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How Much Does It Cost To Develop A Mobile App In Qatar?
17 May 2021

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How Much Does It Cost To Develop A Mobile App In Qatar?

Mobile apps have proven to be a valuable resource in every sector since they have proven to be a very effective tool for promotion, usability, and performance. There are three types of mobile apps primarily; Native, Hybrid, and Progressive Web Apps.

Each of these app types has different development complexity and project requirements.

Hence, the cost of developing a mobile app greatly depends on the type of mobile app you want to develop. This article will explain each of the app types and the cost associated with its development. 

 

Native Mobile Application

Native Mobile Application

There are two main types of native apps - Android and iOS. IOS is Apple's open-source operating system, while Android is Google's open-source operating system. Almost all of the world's apps are motivated by these two. While Android and iOS have many features and functions in common, their backends are somewhat different. 

These are developed in Swift/Objective-C for iOS apps or Java for Android apps. You get a native mobile app if it responds to the Google operating framework and utilizes and interfaces with in-built application features like the camera, proximity sensors, GPS, and so on. The most compelling argument for choosing a native app is that it ensures that the audience you're approaching receives an app with a relatively low learning curve and a highly intuitive experience.

Native Apps are divided into three categories depending on their development complexity and requirements of the project:

 

Low complexity Apps (Tier 1)

Low complexity Apps

These are the types of applications that are simple to create and need minimal hardware and optimization. There are mainly informational apps, booking apps, e-book readers, and so on. Typically, these applications are part of a larger program or website. These Tier 1 Applications can be developed in around four weeks and cost from QAR 25,000 to QAR 35,000, depending on the client's exact specifications.

 

Medium complexity Apps (Tier 2)

These are the types of applications that don't need a lot of hardware but are programmatically complicated and include many interdependent variables. They can often require payment portal integrations, subscriptions, User Modules, and other features. These are mainly Service Booking Apps, Fitness Tracking Apps, and other similar apps. Tier 2 applications will be produced in 6 to 8 weeks and cost from QAR 35,000 to QAR 50,000; however, the time and cost would differ depending on the client's specific specifications.

 

High complexity Apps (Tier 3)

High complexity Apps

Tier 3 apps are the kind of applications that necessitate a lot of hardware and are also very complex to program.  These apps would require tracking your location any time you open it and the use of video, audio, and sensors. These implementations necessitate rigorous R&D as well as good algorithms and rational preparation for a variety of variables. Tier 3 applications cover taxi booking apps (which have two apps: one for the driver and one for the customer), food distribution apps, parcel or courier delivery apps, and so on. This type of complex Tier 3 Applications may be built in 8 to 12 weeks and cost from QAR 50,000 to QAR 80,000; however, the time and cost will differ depending on the client's specific specifications.

 

Hybrid Mobile Apps

We all recognize that websites are made up of three components: HTML, CSS, and Javascript; once this is achieved, there is an amazing way to create an application with a really low learning curve. Using Apache's Cordova platform, we can turn existing responsive websites into mobile applications. Cordova, previously known as PhoneGap, is a mobile app development platform that embeds HTML5 technology within a device's native WebView. 

Cordova serves as an outer layer wrapper for HTML/JavaScript applications, providing a gateway to computer hardware and enabling developers to compose a single collection of code to reach a wide range of devices. Ionic is another platform focused on online modules that have elements that are styled according to the interface standards for iOS and Material Design for Android. 

One of the best features of this framework is writing the app with a single codebase, but it will automatically choose the appropriate elements while designing on a particular platform. Since hybrid applications are less technical, they take around eight weeks to build and cost between QAR 20,000 and QAR 40,000. But, the time and cost can differ depending on the client's precise specifications.

 

Progressive web applications

Progressive web applications

Progressive web applications are a category of web applications deployed and delivered over the internet and are designed utilizing widely used technologies such as HTML markup, CSS formatting, interactive features, and JavaScript for real-time operation. They're designed to run on any platform with a normal web browser. 

These Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are a hybrid between regular internet sites and mobile apps. The term progressive is used because it implies that PWAs are still up to date and would always include fresh updates, yet they act similarly to other apps. 

In summary, whether you need to turn a website into an application or build a very basic application with very few features, PWA is the right tool to use since it takes less time to develop and is less expensive than other frameworks! Since Progressive Web Applications are easy and less technical, they take 4 to 6 weeks to build and cost about QAR 20,000 to QAR 30,000. However, the time and cost can differ depending on the client's exact specifications.

 

Mobile app development cost summary

Now that you're aware of the variables that go into calculating the cost of mobile app growth, here's a rough approximation of the costs associated with each of the mobile app types listed above.

The Native app development platform applications are divided into three levels, ranging from QAR 25,000 to QAR 80,000. The cost of a Hybrid app development platform ranges from QAR 20,000 to QAR 40,000, while a Progressive product development framework ranges from QAR 20,000 to QAR 30,000.

Furthermore, we will see that:

1) If performance is the primary goal and is important to utilize the device's hardware peripherals, we should use the Native application development platform.

2) If time is short and code reuse is necessary, we may use the Hybrid application development platform.

3) If the need is for a website and a related function in a smartphone app, and if the hardware consumption is low and the time is restricted, we should use the Progressive Web Application development platform.

 

Royex Technologies is a leading website and mobile app development company in Qatar. We have experience developing hundreds of projects for our clients in the GCC, including several Mobile Apps, Websites, and other Solutions. So we have the expertise perfect for your requirements. We have mentioned our development cost for each platform, which depends on the complexity of the application and the timeline available. If interested, please call us at +971566027916 or mail us at info@royex.net, and we can send you a proposal based on your idea.

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