Does anyone have advice & cost approximations for website and app development?
I am looking to launch a new online business with a website and app available. I would be eager to find out what would be the costs associated with this and what to look out for when contracting developers.
The website would need to have a database, searching/filtering functions and social media integration.
The app would need to be able to use GPS/location information, create user profiles and 'push' marketing e.g. send mobile alerts to users.
Any advice on what costs to expect would be useful and any tips on contracting would be great.
You can try this calculator http://howmuchtomakeanapp.com/ or ask for a free quote here: https://www.oxagile.com/free-quote/
I noted your question was published in July 2014, so I suspect you have this already wrapped up. It would be interesting for others with similar questions and those who have responded to hear how your project worked out, approximate costs, etc.
If anyone else is interested in this, you have some great answers here, but one thing you have to be aware of is the difference between Apps and Website.
Unlike Websites, Apps are controlled and have to comply to requirements of the main 2 app stores mainly Apple Store and Google Play. In both cases you have to submit your App for approval which does have costs involved (and time).
The second issue for Apps is that you are making a long term commitment. As iOS and Android develop and issue new versions of their Operating Systems, you need to ensure your App can still work on these new versions. So you have to do compliance testing and resubmit your App for approval so that it can be republished and existing users can continue to use it.
Additionally, new Operating Systems usually come with new opportunities so new functionality in the new version of the Operating System, may allow you to offer new features and functions to your users.
In essence when you develop an App, you have to commit to it for the long term. Changes and new functions are dependent on the Operating System so you are forced to live within someone else's parameters and timescales.
My advice to anyone considering an App is to ask themselves "Is there something that users value greatly that my website cannot do but an App can do?" and then "Will this generate more revenues?". If the answer to both is "Yes" then go for it. If not, look at means of delivering the same or similar functionality using your website.
Here is an article on this very subject http://www.cognisant-hosting.com/mobile-apps-vs-responsive-website/
Will be very interested to hear your update Alex.
If you want to find the easiest way to go, I encourage you to use WordPress. You can download a free theme or a premium one. The entire procees doesn't require any technical skills at all. These tips on how to create a website https://www.templatemonster.com/blog/create-website-2017-ultimate-guide/ may be helpful for you. Anyway good luck!
Are you planning to launch your new online business with a website and app?
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First you need to describe more what do you want. Because the cost of website development depends on how much time will spend developer. How much will cost an website development it's all the time a difficult question.
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My few cents on cost idea for a mobile app; defined category wise - http://www.agicent.com/blog/cost-of-app-development/, feel free to generalize it for web part also; both are software applications at the end of the day. :)
I think I have some idea of what you are trying to do.
Actually we do web and apps developments.You have to be specific on what type of website you want.(whether Ecommerce,shopping cart functionality is needed or not)
You can contact us.
We can give you idea of costs and development.
The very first thing you gotta do is the spec out what you need very clearly, May be sit down with a friend or partner to put everything on a document, prepare flows or wire frames if possible.
One you know what you need, go find an offshore developer. If you can find the right people, you will be able to get the best quality product in time. Look for the following when deciding on a consultant:
- Good portfolio
- positive feedback
- provides references
- no canned response
- passionate about understanding your project deeply
- has excellent post completion support
- reasonable pricing
- Whether they have expertise to complete your job.
In this particular case, the consultant must have experience in creating database structure from scratch and developing custom application based on the same. While keeping in various factors in mind such as UI,UX, device compatibility, security, ability to make it optimized for search engines.
You could hire separate consultant for the mobile app, however if they can supply both, it will help do a seemless integration and utilize the web code to efficiently develop the Web Service API.
I've helped several startups and businesses build their web application and portal. With over 11 years of expertise in providing custom web development service, consultation and a highly competitive pricing, I remain the preferred consultant for my clients. Lets have a chat and find out if I'm the right fit for your job.
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First choose you programming languages. PHP Ruby, .NET etc
Second, to make quick development, use frameworks. Zend for PHP etc.
Third, use third party API. Google Map for GPS.
Fourth, hire a lead developer...an expert.