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What type of app are you building?

Apple iOS is a better choice to reach to a more engaged user base. Android has a broader reach, however, particularly in emerging markets, like Asia and Africa.

What is the desired level of quality for your app?

Note: Typical agency prices used to estimate the cost of your app.




What features would you like your app to have?

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How do people login?

An email login is generally best to start with unless your app will have tight integration with services like Facebook or Twitter, in which case social login is better.

What information would you like to know about your users?

These are the data points you want to keep track of you users to better engage them.

How would you like to engage your users?

These features allow you to communicate with your users or to facilitate user to user communication.

What device features will your app need to integrate with?

These are sensors on the device you can integrate with.

Will your app need to Integrate with other systems?

Connecting your app to your backend system or other third party systems.

Will your app generate revenue?

Charging users for your app upfront is cheaper than building in-app purchases, but in-app purchase can produce higher returns if/when you have an engaged user base.

Option 1: Host and develop your app with BuildFire

When you build your app with BuildFire, all of the infrastructure is taken care of for you and your app can easily scale to millions of users. You also don’t need to worry about any ongoing maintenance or support costs because it’s all included in your subscription!

Option 2: Host and maintain all your own infrastructure

When you build your app without an app development platform like BuildFire, you are required to host and maintain all of your own infrastructure to keep your app running. Unless your app is completely static, you will need a backend. We’ve broken down the most common components every app will need for their backend.

What kind of maintenance do you need on an ongoing basis?

With constant changes to iOS and Android you will need to make sure your app stays up to date and compatible. Industry averages to maintain an application are around 20-40% of the upfront cost each year.

What support will you need on an ongoing basis?

Chances are you’re not the one building and maintaining your app. You’re going to have an engineering team or freelancer maintaining your app. These are typically the support options available.

Setup & Design Packages

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Disclaimer: This is a tool to estimate app cost if you were to develop your app with an outside agency. Typically BuildFire prices are a fraction of the cost of an outside agency because our app development platform significantly reduces the amount of time and effort to build an app.

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