How Much Does It Cost To Build a Web Application?
A well executed web application can be business altering. It is integral to streamlining business processes, improving efficiency, and ultimately – makes a team’s life a whole lot easier.
When it comes to project costs, web development companies are often hesitant to make promises. Clients unfamiliar with the world of software development are confused. we’ve seen this conversation several times.
“We’re just looking for an app that will help streamline our business processes – can you give us a project cost estimate?”
Client’s are often surprised that a company like G-Byte Techno, that has provided software product development services for more than 10 years doesn’t have a cut and dry response to “the cost question”.
Does the client fully understand their product, the market, and what needs to be accomplished?
- Our answer is NO, If a significant amount of time will be spent at the drawing board defining and focusing the app’s goals and objectives; cost will be affected!
- It’s much easier to create a web app for one type of user than it is to create an application where multiple types of users – manager, employee, customer – all are interlinked to one another.
- We understand that work needs to be completed safely and swiftly – however the maintenance company probably is having a hard time contracting from their pool of workers/flaggers, getting them to the right location, and coordinating safety checks while on location.
- When you have one application with very distinct user roles, considering each role and optimizing to meet the needs of the specific user is vital for successful product adoption.
Define UI/UX Design Complexity
The “number of roles” variable, UX/UI design complexity is affected by each increasing user role. When creating a user centered product, quality user experience design is vital to product adoption and user retention.
How many outside integrations – to databases or other services – need to be considered?
Oftentimes, the scale and number of integrations influences the cost. If an application can stand up on its own without influence from the outside world it would be considered low on the complexity/cost scale. However an application like our method of execution example, that needs to integrate with HR databases and connect with client sites and their data, would be high on the complexity/cost scale.