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18
May

How much does it cost to make an app for your business?

 

App development is the latest successful business trend and for good reason.

Businesses are creating powerful apps for numerous platforms, providing tremendous value to their customer base, and ultimately making a lot of money in the process.

The only problem is that many startups have a tough time affording the app development process. If you attempt to do this as savvy as possible, you could possibly get away with spending around $10,000-$50,000 on the first development phase of your app. But if you really want your offering to be as professional as possible, you should enlist the help of an expert agency that specializes in app developmentWith that said, we’ll take a look at some of the factors that go into pricing app development, we’ll discuss monitoring for errors and we’ll even briefly touch on a money raising method to get your finances off the ground.

Sound good? Let’s get to it.

App Development Pricing Factors

As you have probably discovered on your own already, there are many different things that factor into app development costs. The more complex the application, the more it’s going to cost. And the more platforms you develop it for, the more your app is going to cost. In fact, let’s take a look at a simple price breakdown to help you get a better understanding of the overall pricing structure and what you can expect to pay for professional development.

  •         Developing a complex application for multiple platforms will cost high six figures and could potentially go over $1 million.
  •         Developing a simple app for one platform will cost in the neighborhood of $25,000.
  •         If your app will have a backend server, you should definitely expect it to cost more money.
  •         Your costs are going to vary depending on who builds it. A high-end agency is going to charge more than an offshore developer.
  •         You need to have money available in your budget for marketing, eventual updates, your personal salary, and other miscellaneous expenses.

As you can see, the development process is no simple walk in the park. It’s quite costly upfront, but if you develop a valuable app that your customers will use and appreciate, it will eventually pay for itself and all whole lot more.

Putting Error Monitoring in Place

Unfortunately, many would-be developers often forget about error monitoring during the development process.

It’s so easy to potentially make a huge mistake during the development phase that could accidentally get overlooked.

If this were ever to happen to you and your team, you could end up spending countless hours, time, and money developing an app that will not work correctly.

So, to prevent this from happening, you must institute a system for error monitoring that will catch any potential costly mistakes before they turn into huge financial problems that really end up hurting you in the wallet.

Raising Money Online to Develop Your App

When all’s said and done, it’s going to cost a great deal of upfront money to complete a successful and professional development process for your latest application.

Many people aren’t comfortable shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund the project themselves. They’d rather use easy no cost fundraising to gauge interest and raise enough money to complete the project.

 

By going the crowdsourcing route, not only will you bring in enough money to develop your app, but you’ll also start building your customer base by giving funders the app itself and other interesting perks that your audience will find useful.

Conclusion

At the end of the day, the app development process is very expensive. Make no bones about it. But if you have a great idea that will provide tremendous value to your audience, it’s worth it to take a chance and see how it goes.

Author Bio

Wendy Dessler

Title: Super-Connector at OutreachMamaWendy is a super-connector with OutreachMama and Youth Noise NJ who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition. You can contact her on Twitter.


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23
Feb

How Freedom of Speech in the Digital Age is Changing

The internet has proven to be a powerful tool for aiding in free speech and the digital age has made it possible for political activists to discuss different ideologies and concepts with a wider audience than ever before. Recent events, like the Arab Spring and the NSA wiretapping scandal, have highlighted the ways that digital resources are impacting free speech. Learning more about these trends can provide a valuable glimpse into new developments that may be just around the corner.

Collaboration Through Social Media
Social media sites and services serve as a mouthpiece for those who would otherwise lack a global presence entirely. Flash-mobs, organized protests, and political dissent in regions where freedom of speech is far from assured have made quite an impact in recent years. Several noteworthy events that gained worldwide attention would have gone unnoticed if not for the social media outlets that were essential for generating the right audience.

 

Using Apps to Start a Discussion

More businesses than ever before are turning to apps to increase marketability, sales, and customer interactions. The way custom apps are built now use a platform where customers can talk to, interact with, and review businesses or companies they like to see more of. Apps made for reviews especially have come in handy. It’s a place where people speak their mind, discuss a business or products and recommend it to others. Creating a whole new world of business.

Security and Privacy
Recent revelations regarding issues of online and digital privacy are still making waves. Government-sponsored wiretapping programs, massive digital surveillance, and even less organized efforts are fast becoming a major issue. Balancing privacy and security concerns against freedom of expression continues to be a turbulent issue, one that has attracted vocal proponents on both sides of the issue.

Free Speech and Education
A free and open exchange of ideas through a digital medium has had quite an impact on the world of education. From online courses covering a range of topics, to debates regarding the nature of free speech and law seminars like Talks on Law that can be viewed online, the digital age is changing both the way we communicate and educate each other. Free speech and new technology that make it easier to connect and share ideas have the potential to cause even more changes within the world of education.

Future Trends
The rapid pace of technological advancement can make predicting future trends a difficult undertaking. New innovation, greater access to conventional technologies and new communications resources have the potential to create significant changes in the days to come. Digital technology has made it possible for people to communicate with greater ease than ever before, and future trends that embrace the value of free and open expression may foster greater changes than can be imagined right now. Understanding how technology has changed and shaped the way we communicate could provide valuable insight into what changes and exciting new trends the future may bring.