How to Reduce Your App Development Costs

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App development can be a costly endeavor, but with the right approach, you can significantly reduce your expenses without sacrificing quality. Now the discussion in Software Development Triangle still apply, you can’t get something for nothing. There is no free lunch. But In this guide, we will share some tips and strategies for cutting down your app development costs while still achieving your goals.

Understand Your Goals:

Before embarking on any app development project, it’s essential to understand your goals. This will help you prioritize features and functionalities and eliminate any unnecessary expenses. Start by defining your app’s purpose and the problem it solves, then identify your target audience and what they expect from your app. We have seen too many customers build features they ultimately discard or throw away. Avoid doing this by having a clear vision in mind.

Consider Reusing Software from other projects where possible:

Code reuse from previous projects is something we like to do and take advantage of wherever we can. This has really two main benefits:

i) The code is already written so it doesn’t have to be created.

ii) The code is already debugged so the development effort in building and maintaining should also be highly reduced.

Just be careful what source you are using for the code. If you use a poorly suited reusable code or library or one with a lot of bugs. It will actually take longer to build then if you didn’t use the reusable code.

Work with an Experienced Development Team:

This is probably the most important item. Working with an experienced development team like Push is another great way to reduce your app development costs. Experienced developers have the skills and expertise to identify potential issues early on and find the most efficient and cost-effective solutions. An experienced team also thinks about the maintenance of the project later on. Thinking years in advance how a design will play out over many years. Inexperienced developers don’t do this and often times means having to do work many times over the years that if you did it right the first time you could have avoided redoing the work. This approach can ultimately help you avoid costly development mistakes and delays that can significantly increase your expenses. The total cost of ownership over the software’s life is what an experienced team looks at.

Use Agile Development Methodology:

Agile development methodology is a popular approach to software development that can help you reduce your app development costs. This methodology emphasizes iterative development, where developers work on small, incremental changes and continuously test and improve the app’s features. This approach can help you identify issues early on and make necessary changes before they become more expensive to fix. Related to this it is often important to work towards your Minimum Viable Product (MVP).


In conclusion, app development can be expensive, but there are many strategies and techniques you can use to reduce your costs without sacrificing quality. If you’re looking for an experienced development team to help you reduce your app development costs, contact us today.

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About the Author

Chad Jones

Chad is the Founder and CEO at Push and was a former Apple Engineer before returning to Saskatchewan to revolutionize the mobile development world. Chad is passionate about creating efficient, well-designed software.