Why is app development so expensive?
We always get these questions from our clients, whoever came to know about 5-digit budget project cost. Why is mobile application development expensive?
A simple answer is apps are not expensive; it is the design and business requirements that are expensive. We can find millions of apps in the Appstore. Does single app developer develop these apps? No, they developed by many independent freelancers who never earn a single penny.
Different business flow and requirements serve different engineering and foundation to support the multimillion-dollar businesses. Freelancer’s mobile app developers typically do not develop such kind of apps as the teams of professional designers and developers can do it. It may starts from the five people to hundreds of app developers.
We can see hundreds of developers on Facebook, Twitter, Lazada, Uber, Grab and many other tech organizations and they all are working on a single mobile app. You may think, my project does not require 100s of developers but still, you need a small team of professional app developers. It is common practice to have three to ten people working on a single iOS and Android mobile app. After that, your mobile app product gets ready to generate the business results.
We also need to understand about the mobile app development timeline, which varies from 3 months to 6 months depending on the project size. It requires architecture, schema, designing, development, testing and launching or deployment.
There is no point to hire the freelancer for your mobile app as it requires professional UX/UI designer, experienced project manager, experienced app developers, testers and deployment engineers. It never ends here, as you still need on going mobile app maintenance in order to fix the bugs and app compatibility with the new OS systems which only professional mobile app development companies can deliver.