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Most people in the world have smartphones now and they use it for the vast majority of the day. Whether they use the messaging feature to communicate with their friends and loved ones or using the streaming service to enjoy their favorite movies and music, there is pretty much a wide array of apps to cater to the different needs of the people.

That being said, most business owners would want to capitalize on this new trend by creating an app for their customers to use. There are plenty of advantages as to why successful companies do this. Here are some:

  1. It Widens Their Coverage- As people use smartphones every day, companies can leverage this and widen their coverage by releasing an app that brings convenience and functionality to the masses.
  2. It Increases Sales- Because of the convenience of just using an app to, say, buy things, a lot of people would do given that they don’t have to experience the hassle of going to the storefront.
  3. Notify Customers Immediately- Gone are the days where you have to hand out print ads for promos and discounts. Having an app that gives out push notifications whenever you have a promo or a discount saves you so much time and money.

With all of those advantages, it would be enticing for a CEO to create their own app for their business. Now, how much does mobile app development cost to have an application developed for them?

Android

The Android Operating System offers extensive compatibility given that most of the smartphones on the market sport this OS.

With that being said, because there are too many devices, it can take quite some time for developers to test the app rigorously for bugs and other problems.

However, the development kit that is needed for app creation is free and it is supplied by Google. Therefore, Android apps are generally more affordable than iOS apps

 

iOS

Apple’s own line of smartphones present some advantages. Because there are only so many devices, developers can quickly create an app because they only have to test it on only a handful of devices.

This means that the development time is much faster than creating Android Apps, and because of the integration between hardware and software, is much more stable.

However, given these advantages, iOS app developers can slap on more expensive prices. Still, if you have the money to do so, iOS apps are generally more loved by the public due to its intuitive nature and reliable.

 

General Costing

I am now going to talk about the costs for both Android and iOS apps. Here are some data on the general costing of Android apps depending on its complexity:

For Android

Basic: $3-$10,000

Complex: $15- $30,000

High-tech: $60- $100,000

Games: $5-$200,000

For iOS

Basic: $5-$10,000

Database/Technical: $8- $35,000

Games: $10- $150,000

Conclusion

For a business to succeed in today’s age, you need to have an app created for your venture. Android apps take more time to develop, however, they are much more inexpensive than their rivals. On the other hand, iOS apps are easier to develop, but it can be quite costly.