Option 1: Host and develop your app with BuildFire
When you build your app with BuildFire, all of the infrastructure is taken care of for you and your app can easily scale to millions of users. You also don’t need to worry about any ongoing maintenance or support costs because it’s all included in your subscription!
Option 2: Host and maintain all your own infrastructure
When you build your app without an app development platform like BuildFire, you are required to host and maintain all of your own infrastructure to keep your app running. Unless your app is completely static, you will need a backend. We’ve broken down the most common components every app will need for their backend.
What kind of maintenance do you need on an ongoing basis?
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.
What support will you need on an ongoing basis?
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.