Cost of a mobile app : Man hour calculations

Man hours calculations:  The things that go with a Booking App Solution

How much will it cost to develop a mobile appThere is no single answer for the question. Many factors including the platforms for which the app is being made, complexity in the app, the experience of the developing team, location, testing and several other factors  matter too. Here below is what we do to calculate the cost of a mobile app.

Platform –  iOS  and Android
Programming Language 

Objective-C & Swift Java & Kotlin &  WKWebview
IDE  – Xcode ,  Android Studio

Design Technical Specifications –
Mobile App Design –  Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
Screen Designing Tool  – Adobe Photoshop
Wireframe Design Tool  – Balsamiq 3.5.15 or other
HTML – CSS Conversion Tool – Dreamweaver

Back-end System Development
Web Development Language  – PHP, Node.js, DotNet Aspx
Database –  Mongo DB, Redis & MySQL, MSSQL
Hosting Server  – Linux or Cloud based

Development Graphics Design QC/Testing Project Mgmt TOTAL
(I) User’s iOS App
1. Business Analysis & Communication 30 4.5 4.5 3 42
2. Base Code & Architecture 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3. User Features:
3.1. Instructions 5 0.75 0.75 0.5 7
3.2. Create a Profile:
3.2.1. Email & Phone 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.2.2. Name 6 0.9 0.9 0.6 8.4
3.2.3. Link Payment 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.3. Terms & Condition 6 0.9 0.9 0.6 8.4
3.4. Sign In 6 0.9 0.9 0.6 8.4
3.5. Sliding Menu 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.6. Main Screen:
3.6.1. Map View 16 2.4 2.4 1.6 22.4
3.6.2. Bottom Car Menu 16 2.4 2.4 1.6 22.4
3.6.3. Pick Up Location 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.7.1. Base View 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.7.2. Choosing Locations 6 0.9 0.9 0.6 8.4
3.7.3. Fare Estimate 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.7.4. Promo Code 6 0.9 0.9 0.6 8.4
3.7.5. Select Payment 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.8. Request Screens 25 3.75 3.75 2.5 35
3.9. Rate Driver & Feedback 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
3.10. Profile 16 2.4 2.4 1.6 22.4
3.11. Payment 24 3.6 3.6 2.4 33.6
3.12. Support 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
3.13. Promotions 3 0.45 0.45 0.3 4.2
3.14. Share 16 2.4 2.4 1.6 22.4
3.15. About 4 0.6 0.6 0.4 5.6
4. Graphics Design 50 7.5 7.5 5 70
5. Push Notifications 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
Subtotal: 335 50.25 50.25 33.5 469
(II) Drivers’s iOS  app
1. Business Analysis 15 2.25 2.25 1.5 21
2. Base Code & Architecture 6 0.9 0.9 0.6 8.4
3.  Features:
3.1. Auth.io 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.2. View/Edit Driver’s Profile 16 2.4 2.4 1.6 22.4
3.3. Orders Monitoring 18 2.7 2.7 1.8 25.2
3.4. Accepting an Order 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.5. Navigate to Destination 30 4.5 4.5 3 42
3.6. Order Completion 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
3.7. Interaction with Supervisor 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.8. Rating 1 0.15 0.15 0.1 1.4
4. Graphics Design 30 4.5 4.5 3 42
5. Push Notifications 6 0.9 0.9 0.6 8.4
Subtotal: 162 24.3 24.3 16.2 226.8
(III) User’s Android App
1. Business Analysis 30 4.5 4.5 3 42
2. Base Code & Architecture 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3. Features:
3.1. Instructions 6 0.9 0.9 0.6 8.4
3.2. Profile:
3.2.1. Email & Phone 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.2.2. Name 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.2.3. Link Payment 14 2.1 2.1 1.4 19.6
3.3. Terms & Condition 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.4. Sign In 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.5. Sliding Menu 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.6. Main Screen:
3.6.2. Here Map View 20 3 3 2 28
3.6.2. Bottom Car Menu 20 3 3 2 28
3.6.3. Pick Up Location 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.7. Set Pick Up Location:
3.7.1. Base View 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.7.2. Choosing Locations 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.7.3. Fare Estimate 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.7.4. Promo Code 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.7.5. Select Payment 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.8. Request Screens 30 4.5 4.5 3 42
3.9. Rating & Feedback 15 2.25 2.25 1.5 21
3.10. Profile 20 3 3 2 28
3.11. Payment Gateway 30 4.5 4.5 3 42
3.12. Support 15 2.25 2.25 1.5 21
3.13. Promotions 4 0.6 0.6 0.4 5.6
3.14. Share 20 3 3 2 28
3.15. About 5 0.75 0.75 0.5 7
4. Graphics Design 60 9 9 6 84
5. Push Notifications 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
Subtotal: 411 61.65 61.65 41.1 575.4
(IV) Drivers’s Android App
1. Business Analysis 15 2.25 2.25 1.5 21
2. Base Architecture 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3. Features:
3.1. Authorization 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
3.2. View/Edit Driver’s Profile 20 3 3 2 28
3.3. Orders Monitoring 24 3.6 3.6 2.4 33.6
3.4. Accepting an Order 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
3.5. Navigate to Destination 35 5.25 5.25 3.5 49
3.6. Order Completion 15 2.25 2.25 1.5 21
3.7. Interaction with Supervisor 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.8. Rating 1 0.15 0.15 0.1 1.4
4. Graphics Design 35 5.25 5.25 3.5 49
5. Push Notifications 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
Subtotal: 195 29.25 29.25 19.5 273
(V) Restful Web Services (API), Front end & Back end Websites
1. Business Analysis 15 2.25 2.25 1.5 21
2. Base Architecture 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3. Web Services (API): Rest
3.1. Authorization 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
3.2. Payment Systems 25 3.75 3.75 2.5 35
3.2.1. Customer-Driver Connection 35 5.25 5.25 3.5 49
3.2.2. SMS Messaging System  ‘2Factor’ 16 2.4 2.4 1.6 22.4
4. Front end Website:
4.1. Home Page 21 3.15 3.15 2.1 29.4
4.2. Support 16 2.4 2.4 1.6 22.4
4.3. Careers 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
4.4. Drivers 6 0.9 0.9 0.6 8.4
4.5. Cities 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
4.6. About Us 5 0.75 0.75 0.5 7
4.7. Blog 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
4.8. Member Area:
4.8.1. Dashboard 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
4.8.2. Promotions 5 0.75 0.75 0.5 7
4.8.3. Payment 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
4.8.4. Settings 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
4.8.5. Get FREE Rides etc 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
4.9. Graphics Design 25 3.75 3.75 2.5 35
5. Backend Website 140 15 15 10 180
Subtotal: 365 54.75 54.75 36.5 551

Note: Exclude the graphic design estimated hours if it is being provided by you.

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