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According to marketers, creating an IOS application can become an additional promotion channel for all types of businesses. Every year the number of Apple subscribers only increases among entrepreneurs, also among people with average and high income. They actively use various applications to facilitate routine tasks – an alarm clock, an online calculator, an online store, a translator etc.

IOS app interface

Owners of IOS technology are of particular interest to businessmen who want to take profit to the next level. Why? Because this is a multi-million audience of potential customers with good purchasing power indicators. If you create an IOS application besides a site, you can communicate with clients using mobile gadgets, that are near them 24/7.

Advantages and disadvantages of creating an IOS application


  • Convenience and style of the interface

  • Creation of a new distribution channel

  • Financially secured segment of the target audience

  • Increase in profit (through paid apps and monetization)

  • Formation of a positive reputation and image

  • Informing the target audience

  • Attracting new clients

  • Expansion of the partner network

  • Increasing brand awareness and loyalty to it


Perhaps the only drawback of developing an IOS application is relatively high cost of creation.

What determines and how much does it cost to create an ios application?

Some people think that creating an IOS application is fabulous money, they say, we will invest 1000 dollars, and no one will even download our application. This scenario is unlikely to happen: the marketers, even at the concept development stage investigate the business niche, target audience and its desires/needs, competitors, and then decide on the feasibility of create an ios application. That is why, it is important to understand from the beginning if your application will be profitable or not, let’s analyze what determines and how much does it cost to create an ios application.

IOS mobile apps

The cost of creating an application for ios is influenced by:

  • Developer’s portfolio

This is like a business card for a developer, who may have in his/her arsenal a large number of works, but rather primitive and mediocre. A good specialist is not the one who have done many, but the one who created qualitative ios applications.

  • Type of application

There are 3 main types of application: native, hybrid and web applications. Each one of them have specific elements, whose price can differ significantly.

  • Structured application architecture of IOS applications

A well designed code architecture when developing an IOS application is of course a significant plus. When a developer initially splits it into modules when creating an IOS application, implements an interface, this significantly increases the cost of an IOS application, but at the same time gives confidence that the work will be efficient, smooth, and most importantly the result will be the one you expected.

  • Interface design

An attractive design is 88% of application’s success. It is not an easy task to think over the design and the arrangement of all elements of an ios application in detail and requires a long and painstaking work, which significantly increases the cost of creating an IOS application.

  • Timing

Whether the application will be developed in 2 months or half a year, this will significantly affect the cost of creating an ios application.

Developing an IOS mobile app

How much does it cost to create an IOS application?

In order to create an IOS application of medium difficulty, it is necessary approximately 200-400 hours, taking into account that the application will be developed by a team of developers, designers, content-managers and testers.

Is it possible to save money?

Of course, but you need to make sure that these savings don’t influence the final result. Reduce the list of requirements. For example, you can reduce the amount of implemented functionality or if you don’t need a corporate style you can get by with a template version.

Do you have some more questions? Call the specialists from Studio Webmaster and receive a free, qualified consultation. We are engaged in the creation of applications for ios and android since 2008 and we thoroughly know all the details of the process.

Date of publication : 29.07.2019
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Barkov Vadim
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