App Development Cost in 2024: Hiring Team and Hidden Cost [Part -3]

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In the previous two series, we have already discussed the three critical factors, i.e. the app development stages, the type of app you are developing, and the intricacies of features contributing to the app development cost in 2024.   


In today’s blog series, we will discuss the other critical elements that can significantly add to your app development expenses in 2024, i.e. “Hiring App Development Team” and “Hidden Application Development Cost.”  


So, here you go.  

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App Development Team 

One crucial aspect that influences the cost of developing a mobile app is the app developers. However, we are referring to more than just software engineering skills. A team of experienced professionals with adaptable capabilities must create a successful app that can quickly adapt to the changing market conditions. 


Get to know how a development team can impact the cost of your application development in 2024.    


Offshore Vs. in-house team   

It is difficult to dispute that employing a full-stack team in-house is more costly than outsourcing app development to an app development agency. Hiring an in-house team always carries the expenses of recruiting and knowledge transfer, which doesn’t affect the costs of making an app when outsourcing.   


Hiring your own team while maintaining a reasonable time to market can be challenging.  


Check out what can be the hurdles below:  


Managing IT systems 

A dedicated IT management unit is essential for projects of varying scales to ensure an efficient development process.


Managers and CTOs 

It is essential to ensure coordination between developers and designers. Additionally, their interaction with other units within the company should be transparent and efficient. Thus, hiring a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and project managers apart from developers is necessary. Unfortunately, these expenses are often overlooked. 


Balancing the workload 

When developing a project, specific skills may be needed for a short duration. However, a lack of tasks may not justify hiring a full-time employee. It can create a dilemma as the project depends on the required expertise. Allocating tasks between team members can add complexity and increase workload. 


The company cultures 

Companies that promote team spirit and values help developers thrive – even small perks like free meals and gym subscriptions can make a big difference. 


Outsourcing a project can take the burden of worrying about such issues off your shoulders. The responsibility of timely delivery and staying within the agreed-upon budget falls on the outsourced party. However, the only challenge with outsourcing is selecting the right app developers or a dedicated team.  


Due to the many professionals available globally, finding an experienced developer for your project may be challenging. An intelligent choice can be to hire the best app developers in India. As one of the world’s top app development centers, India boasts an abundant pool of skilled app developers at ease with cutting-edge technologies and platforms.     


According to the Statista report, the Indian app development industry thrives because of its skilled workforce and cost-effectiveness.   

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Hidden Application Development Cost  

Your app development cost also depends on other things apart from design and development services. You might sometimes get slip off, so find out if your app development price includes the following things:   


Backend Development    

An app’s front end is what customers see, but keep in mind that a backend code controls its business logic and data storage. You may also need a web admin app to manage your app and users.  


Server Hosting 

Server hosting is a critical component of app development in 2024. The cost of cloud hosting can vary widely, depending on storage, bandwidth, and security factors. Choosing a solution that offers the right balance of performance, reliability, scalability, and cost-effectiveness for your needs is essential. 


SDK and SAAS Fees  

To ship the products, companies often opt for certain plug-in SAAS services to power application components. A professional app development company always lets you know if these services need a subscription and provides an estimated app development cost based on your project requirements.       


With this, we conclude our discussion here today.  


Since you are now aware of the factors that can affect the overall app development cost in 2024, you might be interested in knowing how to refine or optimize your expenses on app development. To learn, keep an eye on our blog post section for the same.  


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About the Author


Sujoy Roy
(Head – Digital Marketing)


From my teenage time, I had a quench to solve problems and loved leadership. Starting my career in relation management, ignited my passion for managing people. While managing I realized technology needs to be incorporated to keep pace with the changing world & do my work efficiently.