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The 7 most Important Questions Related to App Development

Want to start making apps or do you want to hire a developer? When it comes to app development, these 7 questions must have surely crossed your mind! So here are the much-awaited answers.
1. What is the cost of making an app?

The cost of making an app can never be exactly calculated as it is depends on the scalability, technology capabilities, functionality, complexity and many other factors concerning the app. It can start at somewhere around $20, 000 and go up to somewhere around $200,000 and even more in some cases.

Related: What’s the Cost of iPhone/Android Application Development?

2. What are the processes involved in creating an app?

a. Ideation – fleshing out the idea, competitive analysis, research of market, design

b. Concept Design – detailing functional requirements, creating specs and prototypes

c. Processing Design – creating user interface, mapping out user experience flow

d. Development – coding, functionality, operating systems

e. Testing – check bugs, user experience’s quality, cross device functionality

f. Marketing– launching and penetrating strategies, PR, communication and promotion

3. How do we monetise an app best?

The best ways to monetise an app without destroying the user experience are freemium, pay-to-unlock, Ad revenue, pay-per-download, free and paid versions, one month subscriptions, sponsorship and in-app purchases.

4. What is the time taken to build an app?

The approx time taken to build an app is around 4-6 months but after that it needs to regularly maintained for hardware and operating system updates and bugs.

Related: How Much Time Does Your iPhone App Take to Get Ready?

5. Does it make a difference if a similar product is already available in the market?

We all know by now that no app is absolutely unique. What you need is competitive advantage which will help prove your app to be the best in the market. You should know what your competitor is up to and you should be able to surpass it.

6. Do I make an iOS platform first or an Android one?

The answer to this difficult and complex question is to have a long-term plan for both the operating systems especially if your app has a commercial purpose.

Related: First App: iOS Platform or Android?

7. What is the best way to launch an app?

The key behind getting this right is to figure out the best communication method that will tell the users that you alone have the perfect solution for the problem. You need to use those mediums of communication where you know your target audience hangs out the most.

Getting more answers to these questions will go a long way toward finding the right developer for your app.