Apple iOS is a better choice to reach to a more engaged user base. Android has a broader reach, however, particularly in emerging markets, like Asia and Africa.
An email login is generally best to start with unless your app will have tight integration with services like Facebook or Twitter, in which case social login is better.
These are the data points you want to keep track of you users to better engage them.
These features allow you to communicate with your users or to facilitate user to user communication.
These are the list of functions your app would need to perform.
These are sensors on the device you can integrate with.
Charging users for your app upfront is cheaper than building in-app purchases, but in-app purchase can produce higher returns if/when you have an engaged user base.
Connecting your app to your backend system or other third party systems.
These are backend systems that support your app.
With constant changes to iOS and Android you will need to make sure your app stays up to date and compatible. Industry averages to maintain an application are around 20-40% of the upfront cost each year.
Chances are you’re not the one building and maintaining your app. You’re going to have an engineering team or freelancer maintaining your app. These are typically the support options available.
No App Cost Calculator will be able to account for every feature or edge case. In case we missed any features your app needs, what do you estimate in terms of man hours to finish it?
This is the time and cost spent to setup:
This is generally the monthly cost of hosting all the infrastructure behind your app. This includes but not limited to:
This is the time spent with the time spent architecting, designing, implementing and testing your system. This time is pent with: