In 2017, it was reported that there were 2.8 million mobile apps available for Android users, and 2.2 million on Apple devices.
This probably won’t come as a shock to most people, considering there seems to be an app for literally everything these days.
Building your own app is a great way to reach a wider audience and promote your business, product, or service in a way that’s accessible to anyone with a cell phone.
However, it is important to stick to a budget when building an app, as additional features and add-ons can rack up to a hefty price tag if you’re not paying attention.
Here are some tips on how to build an app without breaking the bank.
Consider What’s Important
Depending on what kind of app you’re looking to build, it is important to consider which features are imperative to getting your app up and running.
For example, if you’re building a retail app, you may want to add a feature that allows in-app purchases (these days most of the gaming apps follow this strategy). If you’re looking to build an app for your restaurant, adding in a feature that allows users to make reservations directly through the app can be a game changer as well.
The cost of building an app can vary based on what additional features you want to include, so it’s important to carefully consider what features and add-ons you’ll be using before going forward.
Think About Your Audience
One of the most important factors to consider when building an app is who your audience is going to be.
If you’re building a social media platform, for example, your audience is most likely going to be relatively young millennials. If you’re building a learning app for children, your audience is going to be predominantly families with small children.
Thinking about who your primary audience will be can help you map out a budget and cut corners on unnecessary features. There are certain features that different age groups are probably not going to find crucial, which allows you to save money by cutting out those things.
There is a lot that goes into building an app, and while price is a major one, it doesn’t have to be stressful. There are several ways to manage your budget while building an app, including price calculators that can give you a quote on how much your app will cost based on certain features and add-ons.
Once you have a clear and concise budget, you can move forward in building your app!