The concept of cross-platform mobile app development isn’t new.
But the popularity it has gained in recent years is more than anything when it comes to mobile app development.
But the question here is to ask “what makes it that popular?”.
Mobile app development is becoming more and more expensive.
With the increasing demand for mobile apps from the business side developers have increased their per-hour rate.
Among the increasing rates, the only chance left for businesses to get their business on the app under a pocket-friendly budget is to develop an app through cross-platform frameworks.
What is Cross-Platform Mobile App Development?
In simple words, cross-platform allows developers to develop an app for multiple operating systems from a single code base.
That means developers don’t have to code the app again and again.
By using cross-platform frameworks, developers can develop the app for different operating systems.
From the business point of view, businesses can reach a huge target market (both android and iOS) by developing a cross-platform app.
Read Our Complete Blog Here: Benefits of Cross-Platform Mobile App Development
One thing is clear, cross-platform is for business that wants to target an audience of multiple operating systems while being on a budget.
4 Factors Affecting Cross-Platform Mobile App Development Cost
App Design Requirements
Believe it or not, your app design (interface) is everything. If done right it not just engages new users but helps to build a solid customer fan base.
Or if it goes wrong, then no user will attract to your app. In short, they will hate your app.
Consequently, it is crucial to design a user experience that will make your app enjoyable and simple.
When building a cross-platform mobile app it’s very important to pay attention when designing the UI/UX of your app.
Since your app isn’t native. It’s very important that you hire a reputed app development company that knows how to make your app native while being on a cross-platform.
Number Of Operating Systems
The platform or operating system you select is the most significant and direct aspect that affects the price of a cross-platform mobile app.
“iOS and Android” are the two most well-known and extensively utilized operating systems.
There is a greater likelihood that you will select one of these two platforms to create a mobile application if you go with native app option.
But what about if you build mobile app for multiple operating systems by paying a price of one?
A mobile app is created using a single code base when built via cross-platform frameworks. As a result, it will take less time and effort from developers.
A cross-platform app typically costs between $20,000 and $30,000 at launch, whereas a native app may cost up to 1.5 times as much.
Another factor that affects the cost of cross-platform mobile app development is the developer’s rate.
Remember the developer rates varies from location to location on the basis of the standard of living.
For example, first-world countries like the USA and Canada have the highest app developers per hour rate. The income in these countries is the highest. Therefore if you choose a developer from there get ready to pay a high development fee.
On the other hand, third world countries like India and other sound Asian countries have the lowest developers rate. As these countries have the lowest income compared to other countries in the world. Thus, you can get a mobile app developed under the budget if you choose these regions.
Below we’ve mentioned some regions and per-hour rates.
US and Canada: $100-$120
Eastern Europe: $50-$60
Western Europe: $70-$90
Read Our Complete Blog Here: What Is The Cost Of Mobile App Development By Region?
Complexity of the App
The level of convenience and satisfaction you want to offer to your customer is based on the functionality of the app.
A little hard to understand? Let’s keep it simple.
The cost of a cross-platform mobile app is based on the number and complexity of features, functionality, and integrations you want to integrate into your app.
The more complex features you ask your app developer to add to your app rises the development cost.