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In this age of the modern era, mobile app development is like an evaluation. Why can we not think of a day without a mobile phone now? Have you ever thought of it? Yes. It is because the mobile phone makes our life easier and comfortable. It’s become a part of our daily life. We wake up in the morning by hearing the alarm of the mobile. Before going to sleep, we make the following day note on mobile. Just think, how mobile is involved in your life. In every sector, mobile phones are trying to help us. How can a simple device become so powerful and needy? It is because of the applications in it. For doing any type of job, you have almost thousands of mobile apps available now. Two operating systems for mobile phones are Android and the Apple IOS. Only the google play store has 5 million apps of its own. The apple store has almost 1.72 million apps now. It is a matter of wonder that 1000-1500 apps are developed and added to app stores each day. 

Mobile app development cost is not too high today. To discuss the 5 trends that can help you reduce mobile app development costs, we must know about the reasons for influencing the cost of mobile phone development. They are given shortly below:

  • The team that develops the mobile app
  • Type of business model
  • Platforms of mobile app building
  • Functionality and design of the mobile app
  • Testing and features of the mobile app
  • Hosting and security of the mobile app
  • Hosting and security of the mobile app
  • UI or UX of the mobile app

Now, let us talk about 5 trends that can help you reduce mobile app development costs:

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  1. Outsourcing

The cost of building a mobile app depends on the area of the project, idea, complexity. Outsourcing resources can reduce the cost of developing the app significantly. You will not pay salaries, medical insurance, holidays and taxes for your in-house team of developers. The only thing you will pay it’s development of your project. The final price depends on the feature, platform, and area or places for which the app is created. Hiring some experienced, educated and skilled developers who will make the job according to the deadline and your needs and requirements will save your energy as well. Usually it’s better to have certified services that are provided by some outsourcing companies, it will give flexibility and control over the delivery and the budget. 

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  1. Cost platform development

Developing an app for android, IOS, or windows can be very costly. But you can reduce the entire cost by using cross-platform app development instead. Its most beneficial point is that cross-platform development is working with a highly reusable code. This app business logic can be used multiple times while written once. You can reuse it in various platforms like android, windows, etc. some of the examples of cross platforms are Xamarin, PhoneGap, Scenatouch, Appcelerator, etc. These cross platforms can save a lot of money.

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  1. Continous Testing

After publishing a mobile app, continuous testing is a must. Fixing bugs and making the app fluent for every user is essential for profit. If the user interface of the app is not user-friendly, then the developer needs to upgrade the app. The up-gradation of the app increases the total cost. So, regular testing is necessary to reduce the total cost of an app. In the time of competition, we must have to be up to date every time. But without regular checking, you cannot find the leggings and the improvements you need for your app.  

  1. Agile Project Management

Some excellent benefits like rapid development, budget control, and also project specification can be found by using Agile methodology in the mobile app. By using agile methodology, a big app development project can be subdivided into many different parts. Development projects can be divided into tasks, sub-tasks, and modules. These trim pieces are very easy to handle. The owner and developer of the app can easily maintain the apps when it turns into some minor details. This directly affects the quality of the product and in faster delivery. 

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  1. MVP Releases

The full meaning of MVP is a medium valuable product. It is a working prototype for mobile apps where all the features are collected in a place. The MVP is a platform for checking the app before releasing it for the customers. The MVP reduces the cost by giving us an opportunity to test the app. We can understand the leggings and improvements to be done from it. MVP itself is also significantly cheaper to develop. You can speak to our expert and know more how to start and develop MVP.

Final Thoughts for Mobile App Development

Here we discussed five trends that can help a developer reduce mobile app development costs. If you follow these steps, you can develop an app very quickly and perfectly. Mobile apps are the heart of mobiles. The demand for mobile apps will be higher day by day. 

The points help significantly reduce project costs. These points should be approached conscientiously. The point to consider is a focused, detailed analysis of business requirements. The lack of exact specification can lead to numerous project changes during the development stage, which arise due to inconsistencies between business needs and the work of the development team. Though if you work using Agile methodology it will help you during the all development phases to cut the unnecessary features and the whole cost of the project. For a medium-sized or large company, applying the combination of the ways mentioned here would significantly decrease the costs for app development. It should be also mentioned that  cross-platform development is one of the most efficient ways to save money. However, special attention should be paid to the product’s quality to be developed in this case, as it should be equally comfortable and secure to use for each of the platforms.