How Much Does It Cost To Make a Complex Mobile App?

When it comes to developing a mobile app the first question that the development team or developer usually ask is “What kind of application do you want to develop?”

Basically, there’re three types of mobile apps 1) basic 2) medium 3) complex.

The basic apps are limited to only 1 platform and also consist of an elementary level of features, premade template. Developing a basic app takes 2-3 months. Also the cost you have to pay is at not more than $10,000-$20,000.

The second applications are medium-level application. It’s relatively much more advance than the basic app, and also consists of advanced level of features. It supports only 1 platform. The price that application development charges for medium level apps range from $30,000-$60,000.

The last is the complex or advanced-level mobile application. It‘s the most complicated and time-consuming mobile app that integrates ultra-edge features and functions. The cost to develop a high-level app starts from $80,000; depending on the complexity, it can be as much as $300,000.

Today in this article we’ll talk about what actually is complex apps. What are the functions and features that make it back-breaking to develop and how long does it take to complete such an application?

So without further ado let’s get started.

High-Level Mobile Apps Features

below we’ve mentioned 4 features that make a complex mobile app.

Augmented Reality

One of the most innovative and cutting-edge technologies that allow customers to have real-life experience of the product. 

When you integrate this feature into your app you enhance and boost the possibility of customers purchasing the product.

The augmented reality (AR) function goes beyond the limits of reality and offers something interesting and very engaging.

To incorporate this feature into your mobile application get ready to see a rise in the development bill. Generally, it takes 160 hours to add this feature and per hour cost is $120-$150.

Messaging and Live Chat

To increase user engagement and boost the application purchasing rate it’s important that you add In-app messaging, chats, and commenting section. 

When your customers have an issue while using your app you provide immediate assistance and help so the issue can be resolved right at the moment and the customer may continue with the shopping.

Live chat feature fall under complex features and it takes around 100 hours to integrate it into your app. The per-hour cost is 1$100-$120.

 Activity Feed

This feature isn’t a must have for every mobile app but if you’re looking to build a social media network, gaming apps, or travel solutions you can drive the experience to the next level by integrating an activity feed.

By adding this feature to your app you allow users to share news and insights and post comments and updates. 

This feature is considerably very less demanding than other features mentioned above. The time it consumes to integrate into your app is 50 to 60 hours. The per hour rate is $60-$80.

Audio and Video Processing

After covid, lots of people love to stay home and do things like office work, education, and online health. 

Integrating live video features into your application when building an educational or telehealth has become indispensable. 

Teachers and students can join a classroom from their homes via a video chat application. 

Not just with educational apps, but if you’re looking to build telehealth apps this feature must be integrated. As it helps in patient-doctor communication and conducting online appointments.

The time it takes to integrate the Audio and Video Processing feature into your app is usually 50-60 hours. The per hour to integrate Audio and Video Processing features is $60-$80.

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How Long Does it Take To Create Complex Mobile Apps?

Complex applications can further be divided into 3 sections.

Lower complex application

The application that falls under lower complex application categories has features like Social Media Integration, In-App Purchases, Better Security, and Payment Portals. The time it takes to develop is 3+ months. The cost to develop a Lower complex application is $40,000-$50,000.

Medium-level complex application

Medium-level complex applications consist of features like Geo-location, Location Tracking, Better Security, Messaging, and Video Chats. The time it takes to develop is 6+ months. The cost to develop a medium-level complex application is $60,000-$90,000

Higher-level complex application

The most advance and ultra-edge application that consist of features like  Augmented Reality, Data synchronization with more than two devices, Native features, and Online streaming, the turnaround time is 9+ months. The cost to develop high-level applications is $90,000-$300,000.

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