The growing demand for mobile app development helped Google successfully leverage this market by introducing Flutter, an open-source UI software development kit. It is used to develop cross-platform applications for Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, Google Fuchsia, and the web from a single codebase. From shopping apps to food ordering ones, Flutter is the best choice if you are looking for a hybrid app for your business. Flutter has proven to be a great revenue generator for app development companies - both big and small. However, the biggest concern with opting for Flutter for mobile app development is the associated cost. Neebal Technologies has been successfully providing Flutter App Development services for the past decade by enlisting the decisive elements of mobile app development cost - so you have a clear understanding of the app discovery and app deployment costs the next time you choose Flutter.
What is the role of app complexity in determining the cost?
Based on the complexities, you can divide the applications into three sub-categories: low, medium, and high. App complexity is determined based on features, functionalities and integrations. This demarcation is done based on:
- Admin panel development
- Additional technologies such as AR, AI, Blockchain, IoT, etc.
- Deployment architecture model
- Integration with enterprise/legacy systems
- Integration with other hardware devices
- Third-party integrations
- Use of the device's in-built features
While factoring in the features and integrations, the app types can be further differentiated as:
- List view – The app can be viewed as an optimised version of a company's website with essential features in the app menu.
- Dynamic – The app will be based on the server-side and offer real-time access to the data used for personalising the user experience. These apps are highly dynamic, such as Airbnb, Facebook, Twitter, and the likes.
- Gaming – These can be simple gaming apps or ones filled with high-resolution animations, graphics, and AR features.
Is there an app category?
It is usual to find plenty of feature shifts as you move from one application to another - with the functionalities differing from app to app. At the same time, some would use multi-factor authentication such as email applications, and others might not even ask you to log in. Using one or more of these feature sets also plays a vital role in estimating your app development cost. For instance, a currency converter app will cost a lot less than an IoT or a ride-booking app.
What about the emphasis on hardware and server capacity?
The more hardware you attempt to link with your application, the higher the cost to design a Flutter app. This is why developing and integrating an app with a legacy system or connecting it to wearables is more expensive. If your app requires the processing and storage of user-generated data, you will need to address server issues. Weak servers might result in a low-performing application and a longer response time for users. Furthermore, unstable servers with a susceptible security system might result in personal data leaks from your consumers, which may cause privacy concerns and lesser retention.
App design and maintenance
One of the most crucial aspects of an application is its complex design. We believe that personalised engagement is based on the natural and free-flowing plan of your app. Creating this relationship does not come cheap or for free. The importance of Flutter app maintenance cost cannot be stated in the price list. No matter how fresh or old your application becomes, you will need to continuos upgrading to suit the dynamic expectations of your users. The requirement of incorporating user feedback and improvement requests into the application will make a crucial component of Flutter app development services. You need to be aware that the app maintenance cost may increase over the lifetime of the app. As a common principle, you can expect a continued upgrading to suit your users’ dynamic expectations and a 15-20% cost for app maintenance on the pricing list.
App release in stores
Once the app is developed with Flutter, the next logical step is to publish it in the stores. Play Store and App Store are the two most popular app deployment platforms globally. These platforms charge a fee; Google Play may charge $25 as a one-time fee, whereas App Store charges $99 annually. Additionally, both the stores take 30% of the share for every in-app purchase your application makes.
Neebal, a technology solutions provider, has delivered top of the line solutions across Agro, Pharma, and BFSI verticals. Neebal aims to provide top tier services for API Integration, RPA, and advanced mobility with prime focus on Hyperautomation. Founded in 2010, Neebal is a proud recipient of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Award (APAC) and the Deloitte Fast 50 Award (India) for four consecutive years (2017-20).