Cost of Building an Application in Nigeria Full Review

The market space of applications, especially mobile applications, has significantly increased and will be increasing more over the years. With a lot of individuals and more people looking to promote, market and make their products or services more readily available.

They have, and ofcourse some will now have to embrace the concept of mobile application development and will start benefiting from it just as people have benefitted from it in the past.

For equality and as everyone will begin to get a share of the pie, while we all use applications for communications, games, business, sports and other similar spheres, being able to create these applications is a very core business for some.

In this post, we will consider how much it costs to actually build an application in Nigeria. Also factors that affect how much app development goes for will be considered as well.

 Cost of Building an App in Nigeria Full Review

How Much Does it Cost to Build an Application in Nigeria?

The market of mobile applications shows no sign of stopping and, naturally, more and more people are researching the issue of how much does it cost to make an app. While we all use apps for communication, games, lifestyle, business, food, sports – creating your own app is a matter of business for some of us.

The good news is – it isn’t really as expensive as most of us may think. Moreover, plenty resources that enable one to create an application by himself and for free are available. Before reviewing it all in detail, let’s give a brief extract about the cost of app development and its main considerations.

Skipping all the factors in cost breakdown, a median price to create an application by expert agencies is $171,450 which is (NGN) 65,151,000 naira, according to a Clutch survey. Online application cost calculators name a price tag between $200,000 (NGN) 76,000,000 naira and $350,000 (NGN) 133,000,000 naira for an app with dozens of features.

While typical cost range stated by app development companies is $100,000 – $500,000 in nigerian currency these stands at (NGN) 38,000,000 naira – (NGN) 190,000,000 naira. But no need to panic – small apps with few basic features could cost between $10,000 = (NGN) 3,800,000 naira and $50,000 = (NGN) 19,000,000 naira, so there’s an opportunity for any type of business.

Generally, the cost of making a mobile application ranges extremely: from total zero to unbelievably expensive price that could reach millions. Although, frankly there is no simple answer to this inquiry due to multiple factors at play. Different developer rates, project complexity and time it takes to build an app impact the cost of making a mobile application. The price to make an app depends on the following aspects:

  • type (mobile game, business, social networking, lifestyle. etc.)
  • platforms (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, etc.)
  • design (basic, individual, custom)
  • number of pages
  • features & infrastructure

Every application is different, it’s like inquiring about the price of a house or a car – you can not know the exact price without specifications. Plus, the estimation is based on minimum time and effort required to technically build an app. And of course, be ready to pay more to make your app great.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Building an App

  • Platforms
  • Type of Application
  • Users

Who Can Develop Your App Idea?

Cost of Building an App in Nigeria Full Review

Basically, you have got 2 options: mobile app development agencies and freelance developers. Let’s look into each of them. Hiring a professional agency surely seems to be a more expensive choice. But the reliability is much better, and a developer team would assist you to get the best app from your idea. Designers, programmers, project managers – all of them are skilled and used to work in the team with each other.

Hourly rates differ greatly around the globe, independent of the end product quality. So, if you have a good concept and clear strategy, there is no need to pay more, because high price doesn’t mean high quality.

Advantages of Hiring an App Agency

  • All in one – good companies have full staff, everyone you need. No need to seek programmers, designers or testers separately.
  • See what you pay for – portfolio, project estimate and hourly rates, you know everything you get before paying.
  • Discipline and skill – companies ensure that employees do their work on time and do it well.

As a disadvantage one may state a higher cost, as for obvious reasons developer companies charge higher prices among other alternative options.

Now let’s review the cost of freelance app developers. Good freelancers still may build superior apps not worse than developer companies do. They would have the same quality though at lesser cost. So we may assign the biggest pro to freelance coders: the cheaper cost compared to software companies.

Cons of Hiring Freelancers

I do know some freelance app developers who are amazing at their jobs, like they are the real deal but this is Nigeria and we kinda know these things do come up eventually so if you are still going to be using these guys or girls because on an average women are catching up pretty fast although they still occupy the 1% stage but yeah! This is what you will have to go through hiring freelance app developers :

  • Find them all – unlike agencies that provide full development team;
  • No project manager to control the process, so be ready to coordinate the team, deadlines and budget;
  • Communication issues between members of project;
  • Lack of skills.

Wrapping up

Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction – this is what we find in Wikipedia. A famous quote from Steve Jobs adds that design is not just what it looks like and feels like, design is how it works. In mobile app development design implies aspects like visual design, user interfaces and UX, logos, icons, branding, wireframes, etc.

So with that quote in mind, now you know that App design is an integral part of the cost to make an app.

Still, how much does it cost to build an app? It depends on many factors. Development charges, application size, complexity and newness of technologies are included.

As it stands, building an app in Nigeria also costs between (NGN)40,000 naira for a very simple mobile application by a starting developer.

While for a sole developer it costs (NGN) 300,000 naira – (NGN) 500,000 naira or more… but i guess we all already know how these ones might turn out, still it is what it is.

We hope our little research will help you find answers of your own. If not, we are always ready to help you estimate your app idea.

Chinedu Okeke

Chinedu is the founder of Nigerian Tech. He is a tech enthusiast who has the passion for emerging trends in the tech industry. He is also a professional web content developer.

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7 Responses

  1. Chiso Nwangwu says:

    Do you design web based app for installation of prepaid meters

  2. Stan says:

    Do you developed a web based app for connecting people.

  3. Melody says:

    Do you actually give tutorial for beginners?
    How much do I pay to learn

  4. Starfaya says:

    I need app developer.
    Can you please recommend a freelancer or agency

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