How to Reduce the Mobile App Development Cost?

Mobile app development cost: The reason which is in many ways a single-handed killer of many app entrepreneurs’ dream, keeping them away from entering the domain.

The various small and big factors that get into defining the mobile app development cost, although necessary, also become the reason behind either entrepreneur remaining wantrepreneurs or compromising with the app quality simply because they cannot afford a well-developed issue free application.

And at times, it is even worse — business entrepreneurs invest in MVP (a cost-effective version of the application) which never sees the light of the day simply because they cannot afford to work on upping the version.

In our role as the leading mobile app development company, we face a number of instances where the clients who contact us, come very close to missing out on their app dream once they hear the cost that would come out.

Something that we try to counter by giving them ways to reduce the overall mobile app development cost and helping them steer away from what is believed to be the “right” approach.

Well, the intent of this piece today is to make those ways public. The ways that can help keep the app development cost in check and the dreams to enter the market with an amazing app a can be achieved reality.

So, without keeping you waiting for long, let us give you the ways you can bring the app development cost down.

But before we do that, let us give you some mobile app market statistics, which would act a nudge to not give up on your app dream.

Statistics that prove how big the mobile app market is

  • By the time we reach 2020, mobile app market would have gone up to become a $189 Billion market
  • Apple App Store has over 2.2 Million apps available for download
  • Google Play Store boasts of 2.8 Million apps which are available for the users to download
  • An average phone user opens and uses over 30 mobile apps every month
  • The count of app downloads in 2018 alone was 205.4 Billion — a number that is going to increase to up to 258.2 Billion by the time we reach 2022.

See how big the app market is? And how flourishing its future is? You can be a part of it all.

Well now that you know that your idea can be a contributory number in forming these statistics, don’t let something like the mobile app development cost keep you away.

And to help with that, let us now look at the ways you can bring your mobile app development cost down.

How to Bring the App Development Cost Down

Use Cross-Platform App Development

One of the most tried and tested ways to bring down the mobile app development cost, that we have experienced is investing in cross-platform application development.

What happens is that when you invest in cross-platform application development, you bring down the developers’ time and efforts to an absolute half. For, instead of getting two app versions developed, you only pay money for the development of one application’s code — which then run on both Android and iPhone and on the whole range of devices that come under the platforms’ umbrella.

This way, it is not just the mobile app development cost that gets cut in half but also the design and testing, and maintenance cost range.

Keep the Design Simple

At a time when the world is singing to the tunes of innovation and creativeness, the definition has all been twisted. An event that has made people forget that innovation does not necessarily have to mean complexity in design and heavy usage of animations.

Instead, what you should achieve for is a simple design which makes it easy for users to move one screen to another and is one that keeps the attention on the screen and not deviates them from unnecessary animations and designs which have been placed in name of innovation, without providing any real purpose.

Use Readymade Templates

One sure shot way that we suggest to all of our cost-conscious clients is the usage of readymade templates.

There are many screens in an app that looks and functions similar to a number of others in the industry. So, when you use these templates, you don’t have to invest in time for getting screens and features designed and coded from scratch.

Doing this would help ensure that the app not just get developed at less cost but also way before the stipulated development timeline.

Use APIs

In addition to using readymade templates, it would help to use APIs as well to initiate a connection between two applications.

There are a number of events in a mobile application where APIs come as a lot better a solution as compared to developing the connection through code.

Events like — Social Login, eMail integration, In-app Payments, Form Submission, etc. Are a few of the places where APIs can prove to come in very handy.

So, opt for them to keep your costs range down.

Invest in MVPs

The last mode of mobile app development cost reduction that we have to share is Minimum Viable Products. These are basically a most basic version of an application containing features that describe your application best.

So, when you get an MVP developed, you don’t have to invest a full-fledged mobile app development process — something that once again lowers the mobile app development cost to a very huge extent. And all the while, giving your app a fair chance to create a standing in the growing app market.

Here were our time-tested ways that are known to bring the mobile app development cost down to a great extent. Do you know of any other ways? Let us know in the comment sections below.

Hope the information that we have given here helps you not give up on your mobile app dream and save some major costs in the journey.