App Development Costs: How much does it cost to build an app?

Building an app is often considered an expensive venture, but at Yobi Code, we’re rewriting the rules to make it accessible for South African Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

In this guide, we’ll explore the key factors influencing app development costs and show you how partnering with Yobi Code can save you up to 90% on development expenses.

App Development Cost Overview

Before diving into the details, let’s address the most common question: how much does it cost to develop an app?

Developing a quality app in South Africa can range from R700k to R4.3 million. At least that’s when using traditional methods, but we have a few tricks up our sleeve.

For Yobi Code, a simple MVP app can cost between R50k and R100k, while a more complex build might go up to R750k. These cost estimates are unparalleled in the South African and international development landscape.

Don’t mistake our affordability for being cheap… we produce world-class quality apps, only faster and more efficient.

We could consider the crucial factors that impact costs, like the development process and development timelines, but let’s break the costs down…

Breaking Down the Costs

Yobi Code follows a simple app development process that ensures the success of your project. Here’s a breakdown of the cost components:

  • The Yobi Code Development Platform:
    Our unique blend of Low Code and High Code environments sets us apart. This accelerates development timelines and significantly reduces costs.
  • In-depth Scoping, Wireframing and Architecture:
    We ensure a thorough understanding of your product goals and needs. This involves creating wireframes and developing a scalable architecture for future growth.
  • User-Focused Development:
    We bring in consistent user feedback throughout the development process, aiming to create the best user experience possible.
  • Custom Software Development:
    We believe in smart solutions, leveraging existing systems while also crafting unique software when needed.
  • Quality Assurance Best-Practices:
    We follow strict quality assurance processes, including pull requests, team reviews, and rigorous testing in different environments.
  • User Acceptance Testing (UAT):
    To ensure stability before a public release, we conduct User Acceptance Testing and make final refinements.
  • Delivery, Hosting and Support:
    We meticulously prepare the app for deployment, set up hosting, and offer continuous support and maintenance.
Costs by Project Size

While every project is unique, we can provide rough cost estimates based on the complexity, size and estimated time to completion:

Yobi Code Average App Costs
App Development Cost Variables

We leverage key variables to your advantage:

Abraham Lincoln wisely said; “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax”. We’ve spent the last 4 years sharpening our technology, The Yobi Code Development Platform, chopping costs and development timelines for our clients.

Time and materials significantly affect costs. Faster development can be achieved through low-code development and agile teams.

The type and number of features required categorize app complexity. We guide you through the various levels of complexity and create a scaling roadmap to suit your needs and budget.

Our Guarantees:

1. Complex made Simple – The process won’t be difficult or confusing.

2. Custom-made Affordable – The costs will be the most affordable option that can scale.

3. Apps made for You – The app will meet your needs.

Contact us today and find out how Yobi Code can assist in building your company a future-proof app!

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