The world is going mobile and mobile app development is becoming more popular than ever. If you are thinking about creating your own app and hiring mobile app developers, check out these questions and answers. They come up every now and again, so we thought we’d answer them in this blog post.
What’s the difference between native and Web-based apps?
Basically, an app made for a device is called a native app because it’s native to that particular device. For example, a native iPhone app will be built for the iPhone. Native apps need to be downloaded and installed on your device to work. As opposed to that, Web-based apps are essentially websites that were built to work on a mobile device in a special way. A Web-based app doesn’t have to be installed. So, this is how these two are different.
Should I develop for iOS or Android?
Well, this is totally up to you. Personally, we like iOS best (you can read why in this post). But really, it depends on what you are looking for in an app, your prospective audience, and your tech preferences. One work of advice, though. If you want to make money from your apps, then statistics prove that iOS apps tend to be more profitable.
How much does it cost to develop a mobile app?
Just like with anything else, it depends. A simple app will cost a lot less than a complicated 3D iOS game. You can check this article for rough guidelines. The best way to find out development cost is to contact mobile app developers and ask them for a quote. You can then sit down with the team and go over your app idea to get a detailed estimate.
Should I charge for my app?
In most cases, making your app a paid one is not a great idea. Even if the price is as low as 99p, people will be put off by it. Consider making the app a free download and add in-app purchases to it. In-app purchases tend to do really well because users like having the option to check your app out before they are asked to pay for anything.
Do you have mobile app development questions? Feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to answer them!