Apps are everywhere! If you want to do something, learn something or watch something, then the chances are there will be an app for it. If you have a great idea for an app and are considering developing it, then you are going to need to think about the costs involved. For a small investment, your app could be the next big thing and make you some serious money!
How Much Does It Cost?
If you’re not careful, the cost of your app development could quickly speed out of control and into the thousands. If you hire an app developer, then expect to pay by the hour, so finding a local developer is a good idea. That way you are able to meet up and work together easily. To ensure your app has a healthy future, you will also need to register your app and have a planned marketing budget.
How Much Should I Charge?
You don’t have to charge for your app at all, but it’s good to charge a small amount at an affordable price point. Look on the Apple or Android stores to see how much similar apps are selling for. You could also offer your app free of charge, or as a ‘lite’ version, at first. This will allow you to see if there is public interest, and to gauge if your app has a healthy future.
Research Is Important
With so many apps already in the marketplace, you have to make sure that yours stands out. It is a good idea to research all of your costings beforehand, and look around the app stores to see what your competition is doing. There would be nothing more upsetting than spending your hard earned money on a well-developed app that has already been developed, or that nobody wants!