When it comes to mobile app cost, the design of the mobile app is a factor that matters apart from its uniqueness and usability. A mobile app is created intending it be in use in the long-run providing profitable solutions through interactions. The mobile app development cost depends on various factors and being a design-centric app development company, we focus on the points mentioned below, while considering the mobile app cost and it’s performance.
- Competitor assessment
- User study
- Interaction design
- UX design
- App icons and logo designs
- Graphics design
What is the Need for a Mobile App Designing Service?
Based on statistics, 25% of mobile applications are used for just one time and then uninstalled mainly due to poor app usability and 70% of online businesses don’t succeed because of the same reason.
As we pay higher focus on mobile app design and development process and create mobile apps with great UX and UI design, we are definitely able to overcome this situation. Our mobile app development focuses at:
- Simplifying interaction with the interface
- Organizing the app development
- Boosting the rate of user engagement by allowing users to meet their goals quicker
- Helping convert mere users into clients
Stages of Mobile App Design
The stages of our mobile app designing is refined and also incorporates services like research, analysis, prototyping and UI/UX.
1. Evaluating Idea and Making a Lean Model Canvas
The process starts with defining the issues of the project completely and how your app would fix those problems. The development team assesses the idea and collects data regarding our client’s perspective about the project. A lean model canvas allows the mobile app design concepts.
2. Conducting studies on App Market & Trends
This includes assessing the app’s market as a 3-tier process: client analysis, competitor study, and market trends assessment, which provides a benchmark as in design and features.
A few mobile app design trends in 2021 include:
- Conversational design
- Full device screens
- Content-based experience
- Vibrant shades
- Simplification of the customer journey
3. Creating a Mind Map
By assessing your lean model canvas, building a mind map gets easier.All distinct needs of your app are considered and the logical structure between the primary elements is visualized.
Next, epic Lists that are structured and comprehensive elements of the mind map are created.
4. Building a User Persona
This process is all about making a comprehensive image of the person who will utilize your app. The user persona figure is made of:
- Social standing
- His/her demographic data
- His/her behavioral model
Figuring out the app issue if any is made possible and the user behavior model research is used to find out the issue the right way. The app’s appearance also depends on your target user.
5. Mapping User Story
Performing user journey mapping is important to judge how user persona affects the app. A user journey map pays heeds to the client requirements and business value.
6. Low-Fidelity App Prototyping
What is done essentially is, designing a navigation idea or a low-fidelity prototype for designing the navigation between screens based on the platform that will create the app (web, Android, or iOS).
Use of low-fidelity prototypes helps to explain complex design ideas easily and quickly. These are also good in testing performance and making a map of changes done.
7. Making a Refined User Experience
Creating the detailed interface of the software, which helps in further development phases, happens during the stage of designing user experience. These prototypes are run on your target users for feedback.
8. Building a UI Design
The ultimate phase before app development is building a UI design. This phase is all about making both the feel and looks of the app– its shapes, colors, elements, typography, etc.
UI design includes 3 elements – Screens, App Icons, and Logos, which then gets added to the numeric value of custom app design and mobile app design.
9. Illustrations & Animations
Illustrations help communicate the general application idea or the concept of the mobile app feature. These are of various styles and always line up with the entire app design idea.
Style notion, complexity, and feature decides the time required for making an illustration. Illustrations that describe unique characters and humans take the maximum time for building as animations are tougher to design.
Two kinds of animations are notable in the world of app design:
- Illustrated animations
- Custom transitions
How Much Does a Mobile App Design Cost?
This depends on many factors like app complexity, the platform on which it would be created, and the country.
- App Complexity
Complexity assessment is performed for app designing and development processes App complexity depends on:
- Levels of customization
- Quantity of platforms (web, iOS, or Android) you will employ
- Needs and specialization of end-users
- App performance complexities
- Quantity of Minimum Variable Product and user roles
Three complexity levels are considered to estimate the app UI/UX design cost, when it comes to talking about the cost of mobile app development or mobile app UI design,:
- Simple apps
- Moderate apps
- Complex apps
2. Number of Platforms
iOS and Android platforms differ in their operations and appearances. An Android app needs to match with various formats and resolutions, whereas everything should be finalized with iOS. Hence, Android app design is costlier than iOS app design.Based on your platform selection, the mobile app design cost will be differ.
3. Cost by Location
The selection of location to design an app also influences its cost as the cost of app design is assessed differently according to the geographical area. Hence, explains the reason why the same quality highly varies between a USA designer and an Indian designer.
The working processes and the type of app designing tools employed by them are also different.
4. Expertise of Designers
Based on your budget, you can decide the cost of employing a designer. In terms of the pay scale, experience, platform, and technology expertise, there are many professionals available. Professional UI UX Designers are more highly paid compared to newbie designers.
5. Quality of App Design
The cost of the mobile app design depends greatly on the quality and reputation of the app designing company as well. We provide our clients, premium quality app design service that includes precise solutions, several procedures, and many years of working experience, designers with various visions and ideas, and an impressive portfolio.
Optimizing the Mobile App Design Cost
You can optimize the cost for designing by:
- Strategizing your project properly (Never ignore the Discovery phase).
- Hiring a professional app design and development company.
- Engaging in the design process.
The above mentioned are the factors that affect the mobile app cost and this keeps varying. Creating a list of your needs and selecting features that you want in your app, can make it possible to give an estimate approx on the app design budget and cost required for execution.