Today almost everyone owns a smartphone and I can bet most you reading this would have played Angry birds, Temple run and other most popular games. Not alone games but also apps like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Whats app and so on.
- Utility apps
- Fun apps
- Social media apps etc
Now to the main question, how much does it cost to develop a Mobile Application? To be honest the answer would be “it depends”. The cost would entirely depend on the type of mobile application one want to develop.
Recently happened to read an article on OS X Daily about iPhone Development Costs which suggests that the development cost for small apps (apps with basic functionality) would be around $3000 to $8000 and more complex apps (which might have to deal with database management system) and game apps the development cost would vary from $50000 to $150000 or more.
As said earlier it all depends.
Also there are plenty of do it yourself tools available online but one would need to have the enough knowledge of mobile application development to get it out there in the app world. One can develop the mobile app with DIY methods or hire someone or outsource the development to an experienced app development house.
Also it would be a mistake if one thought the design and development of the mobile app is a one-time affair. A mobile app developed today needs to be updated according to the future change in the requirement and also the operating system updates. If the strategy is to develop a cross platform mobile app then it is very important to identify the right frameworks for the same.