Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

What is the cost to build software or an application?

The cost to build depends on the complexity of your software and application solution.

Generally, a simple app or minimal viable product (MVP) with a few basic features could cost between $10,000 to $50,000, whereas the typical cost range for highly complex software solution will start from $100,000.

Why should I develop my software with Lateral instead of outsourcing overseas?

It is getting common for clients to outsource their software solution overseas, however here are a few things to consider before outsourcing.

  • Unable to communicate the right message across to the developer
  • Having to micro-manage developers to get the result you want.

What are the things to consider before developing my software?

We encourage our clients to consider the job scope, timeline and budget for the software development. It is important to understand and explain the functionality of the software in detail for us to quote.

What is the process to develop an app or software with you?

First, a sales representative and our software analyst will be in touch to have a chat with you directly in order to understand the job scope, pain points the client wants to solve through custom software solution.

You will receive a quote based on what has been discussed during the meeting to develop a Minimal Viable Product (MVP). If the quote has been accepted, Lateral will break down the job scope into phases and arrange a senior software developer to engage with you directly, to kick start the development process.

How long does it take to develop my software?

Depends on the complexity of the project, it can take between 3-12 months to develop a software application, depending on the complexity of the software solution.

What services do you offer?

Lateral offer a range of services from software development, integration, mobile applications and artificial intelligence, just to name a few. If you have a software you would like to develop, please get in touch with us at

Do you develop software for any industry?

Yes, we do, we have experience in various industries from agriculture, construction, education, to resources -here are the companies and government sectors we have worked with in the past.

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