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Ways to Reduce App Development Costs

How to reduce App Development Cost for Your Next Project

February 09, 2017

In this technology-driven era, customized mobile apps play a key role as they make the life much simpler through handling daily activities properly with a single click. But, as we know, developing mobile apps is not a child’s play. There are lot of efforts and commercials involved. Companies are always trying to figure out how to reduce app development cost without losing or compromising on quality.

Here are the six ways to reduce cost on developing the mobile apps:

Market research – A must essential

Look into some similar apps available in the market to get a brief idea of how your app can turn out on the market, and list down all the requirements you need and can avoid unnecessary mistakes. If mobile app development is planned with keeping a detailed workflow, requirements and goals in mind, it is possible to complete the project at less cost.

Choose a right cross-platform for development

You can save a lot of bucks by not spending much on developers. Cross-platform development tools can help you to get the things done in a lesser time than usual while reducing the cost significantly. All you need is just a good developer who can work extensively and expertly with any of the cross-platform tools.

Use of pre-build stuff

Use some of the readily available templates that suit your needs. Look for some open-source plugins/templates. It will make your work simpler. There are also many third party SaaS (Software as a Service) to BaaS (Backup as a Service) that offer ready-to-use solutions for a nominal subscription fee or even free of charge. Among the most popular are mapping, social-media and payment gateway services.

Have your own eye

Don’t just leave your project under supervision of project managers. They too can make mistakes while testing. Do check your entire application by yourself and be the player, not a spectator.

Stages of development

We recommend to split the development cycle into multiple phases. Plan the app development in stages and also do launch accordingly. Always the launch of first stage/phase will give you a brief and better understanding of how the output will be and also gives you a chance to improvise and implement the missing/required aspects. Focus only on the essential parts to be developed.

Don’t use too many custom processes or graphics

Though generally mobile apps are different, there are still common elements, such as buttons, navigation type and other details. This happens because in general users expect mobile apps to behave in a certain way, and so do the App Stores too. For example, the Apple has set some Human Interface Guidelines which must be complied with by all the iOS apps if they get approved and featured on the iTunes. For this reason, it might save you precious time and money to use buttons and similar elements that are already created. Of course, do customize your app, but draw the line whenever it is not necessary anymore.

As conclusive remarks, we can mention that app development cost can take a large part of your working capital, but if you follow these six ways, you can get the app development process done at lower cost.

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