Why Are Web Apps So Expensive?
Before you purchase anything, it makes sense for you to want to know the price (unless you’re Jeff Bezos). For something as important as your business, you should be taking 100% caution when making expenses for services, especially as something as costly as web applications.
With that being said, why the hell is it so expensive?
Three Reasons Why Web App Dev Becomes Expensive
- Purpose and Functionality
Before any developer begins on work, there’s the basic groundwork that they need to settle. How can they develop an app when they don’t know what you want?
A simple checklist can help give the developer an idea of what you have in mind:
- What website do you want?
- Do you need a mobile version?
- What are the elements necessary inside the website?
- What’s the deadline? (You can’t rush quality work!)
- User Interface
The user interface of the website can easily be referred to as the most important part of the website. The issue with this is that it can also come at a hefty price. Free interface templates are available online but resorting to this means that you won’t stand out against your competitors.
Let’s say you do decide to commit to a unique user interface, what does this mean for your wallet? Well, the pricing will start to vary depending on how complex the interface is and how many features it has. Aim to have features that are essential to the website, and filter out the unnecessary elements you don’t need.
What industry are you in? Unbeknownst to many, this actually matters a lot to the web designer. What is your business about? Do you sell clothes, or manufacture machinery or sell medicine?
Specialised industries actually require a lot more work than something such as retail. Online web stores for clothes have tons of readily available templates, but the more niche your industry, the more likely you have to resort to a custom made website, and that means more money.
So, how do I make it cheaper?
Well, it’s normal to exceed budget after the entire development process. Many modifications and changes will be made as it’s almost impossible to design a website perfectly in the first draft.
Our advice would be to identify what are the unnecessary elements, and the features you don’t need and cut them out entirely from the website. Search if there are alternative methods the developer can use that are cheaper in price (e.g. cheaper versions of specific functions). This way, it can save costs and save the developer’s effort.
Last but not least, there is the money savvy route of finding a developer whose services are cheaper. Contact us through our social media handles or our website and we can start making things easier for you
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