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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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Research Firm Clutch Publishes Analysis of Leading Search Engine Optimization Consultants

The new research identifies leading search engine optimization agencies in the United States.

WASHINGTON, February 24, 2015 – Clutch published its first report on leading search engine optimization consultants. This new research identifies small agencies with a strong focus on search engine optimization among other services.

Clutch analysts reached out to U.S. agencies with a proven record of executing digital marketing campaigns and providing consulting and strategic advice 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. Each agency on the list has worked with Clutch to publish multiple strong client reference interviews.

The leading firms are as follows:

SEO Image, CommonMind, ItsTheROI, Sachs Marketing Group, South Florida Web Design Studio, Trace Media Marketing, Plethora Design, Lucid Crew Web Design, Realize Internet Marketing, and Main Street ROI. 

“Almost every company needs to focus on search engine optimization to be successful in today’s marketplace,” stated Tim Clarke, Senior Analyst at Clutch. “These firms have demonstrated the ability to provide expert advice to clients and manage successful search engine marketing campaigns.” 

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Interview with MLSDev

Clutch spoke with Anton Sakharov, co-founder and CEO of MLSDev, as part of a series of interviews on mobile app development.

Learn more about MLSDev on their Clutch profile or at mlsdev.com.

Please begin by introducing your company and your role there.
MLSDev is an IT outsourcing company based in Ukraine. We have been in business for five years. I am Anton Sakharov, the co-founder, the CEO, and the technical management lead in our company.

Mobile App Platforms

What objectives does a client need to define before selecting an application platform (for example, iOS, Android, Windows)?

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Research Firm Clutch Publishes Analysis of Leading Web Designers & Developers in New York

This new research is part of a series of reports identifying New York-based top web designers and web developers.

WASHINGTON, February 17th, 2015 – Today Clutch published a report on leading web design and web development agencies in the New York Metropolitan Area.  The research identifies firms that deliver web design and web development solutions as some of their primary services.

Analysts examined New York based companies who have proven their success through projects for domestic and international 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.

The leading firms are: Drupal Connect, Lounge Lizard, Big Drop, DotcomWeavers, Redstage, philosophie, MAXBURST Inc., End Point, HUEMOR, IdeaWork Studios, Alley Interactive, NetgainsAmerica.

“A strong website design can be the difference for a successful business.” stated Ayrald Hubert, Analyst at Clutch. “The firms listed here have helped hundreds of companies improve their digital presence, generate customer traffic, and enhance user interface through their expertise in design and development.”

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AppsMakerstore: Interview with CCO Rick Jones

This Clutch interview was conducted with Rick Jones, the Chief Commericial Officer of the AppsMakerstore. The purpose of this interview is to offer perspective partners of the AppsMakerstore a descriptive and firsthand view into the capabilities of the tool.  Learn more about AppsMakerstore on their Clutch profile or at https://appsmakerstore.com/.

 

Clutch:  What inspired you to join a team like the AppsMakerstore?

Rick Jones:  I’ve been in telecommunications for the last 10 years now and I was already in the business of creating mobile apps and interactive digital solutions for retailers when I met Rudi Carlsen. He is the CEO and founder of AppsMakerstore and, when we met, I was looking for a platform that could expand my apps to a global market. AppsMakerstore was the perfect solution. Rudi and I think the same way and thought that we would make good partners so I merged my business with AppsMakerstore about two years ago.

Clutch: Please start by giving an overview of your software and its intended purpose.

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Characteristics and Use Cases of Hybrid Apps

Clutch interviewed representatives from several of the leading mobile application development companies to determine the ideal use cases for a hybrid mobile app, as opposed to a native or Web app.

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

 

Hybrid apps are mobile apps made up of primarily Web content that is wrapped in a native shell. They can be a cost-effective and time-saving strategy for building a mobile app that is compatible with two or more platforms (iOS, Android, and Windows), since most of the app will only need to be coded once in a responsive Web language.

Clutch asked some experienced companies in the mobile app development industry for examples and circumstances in which a hybrid app was best for a client. Many companies emphasized that the hybrid approach should be utilized only for specific use cases, rather than as an attempt to make any and all kinds of native apps for a cheaper price. We've focused on the characteristics of those best-case hybrid apps here.

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Native Apps: iOS versus Android

Clutch interviewed representatives from some of the top mobile application development companies to determine the driving factors behind platform choice, specifically iOS versus Android.

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

 

When developing a mobile application, there are many considerations around platform options. You can build a native app, hybrid app, or a responsive Web app. Within native apps, you can choose among iOS, Android, and Windows.

Given resource restraints, it is common for companies to begin by developing an app on a single native platform before moving forward with a second or even a third platform. But, how should you choose which platform to start with? This article describes the benefits and drawbacks of each of the two platforms with the largest market share, iOS and Android, in regard to the following factors:

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Mobile App Platform Considerations

Clutch interviewed representatives from some of the top mobile application development companies on the topic of app platforms and compiled their advice on what to consider when selecting a platform.

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

 

When deciding which of type of mobile application to build, such as native, hybrid, or mobile Web, there are many considerations depending on your company’s specific needs and goals. Here are the major ones, for both consumer apps and internally utilized enterprise apps:

  • Functionality
  • Audience and reach
  • User experience
  • Development cost and speed to market
  • Cost and ease of maintenance

Read more below about each of these factors below.

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Interview with Intellectsoft

Clutch spoke with Artsiom Kozel, executive chairman and chief operating officer at Intellectsoft, as part of a series of interviews on mobile app cost and platform choice.

Learn more about Intellectsoft on their Clutch profile or at www.intellectsoft.net.

Please begin by introducing Intellectsoft and your role at the company.

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Interview with Mubaloo

Clutch spoke with Sarah Weller, London managing director at Mubaloo, as part of a series of interviews on mobile app cost and platform choice.

Learn more about Mubaloo on their Clutch profile or at mubaloo.com

Please begin by introducing Mubaloo and your role at the company.

Mubaloo is a leading mobile consultancy and application development company. We focus on helping businesses with their mobile strategy across the whole organization, and we deliver bespoke applications across all the different platforms to suit their individual requirements. This breaks down into consumer applications, enterprise applications, and applications for partners as well. So, a whole range of different applications that are complex and often heavily integrated into backend systems.

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