Oribi's research team has put up some approximate App Development Cost numbers for its customers, please feel free to go through it. Price of an application always varies depending on the needs of different customers, given below numbers are not fixed it is just an estimate.
Yes we are young so we will say its a "myth" but believe us it is true!
The most common misunderstanding is “high price equals to good quality” or “young companies are not experienced enough to deliver high-quality product”, may lead to failure or unnecessary expenses.
Keeping that in mind, let’s return to unbiased analyzing of apps building costs. Our first stop is looking at cost to make an app from the standpoint of hourly fees. It’s not a secret that average costs of developing an app vary depending on geographical location so let’s have a brief look at the map:
- USA and Canada: iOS/Android development charge from $20 to $250 per hour. This region is considered to be the most expensive one.
- Australian developers make apps at a rate of $35-150 per hour.
- South American app development service rates are from $25 to $120.
- British developers charge from $35 to $175 an hour.
- European developers’ charging rates start from $20 up to $110 per hour.
- Developers in India are quite satisfied to get $10-30,
It is weird to realise that the most high-priced app developer in the US charge $250 an hour, while the best one in India is 8 times cheaper! Still despite the rational reasons myth continues...
There are many ways to develop an app at affordable price. Below are the estimated costs:
- Simple, table based app – $1,000-4,000 – you provide all the content, clear direction, and example apps of what you want it to do. If you know your way around Photo editing, you can probably supply the graphics which will cap this project at $1,500. The additional costs are when you want to GPS locators, Social media integration or bells and whistles like that.
- Database App – $8,000-$50,000 – Again, you provide every piece of content, image, writing, sound, etc. The cost is going to come from creating the logic within the app and architecting all the usability and/or game play. The content will usually be dropped in and then parsed accordingly. These projects tend to be front heavy since the data is what’s driving the entire game and the framework is so important.
- Games – $10,000-$250,000 – These are the hardest to ballpark. As a benchmark – Angry Birds cost approximatly anywhere from $125K-$180K to develop (although they were pioneers). Talking to some developers who are into the hardcore game source code (render, sound, maths, physics, etc), many of the racing games will that use the gyroscope will be $125,000 without even blinking – and that’s just for the code. Even if you try to keep it hyper simple, games get complicated quickly. Hooking into game center, having top scores, and integrating with an online community can be tricky. The benefit of a game is that they download in much greater number. As a marketer, there is nothing more viral than a fun game, which is something to keep in mind for your ROI. Ask yourself: how much do I need to spend to make a “fun” game? That’s only something you can answer.
- Additional Includes – See below – here’s a quick list of additional functions you may want to add into your current app:
- In-App Purchasing – $1,000-$3,000 – this allows for users to buy new content or full versions of the apps. The cost spread comes from the amount of in-app purchasing, the complexity, and whether or not you build it all into the first app or if you are doing it from a server.
- Web Services – $1,000-$5,000 – This is taking the content to a remote access point so that you can update your app with an XML files instead of raw code changes. The degree to what you need varies but we would recommend having this conversation with your "Developer Friend" before getting too deep – it can save you HUGE headaches down the road. ~ We are sharing this because Oribi promotes transparancy to its customer.
- Game Center – $1,000 – Apple’s done a good job at making this integration easy with the SDK. As long as you keep the numbers clean, you should be able to integrate easily.
- Share Capabilities – $500-$1,500 – This is mostly for social media (twitter, facebook) and emailing, but there can be other integrations. WordPress websites, for example, may be one. Lots of options and most of these platforms have robust APIs to make it work well.
- SDKs and like Chartboost – $50-$200 – SDKs are an extremely important part of tracking our apps and making money off them. Generally you can get any SDK integrated for relatively cheap, but the more specific you are with your SDKs, the more expensive. SDKs that you may want to include are: Google Analytics, Chartboost, Applovin, Xplode, AdMob, and Tapjoy.
- Approximate development cost of some of the big apps, not including costs for subsequent updates, are
- Uber: $90,000 - 120,000
- Viber: $120,000 - 150,000
- Tinder: $60,000 - 90,000
- Angry Birds: Euro 100,000
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead Contact Oribi, we will make sure to give you the best quality app at cheapest price.