How Much Does It Cost to Create an App in 2024?

Looking to develop a mobile app? you might think about how much it costs to build a mobile app. Here is the answer.

Table of Content

Looking to build an app for your business or startup?

The very first question that comes to your mind is – how much does it cost to build a mobile app?

Below, we‘ll look at some of the factors involved in the app development cost and how it can help you come up with a cost for your app idea. For the tailored relation between the customers with the company the application scores a special place in it.

Those who understand it, they are in need of understanding these cost affecting factors to make cost-effective decisions in the app development process. This makes the topic to have various explanations and answers throughout the web. Choosing to stay with the users where they are in most(Mobile) can bring you the best return for your business. Based on some important parameters which influencing the mobile app development cost. 

The fact of cost lay on the factors below,

1. App complexity

2. App category

3. App design

4. App features and functionality

5. App maintenance

6. Code reuse

7. Size and location of app development team

8. App platform

9. App Complexity

These are three steps of transforming the App from basic to complex one.

The features are the one which determines the future of your application.

Obviously based on the features in the application the complexity is decided. If there is an app the basic features in the user side is signup, login, multi-language support. In the admin side a dashboard to govern the customer. This is undergone with basic UI experience.

Adding the above with the social media and integration of payments in it makes the app to the standard level development. The slightly the cost adds-on here with the adorn. This encounters custom UI design. Confronting Bespoke UI by consolidation and penetrating the superfluity makes this mediant level to the top i.e adding the facilities like the AR/VR and AI.

How Much Does it Cost to Create an App?

App Category

This depends purely on the functionalities in the app to accommodate the users in the app. As the name implies the category changes, the security level in application is upgraded according to the data divulge level in the app.

Starting from the top grossing category in apps among the people ondemand apps hold the first position by holding the millions in day to day usage. Plenty of features have been enrolled in this for sorting out the results. In this sequence social media, elearning, gaming are various categories to be chosen for application development.

App design

The factor by which the user directly deals with the application while using and having the tendency to hold the user to stay for its design. However the functionalities be, it's  the one capable of making the user use the application further.

By customizing a UX design,UI design, of a giant in the particular business or creating from scratch you can create your own Brand.

App Features and Functionality

As all the applications are running on the internet using the features like calendar for event bookings, catalogs to display the products in formal manner. Enabling map for location based access. Push notification for the upcoming streaming video - audio.

Making an easily accessible and attractive interface in the admin panel for updating and segregating the contents. The mode of accessing camera, bluetooth and necessary sensors while using the app.

App Maintenance

Updating your new features according to the ongoing trend. Providing the update according to the new devices & OS versions rolled out. Other than that design changes if needed personally by the management.

Code Reuse

The process of slashing down the price of development if needed for a new product the reuse of the code is taken in hand from their own app developed previously. For maintaining a separate brand identity only the quick access elements like contact us, signup etc. elements are used apart from them purely they are made from scratch. The cost of an app development can be  20 – 30% lowered by using code reuse.

Size and Location of App Development Team

Depending on who you choose for the app development the cost variation occurs. In the world of freelance developers, app development companies,inhouse development team, or local team.

For making wonders with your app, considering a mobile app development company is the best way instead of other options. By their experience you can deliver the user with a feel good experience app in any field.

App Platform

Either iOS or Android or a cross-platform, purely depending upon the audience of the app the development process should be done. In that way the cost variation is in choosing the platform. Choosing a platform for a while till you get noticed wider if there is a budget is a good idea. 

When getting started with the mobile app development process, it’s important to choose a platform. Depending on your target audience, you can choose to build an iOS, Android, web, or cross-platform application. If you are a startup with a minimal budget, it’s better to opt for one platform initially, later on, you can shift to multiple platforms.

Swift and Objective C is chosen for developing iOS and Java and Kotlin for Android app development. As Cross platform – single code use it is another cost effective one in developing apps suitable for both android and iOS Platform.

Hybrid App development is the one which runs in a webview form on both platforms. This hybrid is developed with html,css, and javascript using Ionic and Cordova - frameworks. By this the operating system and device features are provided wisely.

How Can You Reduce Your Mobile App Development Costs?

Few industry practices and applying some useful tricks by the experience gained in the development path we plan the cutshort the price in overall app development process wherever possible.This makes the business owners and entrepreneurs to reachout to us.

Prioritize Features Early On

As the name implies, prioritizing the most needed features of the users to the user is the best way. Which keeps them diving into the product completely.  The future of your website/ app depends on how the product gets featured in the features.

In-House or Outsourcing

The process of making out your product with an in-house team seems to be a good option. But when it gets started , starting from cost, the cost for equipment for developing is high followed by the experience on field is low, while the outsourcing provider has the workflow with Developing equipment and developers. By this, the outsource app development provider with their experience, they can cut short the time consumed and price for development in many ways.

Consider Cross-Platform Development

The one solution for those who are in dilemma of choosing the platform is cross platform development developed by using Flutter, Unity 3D, React Native and even in other ways.    

How Can Appticz Help You With Mobile App Development Cost Estimation?

Understanding all the backlogs and the apt functionalities in the admin panel, We Appticz leading Mobile App Development Company provide the complete solution in building and launching your app with the features and functionalities as required to it. In the first step of the development we provide the model output of the product and get further we move on to the development process. By this you can achieve your output in time and provide hassle free use for the users. If you are planning for a mobile app launch, reach us and make a benchmark in the field. 


Don't miss out on the exciting content we have in store for you!

Contact Banner

Ready to Build Your App?

Contact Our Experts

Related Blog

Mobile App

A Complete Guide on Medicine Delivery App Development

As a leading medicine delivery app development company, Appticz provides on-demand medicine delivery app solutions to your pharmacy business.

Mobile App

Best Pharmacy App Development Company

Appticz is an online pharmacy app development company that specialising in developing on-demand pharmacy apps for pharmacists to manage their businesses.

Crafting digital Products Beyond Expectations

Let’s Transform Your Intangible Ideas into Swift,
Innovative Solutions Together

Awards and Recognition

Pinnacle of Prestige, Where Our Efforts Sparkle Bright


Celebrating Milestones of Our Success Through the Sparkling Tapestry of
Recognition and Achievement.

Contact Us

Want to get in touch with us? We look forward to hearing from you. Book a call today to connect with our experts. Let's make your dream project a reality. Here is how you can reach us.

  • Your ideas are 100% safe by our NDA policy.