Once you decide to develop a mobile application, it dawns on you how long it will take. The development time of a mobile application is varied from many factors as below:

The scope of the projects

Project scope is one step of project planning in which a list of specific project goals, deliverables, features, functions, tasks, deadlines, and ultimately costs is determined and documented. Or, it is things to be achieved and the work that you must get it done to deliver a project.

It is important to pin down the scope early in a project’s life cycle as it can greatly impact the schedule or cost (or both) of the project down the track.


Design and Graphics

The designer needs to follow the platform, device, interfaces, client idea and other elements which need to do and fix again and again, which really takes a lot of time until you accept the designer's idea. Sometimes there is disagreement between client and the designer when the client get the idea from other product and designer goes along with his idea and optimization of UI/UX.


There are a lot of documentation needed for the business and the application operation, thus the back-end team can develop it as well as ensure the idea going well. This phase the team will rewrite specs more detailed and verify the accuracy of them to make sure things go smoothly.


Testing is a vital activity to ensure success of your mobile applications in highly competitive landscape. But planned testing can take 20-50% of the total development effort.

Some Key Factors to Consider in Mobile Application Testing

- Mobile Devices – In a device testing approach, it is essential for testing to choose the most suitable devices according to the preferences of the target and usage patterns.

- Simulators or Real devices – Simulators help provide real environment for testing and devices help the applications with hard-test.

- Cloud Testing – By leveraging the cloud, you get easier to reach faster to the market and reduce the testing costs.

- Network – It is essential to test your apps under various network, to be more useful across challenging network scenarios.

- Performance – Getting automated testing to check the performance of an application and apply load/ stress in order to verify its behaviour.

- Manual/Automated – Both of them are necessary for app testing and check them if any failure routes or bugs.

Changes and Maintenance

With mobile app maintenance, your app will get updated with the latest version, advanced features basing on the UX.

Therefore, you should choose the company that offers a good quality support, even after delivery.