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Frequently Asked Questions

+ How much does it cost to build an app?

How long is a piece of string? The cost of developing a mobile application is dependent on the complexity of the project, number of features and the number of platforms/devices it is built for. Costs can run anywhere from $5k upwards, depending on where and who is developing it.

For a quick estimate on how much your idea may cost try our handy app cost calculator.

+ How long does app development take?

Development can take anywhere between 2-6 months depending on size and complexity. We develop in 2 week sprints so you get a new version to play around with and give feedback.

For a better idea on the process of how we develop apps head over to the how we work page.

+ What kind of apps do you make?

We can bring any idea to life! We specialise in mobile apps for startups and enterprise solutions. However, our developers extensive skillset also means we can create any idea you conjure up. We even do VR and AR!

+ Will you build my app for free in return for equity?

While we do consider a discount in return for equity under special circumstances, it can not be guaranteed. If you have an innovative idea and would like to discuss drop us a line.

+ Which platforms should I launch on, iPhone, Android or both?

The devices most suitable for your app is entirely dependant on its nature, intended user base and your objectives. iOS and Android markets are both willing to spend different amounts.

In 2016 the Google Play Store had twice as many apps downloads, however, the Apple Store generated 90% more revenue. So how does that work out? It’s as simple as iOS users being more willing to spend their hard-earned cash on apps than Android users. We suggest you conduct some market research into who will use your app - or you could pop into one of our offices for a free consultation so we can provide you with more assistance.

+ Should I develop natively or cross-platform?

iPhone and Android run on different operating systems and therefore, must be natively coded and even designed differently. Through either native or cross-platform development, an app can be designed and coded for both platforms to match your needs and budget.

Native development works by building an app best suited to the desired mobile platform, right from square one. The application is coded using a purposefully chosen language targeted at the particular mobiles operating system and its functionality.

Cross-platform development takes a ‘write once run anywhere’ approach. This allows developers to build the app for different operating systems on one software, effectively lowering development costs. As a result, the apps code can be shared and adapted to the devices operating system when it otherwise would have been incompatible.

However, there are pro’s and con’s of both approaches to development. Here’s a more in-depth look at native vs cross platform development.
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Apps People has years of experience with iPhone & iPad (iOS) and Android development. Since 2010 in fact!