To help manage expectations around the cost of creating quality mobile applications we created a cost estimation tool. It should only be used to get an idea of the possible cost of your app, as every project will be assessed individually according to our delivery process to ensure that you know the real cost and receive a solution that meets the needs of your business.
This estimation tool should only be used to get a feel for the possible cost of your application. Every project will be reviewed individually to determine a completely accurate cost.
Software solutions can be complex and contain many different aspects not seen by the end user. The development team needs to know what technologies are available, how to use and integrate them, and when to start from scratch. Secure, reliable, quality solutions require time and commitment.
Yes, it’s possible to find a cheaper way. You can reduce things like quality or security. Different developers have different rates. However, we find there is usually a direct correlation between the cost and the quality of the finished product. We have cleaned up a number of projects that were completed “on the cheap” and find there is truth in the statement, “If you think we’re expensive, wait until you see what the cheapest guy costs you.” At the end of the day, you need to choose a company that you feel comfortable with.
It depends. There are solutions that promise the ability to write once and run on multiple platforms. However, there are differences in security, interface guidelines and native capabilities to the apps on different platforms. The effort (and associated cost) required for the number of adjustments needed to support each platform often outweighs the time and money saved initially.
Programmers generally choose the technologies they know and understand, which may not align with what technologies are need to provide the very best solution. While developing once for multiple platforms can be an option, it is not one we recommend.
If the app only needs to provide basic information or a responsive version of a website, this type of development can be a great idea. For advanced functionality we recommend a native app.