerned person. No wonder, this category of app has become quite handy for the customers.


Types of App
Native AppsHybrid Apps
Android / iOSBothBoth
Car Maintenance/Repairing Service Hiring$2999$4599
Driver/Attendants Hiring$2999$4599

#3 Vehicle Booking App:Do you need to catch a flight or go for a picnic but have no time to arrange a vehicle? Worry not, for the vehicle booking online app on your smartphone can do the job in no time. Yes, the various online car booking systems such as Uber or Ola can be hailed on the click of a button and paid for as well.


Types of App
Native AppsHybrid Apps
Android / iOSBothBoth
Cab Booking Apps for Passengers & Drivers$2999$4599
Driver/Attendants Hiring$2999$4599

#4 Social App:Nowadays people seemed to be hooked onto their social media accounts for most of the time. In fact, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have become household names giving people sleepless nights (pun intended!) This category of apps has made communications into a seamless affair and distances redundant – just think about video chatting with your near and dear one from across the world.


Types of App
Native AppsHybrid Apps
Android /iOSBothBoth
Text Audio & Video Chat Apps$1999$2999
Social Networking App$3499$2999

#5 Health and Fitness App:Falling sick can be a nightmare when you end up looking for a doctor or a pharmacist. This is where a health and fitness app can help your cause by fixing an appointment with the doctor. So, should you get someone to make an app for you, it is better to have an idea of the average app prices prevailing in the market.


Types of App
Native AppsHybrid Apps
Android / iOSBothBoth
Gym Slot Booking App$1799$2499
Yoga/Workout Training App$999$1699

#6 Entertainment App:Nowadays people are hooked onto subscription based entertainment apps such as Netflix, Hotstar, and Amazon Prime among others that are known for video streaming. At the same time, there is YouTube for exclusive video viewing activity. So, no matter where you are, you are never short of getting access to entertainment courtesy mobile apps.


Types of App
Native AppsHybrid Apps
Android / iOSBothBoth
Video Viewing and Sharing App$1799$2999

#7 Travel App:Booking a hotel suite/room or seats on a flight, railway, or bus has never been easier thanks to the travel apps such as Make my trip, Goibibo etc. These apps help you to compare prices, check availability, and book and pay for the concerned service.


Types of App
Native AppsHybrid Apps
Android / iOSBothBoth
Hotel, Flight & Bus Booking App$1999$2999

Note: Excluding the cost of acquiring the APIs for real time booking.

Conclusion

The popularity and spread of mobile apps have provided an opportunity for businesses to reach out to their target customers and achieve ROI. However, before getting someone to make an app for you, it is better to factor in a few things such as the target demography, preferred OS platform (iOS or Android or both), development framework (native or hybrid), app price, and experience of the mobile app development agency.

Note: The $ sign used in denoting the cost of mobile apps pertains to the US dollar.

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