Ways to Scale down Your Mobile App Development Cost | AIB
Present-day times have witnessed an unbroken upsurge in the mobile app usage. Several new thespians are looking to bag people’s attention by introducing their quixotic concepts through immersive mobile apps. On the flipside, leading industry whoppers who have dominated the market for several years have also suitably altered their mobile app strategy and launched a resourceful mobile app to stay tall among the competition.
But, amidst all these ceaseless opportunities and fight to survive, there is one immensely significant factor- COST. Cost remains to be one of the primary factors that still hinder a plethora of business enterprises from developing their very own mobile app.
A lot of startup organizations find it hard to spare out a lavish budget for developing a mobile app. As for them, the primary concern is whether their low budget app will generate a decent response from users just as most other affluent apps do. Well, the answer is yes! You do not necessarily require an extravagant budget to develop an app for your enterprise. In our post today, we bring to you several ways in which you can efficiently scale down your mobile app development cost without cutting out on your app’s features, functionalities and value offered. Let’s have a look.
1. Focus on designing!
Take some time before you finalize your app design and begin building it. Having a comprehensive understanding of your app design will only help you in ironing out a lucid design and pad out its requirements. Create ample sketches of the app’s workflows & interfaces and screens much earlier in the design process. The more you sketch, the more you can explore different design options and thus embark on the most suitable design. Eliminate all dead ends and define directions.
It is important to note that you do not need to develop a high-fidelity representation of the app. you can also try using Interface Sketch, a software that offers an entirely free set of downloadable templates for mobile and desktop apps.
2. Delineate a budget at the beginning of the project!
It is highly advisable to delineate a precise budget before beginning the process of app development. You can formulate a list of all the necessary features that you wish to incorporate into your app. Based on your list, you can consult your chosen mobile app development company and discern whether your defined budget matches your requirements. Furthermore, your development company can help in eradicating all superfluous features that can be avoided in the initial version of your app. Also, they will furnish you with an approximate cost of the final product.
3. Simplicity is the key!
Always remember that your users will download your app for solving a specific issue. If you jam your app with an abundance of additional features, it will only confuse the users, and they will eventually end up uninstalling it.
Incorporating too many features will not only dwarf your app’s basic functionality but also escalate your overall app development cost. Therefore, go for a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). It will considerably bring down your time to market and also significantly reduce your total cost of app development.
4. Go for cross-platform app development!
Creating cross-platform apps is a great way to cut down your development cost as it requires a single codebase that can be reused across various platforms without making any additional investment.
Find out what all devices your app will support- Android, iOS or Windows. Make sure your app doesn’t feature an intricate design, native interface or hardware integration. Discuss with your mobile app development company to figure out whether your app can be seamlessly implemented using cross-platform development without making any concessions with the standard of quality. If the answer is yes, I suggest you go for it.
5. Pre-Built Templates!
Pre-built templates, third party plugins as well as integration adapters for back-end systems offer ready to use app development solutions that not only help to spare out time but also some extra bucks. You can also opt for a rapid mobile app development platform that allows you to develop your apps with the help of simple drag-and-drop technique to add multiple kinds of functionalities without writing any code. This greatly reduces the cost of app development.
However, the only issue with such services is that it usually causes errors in the mobile app. So, consult the services of a knowledgeable developer who can guide you about what to use and to what extent.
6. Outsource your development work!
The recent popularity of mobile apps has led to the mushrooming of several mobile app development companies in India. Since the competition is so fierce, most of these companies offer cost-friendly mobile app development packages that will undoubtedly meet your clear-cut budget. You merely need to carry out extensive research to locate your preferred tech partner.
Additionally, these development companies assist in the timely completion of the entire app development process.
App development is indubitably a time-consuming and expensive process. If you want to cut down additional expenses, you need to be observant at all times and keep looking for competent ways of reducing the development cost. But, at the same time, while minimizing price, make sure you do not settle for mediocre quality or low performing app.
Author Bio: James Grills is a technical writer with a passion for writing on emerging technologies in the areas of mobile application development and IoT technology. He is a marketing advisor – currently associated with Cumulations Technologies a mobile app development company in India.