In our latest blog post, we wrote about the vast majority of tools available run either on iOS or Android. This number is as high as 99%, of which almost 75% of users choose Android devices. Many project initiators decide to first create applications for iOS. You can find out why from our last entry. 

In this article, you will find out: 

  • Why it is worth to have an Android app,
  • How much does it cost to develop an app for Android 
  • What makes up the price 
  • And how does the process of creating one look like.

Why Android application?

Almost three-quarters of all mobile devices work with Android.  Many industry specialists indicate full freedom to adjust hardware configuration as a significant advantage. This is the main reason why users choose devices with this system. Android can handle the most current applications and systems produced by the largest companies on the market and smaller ones.

Android is compatible with most applications and systems released by both large and small companies.

iOS users are used to intuitive solutions designed for iOS and have problems switching to Android. However,  Apple’s market share is much smaller. iOS users say that to use applications designed for Android they would have to learn from scratch. However, Android considered is fast and easy to use. Modern Android smartphones are ideal for people who can’t afford much more expensive Apple devices and want to use all the latest systems and applications. Android apps are also perfect for technically advanced users dreaming of full control over their mobile devices’ configuration.

What should be taken into account when pricing an Android app?

An application’s cost depends on many factors, which are mainly influenced by the creators’ expectations towards the project itself –  functionalities and features of the project and their implementation. They will have a significant impact on the final cost. Functionalities that increase the price of your Android application include features such as push notifications, geolocation, in-app purchases, streaming, user login, offline mode, and media content (like emojis), Google Maps integration, and instant messaging. Therefore, you should create a list of features and functionalities before you start working with a team.

Having such a list will make a conversation with a Software House easy. Both in terms of whether the team will undertake your project and how much it will cost. Consider which of the functionalities are “must-have” and which of them would you categorize as “nice to have”. Each of the functionalities will impact the final bill.

The Android application development team

The application’s final cost will be influenced by the functionalities which will directly affect the team roster their experience and the number of team members. A basic team structure looks like this: Software Developers and Business Analysts, UI and UX designers, and QA (quality assurance) team. The team also includes a project manager who plans the team’s work and acts as a link between the team and the client. A Backend Developer will join the team if you need an API. The more team members the higher the final price.

The size of the team needed to develop an Android app properly will increase the final development cost. By engaging a larger team, you can be sure that the project will be finished on time.  A smaller team may not be able to meet the deadline.

What makes up the cost of an Android app?

At Applover, we approach each project individually. During the development process, we base all our actions on a structured path. For Android apps, each cooperation begins with a “brief.” The brief is a document in which we ask questions addressed to the customer. Answering them allows us to get to know the idea and the expectations towards it. This document enables our team to create an initial, noncommittal valuation. The next step in the Android app development process is to conduct two series of workshops. The designers, developers, project managers, and the project’s originators take part in these workshops. This is where we confront the requirements with the technological possibilities together with the client’s team. Thanks to workshops, we are ready to suggest specific solutions and justify the choices for the Android application. You can out more about our design process in the Process Book here.

In our approach, the clients are also involved in the design process. This is very important because the application must meet their requirements, ideas, and business goals. Designers and developers need to have all information related to the project. Our process makes it possible to achieve this.

Android app development cost

Applover’s main office is located in Wroclaw, a city in Central and Eastern Europe. We are a group of almost 60 experienced Developers and Designers. Thanks to our location and the relatively low cost of living, the price of cooperation with Applover’s developers ranges from 40 to 80 Euros per hour. All in all, the final cost of the Android application development depends on the requirements and level of advancement of the project. On average, the final cost of Android development ranges from 30.000 to 35.000 Euros.

Whats-the-cost-to-developan-Android-mobile-appWe choose a team that has experience in similar projects when assigning Developers and Designers to a project. Thanks to Bench, (Applover’s tool) – we know our programmers’ interests and predispositions perfectly. This allows us to select a team so that it will be fully motivated during the entire project.

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Android mobile app development at Applover

Every project we take in is special. Therefore, we uniquely approach each of them. Our goal is to deliver a product of the highest quality, which will meet the client’s expectations. That is why we suggest a proven and effective workshop process that allows a professional approach to deliver a project.