When it comes to building a mobile app for your business, which apps can you look to, on both iPhone and Android, as the current “gold standard”? Furthermore, with the countless amount of apps on the market today, how do you know that the most popular consumer apps are necessarily the best examples for your company size, aim, and industry?
One of the most fundamental decisions you will make in the process of creating your company’s unique mobile app is whether it will be a native app or hybrid app. How do you and your developer decide whether native app development or hybrid app development is superior? Which is better for your business, and ultimately, your app users?
Are you eager to build a hybrid, native, or enterprise mobile app for your company, but you’re worried about potential hidden costs? If you read our blog on mobile app budgets and now know what a mobile app may cost you – you may also be wondering if you need to pad that budget for surprises.
To assist you in your consideration, we’ve highlighted five potential hidden costs of mobile app development – that is, costs that may come up down the road, or those that you hadn’t thought of before you started thinking seriously about hiring a developer to build your mobile app.
This year was truly one of cybersecurity headlines – and with those headlines, a newfound sense of widespread anxiety over whether we are secure on our laptops, tablets and smartphones. From the massive security breach of insured patient accounts at health insurance company Anthem, to the rather dramatic celebrity email reveal at Sony Pictures, if 2015 was an accurate indicator of how poorly companies and consumers are handling cybersecurity, we need to get serious in 2016.
Mobile apps were one of the hottest technology trends in 2015, and they will only continue to rise in popularity next year – for business, health, fun, education, and everything in between.
As mobile app developers, we are more than excited to see how the global mobile app economy will grow in 2016. Here are some of our expectations of the biggest trends in the new year.
So how much does it really cost to develop and purchase a good mobile app? Costs obviously vary, depending on the agency or shop hired, and whether the app is standalone or more complex (an app that requires a back-end server or integrated APIs can change cost by a wide margin). Many app developers recommend a rule of thumb so you don’t experience sticker shock – if you don’t have more than $10,000 to budget, you may want to reconsider your plan of developing a mobile app for your company.