It has been revealed that the mobile app development has increased by 2 million in the early 2016. And 2015 was the year of enterprise mobile apps.

Almost every startup is coming up with its own mobile app as it provides the customers/prospective clients an opportunity to seamlessly go through the services provided by the organization/a company & build relations uninterruptedly.

But you know what?

It takes almost 18 weeks to develop & publish the standardized native mobile app, i.e.

  • 10 weeks to build the back-end, &
  • 8 weeks to build the front-end.

which is similar to the time taken to produce 168 normal cars & to build 3 concrete pools.

Nine Hertz came up with an infographic to describe Mobile App Development Process in detail.

mobile app development process

SOURCE: TheNineHertz

Mobile App Development Process

  1. Define a clear goal
  2. Wireframe creations of the app

Unless & until you define a clear goal for your app & create mockups using mockup tools, you cannot create the app you’re looking forward to create.

Back-end Development of an App

  • Defining the back-end structure

Setting up the backend & creation of building block of an app.

  • Management of Users

Managing users & their authentication

  • Server side logic

A server side logic is developed that is used to create the server back end of the app.

  • Customization of User Experience

The customization of user experience decides how a user goes through the entire application

  • Data Integration

It allows the users to access & share information to the 3rd party websites such as social networking sites.

  • Push Notification Services

Development of push notification services that engage the user with the app.

Front End Development of an App

  • Caching of Data

Creation of services that stores the data locally to improve the speed of the app

  • Synchronization of App Data

This phase brings the data together so that it can be accessed offline.

  • Mockups & Wireframing

Mockups & wireframing is created that clears up the picture of the user interface of the app.

  • UI Design & Development

UI is designed & then translated into functioning user interface that is ready to be implanted on an app.

  • UI Improvements

The improvements in UI are done (if needed).

  • Testing

Quality assurance phase finds out the bugs & removes them to make a perfect app.

  • Deployment

After a detailed testing, the app is finally deployed.

 

Mobile App Development

SOURCE: TheNineHertz

Charge per Hour

iOS

  • North America

Price Range: $10-$250

Avg. Price:     $150

  • United Kingdom

Price Range: $37-$175

Avg. Price:     $70

  • Eastern Europe

Price Range: $23-$110

Avg. Price:     $35

  • India

Price Range: $10-$77

Avg. Price:     $30

  • South America

Price Range: $24-$120

Avg. Price:     $43

  • Australia

Price Range: $35-$150

Avg. Price:     $110

Android

  • North America

Price Range: $10-$225

Avg. Price:     $168

  • United Kingdom

Price Range: $32-$167

Avg. Price:     $70

  • Eastern Europe

Price Range: $20-$97

Avg. Price:     $35

  • India

Price Range: $08-$80

Avg. Price:     $26

  • South America

Price Range: $21-$107

Avg. Price:     $34

  • Australia

Price Range: $32-$142

Avg. Price:     $110

The Cost to Develop an App

The cost to develop an app varies as per the features, rate per hour, expertise etc.

  • A Small App costs around $3,000 – $8,000
  • More Complex App costs $50,000 – $1,50,000
  • A Gaming App costs $10,000 – $2,50,000

The rate basically depends upon the expertise & competence invested by the developer along with time to develop an app.

The more complex the app is & the more hours it takes to build, the dearer the app will cost you.

Mobile App Development Process

SOURCE: TheNineHertz

Mobile App Predictions

  1. Context & predictive apps will surface as the new buzz words
  2. Contextual services emerge & flop
  3. Indoor location services gain traction
  4. Voice becomes a more prevalent user interface
  5. Native mobile apps reign supreme
  6. Mobile customer care becomes a new requirement
  7. Confidence based security solutions emerge
  8. IOT remains an ill-defined yet promising market.

So, don’t get too late to get your own app. Hire an expert & get your app developed.