Uber Like App Development Costing

Uber Like App Development Costing

Citizens living in large cosmopolitan cities with heavy traffic and lack of parking space, find it better not to own cars in favour of the available taxi services or car-pooling. Thanks to Uber-like apps, that offer easy rides through the city. Not only that, but they also provide various options of rides you can choose from. And considering the growing traffic and reduction of space, it seems a tremendously glooming business opportunity for any startup to get in this field. Creating apps to offer car-rent or taxi service is exactly what some transport company or entrepreneurs might want to choose.

Uber App - Parangat

Many new apps like Uber have been witnessed in the past few years, but not all have made it to be a giant like Uber. So let’s understand what Uber is and how it became such?

Who developed the taxi giant and what is it?

End users regard Uber as a taxi service, the drivers call it a referral service, and entrepreneurs consider it a role model for business. So when everyone has a different perception of it, what Uber actually is? It is all together and even more than just a service.

“Uber covers 375 cities worldwide, provides 24-hour-per-day on-demand connection between riders and drivers through Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps, using the advances of phone’s GPS capability and completely cashless approach.” (Source)

Uber also provides location sharing between the user and driver, eliminating the inconvenience of worrying about the arrival time. Also, one does not need to wonder the way they need to choose to reach a place. Along with its request and matching approach, it also provides you with a variety of car options to choose from based on your budget and mood.

Variety of Uber Cars - Parangat

Amazing? Isn’t it? And just as if it was all not enough, it also provides a highly satisfying user-friendly experience and ensures maintaining a great marketing campaign for the app to be in business. Let’s go ahead and understand how to make an app like Uber and make your company as successful as Uber is.

Uber’s Clone App development

Here is an image to depict all the services and basic interface that Uber offers. One must notice the fact that it is for the user app, not the rider app. Both have different options and functionalities.

Uber Services Interface - Parangat

So if you are planning to start a company like Uber you must decide on the functionalities that your app must offer and the user experience that your UI needs to offer. Apart from this, you will need to consider how you can make your app stand out from the pool of other options and competitors you have in the market offering the same transport facility.

Since Uber has already revealed the designing part of its app and its API to public and developers and introduced the affiliate program, anyone can use this for his own Uber-like app development. To have a detailed understanding of the Uber-like app template and the features to help you understand how to make an app like Uber in android, you can follow this link.

After understanding all this, you must have a clear idea of the features and resources you would require to make an Uber-like app for services, and the input required for Uber-like app development. Then to decide on how to get the app developed you can consider either in-house development or outsourcing the development of the app. In our previous article on “Outsourcing App Development”, you can find out the pros and cons of both in-house development and outsourcing and then decide with which you want to go with.

Uber Clone App Development Cost

Since we have come to a point to conclude the benefits of having an app like Uber and how you can start with developing one. Now comes an essential point to be considered, “What is the development cost for an app like Uber?”

Considering the features that you want to incorporate in your app and the platforms on which you want to launch it, the cost varies. To help you have an easy go through all this, you can take help from the “How much to make an app” website. This website can help you estimate the cost incurred in building the app based on your choices for platform and features.

There are many more such apps that can help you estimate Uber-like app development cost. But knowing the cost only, won’t serve any good if you do not budget your resources and optimize every input to ensure the best Return-Of-Investment plan in place. In order to understand the best ways to plan your budget, you can go through the article on “Planning your Budget for App Development” on Parangat’s blog. It will give you detailed steps on how to plan the budget for app development and the possible costs incurred.

On-Demand App for Services

Once you have estimated the cost, planned your budget, and decided on how and with what features you want your app to be developed, you can go ahead with the app development process. This can ensure that you have a good app and ensure that your business has all the weapons in the arsenal to begin the war in the market. And yes that brings us to one other hurdle: How to ensure that your app gets all the name and fame you planned?

This can only be ensured with a proper marketing strategy. No business can prosper or sustain in today’s market without a proper marketing strategy and promotions. One must have a thorough understanding of the market, the target audience, and what he desires to offer. To help you decide on marketing strategy, its perks, and effects on business, here is one article Best App Marketing Strategy.

Uber Wash:

Our car-wash solution, Uber Wash is perhaps the perfect On-Demand mobile application.

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Parangat’s On-Demand Car Wash Solution


UberWash is an easy-to-use, feature-rich app in which, the users can basically select the best car wash package they want for their car, they can put their desired location – where they can avail the services. The nearest washer is notified of the user’s request, and once he/she accepts the request, the app lets the user track their washer while he is on his way to the user’s place. So that the other users are assured of the technician’s quality of work, the app also has a rating feature wherein the user who has availed the service of the technician can rate the user and can even upload the pictures of their car’s final look after the wash. 

Conclusion

Once you are done with all this, your travel app is ready to have a great launch and get a mass audience. You have your app development costing planned and ensured the best returns using the ROI approach. The stage is set, get set to rock it with constant reviews and monitoring.

A Complete Cost Guide For Entrepreneurs to Develop an App Like Tinder

A Complete Cost Guide For Entrepreneurs to Develop an App Like Tinder

There are many factors involved when considering the development of dating apps like Tinder App. There are various different aspects to the development of online dating apps that can beat Tinder dating app at its own game or at least present some competition.

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Now when you start developing a dating app, it’s hard to ignore Tinder. Since it entered the market, it has created a niche out of nothing virtually on its own. There were a couple things mainly that stood out from the rest in making Tinder App a hit amongst youngsters and teenagers alike.

Tinder App - Parangat

Though it has great interactive design and a lot of functional features, it was its swipe gesture, geolocation feature and match on chat option that made it a hit. Now, it was as inventive as it was user-centered and practical. These are the things that you need to keep in mind as you go along the development of an app like tinder and will decide cost accordingly.

Large-Growing Global Dating Market - Parangat

Below is the list of factors that affect the development of your Android app especially one such like tinder and this invariably your costing estimate for the same.

1- App development Platform
2- Backend Development
3- Web Portal Development
4- Q/A testing

When you take into account the above various factors, you get a rough estimate of the cost that would be required to develop an app like Tinder. Further, based on your geolocation and the workforce that you hire and expertise that you require, you can zero in on the total amount.

App Development Platform

There are mainly two app platforms being used worldwide i.e. Android and iOS. Both very popular amongst its users for their own qualities and specifications. When it comes to launching an app like this, it becomes hard how to decide between choosing two platforms.

Ideally, iOS users generate more revenue but that’s compensated by a large number of Android users worldwide. When choosing between one platform or other, you can always choose to go with cross-platform/hybrid apps as compared to native apps to each platform.

Native vs Hybrid App Development - Parangat

Now, native apps take somewhat 200+ hours for android app development and around 250+ hours for an iOS app development. Hybrid apps need approx 350 hours of development time and require more technical expertise which means higher developer cost as well.

Backend Development

With heavy traffic and the database that an app like tinder requires, you must have a fully equipped admin backend technical panel if you are hoping to compete with tinder app on some level. It usually takes around 180-200 hours for an efficient developer to create it.

This backend panel will not help you track down analytics of app users, it will also help you analyze user behavior and latest trends. You will have to keep yourself upgraded constantly if you want to last in a long time.

Note: To make the best out your backend panel, make sure that it has feasible integration with several other tools such as google analytics etc.

Web Portal Development

If you’re aiming big then you need to have some source of your entire database or information repository to which users can refer to via some extension. The cost for developing such an extension depends upon the features that you choose to go with. Generally, it can take 100-150 hours of development time.

Q/A testing

Quality analysis for debugging purposes is one of the most important phases in which any flaws left whatsoever are detected and resolved before final release. Due to this stage being highly technical and through, it can take anything between 150-200 hours to be completed. That all is including the app deployment on the app store.

All the above things considered apart, there is also the matter of technical expertise required and resources needed. Most of all, everything can depend upon whether you outsource or hire a team to build your app.

These 4 are the general team members that you will need for a basic dating app:

  • 1 Graphic Designer for about 50+ hours with charges ranging from $25 per hour and above.
  • 1 UX designer for approx 100+ hours with the price per hour starting from $25 same as above.
  • 1/2 programmers depending upon your choice between native and hybrid apps costing $25 per hour and above for native developers and $35 and above for hybrid ones.
  • 1 Quality Analyst for about more than 100 hours with per hour cost starting from $15.

Note: Above is just a rough estimate for the cost of the team members and depends highly upon their technical expertise, experience and the country you are in. Hiring members in developed countries such as America can cost twice or thrice as much as hiring them from a country like India.

Calculating all the above hiring costs and number of hours required from initial development to app deployment, we can put an estimate between $30k-$50k for an average dating app with your basic features. Needless to say, the higher you go in terms of UI, UX, technical features etc, pricing increases with the same.

10 Famous Apps Built with React Native

10 Famous Apps Built with React Native

When we are developing something, we want it to be an ultimate product full of features capable of satisfying our customers. Mobile apps development often falls short of such as being with limited options and scope, that’s where developers want to integrate the web functionality into their mobile apps. React Native Applications a one such widely used popular way to make use of the functionality of web apps within the mobile framework.

There is the major advantage of shared code across all platforms which let app development complete in a shorter time. There are many popular react native applications’ examples, some of which are also react native open source apps.

Below is a list that we have compiled of many such react native apps in the app store that make the most of its functionality and are hugely famous amongst its user base.

  1. Instagram
  2. Walmart
  3. Facebook
  4. Facebook Ads
  5. Bloomberg
  6. Soundcloud Pulse
  7. Delivery.com
  8. Wix
  9. Townske
  10. Gyroscope

Instagram

The popular photo-sharing social network implemented react native functionality with the simple Push Notification view, which was quite easy due to the lack of infrastructure needs.

Also, due to this almost 90% coding was shared between iOS and Android apps making the app delivery a lot faster. True, they got a lot of hassles in the starting but once ahead of the road, it was quite smooth.

Walmart

Walmart is known for its risk-taking stance and innovative mindset, it was one of the few who introduced Node.js into their stack. A few years later, they also made use of react-native functionality within apps.

With the help of react native, not only they had to utilize fewer resources and consume even less time, they were able to improve the performance of their app on both iOS and Android platform. Both their apps on Android and iOS platform share about 96% of their coding.

Due to striving ahead of their competition, Walmart has to make use of such new technologies which allow them to improve customer experience and deliver more. A further added advantage of this is the extra smooth animations within the app.

Facebook

Is Facebook written in React Native? Is Instagram React Native? The answer to both is yes, and it was only a couple years after Facebook acquired Instagram that this happened. So, you can credit Mark Zuckerberg for it.

Initially, it was developed by an engineer at Facebook to support iOS apps, but recently it has started supported Android operating system as well. Facebook made use of it to bring its web app features such as quick iterations into the mobile app and also to have a single team handle the app development completely.   

Facebook App Development Strategy - Parangat

The reason Facebook made React Native open-source was to further promote the idea of shared code and to enable development of support from other OS such as Windows within the developer community.

Huge usage improvements were noticed within the app after implementing react native functionality. Event dashboard startup became twice as fast and due to changes at the framework level, any updates automatically benefit from it.

Facebook Ads

Many little of you know that Facebook ad was the very first android app to be developed under react native framework. The framework was perfect for it to handle differences across the globe in various parameters involved such as time zones, ad formats, currencies etc.

Facebook Ad Android App Interface - Parangat

They benefited largely from it, getting a clean interface with brilliant user experience and very fast transitions. For those advertisers and those who are running ads, Facebook recommends doing so via app only for these reasons.

Bloomberg

Engineers at Bloomberg developed a whole new application while making use of the innovative technology of react native. They had to go with it as they needed to smooth the transition of the entire organization within the mobile app.

The result was a smooth interactive experience with in-app with easy to access personalized content, media as well as live feeds featured upon it.

Bloomberg App Interface - Parangat

Another advantage that they got was the automated code refreshing of react native which accelerated release of new product features. As unlike other technologies, it reloads your app instantly for any small changes whatsoever instead of recompiling the whole code once upon a time.

SoundCloud Pulse

SoundCloud pulse stumbled upon a barrier of troubles when they started to develop their native apps. Efficient, able iOS developers were nowhere near enough feasible to get ahold of. And, they wanted to release both Android and iOS apps almost at the same time.

That’s when an independent Android developers team hired by them began to create React Native based prototype apps and run user tests on them. They found the experience very positive and encouraging.

They had it easy as compared to developing a typical native application and moreover didn’t required regular support and inputs from specialized mobile developers which made the whole process very easy on the budget.

Delivery.com

Delivery is essentially an e-commerce web-based site which allows you to order from nearby restaurants, grocery stores and other service providers from the comfort of your home. It has a daily traffic of about 1 million users and more than 10 thousand businesses registered upon it.

With the shift in paradigm from web users to majority preferring mobile experience, it needed an app that can provide its users with all the necessary features such as map integration, while making of use as less memory as possible and faster processing.

With the help of react native, they were able to link it with a native module, thus further being able to connect the map within it to more necessary features such as zoom, rotate, compass etc.

Wix

Wix is an online drag and drop module-based web development platform. It also provides web hosting services as well. In it, users can build their own websites as well as web applications in HTML/CSS and/or their mobile version and need not know any coding to do that all.

They have a lot of easy navigation options available including react native navigation which is most feasible due to it being highly configurable and available customization options with regularly maintained and updated codebase.

WIth React Native, they were able to overcome the inefficiency, less productivity and slower feature deployment rate of traditional native app development. You can check all the other details on their project on Github.

Townske

They are your friendly trip guide, connecting you with the locals wherever you go and providing a carefully selected and reviewed list of places to explore and experience.

They needed an app with faster loading times such as compared to the others, this wasn’t feasible with native app functionality due to heavy usage of this app. On the other hand, react native is solely UI based which resulted in a highly responsive and fluid interactive environment within the app. All this was possible mainly due to asynchronous JS interactions with the native module while using react native functionality.

Gyroscope

It’s the ultimate health productivity app. Not just your walking steps or heart rate, you can track and measure your everyday activities like sleep monitoring and time spent on computer etc.

With the help of react native functionality, it was able to integrate dozens of minimal features making all the above possible.

Wrapping it up:

Thus, as you can see, react native is becoming an increasingly popular choice with app developers and owners alike to create an android app. If you would also like to learn how to develop a mobile app using react native then read here.

Factors to Consider While Enterprise App Development

Factors to Consider While Enterprise App Development

Enterprise application development has made essential the seamless flow of internal communication across various departments such that data-driven and factual decisions undertaken get even simpler. An enterprise mobile app is helpful for any business in solving specific business problems, improve the business processes, and make the involved employees more productive. It is such an important aspect these days that Mobile application development companies are professionals hired by big brands and business to either develop an enterprise application to bridge the gap between the potential users or buyers and the business provider or sellers. Else, develop apps that are intended to cater the internal business processes. Also, to stay abreast of the continuously changing technology, businesses are willingly entering the app development field. In today’s world, even a small, local vendor/store has become tech-savvy by owning a personal enterprise application for his business and prefers most of the transactions through Paytm, PhonePe or any other such popular payment gateways.

With all this one can easily understand the importance of building enterprise applications for a business and having them to ensure that the business is having a progressive growth. Not only this, but enterprise application also ensures that all resources are used to the optimum value and there is an efficient model of work. Now, as we have established the importance of an Enterprise app, let’s understand what actually an enterprise app is and how it is developed.

What is an Enterprise App?

An enterprise application as the name suggests is obviously a business application. The mostly used term is a big business application. In today’s corporate environment, enterprise applications are complex, mission-critical, scalable, component-based and distributed in terms of the purpose they serve. They may be deployed for use on a variety of platforms across the span of corporate networks, intranets, or the Internet itself. They are data-centric, purpose specific and user-friendly for best experience. Also the enterprise app must meet stringent requirements for security, administration, and proper regularised maintenance. In short, they are highly complex systems.

Look-and-Feel of An Enterprise Mobile App - Parangat

Above image shows an example of the look-n-feel of an enterprise mobile app. Such Enterprise App Development means satisfying hundreds or thousands of separate business requirements. One more concept increasing the complexity of the app is that every development decision you make to satisfy the specified requirement affects many other requirements and functionality of other purpose modules, often in ways that are quite difficult to understand or predict. As if this is not enough, one more complexity is that that the failure to meet any of these specified requirements can actually mean the failure of the entire project!

Enterprise App Development

Once the need of an enterprise app is understood and the perks of having one is explained, the next question that arises is, “How to Build an Enterprise Application?” The question seems straight-forward and a novice answer would be, by getting in the app development cycle and going through it. But it is not that simple. Most of the popular business and organisations hire professional Enterprise App Development companies to get their app build. This helps them have the app developed in proper time span and continue their focus on the business.

The key features that need to be kept in mind during enterprise app development are:

Best Practices for Enterprise App Development - Parangat
  1. Knowing and Targeting Your Audience: As an enterprize mobile app needs to solve the specific business problems or serve precise business needs. Hence, one must properly identify and define the business needs very clearly and accurately to accomplish predefined business/organization goals. It is of utmost importance to spend some time in identifying business needs and to have the mobile app customized according to the precise needs. This, in turn, can reduce the development cost to the testers and developers. Unless you are as famous as Facebook, Google, Microsoft or Instagram, don’t expect your app to have a tremendous appeal to a mass audience. This is one huge biggest mistake that mostly many businesses make with their enterprise app development project as they intend to target everyone and end up targeting none. Before you begin with developing or even planning to build your enterprise app you must have an exact idea of who your audiences are and what they desire from your app or what you want to serve. Once you are cent percent sure of your target audience and have them classified based on factors affecting your business aspects, it is easier for you to market and promote your app in the best way for the utmost output.
  2. Problem Solving:  How would your app offer value to lives and why should the target audience or your internal employee use it or even install your app and not one offered by your competitor? This is one of the most important questions that any business must answer while developing their enterprise mobile app in the first place. Your enterprise app solution should address a problem that is being faced by most of the users. If you can find an actual problem that hasn’t been solved by anyone else before, you have struck a gold mine!
  3. Security & Functionality: It is important for any business to understand the difference between consumer apps and enterprise apps. While both of them may seem to be the same from the user’s point of view, as a business it is of optimum necessity that you lay stress on the security and functionality of the business enterprise apps. Users are likely to install and use enterprise apps when they are subscribing to your business services or when they have the intention of doing business with you. In both these cases, your enterprise app needs to live up to the high expectations and serve the best interest of the user in terms of security of data, user experience and personal information of the user.
  4. Focusing on User Experience: Would you ever love driving an ultra-luxurious high tech vehicle that is very complicated to manoeuvre? Irrespective of your business brand value, your enterprise app is of as much value as the user experience it offers. One must have alpha and beta testing along with a closed group actual user feedback on the experience that your app offers. The enterprise app development process must be moulded as required by the feedback from the user.

Conclusion

These are the most basic steps that any enterprise app development process must consider to have the best app and ensure that it fulfils the enterprise goals. To have a top enterprise mobile app developed for the business, one optimum way is to use mobile app developer companies like Fluper.

Also one must remember that the business and user requirements and expectation are continuously changing. So the enterprise mobile app development services and a process must keep in mind that the process and their app need to be adapting and enhancing continuously.
For more details on the process of an enterprise development app, you can also visit this article.

Top 5 Augmented Reality Apps for Smartphones

Top 5 Augmented Reality Apps for Smartphones

In recent years augmented reality (AR) has gained an appreciable popularity. It would not be a hyperbole to mention that the famous game Pokémon Go brought about a Tsunami in the field of AR. It’s not that AR is a new technology rather its first reference appeared at the beginning of the 20th century. Since then a great deal of work was done on this technology but it was in the last several years that this technology caught the massive attention of the IT industry. Originally it was used extensively in the entertainment and the gaming businesses, but now due to vast possibilities of AR, it is now being used in other industries as well.

What is augmented reality?

Augmented reality (AR) provides a composite view in which computer-generated images are superimposed on top of your view of reality. This composite view augments the real world by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities. The overlaid information is so interwoven with the physical world that it is perceived as an immersive aspect of the real environment.

Augmented reality (AR) vs virtual reality (VR)

It is quite often that people think that AR and VR are nearly the same technology, but as these technologies are gaining popularity, knowing the difference between them becomes important. Where AR alters one’s ongoing perception of a real-world environment, VR completely replaces the user’s real-world environment with a simulated one. To be more clear, with VR you can land on the Moon and with AR you can place the Moon in your drawing room.

Although AR has been around for years, it was only with Android and iOS smartphones (equipped with GPS, camera, and AR capabilities) that AR went global. Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore provides developers a gateway towards developing AR-rich apps. The boost in the number of AR powered apps and their global acceptance provides huge business prospects for both developers and enthusiasts.

The present state of play in AR

AR is achieved through a variety of technological innovations which can be implemented on their own or in conjunction with each other. These include:

  • Processor, accelerometer, GPS, camera, mic… Smartphones are equipped with these (and many more) hardware components, which makes it that much easier to use it as an AR device. The number of components may vary from device to device, which in turn limits the AR rendering capability of the device.
  • Displays: Displays are vital to AR devices; optically projecting the AR rich data on a device’s screen, a HUD, eyeglass etc. is important. Several other display devices can be incorporated to project AR data, e.g. head-mounted displays, contact lenses, virtual retinal displays, EyeTap (a device which changes the rays of light captured from the environment and substitutes them with computer generated ones), and Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR – which uses ordinary projection techniques as a substitute for a display of any kind).
  • Sensors: GPS, gyroscopes, accelerometers, compasses, RFID, wireless sensors, touch recognition, speech recognition, eye tracking, and several other peripherals provide the capability to receive AR rich data.
  • Software: The software brings all the components together and assembles all the data and put it to meaningful use. Advanced software can efficiently use the AR capabilities of a device. There are Augmented Reality Markup Language (ARML) and SDKs which provide a platform for AR development.

Applications of Augmented Reality

Augmented reality has found its way into our everyday lives through smart devices (e.g. smartphones). Its applications are as generic as decorating your room virtually to as advanced as practicing surgery in controlled environments. The gaming industry itself has incorporated AR based gaming to improve the experience of the community. For example, a tourist can use AR based apps to navigate around. They can also see details about museums and other places of interests in real-time. The applications of AR in commercial, educational, medical, military, etc. are unlimited.

Top 5 Augmented Reality Apps for Smartphones

The quality and usability of an AR app depends on its real-life application. Hence, instead of compiling a list of best AR apps, it’s better to have a look into the top AR apps around.

Top 5 Augmented Reality Apps for Smartphones - Parangat Technologies
  • Civilisations AR: Let’s start with the education industry. The BBC Civilisations AR app gives a lesson into historical artifacts in the luxury of your home. You can choose from more than 30 items in the catalog, and admire them. You can move, resize, and rotate each artifact anywhere as you wish. This app gives a sneak peek at the likely future of education in schools.
  • IKEA: Want to buy a piece of furniture from IKEA, but are unsure on how it will look in your room or will it actually fit? The new IKEA app lets you choose from a list of more than 2,000 items and locate them in your room as you see fit. The colors and size of each item is represented to its actual specification for each 3D model.
  • GIPHY: Video editing and sharing is a social trend. But, unfortunately, each of us are not skilled enough to work with sophisticated tools. With Giphy though, you can simply position GIFs on your videos as you record them. Painting and editing is easier or more fun with this AR powered app.
  • Pokémon GO: Catching Pokémon, running around the neighborhood, this game allowed players to catch Pokémon in the real world. This game took the industry by surprise on seeing unprecedented global acceptance from users. It was a huge success, and that says something about the impact of AR on our lives.
  • Google Lens: This application from Google has been under development for quite some time now. But, here’s the good news: it’s out. Through Google Lens, you can identify texts, objects, images, monuments, landmarks, and many much more. This app allows you to identify objects, texts, etc. in pictures. Just capture and leave the rest to Google to find it out for you.

Although there are a number of AR powered apps in the market, but AR’s future will always depend on the quality of the output that an end user receives, and AR has been quite successful in improving task efficiency. Although this technology has evolved to a great extent it has many more miles to go. In the coming years, more and more experts will be required who can successfully integrate AR with our daily life and then will the real challenge begin.

How to Plan Your Budget for App Development

How to Plan Your Budget for App Development

Introduction:

When it comes to developing an app for the mobile platform, the budget can be a quite serious consideration. Depending upon a number of factors, the budget for app development can be initially broken down into separate entities.

Budget Separation for Aapp Development - Parangat

Starting from scoping the market to cater to the needs of its potential users, to the final launch and then further marketing of the app. This process can be quite as vigorous as developing a business plan. To make this easier for you, we have divided into multiple stages each covering one step at a time:

1- Requirement Analysis
2- App Development Platform Selection
3- Outsourcing vs Inbuilt team
4- Integrated Features & Functional Analysis
5- App Submission
6- Marketing

Requirement Analysis

There are several things to do before you start building a mobile app. One of those is doing market research and finalizing what all things and resources you will need in the due course of app development process.

    • Finalize the vision of what your app is going to be and its scope and extent.
    • Based on upon, you will need to hire team members should you choose to go with your own team instead of outsourcing.
    • Whether you will need a web portal with it or backend development and customer support staff etc.

App Development Platform Selection

One of the major dilemmas of any app creator is what platform to go with and if both, then whether or not to go with hybrid apps or native apps. Both iOS and Android bring advantages and concerns of their own. Such as iOS users reportedly bring more revenue but the number of Android users worldwide are far more superior to them.

App Development Platform Selection - Parangat

Window/Blackberry platform doesn’t get as many such apps as it’s still not so much widely used and thus very fewer app owners choose to go with. As for whether android or ios, the choice totally depends on you. If you decide to go with native apps, then you will have to develop a separate app for both androids as well as iOS platform which will cost more but will cover more features and provide more functionality as well.

NATIVE vs WEB vs HYBRID: 7 FACTORS OF COMPARISON - Parangat

Hybrid apps, on the other hand, provide much fewer functions and incorporate fewer features due to less customization available. But, on the bright side, they cost less than both Android and iOS app development cost when combined. Some also choose to have a web app for their purpose, this number is very less as for now but is increasing with time.

Outsourcing vs Inbuilt Team

Building a team for each minor task that’s associated with your main project is not a wise idea, on the other hand, if you already have the resources and manpower, then outsourcing the task would be a foolishness.

Outsourcing vs Inbuilt Team - Parangat

These days almost every business in any industry wants its own industry but lacking its manpower, they prefer to outsource it to app development firms such as Parangat. A few of those who plan on creating large-scale apps and would in future require continuous upgrades and maintenance do this by hiring a team once and for all.

Benefits of Business Outsourcing - Parangat

Outsourcing such project works in the immediate future and is light on a budget as compared to hiring the team. But if you have got some long-term goals and may require further assistance regarding app development, it’s advised to build a great team.

Integrated Features & Functional Analysis

Its features and functions are what makes a user stay on the app for a long time. But, putting too many features which aren’t requisite or functions which are hardly used can not only make the app bulky and slow, they also cost quite a lot on the pocket unnecessarily.

Some main key features such as in-app purchases, social media integrations, cloud backup etc. are a few of these which are often in high demand but not completely necessary and can cost quite a lot.

Further, using the latest technology and building everything from scratch can cost quite a lot not to mention imperfect as well. There are many publicly free as well as paid SDK’s available which you can make use of for your app development.

App Submission

After the app is completely developed and beta tested for debugging, the next step is to submit it on an app store of your preferred choice. Each app store charges varies and could be either one-time or monthly. For android play store, it is 25$ while for iOS app store it is 99$. Windows apps have it at quite less and need to pay only 12$.

With the apple store being most strict for app submission, you can go through iOS app submission policies to prevent rejection of app. Windows offers individual and company accounts with both having respective pros and cons. Android being most popular is quite soft on this side and doesn’t ask for much.

Marketing

This is another huge section of your app development budget. You can make a cornerstone of an app but it’s of no use if you don’t get its reach to its potential user segment. Social media, press release, guest blog outreach etc these are just some of the ways in which you can market your app.

To get a further detailed idea, you can read this article on various ways of marketing your app and the efforts you are required to make into it.

 Conclusion

When it’s all being said and done, above is only an estimate and when you actually get into the field, many other minor factors within the above major areas come into play such as your team location. Third world countries provide cheaper labor than most developed countries though at sometimes it’s less skilled too. Want a free quote for your next Big Idea? Get a free quotation from our skilled Developers today.
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