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Mobile App Development Cost in Dubai
12 Jan 2020

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Mobile App Development Cost in Dubai

Mobile applications have proved to be an important asset in any firm as it has become a very productive tool in increasing the business in terms of marketing, usability, and efficiency.

Technically, Mobile Apps are of three types :

1) Native Applications

2) Progressive Web Applications

3) Hybrid Applications

Mobile app Low ComplexityNative Applications 

In the Smartphone world, there are two players - Android and IOS, Android is the open-source operating system developed by Google and IOS is the operating system developed by Apple. Almost all the applications in the world are powered by these two. Even Though Android and IOS are rich in features and functionalities, their backend is completely different. These are developed in either Swift/Objective — C for iOS Apps or Java when developing an app for Android. Native Mobile App means, you get an app that is responsive to the Google operating system and uses, interacts with the in-built device features like Camera, Proximity sensors, GPS, etc. The ultimate reason to choose Native app is, it makes sure that the public you are targeting gets an app that has a very low learning curve and offers them an experience that is highly instinctive.

Basically, we divide Native Apps into three types based on its development complexity and project requirements :

1) Tier 1 (Low Complexity) :

These are the kinds of applications that are easy to develop and need less hardware requirements and optimizations. These are mostly informational applications, booking applications, e-book reader, etc. These applications are normally a part of another, bigger application/website. These kinds of Tier 1 Applications can be developed in approximately 4 weeks and generally costs around AED 25,000 to AED 35,000, the time frame and cost will vary according to the client's exact requirements.

 Mobile app-Low Complexity 1

Mobile app-Low Complexity 2

2) Tier 2 (Medium Complexity) :

These are the kinds of applications which doesn't need much hardware requirements but are programmatically complex and contain so many variables that are dependent on each other, these applications may also require payment gateway integrations, subscriptions, User Modules, etc . These are mostly Service booking Applications, Fitness Tracking Apps, etc. These kinds of Tier 2 Applications can be developed in approximately 6 weeks to 8 weeks and generally costs around AED 35,000 to AED 50,000, the time frame and cost will vary according to the client's exact requirements.

 Mobile app-Medium Complexity

Mobile app-Medium Complexity 1

MobileApp Medium Complexity

3) Tier 3 (High Complexity) :

These are the kinds of applications that require extensive use of Hardware and also programmatically very complex. Hardware requirements include tracking location whenever you turn on the app, camera use, audio, sensors, etc. These applications require extensive Research and Development and require proper algorithm and logical planning for many variables. Tier 3 Applications include Taxi booking application - which has 2 applications - one for the driver and one for the customer, Food Delivery Application, Parcel or Courier delivery applications, etc. These kinds of complex Tier 3 Applications can be developed in approximately 8 weeks to 12 weeks and generally costs around AED 50,000 to AED 80,000, the time frame and cost will vary according to the client's exact requirements.

Mobile app-High Complexity

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Hybrid Applications

We all know that websites are made up of 3 parts, HTML CSS and Javascript, if this is done then there is an amazing way to make an application out of it with a very minimal learning curve required. We can convert the existing responsive websites to apps using a tool called Cordova, by Apache. It was formerly known as PhoneGap, Cordova is a mobile app development framework that integrates the HTML5 code inside a native WebView on the device. Cordova acts as an outer layer wrap around HTML/JavaScript code and provides a bridge to access device hardware, allowing to easily write one set of code to target nearly many devices. There is also a framework called Ionic which is based on web components and has styled elements based on the design guidelines for iOS and Material Design for Android. One awesome thing about this framework is that you can write your app with one codebase but while building for a specific platform, it chooses the matching elements on its own. For Hybrid Applications, considering the fact that it is less complex, we take approximately 8 weeks to develop and will cost around AED 20,000 to AED 40,000, the time frame and cost will vary according to the client's exact requirements.

 

Progressive Web Applications

Progressive web applications are a type of application that is deployed and delivered through the web, built using the very popular techs which include markup language like HTML, styling using CSS and interactive elements and real-time activity using JavaScript. They are programmed to work on any platform that uses any standard web browser. Unlike the normal Native applications, these PWAs are a mixture of normal website pages and Mobile apps, and the word progressive is pitched because it states that PWAs are always up to date and will always have new features, but they behave just like any other applications. So in short if the requirement is to convert a website to an application or to develop a very minimal application with minimal features, PWA is the best platform as it requires very less time of development and will be cheaper than other platforms! For Progressive Web Applications, considering the fact that it is simple and less complex, we take approximately 4 weeks to 6 weeks to develop and will cost around AED 20,000 to AED 30,000, the time frame and cost will vary according to the client's exact requirements.

 A Final Estimate of Mobile App Development Cost:

Now that you are aware of the factors that are taken into consideration when determining the cost of mobile app development, here is a rough estimate of the costs associated with each of the mobile app type as discussed above.

For Native app development platform, the apps are distinguished among 3 tiers and the price varies from AED 25,000 to AED 80,000. For Hybrid app development platform, the price varies from AED 20,000 to AED 40,000 and For Progressive app development platform, the price varies from AED 20,000 to AED 30,000.

And we also see that

1) We can Choose the Native application development platform if the performance is the ultimate target and if it is essential to use the device’s hardware peripherals.

2) We can Choose the Hybrid application development platform if the time is limited and if code reusability is important.

3) We can Choose the Progressive Web Application development platform if the requirement is a website and a similar feature in a mobile app and if it has less hardware usage and if the time is limited.

 

Why Royex Technologies?

Royex Technologies, a leading website and mobile app development company in Dubai, We have experience in developing over 300 projects for our clients in the GCC which includes several Mobile Apps, Websites and other Solutions. So we have the expertise perfect for your requirements. We have mentioned our development cost for each platform, which of course depends on the complexity of the application and timeline available. If interested, feel free to call us at +971566027916 or mail us at info@royex.net and we can send you a proposal based on your idea.

About the Author

Reza Rouf

Reza is the Project Manager at Royex Technologies. Formerly worked as a Software Developer, specialized in .NET and PHP Languages. In his free time, he researches about new technologies and products. Movies, TV Shows and Football are his hobbies.

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