How much does it cost to develop an application for iOS and Android
Any customer who plans to develop an application for their product, is asked about the cost of such a service on the market. There is no clear answer to this question, as the final cost is influenced by many factors, including a clear technical task of what exactly the customer wants to get. Also, do not forget that the development can be engaged in both large IT companies and private studios, or even freelancers. As a rule, they form the price list at the expense of their own experience and portfolio, as well as the analysis of the main competitors in the market.
The cost of development in the world
In most cases, the final price of mobile software has little effect on its quality. After all, the basis of price formation, first of all, is the cost of work of programmers in those countries where the studios are located.
Below are the average hourly rates of developers from the most popular regions in IT:
- USA and Australia. It is expected that these countries are in the lead. Hourly pay for specialists ranges from 50 to 100 USD.
- Westen Europe, including Europe. The range of salaries for development professionals here is more balanced than that of American counterparts (from 60 to 70 USD).
- India. The most popular direction when it comes to cheap development. Most local programmers are willing to work freelance for a few dollars an hour. If we are talking about studios, the prices range from 8 to 30 USD. It should be noted that despite the most democratic prices in India, the quality of the final product, as a rule, does not satisfy customers
The application development team for mobile platforms usually consists of 5 to 7 people. These are not only programmers, but also testers, designers, etc. Thus, in the Westen Market, a large application (cryptocurrency exchange, bookmaker) can cost the customer tens of thousands of USD.
The cost of development in Ukraine
Ukraine is one of the most popular countries in the field of computer technology. This is evidenced by hundreds of IT companies across the country and thousands of qualified professionals. The clients of such studios are usually large American and European companies. This is quite logical, because the cost of mobile application development projects in our country is much lower than the world average. At the same time, the quality of the final product will not differ from the applications created in the largest IT companies in the world.
More globally, the cost of software development in Ukraine can be divided into several price zones:
- Simple applications will cost customers from 5000 USD and run for 1-2 months.
- The average complexity of applications increases this price by one and a half times (10,000 USD).
- Global information systems will be valued by domestic IT companies at 15,000 and more USD.
In addition, it is worth noting the rapid development of freelance in the domestic online space. Ukrainian specialists rank fourth in terms of development at the largest intenational freelance exchange "UpWork". On Ukrainian sites, you can find a truly qualified performer, ready to quickly and efficiently create a software product for the most complex technical task. The flexible system of reserve funds on such sites allows you not to worry about possible fraud, as in case of unsuccessful cooperation, the money is retuned to the customer. But it is always better to look for a company or a whole team of developers, then you will be sure that your application will be developed with the possibility of improvement and you will always have someone to tun to in case of problems.
As a result, Ukraine is the best option for ordering mobile applications in 2022. The number of skilled developers in our country is increasing exponentially. This is evidenced by various ratings and direct demand for such services from large, intenational customers.
Is the development cost different for iOS and Android?
Software development for Android and iOS mobile operating systems differs significantly. Different programming languages are used for development. Therefore, the team of developers to create a program must be recruited, taking into account the relevant knowledge and skills.
Based on the general opinion of the market, the average developer is easier to lean to work with tools designed for Android. As a result, developments for this OS have a lower cost than identical applications for iOS. As a rule, prices differ by 15-20%. Not the least role in this is played by the shortage of qualified developers for iOS.
Also, in the context of comparing the cost of applications for these platforms, it is worth mentioning the testing of programs. More smartphones work on the basis of Android, and therefore, it takes much more hours to perform all the tests.
The recommendation from us to order cross-platform development can significantly save the client's time and money due to the fact that the application that will be developed, for example on React Native, will work well and equally on both iOS and Android.