Before you invest time and money commissioning a mobile app, it is well worth the effort to research whether there is a market for your app and what the competition looks like, if any.
If you still believe there is a market for your app, you can start by defining the following before speaking with our developers:
- A brief 2-3 sentence statement of the app concept
- Outline of your target demographic
- Define the problem your app solves
- Create a simple outline of how you see the app work.
- Set a budget
There are many factors that contribute to launching a successful project, as with pricing this question is difficult to answer without understanding the scope completely. However, an average app takes between 8 – 14 weeks to complete.
But of course, we understand that our clients need to have an idea of cost to know whether they can even afford to hire us in the first place. iSolve Mobility is on average 20-30 percent cheaper than our major competitors.
- Scope, Features and Functionality of the App
- The length of development time
- The amount of people working on the app
- Quantity of devices and platforms that needs to be supported
- Integration with third party or existing services and software
- Revenue Models
- Platform Features
- Operating System Release Cycles
Deciding on which platform you design your app for first, is a question best discussed in person with a qualified developer.
During the development process we keep you the client involved and updated every step of the way.
A Web App, on the other hand, is an internet-enabled app that is accessible via the mobile device’s Web browser. They need not be downloaded onto the user’s mobile device in order to be accessed. Opera Mini browser is a good example of a mobile Web app.
On-device token storage, applying network security measures, using WebView objects carefully, providing the right permissions, storing only non-sensitive data in cached files, Encryption and On-device token storage are but a few of the measures we take.
When we develop an app, regardless of the operating system, we need to design the interface, information architecture, databases, user experience and graphics for it. Which means the cost of developing all these should not be incurred when we develop for the other platform.
Web: PHP / Laravel / Codeignitor / AngularJS / NodeJS
Mobile: iPhone native / Android native / Native Script / Cordova / Xamarin / JS / Angular JS / Bootstrap / Onsen UI
Think of an API as a language translator, one person speaks English and the other German, the API acts in such a way that you can send and receive data both ways, and it will be understood at both ends.
Before we begin any project, we will write a detailed project specification and provide you with a fixed-price quote to deliver the work.
A fixed price and accurate specification may take a commitment of time from yourself, and iSolve Mobility. Before that commitment is made, you may appreciate a ballpark quote.
For medium sized projects, we invoice a 50% opening deposit and a final 50% deposit on completion of the work.
For larger projects, we will split the payments over the life of the project in monthly intervals.
We offer a range of UX, wireframes & prototypes, as well as UI & Design services for web and mobile applications. Read more about our services here.
We welcome our clients own aspirational designs, however your final app may look different from your initial design due to constraints in the programming environment.
However, we are not an end-to-end marketing agency, and we don’t write copy or manage marketing campaigns for clients.
If you need strategic marketing, social or SEO support, then we’d be happy to introduce you to some trusted partner companies that we work with on a regular basis.
Remember though that there are many other ways in which you can make money out of an app. Charging for downloads is just one of them. Make sure to have a clear monetization strategy before developing your app.
- Step 1: Information gathering and requirement analysis
- Step 2: Client consultation, followed by a detailed project specification and plan
- Step 3: Wire framing and Designing
- Step 4: Development
- Step 5: Testing & QA
- Step 6: Deployment
- Step 7: Support
We will respond with a software requirements specification impact analysis and recommendation, altered deadlines and estimation of charges. Once approved, we will start implementing the changes.
Dedicating more developer resource to a project, means it can be completed much faster. But it may also mean extra cost to you. In other situations, we may be restricted by project, technology or security requirements, as well as 3rd parties.
Once your application goes live we will provide free support for limited time; to make sure your end-users do not get any problem. After that, we provide paid support at very nominal rates. Our clients have the options of choosing a continuous app support and maintenance plan or commissioning work at an hourly rate.
We offer support on an ad-hoc basis or on a monthly retainer basis, should you require a more consistent and reliable level of service.