The primary factors influencing development costs include:

1. Business Model

Each of these factors (and countless others) will determine what your app needs to become and thus, influence the amount you need to invest in platform access, functionality, design, and development.

2. Platform

Depending on which platform you choose, the price of its development will vary.

When we are talking about native mobile apps, however, the typical options are either Android or Apple.


3. Functionality

Apps continue to become more and more dynamic, and there is virtually no limit to what can be produced. We’ve broken app types down into the following four categories:

The most important thing to understand is that every app’s unique functionality requirements will carry a corresponding cost. Some kinds of functionality might seem simple and be very expensive to build, while others might be surprisingly affordable.

4. Design

The UX design will determine how flourishingly your app meets its goals. Everything from engagement and conversions to how  “sticky” the app is depends on your ability to provide a great experience to users.

So, you can select yourself the design features that work for you and a design expert to execute them.

Naturally, this contributes to the total costs of mobile app development and more specifically, which type of developer you will hire.

5. Developer

There are 3 basic types of developers you can choose from:

Ultimately, it bases on the complication of the app and tradeoffs you’re willing to make.

Just remember that the type of developer you choose will remarkably impact on the amount you pay for your app. And as you will see later in the article, that amount can vary wildly.