5 Ways You Can Plan Affordable Android App Developmentby Siya Carla Sr. Web & Graphic Designer , Blogger
As per leading internet research firm Statista, the total number of apps on Google Play this May was 2.8mn followed by 2.2mn on App Store which has 2.2 million apps. The numbers are humongous and reflect quite a few factors, such as:
- Demand of Android apps is on an all-time high
- The competition is formidable
- Prospects are lucrative but creating a money-making app needs robust strategy
- App development and maintenance needs, but not all apps are able to make money
- ROI on app development needs good planning and development
Companies irrespective of their size and age, all are venturing today into the vast mobile app development business. But then, startups and SMBs are mostly concerned regarding the massive expense they might have to incur with their restricted financial resources.
The Android app development process is not just expensive but time-consuming, as well. To counter strike these issues, here are the top 5 ways you can reduce the cost of Android app development for your next project:
1. Iterative procedure
Conventional processes mainly revolve around enhancing all special functionalities designed, measuring of the speed and performance of your development.
Although a few features may actually be insignificant if your app somehow get removed during its trial period itself, you would then finally end up wasting resources on executing and implementing such functionality.
Such processes tend to divide the development period into numerous short phases for a workable bunch of features. Every bunch will be designed, developed and tested during iterative series termed as 'Sprints.'
Consider coming up with the main framework of your Android app, and put the development of the rest of the add-on features reserve for a later stage.
MVP, also known as Minimum Viable Product, is a widespread concept that works together with a flexible methodology.
MVP needs you to launch an app with fundamental performance capabilities. You can consider including hybrid, advanced features once you've carefully studied the demand and outlook of your app and drawn a forecast of returns.
Such strategies not just save money but also provide protection from potential technical drawbacks.
Developing an Android app framework right from scratch can get quite pricey. However, you can implement pre-built frameworks and easily do modifications in it depending upon your individual requirements.
Numerous third-party agencies offer solutions in this domain and deliver it for an attractive price.
For example, rather than wasting time on the development of your own push notification module, you can use a stable and tested third-party plugin for Android. Moreover, you can use helpful third-party backend services such as user data processing, user authentication, etc. with Google Cloud Platform.
Pick your Android development ally very attentively and communicate with the partner often. In general, projects are outsourced to Android App Development Companies that charge an hourly rate, however, by negotiation, you can easily make them settle on taking your project at an agreed fixed cost.
If getting the work done on an hourly basis, you must look to be more attentive and always keep a close eye on the development deadline. Make sure that the Android app development agency has a good workforce with all the required qualifications and certifications.
Use of high-end animations, graphics and user interface tends to accentuate the cost of Android app development as compared to keeping regular features.
Though each Android development is different, there are several components, such as GPS, buttons, etc. that are very similar. The Android Store has set well-defined guidelines for getting the UI/UX of your mobile app certified. Due to this, it is highly important to utilize universal as well as regular elements anywhere feasible and do modifications only if needed.
When approaching an android app development company, make sure you put forward your requirements clearly and more importantly, do proper prior research to build a constructive, revised and effective mobile app development marketing strategy for the Play Store.
Created on Mar 21st 2018 10:06. Viewed 309 times.