So You Want a Mobile App Developed? Here Is How to Properly Allocate Budget
Like how complex is the process of Mobile App Development so is the budgeting work involved with it as well. Every app operates with an underlying goal that is creating huge profits for an enterprise as well as enhancing the operations/functioning involved all at reduced cost and time. The differentiating factor comes with the method involved to accomplish the goal.
The development cost involved is categorized into two namely the cost associated with the materials and the one with the labor involved. Speaking of the former it comprises of the UI, the platform, the core objective and the usability of the application.
The latter categorization is related to the cost incurred based on the professionals who are working to get your work done on time and that effectively as well.
It is suggested to come up with your own estimate seeing the following advantages it will offer for you as an Entrepreneur namely:
The evaluation of Risks that may or may not arise is important during the Planning phase also taking Budget into account. Related to that the areas that need focus are the expertise of the developers, the needs of the app to give the best user experience and also best performance in terms of stability.
Offering more control:
You will now have foresight regarding what is to be done next. Seeing the involvement of humans in the process of app development, the estimation can play effectively in tackling all the daily hindrances and get the work done smoothly in the given time for sure.
Main aspects which impact the budget in mobile app development-
Based on a reliable report, the mobile app market will attain a staggering $110 billion in worth this year. However, in contrast, another report shows that mobile app usage for an average user is dwindling as it was 11% in 2016 and the last year it dropped to a shocking 6%.
This requires deep insight into what exactly are the needs of the user base of yours and what will boost the retention rate in the long run for your app. This will definitely affect the budget.
With regards to that below are some key areas that need importance when it comes to budgeting for your app development-
You don’t have many choices here other than iOS and Android. Rather than blindly opting for one or even both check which os the preferred platform for your user base. Following that focus on the UI stuff and the features best suited for good performance on that platform.
2.Prioritize only the features you want in your app:
Refrain from being very choosy when it comes to what should be integrated into your app in the form of features and functionalities. Give focus to what the app has to achieve and thereby based on that select the features accordingly. Ultimately prevent the app from being chaotic to the user in terms of experience.
This aspect is no doubt expensive. The magnitude depends on the third party integrations. A good option here is to go for already existing plugins but pay attention to the pre-built features and the license factors corresponding to that.
4. UI components:
An app built like a clock will be cheaper no doubt than an e-commerce application seeing fewer sophisticated UI elements in the case of the former. Thereby during the planning phase take into account that a portion of the budget is allocated to the concept of UI to make the app accomplish the goal for what it was built in the first place.
5. Hardware components:
If the condition where the mobile app is specifically built for a given smartphone should arise, the cost factors will be unfavorable for you. As stated in the case of UI elements, these features also need some budget allocated earlier itself so that the specialty that your app offers must become a reality.
Taking all the above aspects into consideration, when it comes to budgeting, be sure to take into account the fact that you have deep insight regarding your user base and their preferences as you are ultimately developing the application to satiate them- This is what will make your app and your business successful.
Pyramidion Solutions is a mobile app development company in Chennai which has grown in prominence as one of the best in that field and also in other technological services across India. Now it has a sizeable international client base as well. The brand offers insight into things apart from development like suggestions for enhancements, update services, testing, planning the budget etc. It is one of the few IT service providers which pays importance to cut down the cost involved in the development of the software but ascertaining quality in both the services and the software product as well.