It is important for startups to move quickly in their business, following the correct vision and mission. But moving too fast without any knowledge of what others are doing could even kill them. You can’t just wing it, you need to analyze, understand and develop strategies before you move.
We know the online presence of a business is extremely important without which it is difficult or nearly impossible to see your business growing the market. But having an online presence alone is not sufficient as people are shifting from the web to mobile. So, you need a business application to make yourself familiar to your potential customers whose lives are restricted to their smartphones.
MOBILE APPS AND SOME RELATED QUESTIONS
Having a business website is not enough. If you really wish to bring your business to the 21st century, you need to reach to your customers’ mobile devices through a nicely designed and functional business app. Those who plan to build a mobile app for the first time have many questions in their mind like Is it useful? Does it make any sense? How will people come to know about my business app? How much does it cost to build an app? And much more such questions keep knocking in the mind of entrepreneurs who are new to the app world. Once they get sure about its use and benefits, then they are left with one question “But how much is it going to cost?”
The simple way to answer this question is – When you enquire a property advisor about how much will it cost to build a house, he will just ask you to answer a few questions – are you looking for a bungalow or duplex? Do you want it to be constructed with wood or brick? Do you want a custom home or a tract home? Just like building a house require information about different variable; in the same way, developing an app has endless variables. In order for an app developer to be able to tell you about the cost of an app development, you must first decide the desired qualities you are looking forward in your business app.
HOW TO GET STARTED?
Define what you want: The first thing you need to do is defining what kind of features you wish to have in your business app. The finest way to do this developing a storyboard or wireframe of your app as it will capture app functionality and flow. This will contribute in deciding the app cost.
Understand app details: The very next thing that will impact the development and cost of your business application is app details like integrating app to an existing background or developing an absolutely new backend. You can also integrate you app to third party vendor as it will reduce the cost of certain app features like mobile commerce or push notifications. Moreover, Complex apps will cost you more and vice versa.
Getting an estimate: Once the wireframe has been decided, you can get a cost estimate from an app developer. You can choose a freelance app developer or hire a app development company that deals in app development. Hiring an agency will cost you high as compared to freelancer, but there will be a guarantee of complete security and privacy. You can also DIY (Do-It-Yourself) if you have knowledge and experience in application development.
It is suggested that one should spend time in developing wireframe as it will help you swill down your concepts and assist the developer to come up with a solid quote.