We are regularly asked how much a mobile application costs. It is always difficult to respond, if not impossible, without an expression of needs document or specifications. But, when we have a fairly precise idea of the project, in this case, we can move on to the estimate. What could be better than to take the example of an application like Uber, which has already inspired more than one project leader.
What does the realization of an application consist of?
Each project is unique! For some start-ups our role is to support the work of CTO, in other cases, it is to bring our know-how on an isolated skill: ergonomics, one or more language (s) of development…
For this estimate, we have imagined bringing the most requested skills:
- Expertise, consulting and software architecture,
- Ergonomics and design,
- Native iOS and Android developments,
- Development of the administration server and back office,
- Deployment and submission on the stores.
Estimated cost of the application
The cost of an application is explained in particular by the number and complexity of screens, API points and functionalities to be developed. An application such as Uber includes in particular:
- Mapping with GPS guidance,
- An adapted mobile payment system,
- A messaging system,
- Management of user accounts (customers and drivers).
Although the Uber application does not present any major complexity, its cost is almost doubled by the need to create 2 applications: one for the seller / driver, the other for the customer. By this specificity, the design of an application such as Uber is quite similar to that of a Market Place application, such as Airbnb.
Please note that this is an estimate and cannot replace an estimate based on specifications.
To better understand the costs of creating a mobile application or to find a more generic estimate, find our price estimate for a game app development company.