Mobile devices command more and more of our attention these days and Singapore is experiencing 90% smartphone penetration, the highest of any global market. Mobile devices are here to stay, and everyone is jumping on the bandwagon and that is leading to a common question – “How much does it cost to develop a mobile application?” In Singapore, most people use mobile app development companies to develop their apps and this will give you an overview of the typical price any app company Singapore charges by app type:
1. Simple/Information Only Apps
These are the cheapest type of app and the cost averages out at between S$10,000 and $30,000 (approximately $7500 to $22,600 USD). For an app that needs to fetch and update user data, the cost will increase to between S$15,000 and $40,000 (approximately $11,300 to 30,000 USD).
2. Service/Shopping Apps
A basic shopping app with e-commerce features will cost somewhere between S$15,000 and S$50,000 (approximately $11,300 to $37,700 USD) but if you want more than that, expect to pay a bit more between S$20,000 and $65,000 (approximately $15,000 and $49,000 USD)
3. Marketplace/Unique Apps
These are applications that contain functions and features that work for at least two groups. The fact that they need unique features pushes the price up. One example of an app of this type is Uber – an app that combines tracking, location, and analysis in one place. An app of this kind could cost anywhere between S$20,000 and S$90,000 (approximately $15,000 and $67,900 USD)
4. Multiple User Apps
Mostly social media apps or any app that has multiple users, these are not cheap apps to develop because they require interaction features. Expect to pay between S$40,000 and S$100,000 (approximately $30,000 and $75,400 USD)
5. Game Apps
These are one of the hardest types of app to develop and the price reflects that. If you want a basic 2D game, expect to pay between S$80,000 and S$150,000 (approximately $60,000 to $75,400 USD) while a 3D game could cost anywhere between S$150,000 and S$500,000 (approximately $113,000 and $377,000 USD). The reason for the high price is that these apps require artists, animators, programmers, and designers.
6. User Productivity Apps
These are specific apps and are used by different companies; they have specific purposes and the work that goes into them could cost you anywhere between S$15,000 and S$30,000 (Approximately $11,300 and $22,600 USD)
7. Business Process Apps
These are not easy to develop as they are business-specific and require features that fit the business they are being built for. Typical app costs vary depending on the type of app, for example:
● Logistics, HR and CR apps – S$20,000 to S$50,000 (approximately $15,000 to $37,700 USD)
● Manpower Management – S$20,000 to S$60,000 (approximately $15,000 to $45,000 USD)
● Customized app or advanced functions – S$100,000 or more (approximately $75,400 USD)
Singapore offers some of the lowest app development costs in the world and that is why many “outside” companies choose to use their agencies to develop their mobile apps. Ambient.sg – Ambient, Ambient.sg, Web & App Development Agency Singapore & Malaysia is one such company you can definitely trust.