MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT // PROCESS, FACTORS AND COSTS 

 

PROCESS

1. Agile iterative > Waterfall development

2. Iterate in 1-2 week sprints, with agreed-upon milestones

  • Milestone 1: Design and Wireframe

  • Milestone 2-N: Feature and Functionality Development, concluding with UI/UX Polish and Deploy in Milestone N

3. Prioritize highest value functionality

  • Use Trello Board to force rank INs / Out's / Maybe's and track milestone progress

 

FACTORS

  • App Platforms and Environment

  • Customizations vs using Standard App Widgets and Convention

  • Number of App Screens

  • Complexity of App Screens

  • eCommerce and In-App Purchases

  • Integration with Third Party APIs

  • Complex Animation

  • Support for Multiple Mobile Screen Resolutions

  • Support for all versions of the devices operating system (OS)

  • Offline Support

  • Continuity / Handoff Feature across Devices

 

COST BREAKDOWN

Pricing By Company Size:

  • Small

    • iOS only: $21,000 - $35,500

    • Android and iOS: $32,000 - $49,000

  • Medium

    • iOS only: $68,000 - $81,000

    • Android and iOS: $110,000 - $125,500

  • Large

    • iOS only: $101,000 - $152,500

    • Android and iOS: $168,000 - $251,000

Note: recommended annual maintenance budget of 20% of initial development cost allocated for operating system update patches, package dependency upkeep, and minor feature enhancements.

Benchmark Source: Comentum Survey (Feb 2015)

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