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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.

For a related discussion on mobile app cost, see Experts Explain Key Drivers of App Development Cost.

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Clutch Identifies Leading Web Design & Web Development Agencies in Seattle and Portland

The top firms were selected based on over a dozen factors including company experience, client references, industry recognition, and market presence.

WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2015 -- Today Clutch published an update identifying leading web design and web development firms based in the Pacific Northwest.  The research leverages the proprietary Leaders Matrix methodology, mapping each firm's focus on web design, web development and E-commerce development against their ability to deliver world-class results for their clients.

The firms recognized are: Smashing Ideas, Copious, Quick Left, FINE, Montana Banana Web Development, Fuse IQ, Inc., Stellaractive, Studio 5 Innovation, Aha Consulting, JV Media Design, Illusio Design, 8ninths.

“The average online consumer today is more sophisticated than ever; they have higher expectations and are more critical of a company’s virtual appearance,” explained Ayrald, Analyst at Clutch. “The agencies listed here work hard to ensure their clients’ websites are responsive, well-designed, and easy to navigate."

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Research Firm Clutch Publishes Lists of Top App Developers in Russia

This new research identifies top Russian Mobile app development firms.

 

WASHINGTON, April 15th, 2015 – Today Clutch published new research on leading mobile application development firms in Russia.

 

Analysts examined Russia-based firms who have proven their success through projects for domestic and international clients. The research focuses on firms with a strong focus on mobile app development. Clutch published company profiles and conducted reference interviews, all of which can be viewed in the full report.

The leading Russian Mobile application development firms are as follows:

 

Redmadrobot, e-Legion, iD EAST, SFCD, Crystalnix Limited, Space-O Technologies, Enterra, Unreal Mojo, FlatStack, Racoons Group.

 

The top firms were selected based on various quantitative and qualitative factors including company experience, client list, industry recognition, client reference interviews, and market presence.

 

“The Russian Mobile app development market has continued to grow and has emerged as a leader in the world market.” stated Eleonora Israele, Analyst at Clutch. “These firms have shown their ability to deliver quality mobile applications and surpass their client’s expectations”

 

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Small Business and the Web: 2015 Digital Marketing Survey

How are small businesses adapting to the digital marketing realm? An online presence is increasingly significant and small businesses can immensely benefit from a digital marketing strategy. Clutch conducted a survey to determine the digital marketing tendencies of small businesses, including digital marketing budget, website creation and updates, mobile application creation, search engine optimization, online advertising, and social media. We then took the survey results to digital marketing experts for their insights.

Digital Marketing

We found that almost half of small businesses dedicate only 20 percent or less of their marketing budget to digital marketing. Small businesses have been slow to adopt digital marketing strategies, even though these strategies can be highly advantageous. Ted Risdall, chairman and CEO of Risdall Marketing Group, addresses small business's lack of adaption to the Web and to digital marketing as a marketing tactic.

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Clutch Identifies Leading Chicago App Developers

The top firms were selected based on over a dozen factors including company experience, client references, industry recognition, and market presence.

WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2015 -- Today Clutch published its first Chicago edition of ongoing regional research identifying leading app developers.  The research leverages the proprietary Leaders Matrix methodology, mapping each firm's focus on app development against their ability to deliver world-class results for their clients.

The firms recognized are: Intersog, Eight Bit Studios, Red Foundry, Greygoo, doejo, UnitOneNine, 9magnets, kohactive, and Duo Consulting.

“These Chicago app developers range in agency size and vary in customer and industry focus. However, these agencies and the skilled development teams behind them have all demonstrated a commitment to meeting their clients’ app development objectives,” explained Ryan Stevens, Lead App Development Analyst at Clutch. “One of the biggest hurdles an app development agency faces is implementing a development strategy that is aligned with their clients’ timeline and app requirements.” 

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Clutch Identifies Leading Branding and Naming Firms

The new research identifies leading firms with a demonstrated focus on Branding and Naming.

WASHINGTON, April 7th, 2015 – Today Clutch published its first report on leading Branding and Naming agencies in the US. The research identifies marketing and advertising agencies with a demonstrated focus on branding and/or naming services.

The leading Branding firms are:

Ologie, Bulldog Drummond, Matchstic, Salt Branding, Brandjuice, Tenet Partners, Your Majesty, UnitOneNine, Sensis, and Basic.

The leading naming firms are:

 Zinzin, Namestormers, Brighter Naming, Bulldog Drummond, and Matchstic.

“A company’s brand is, without question, its most valuable asset.” stated Chandler Dunklin, Research Analyst at Clutch. “These agencies have a proven track record of enhancing a company’s ability to tell its story to the customer.” 

Clutch analysts reached out to North American companies with significant experience strengthening brands for a variety of clients from startups to enterprise firms. The top agencies were selected based on numerous quantitative and qualitative factors, including company experience, market presence, positive client feedback, and industry recognition and accolades.

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Clutch Identifies Leading App Marketing Agencies

The top firms were selected based on over a dozen factors including company experience, client references, industry recognition, and market presence.

WASHINGTON, DC, April 3, 2015 -- Today Clutch published its first edition of research identifying leading app marketing agencies.  The research leverages the proprietary Leaders Matrix methodology, mapping each firm's focus on app marketing against their ability to deliver world-class results for their clients.

The firms recognized are: Appency, Somo, Appular, Plastic Mobile, ComboApp, MEDL Mobile, App Promo, Dot Com Infoway, and Jivaldi.

“These app marketing service providers range in agency size and vary in customer and industry focus. However, these agencies and the strategic marketing teams behind them have all demonstrated a commitment to meeting their clients’ app marketing objectives,” explained Ryan Stevens, Lead App Marketing Analyst at Clutch. “One of the biggest hurdles an app marketing agency faces is implementing a mobile strategy that is also aligned with their clients’ big picture business goals.” 

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SEO and PPC in 2015: Small Business Survey

Digital marketing is seemingly gathering steam as an effective way to target customers online. But, to what extent have digital marketing methods penetrated the small business market?

Below, we summarize the results of our survey of more than 350 small business owners and managers on their digital marketing plans in 2015. We first describe small businesses' overall digital marketing share, and then delve into two specific digital marketing strategies: SEO and paid search ads.

The survey explores topics such as how small businesses are measuring their SEO success, planned spending on SEO and paid search in 2015, and satisfaction with in-house methods versus satisfaction working with a SEO agency or consultant. We also gathered comments on the survey results from several experts representing SEO or digital marketing agencies.

Digital Marketing Share

Small businesses are diversifying their marketing tactics, but nearly half are only allocating 20 percent or less of their marketing budget to digital.

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Research Firm Clutch Publishes Analysis of Leading Pay Per Click Agencies

The new research identifies leading Pay Per Click (PPC) agencies in North America.

WASHINGTON, March 26th, 2015 – Clutch published its first report on the best Pay Per Click (PPC) agencies. This new research identifies firms with a large focus on pay per click advertising management among other digital marketing focus areas.

Clutch analysts reached out to North American companies with a proven record of managing and executing pay per click online marketing campaigns for their valued clients. The top firms were selected based on numerous quantitative and qualitative factors, including company experience, market presence, positive client reviews and industry recognition and accolades. Comprehensive services profiles were published on Clutch for each PPC agency along with verified client case studies.

The leading firms are as follows: JumpFly, White Shark Media, Movable Media, CommonMind, Straight North, Chicago Style SEO, Anvil Media, 180Fusion, Be Found Online, Pole Position Marketing. 

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Research Firm Clutch Publishes List of Leading San Francisco Web Designers & Web Developers

This new research is part of a series of reports identifying top web designers and web developers in the US.

WASHINGTON, March 25th, 2015 – Today Clutch published new research on leading web design and web development agencies in the Bay Area. 

Analysts examined San Francisco-based companies who have proven their success through projects for domestic and international clients. The top firms were selected based on over a dozen quantitative and qualitative factors including company experience, positive client reviews, and market presence.

The leading firms are: Exygy, FINE, WebSight Design, Beyond, HyperArts, Marker Seven, Planeteria, Revolution Media Group, XTOPOLY, Yeti, Architect, Jivaldi.;

“The layout and organization of a website serves as a gateway to the customer’s interest,” stated Ayrald Hubert, Analyst at Clutch. “It’s important to find the right web design and development firm in order to effectively communicate your company’s brand to your target audience.”

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