Average iOS App Development Price

The average iOS app development price is dependent upon the requirements of the app. The cost of the iOS app can range from $2,500 to over $1,000,000. But what impacts the price of an app?

  • App Complexity: a simple app with 5 screens and basic functionality would be quick to build and therefore would be fairly inexpensive to built. A gaming app with complex animation would be on the highest end of app development.
  • Freelancer vs. Mobile Development Agency:¬†Mobile development agencies have to maintain an office, project managers and other administrative fees which increases the cost of development. Mobile freelancers on the other hand typically are programmers that work out of their house and do not have the administrative overhead, making them a more affordable option. Many of the large agencies also hire Jr. developers while freelancers tend to be on a more senior level.
  • iOS vs. Cross Platform development: To create a native app for both iOS and Android would double the cost as oppose to utilizing a cross platform framework such as Flutter.
  • App Functionality: Depending on the type of app you want to build the functionality can add extra time and cost. For example, a social sign on while seems like a simple task can take anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks to set up. This would depend on what data you want to capture, how you want to validate it and so on.
  • Due Date: If you require an app to be completed in a certain timeline which will require after hours work, the price typically goes up. Keep in mind that sometimes throwing more people at the problem will not increase productivity and therefore, maybe impossible to deliver a high quality product in a short time frame.
  • Integrations: Your app may need to be integrated to your CRM, analytics, mobile payments, eCommerce platforms and other APIs/SDKs. If this is the case each integration can very in complexity and therefore can increase the cost of the app development.
  • Special Features: chat, QR Code, social sharing, map, graphs and other features built from scratch can mean that your app may require a senior developer’s expertise and could take up a much longer time to build.

These are just some of the reasons the average cost of building an app varies so much. As a mobile app freelancer, we can work together on building an app that fits your budget and timeline by reviewing requirements and having a clear line of communication. Contact us today at brian@briankayfitz.com or click here.