App Cost

Cost to Build a Mobile App: A Survey

Clutch surveyed representatives from 12 leading mobile application development companies to determine cost ranges of building an iPhone app and the key variables of cost.

To learn more about mobile app development, visit Clutch's App Development resources page.

How much does it cost to build a mobile application? Like any piece of software, mobile apps vary widely in terms of development cost. We surveyed some of the leading mobile app development companies on the cost to develop a mobile app, and found that the median cost range is between $37,913 and $171,450, but could climb up to $500,000 or higher. The best way to find out where your app will fall in that range is to obtain price quotes from several development companies; however, we've included each cost component in our survey below to provide an understanding of what some of the largest cost drivers are.

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Experts Explain Key Drivers of App Development Cost

Clutch interviewed representatives from more than 15 leading mobile application development companies to determine the key drivers of cost in building a mobile app.

Read the full interviews and more insights from Clutch's research on the App Development resources page.

Building a mobile app requires a significant monetary investment. The cost of a mobile app can vary widely depending on the individual app's requirements and complexity, as well as the type of development partner or tool you utilize to build the app. In Clutch's interviews with some of the top mobile app development firms, the most frequently cited variables of cost included:

  • Type and number of platforms supported
  • Complexity, newness, and number of features
  • Backend infrastructure and application programming interfaces
  • Customization of visual design

Learn more about each of these factors below.

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