How Much Does It Cost To Build An Android App In India

Cost To Build An Android App

India is home to the best mobile app developers you can find anywhere in the world. In recent times, India has ranked very high in terms of technological innovation. Presently, India is ranked 15th in terms of innovation inputs and innovation performance.

To buttress our point, these are some of the Android apps built by Indians

  • Car run
  • Balloon Bow and Arrow Game
  • Lovecycles
  • Flipkart
  • Snapdeal
  • Hike
  • Sms Blocker
  • Mobile Number and Phone Location
  • MakeMyTrip
  • BookMyShow

There are a lot of other top apps that have been built by Indians. Before we can start placing figures on how much it costs to build an app in India, some factors will determine how much it will cost. The factors are what we should treat first.

Factors determining the cost of building an Android App

  • Who Are You Hiring

In every industry, there are professionals, and there are novices. The cost of hiring a professional will be different from the cost of hiring a newbie. A professional is someone who has obtained the necessary certificate in that field and has also gained experience. A novice is someone who is just coming up. He or she might have acquired the required certificate but might be short on inexperience.

It is what you are looking for that will determine who you will hire. If you hire a professional, you know what you will be getting at the end of the day. If you hire a novice, you are not sure of the outcome.

  • Features of the app

This has to do with what you want your app to look like. If you are looking to build an app that will have a lot of features, you will have to pay more compared to if you want to build an app with just simple features. For example, the cost of developing a real estate app will be higher than the cost of developing an e-commerce or dating app.

Naturally, the major work in building an app is the inclusion of features. That is why an app might be developed, and it will take up to a year before the app is published. The developers will have to test each feature of the app repeatedly and make sure the features are working perfectly before it can be released to the public for general use.

  • Choosing Different Operating Systems

This point will be clearer to those that are in the technological field. An app developer has first to select an OS before he starts to develop an app. It is the job of the developer to look for the OS that the targeted audience is based upon. Once the developer is able to make this decision, it will lead him or her to picking the right OS.

An app built on different OS will require a lot of money to be built compared to an app built on a certain OS.

Cost of building an Android App in India

1. Transportation app

If you want to build an app that has to do with transportation, it will cost about $1000 to 2000 dollars if you are hiring a novice. If you are hiring a professional, it will cost about $4000-to $5000.

2. Dating app

A novice in India can help you build a dating app at a fee of around $100 to $300 while a professional will build a dating app at a fee of around $400-$600.

3. Real Estate app

Real estate apps can cost a fee of $5000 to $7000 if you hire a novice. If you hire a professional, it can cost a fee of $12000 to $15000.

4. E-Commerce app

A novice charges between $1000 and $3000 to build an e-commerce app. A professional’s charge for an e-commerce app ranges from $5000 to $10000.

5. Networking app

Social networking apps are in hot demand right now because of the success some social networking apps have made in recent times.

If you are in India and you want to hire an Indian app developer to help you build a social networking app, you will have to pay a fee of around $100 to $200 if the person you are hiring is a novice. If you want to hire a professional, you have to pay around $250 to $400.


If you are in India, and you are looking to build an app, your job has been made easier with this article. With this article, you have an estimate of what novice and professionals in each industry will charge you. 

Author Bio:

Venkatesh is a serial entrepreneur with a distinct passion for taking nascent businesses to great heights. An early entrant in the mobile application technology, Venkatesh grew his flagship company, Dot Com Infoway (DCI) to be recognized as one of the world’s leading digital marketing, web, and mobile app development & marketing company. 

Published by Alison Lurie


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