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How Much Does it Cost to Run an App?

How Much Does it Cost to Run an App?

Lateral | 13/02/2016
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How Much Does it Cost to Run an App?
So once you’ve developed and launched your app you just sit back and wait for the money to roll in, right? Unfortunately that’s just not the case. Contrary to what many people think, they don’t just float about in cyberspace and magically run themselves foreverThere are substantial ongoing costs involved that you need to be aware of if you’re planning on maintaining a successful, relevant and profitable app over time.


Costs to consider in your ongoing budget for your app

 
Maintenance
OS updates (required every time Apple or Android updates their OS), minor bug fixes and general maintenance fees sit at around $500/month or more. Having an ongoing maintenance budget it absolutely vital to maintain a functional, user friendly app with longevity.
 
Hosting services
You’ll need to pay to have a cloud service host your app and enable downloads. These start from around $400/month and can increase with higher download rates.
 
Security
The more secure your app needs to be the more expensive it is to develop, test and maintain its security features. This can run into the thousands of dollars per month for complex apps with high security demands.

There’s no doubting that the app world is an exciting new frontier with virtually limitless possibilities for creating all manner of products to meet the ever-changing demands of life in the 21st century.  Just remember that if you’re going to going to get involved, just like any other business venture you have to factor in the inevitable maintenance costs if you’re going to make it profitable in the long term.

If you would like to know more information about the costs of maintaining app or interested in getting an app developed. Talk to us! We would love to hear from you! 

We can help you to identify your requirements and provide you with the best cost-effective solution in the following areas;

At Lateral our team of business analysts and expert software developers are on hand to design, create, develop and implement prototypes to solve your needs. 


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