We at Technovantage help you to build your paperless business processes. Be it an Attendance Management System, Human Resource Management System, Project coordination software, Financial software or Student/Member Management System, we can work with you in conceptualizing, planning and implementing the tool, the exact way you want it to work. The biggest advantage would be to have these tools deployed on the cloud. With accessibility from anywhere in the world, it can help you to efficiently manage your business in real time.
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Due to their smaller screen sizes and other limitations compared to Laptops or Desktops, not all websites and web applications are easily accessible and conveniently usable on hand held devices. Hence, Mobile Apps have become very popular. Any organization looking to provide any web based product or service, should consider building an App for their effective "mobile web" presence. Also, there are other smart Apps which are essentially built to help users do different functions while they are on the move.
If you have an idea or want to have an App for any smart hand held devices with Android or iOS, Technovantage team will be glad to help you with that. We will work with you at every stage from conceptualizing, refining of the idea, designing, choosing the correct technical solutions, coding, deploying and testing.
Since you’ve landed on this page, I guess you have made up your mind to build a mobile application. And for obvious reasons you are curious to know the total cost of app development with us?
During the initial stages of app development, it’s important to consider which platforms your app will target. The market is forever evolving with phones and tablets constantly changing their screen size.
Your app must be compatible with all devices past, present and future which carry your chosen platform.
Of the 16 app platforms available, the 3 most viable options are :
Together, both iOS and Android hold a massive 96% of the market.
Some consider the Windows platform to be useful but personally, I wouldn’t waste my time or money developing an app for it.
To reduce the size and cost of your app, I recommend choosing one platform to start off with.
Let’s go back to the house analogy again…
If you were building your first home on a vacant block, you wouldn’t choose to develop multiple blocks of land all at the one time.
Because you don’t have the necessary building and development experience; and
Unless you’re a millionaire, you simple wouldn’t have the money.
App development is exactly the same.
It’s more cost effective to develop for one platform in the beginning.
If your app’s a success for example on iOS, then you take those insights and scale your app to the Android platform down the track.
When it comes to monetising your app, iOS is the more lucrative platform.
This is because Apple’s devices are normally very expensive and as such, are owned by a wealthier demographic.
However, due to Androids sheer amount of users, the platform can give you a much bigger market for your app.
How many screens will your app contain; and
What back-end functionality (databases, user management portals etc) is required to feed into those screens.
The more screens and back-end functionality the required, the more expensive your app will become to develop.
Does your app contain images, videos or plain text?
The level and extent of data in your app has a bearing on the cost.
For example, when an image’s taken from a phone to the server, there’s a level of compression involved.
If you build compression into your app during development, this will add to the development costs but you will save you money in the long term.
These are the kind of factors that will be taken into consideration when working out how to store and send text, images and videos.
How will you manage your app users?
Do you want to build your own user database capturing emails, passwords, address etc?
Or, do you simply want to let your users login to your app through Facebook?
There’s a stat showing that enabling your users to login to your app with Facebook increases your apps chances of becoming successful by 70%
Letting your users login through Facebook is the simpler and less expensive option.
The drawback being that you don’t capture your users information. This information can become very useful down the track when it comes time to monetise your app.
Another thing to consider is your opinion on using existing code for your app.
Are you happy for your developer to find code online? Or tweak codes they’ve used before from previous apps.
If you want a customised solution where the app developer starts from scratch then this will add to your costs.
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Data integration combines data from separate sources into meaningful and valuable information.
Complete data integration includes the discovery, monitoring, transforming and delivery of data from a variety of sources.
For example, the Foodswitch app crowd-sources data from the phones of it’s users. This information’s then uploaded to the central database.
Is your app linking in with one database or multiple databases?
The more databases your app requires or connects to further increases the cost.
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Location services offers greater ‘app personalisation’ with your users interactions based on where they’re located.
Location has formed an integral part of many of today’s most successful apps.
How would Tinder and Uber work without location data? They wouldn’t…
Do you want your app to ping to the location server every 5, 20 or 30 secs?
The more often your app pings to the server, the more it drains your users batteries.
What’s the drawback?
The less your app pings to the location server, the less accurate the location will be.
Essentially, it’s about finding the right balance between the two incorporating cost.
This is where you integrate data from a third party directly into your app.
There are many sources of third party data including :
Social media including Facebook and Instagram.
Maybe you’ve struck up a partnership with another company incorporating their data into your app.
It could also be open source information which you’ve found on the web.
When it comes to actually integrating the data there’s no one-size-fits-all approach.
Every data source is different and it can sometimes take time to successfully integrate it into your app.
It’s also likely that you won’t have an API set up for you.
API (Application Programming Interface), in everyday terms is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications.
Setting up an API will further add to the cost of developing your app.
Does your app need encryption? If so, what level of encryption?
App encryption is especially important for apps that capture a users personal data.
LThe level of encryption you require will have an impact on cost.
For example, a recent client of ours had a very high level of encryption. This resulted in quite a high cost.
We had another client who had an app built by another developer. Unfortunately, the app contained no encryption.
As encryption for this app was very important, it added extra to the original estimate.
What’s the drawback?
It’s important that you decide whether encryption is a requirement for your app.
It’s very important to know how many users have downloaded your app or how much money your app’s making. But, it’s not the only thing you should be tracking.
You also need to learn how, when, where and what kind of users are using your app.
App analytics is where you track and analyse a users behavior inside your application.
This enables you to figure out where your users are dropping off and where the bottle necks are in your app.
The data captured from analytics helps you make improvements based on your users in-app behavior.
The cost involved in this depends on the level of details you’re wanting to look at?
What’s the drawback?
What events do you want to measure that are important to your app? Are your users taking the actions that you originally intended?
What happens if your app becomes very popular, very quickly?
Do you have the ability to rapidly scale your app to cater for all these users?
For example, at what stage will you need to add extra features and functionality?
Your apps back end can range anywhere from the absolute basics to extremely elaborate with multiple databases.
It just depends on what your apps requirements are, your budget and your timeline for scaling your app.
This is something to speak to your app development team about.
Together, you can define and refine those requirements.