In 2022, the average cost to develop an app in Australia is $50,000 to $250,000. The exact cost will depend on factors such as the type of app, features, platforms supported, level of polish and the location of the development team.
A basic proof-of-concept app can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $50,000 to develop. A Small app will cost around $50,000 to $75,000. Medium sized apps will cost in the region of $75,000-$125,000 to build, while bigger and more feature-rich apps can cost $150,000 or more.
Large corporations can easily spend millions of dollars per year employing large mobile teams to develop and maintain their apps.
The cost of iOS app development is very similar to Android development with prices typically in the range of $50,000 to $250,000. When developing offshore, iOS development is usually slightly more expensive due to the higher barrier to entry.
If you choose to design your app, manage the project and do all testing yourself, you will likely be able to hire a freelance app developer in Australia for $75-$100 per hour.
Hiring an app development company to take care of everything will cost approximately $100-$200 per hour but your personal time commitment to the project will be a lot lower. Having professionals design your app and manage the project for you will likely also save you money. They’ve done it before and know how to design an app and manage a project on a budget.
There are various ways to engage a developer to build your app and the cost will depend on the engagement model. App development agencies typically offer three models – Fixed price, time and materials or a flat-fee agile engagement.