Everyone has a smartphone nowadays in their hands. For all their needs they use smartphones. They get everything like services or products in just one click from their phone. You need to download the app which you want. For example, if you want to order food, want to book a taxi, want to rent a house, want to book a train, etc, you can do all these things by downloading the respective apps.

In this blog, we are talking about who is involved in this app development, how much it cost, how long it takes to build an app, and all about the cost of mobile app development.

What is the cost to build an app in 2022?

In this world, 7.26 billion people are using smartphones. This number is 91.54% of the total population of the world. Now you can imagine what is the profit behind the app development in 2022. If you are giving any benefit to the customer through your app, they are ready to pay you to use your on-demand app. One of the most profitable tasks is to develop an app from scratch. Users use 90% of their time on their phones. You need to know the cost of developing a full-fledged app from scratch.

What are the factors included in the app development cost?

If you are ready to develop your app with the help of dedicated app developers or app development companies, you have to decide previously about the budget connected with the app development cost breakdown. You need to keep in mind some of the factors and features of app development which is included in the cost of app development.

  1. Type of an app: Initially, you need to decide about the type in which you have to develop an app. You can not calculate the app development cost without deciding on what you want to develop. For any niche you want, you can develop an app. The most common niches are business, education, gaming, entertainment, lifestyle, etc.
  • Gaming app cost- $50,000 to $3,00,000
  • Business app cost- $15,000 to $1,00,000
  • Entertainment app cost- $10,000 to $1,50,000

Gaming, business, and education are the niches that control the android and iOS app worlds. All the app niches which we have given will cost you more than the others because all these are in trend. Now, you can decide the type you want for your startup business.

2.Design of the app: On large-scale app development, this factor will affect the cost. The UI/UX design of your app will be the main factor in your app. The app won’t win if it is not correct.

The other things you keep in mind are the logo color, branding, images, font, and look and feel of the app based on your niche.

3.The platform for the app: This factor is important and will decide how many several users you can reach. There are three types of platforms on that you will build your app: iOS, Android, and hybrid.

If you are going to build an app for a native platform like iOS and Android, you need to keep in mind certain things.

  • These platforms have their tools. You can’t use these tools for another platform.
  • The app development cost depends on the platform you will select.
  • As the native platform has unique tools, it is better to develop an app using them with high performance.
  • The app built by this platform will not reach more people is a disadvantage. If you want more people to use your app, you need to spend more time and money on another platform.

You need to keep in mind the below things if you are developing an app for a hybrid platform.

  • You will need a similar code base for both platforms, as it saves you money and time.
  • The UI and graphics design in this platform are not better than in the native app. You will face sometimes design defects in this platform and also face app crashes sometimes.
  • The location of the developer plays an important role in the app development cost. Because the amount taken by the developer may vary in various countries.

Let’s see the app development cost estimation and hourly rate of top countries that make an app from scratch with app development services.

  • North America- $140 to $150 per hour
  • Australia- $100 to $120 per hour
  • U.K- $60 to $80 per hour
  • Eastern Europe- $30 to $40 per hour
  • India- $25 to $40 per hour

You can see the price fall to as low as $25 per hour. It doesn’t mean that India is not offering the best app development services. Top Indian developers are spread across the world. Clients from other countries find Indian clients for their work as they work at low cost and great value.

4.The complexity of the app: Complexity of the app affects the cost of app development. There are three types.

  • Basic apps: These apps are not fancy to use and they are simple. The UI of these apps doesn’t have complex UI/UX designs or pages. The cost of developing this type of app is around $50,000 to $1,00,000.
  • Medium-complexity apps: these are a little bit more complex than basic ones. It includes a little bit of complex pro
  • Gamming and various servers. The cost of development of this type is between $1,00,000 to $1,60,000.
  • Highly complex apps: these are the most complex apps. It includes different features like complex UI, various pages, different servers, virtual reality, and more. It has expensive features and takes more time to build. The cost estimation of this type is between $1,00,000 to $3,00,000. This range may vary for highly complex apps.
  1. Features of the app: The features which you add to the app decide the app development cost. The app is not completed without these features. Let’s see some features, time to take, and cost.
  • Push notification: this feature notifies the user from the app that they have. The time taken to add this feature is around 25 to 30 hours. The cost will be around $750 to $1000.
  • Web portal: this feature collects data from various sources and provides the most important information to a single UI. Time taken to add this feature to your app is around 100 to 300 hours. It costs you $5000 to $10,000.
  • User profile: this feature is essential for all the apps you create. It is the page that has all the information about the user. Users can include or remove anything from this page like photos, information, location, or anything. Time taken for this is 30 to 50 hours. It costs $900 to $1,500.
  • Admin Panel: It controls all of the apps at the backend. It costs $250 to $550 to develop completely.
  • Sign in/ login: Without login, no one can enter the app. If a user wants to use the app, they need to create a profile themselves. It costs $800 to $1,500 approximately.
  • Payments: you need this feature by this user can pay. It takes 60 to 80 hours and costs $2,000 to $2,400.

All features mentioned above are important and the cost can differ based on the location and the ways you are using it.

5.Custom app development process:

When you decide on all the things to add to the app, you have to give it to the Mobile app development company or developer. If you want to develop an app, the following stages you need to go.

  • Pre-development stage: This stage includes all the research and the basics. It helps to know about the popularity of an app and its success. You won’t get successful if you are not doing market research. It costs you $3,000 to $6,000 approximately.
  • App development stage: The app developer put all their research into a single form, once they finish research. This is called developing from scratch which is the main stage of app development. It costs $6,000 to $10,000. It is also opting for in-house developers.
  • App testing: The app must be tested, once it is developed which is called app testing. This is used to find the mistakes that we done in the creation before launching. It costs around %5,000 to $10,000.
  • App maintenance: You need to keep checking the app all the time, once it is launched. All the work like the app crashing, or having any issues in the app is handled by app maintenance. At this stage, all the updates will be added to the app.


Hope you all understand the points to create an app. The cost may differ because of the factors that we discussed above. You can’t get a correct estimation of building an app in 2022. We tried to give the maximum we could. If you want to develop an affordable price, contact Smarther for a successful app and business growth. We are a leading mobile and web and mobile app development company that offer the services with 100% customer satisfaction.



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