Application development isn’t a costly affair. But who hates optimizing the process and saving a little bit of money?
There are mistakes which many first timers commit, like not having a proper team or outsourcing to a company which fails to deliver or perhaps not having a proper blueprint of what they intent to achieve with the app. However, there are more tips to reduce cost to up to 50%: Choose hybrid model over Native:
Hybrid applications tend to take much lesser time to develop than native apps. If you hiring people on work hour basis, the hybrid apps can save you some good amount of money by crunching the amount of time required.
Go for ready-made solution: You can cut down app development costs by using open source cross-platform development frameworks and modules. What you need is probably already done by someone else; you just need to use them in your code. For example, if you wish to add “chat” feature in your app, opt for Facebook API.
Go for iterative solution: save extras for the future. Treat your app development like an iterative solution rather than one-time wonder. Develop a prototype first with basic features; sort out any issues related to those features and save “flowery” features for later. The perks of the Iterative method, it makes the process much faster; cut down extra costs and improve the overall quality of the app. Developers often make a common mistake by trying to build an app without prioritizing and ultimately wasting resources on features that hardly ever going to be used. In a lot of cases audiences even don’t want those features in first place. But with the iterative approach, you can make core features perfect with minimal resources and add optional features later on after studying your audience’s actual preferences. It is a win-win situation for both parties; your end product will cost you much lesser and the audience will relish it.
Outsource your development: App development outsourcing is a matter of debate. Some embrace it with open arms, some are just skeptical. However, as we have discussed here, outsourcing is an effective cost and time-saving strategy. It relieves you from setting up infrastructure and spending thousands for hiring professionals on a long-term basis. Short term commitment is another advantage of outsourcing. You can hire a skilled professional for a short period of time at a fraction of the annual salary of an expert of his/her caliber. Moreover, the qualities of work for the good freelance developers are impressive. If you can communicate your expectation clearly; outsource development quality will be as good as in-house development.