Mobile apps have evolved into a powerful platform that provides easy to access solutions for almost every need that matters to a business or individual. The reason behind this paradigm shift can be contributed to the immense amount of penetration level of smartphone usage that is highest in Singapore than in any other corner of the world.
You can extract your share of profit by building a custom mobile app in time, before it is built by someone else. Now, before developing any mobile app the most important consideration that is going to bother you is the cost of developing the mobile app.
There are various functional and structural aspects involved in the development of the mobile app that are hard to understand for many people hence it becomes a bit tricky to figure out an appropriate cost and thus budget the things.
The complexity level along with multiple factors determine the cost of development which includes:
- Type of the App
- Design & Prototyping
- Front-end Complexity
- Back-end Complexity
- Number of platforms you target
- Quality and speed of development
- The degree of customization involved
- Developer’s rate and Development time
Simple or Informative Mobile Application
This app provides some piece of information to the user and is capable of redirecting to various pages that display static information. It is among the most inexpensive type of app to get developed and if you want this app to also fetch data from users and update it at regular intervals then it would cost around 30% more.
The Basic version of App: $5,000 to $12,000
The Advanced version of the App: $15,000 to $40,000. (upper limit can vary on behalf of level of customization)
Shopping or Service Mobile Application
These apps are useful to sell the products online on your platform all it requires is payment gateway integration and respective options for the users. These apps with basic functionality or with few additional features like geolocation functions to include location-based store map are expected to cost you as below
The Basic version of App: $10,000 to $40,000
The Advanced version of the app: $20,000 to $65,000 (upper limit can vary on behalf of level of customization)
Unique Mobile Applications (Marketplace Apps)
The marketplace apps are for connecting two or more groups and the functionality required to include required attributes that are mostly not a part of any normal app make it a costly affair. Uber is an excellent example of marketplace app that is enabled with the location, tracking and analytical functionality for enabling the user to book cab in few clicks.
This App Costs: $20,000 to $90,000 (upper limit can vary on behalf of level of customization)
Multiple user Mobile Applications(Social Media Apps)
An app, mostly social media applications where multiple user involvements are required are categorized as Multiple user Mobile Applications. In this app, the user interacts with different users instantaneously and simultaneously as well exchange the data. It is also very necessary to ensure your multi-user app is highly interactive and equally user friendly.
This App Costs: $40,000 to $1,00,000 (upper limit can vary on behalf of level of customization)
User Productivity Mobile Applications
Mobile apps also are useful in boosting workplace productivity and are mostly used by firms and most popular example is Dropbox. Dropbox is aimed at improving and streamlining the workflow of an organization. These apps are available as Software as a Service (SaaS) application as well as standalone application. The standalone app will use the service locally and terminate it when not required anymore.
This App Costs: $15,000 to $30,000 (upper limit can vary on behalf of level of customization)
Business Process Mobile Applications
It is really important to smoothly handle different aspects of your business for delivering high-end products and services. A custom mobile app to automate business process will reduce the efforts and time that was used in business management and growth.
Depending upon industry type the cost of the app might vary
Manpower Management Cost – $20,000 to $60,000 (upper limit can vary on behalf of level of customization)
Logistics, Customer Relationship, and Human Resource Management Cost – $20,000 to $50,000 (upper limit can vary on behalf of level of customization)
Documents and Accounts Management Cost – $50,000 to $1,50,000 (upper limit can vary on behalf of level of customization)
Advanced Features / Customized App Cost – $10,00,000 or more
The mobile app development in Singapore is an inexpensive affair in comparison to most of the places in the world. This makes it a favorable choice for outsourcing your mobile app development.
Outsourcing your mobile app development to Singapore for an update, versioning or app maintenance is possible through different development models like Hiring developers, Time basis or Fix project model. Singapore is an ideal destination for custom mobile app development at a competitive price which is amazingly less than most of the countries that lead in mobile app development.