Category: Computer Software Development
Address: 44 Clarendon Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 1JJ
Landline: 01442 2...
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We are AppDrawn, a software development company based in London. We specialise in delivering bespoke software business systems, technology platforms, mobile apps and web apps.
"It was a fantastic experience and I look forward to collaborating on our next project." - Mike Cole, Imagine Property Group, Watford, Hertfordshire
How did we start?
We began as a technology consultancy in 1999 and have since grown to partner with organisations across a range of public and private industry sectors.
Our consulting experience, combined with our full-service staff team mean that we deliver projects with all aspects of design, technology and business needs to be considered. By default, we provide insights on user experience technologies, commercial viability, security risks and infrastructure.
How much does it cost to develop an app?
The first thing we always say to people is that you can pay whatever you like - you could pay £1 or you could pay £100,000 and anything in between. There will always be someone willing to do it for a given price.
In the current market there are plenty of options to consider when building an app, such as DIY app builder apps, freelance developers and agency app developers.
What we recommend...
A good recommendation is to thoroughly work out what you need in the app. It will be very difficult to get an accurate price without at least sketches of all of the screens you think the app could possibly contain.
Another guide is whether more complex software functionality is required. For example, does the app require any of the following:
- Camera access
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Push notifications
- Data synchronisation
- Offline functions
Who is your audience?
Also, do you wish to cover the iOS (iPhone) audience, the Android audience, or both?
The market share in the UK is approximately 50:50 between the two main platforms. Generally speaking, the majority of the code on both platforms will often be the same. However, a lot of the cost goes into tweaking and testing to ensure that the app works on a wide range of devices for each platform.
Whilst Android development is cheaper because it's less restricted, there are far more device scenarios to accommodate. There are fewer iOS devices that you need to accommodate but iOS has more complexity in its restrictions. Therefore, both platforms cost almost the same again to develop, in some senses. It's certainly not two for the price of one!
Partnering with a developer or a software development company
If you are looking to use a freelance developer or a software development company/agency it is important to research and find out more information about them, some of the facts include:
- Experience. How much experience do they have and more importantly, how much relevant experience, in particular?
- Skills. Do they specialise in what you are looking for (e.g. mobile apps)?
- Size of team. Is the company essentially a 'one man band' or is it a full-service team?
Apps do not just 'work forever' - they require regular updates as technology and design trends continually change. When partnering with a developer or a software development company, an important component to consider is the maintenance costs. Are you looking for a one-off build or looking to include the annual maintenance fee (and possible future development) included for a number of years?
Promoting and making money from your app
Marketing budget is another important factor if it's a startup or new product to market. To market to the audience size that's desired will, in most cases, cost many times more than the software development cost.
It would be easy to overlook the fact that a reliable business plan needs to be modeled to show how development and marketing costs would be recouped or turned to profit.
If you would like to discuss your app project more, please call 01442 211999 for a free consultation.
Testimonials are curated by AppDrawn Software Development and are not independently reviewed or verified.
"Bang on schedule, bang on budget for a 6 month website project for my company during which every interaction was professional, intelligent and well considered. Massive recommendation from me for anyone with web/app projects no matter what field you are in. They were totally new to my property world and just came with a fresh and original perspective."
Mike Cole - imagine Property Group, Watford - MD on 11 December 2018
"We have a good working relationship with AppDrawn and have referred them to our clients and the work delivered by them is of the highest standard. They saved one of our clients a large amount of time and money working with them to develop a streamlined system. We have no hesitation in recommending AppDrawn."
Collin van der Nest on 11 December 2018
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