How much does it cost to develop an app?

This is the very first question asked by most businesses that want to have a mobile app for their businesses.

Recent research says it takes approximately 7 months to 1 year to build a mobile app.

The research also says the average amount of cost for a traditional custom business mobile app these days is $500,000 to $1,000,000.

Mobile app development is an interesting but time consuming job requiring highly professional programming skills. All these things together, make a mobile app more expensive.

Companies ask for mobile apps for the sake of easier communication, secure shopping and for advertising there brands on global level. At the same time these apps help them notify their customers about the latest news, keeping their purchase record and building repeat business too. These are just some of the major uses of mobile apps for businesses; there are a lot more beneficial uses of these apps.

These benefits make these apps essential for the companies.

App development company Propelics breaks down enterprise apps to three price ranges:

  • Simple Enterprise iPad App Development that Costs: $50,000 (+/- 20%)
  • Medium Enterprise iPad App Development that Costs: $100,000 (+/- 20%)
  • Complex Enterprise iPad App Development that Costs: $150,000 (and up)

The cost of mobile app depends on the type of business a lot. Features required for the mobile app, which helps people find all five star restaurants in the vicinity will definitely have different features from the one that helps people find cars on rent or purchase cloths from the online market.

The greater the functionality, the app requires, the more time and hard work, and so larger the budget.

After reading this you’re probably thinking, if apps are so expensive why do so many businesses have one? The answer is DIY App Builders! 

There are plenty of platforms available to small businesses that want to get a simple app off the ground with comprehensive features such as ordering, reservations, store card and loyalty points. The list of features are extensive but much more affordable!


On average, a small business can spend upwards of $20,000, spend months on development, to end up with a fairly basic app. With our service, you can have an app in a week for a few hundred bucks!

Contact us for more info on how!

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