IoT app development: the internet of things

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From AppDesign, we have seen that the developers of IoT (Internet of Things) applications are growing. Their importance in today's mobile world is perceived by Frost and Sullivan which says that each person is likely to have an average of 5.1 connected devices by 2020. It simply means that the concept has immense possibilities and the development of a IoT mobile application It grows to application developers.

A few years ago we dreamed of a world governed by home automation, an intelligent city, industrial automation, telemedicine, are some of the fields where IoT applications are already working. Today, many entrepreneurs want to jump on the bandwagon of IoT application development to take advantage of the commercial benefits of this revolutionary technology, but have no idea of the cost of IoT application development.

Below is a complete guide to the price of developing an IoT application based on the average of application development companies we have consulted. We will also include our cost for offering our IoT application development services.

IoT application development for Android and iPhone

Let's start with the main aspects for developing an IoT application on Android and iPhone that you should take into account.

Before looking for a development company of IoT applications on AndroidThe answer to these questions must be found:

  • Objectives to achieve with your IoT application
  • The potential customers you want to reach
  • Main functions to be developed in the application
  • How to implement the functionalities in the market
  • Expected budget for developing an IoT application

The budget available for the development of the IoT application for iPhone is the most important point in developing the application.

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Depending on your budget allocation, you can help us add the main functions to the application. In addition, you should think about the hardware or devices needed to implement the IoT concept in your workplace. All these tasks can save a lot of time and unnecessary cost with your IoT application development company, which will make you adjust your costs.

IoT applications, the Internet of Things

Security, privacy, connectivity and compatibility are four key challenges in developing an IoT application. Because this technology has a major impact on the mobile application development process, our IoT application developers strive to overcome these challenges.

An experienced IoT app development company can meet these challenges effectively, and you can get a perfectly functioning IoT app with all the necessary features.

How are IoT applications built?

Customized IoT mobile apps are connected to sensors or devices and interact with the help of the Internet. Although it seems easy at first glance, it involves complex processes related to data analysis. A web-based mobile app of things is connected to the business system and futuristic technologies such as AR and VR app development that can be integrated into the application.

How to find a reliable IoT app development company

After studying the complete concept of the IoT application, entrepreneurs start looking for a reliable and experienced IoT application development company. The key point we have found with our customers is to find the balance between profitability and quality of a mobile IoT app. In other words, you must find a company that develops error-free and feature-rich mobile IoT apps for your business that makes it profitable.

It is increasingly difficult to find an application developer who specializes in a particular sector, but if you opt for an experienced and well-established app design agency instead of the new development services companies, you can complete your application project on time and without increasing costs, with a complete solution ranging from app design and development, to implementation, marketing and maintenance.

Price of a IoT application

Like other mobile apps, the process of developing IoT apps also begins with the analysis of the information. After consulting with the client all the functions that need to be developed and preparing a prototype, we move on to the beta phase of development.

The duration of the design and development phase depends on several factors, including the size and scope of the project, the amount of functionality required, the integration of new technologies and the complexity of the mobile application.

Here we offer a brief estimate of the duration of the development phase of IoT apps depending on the complexity, each project is unique, so we recommend consulting cost and time through our budget form:

  1. Simple apps: with standard (and simple) user interface and basic functions: more than 350 hours. You can obtain this type of application at a cost ranging from $ 6,000 to $ 15,000.
  2. Intermediate applications: with custom user interface and complex functions: more than 600 hours. This type of application costs you about $ 15,000 to $ 20,000.
  3. Complex applications: with real time synchronization, connections to apis, databases, etc.: more than 1000 hours. These mobile applications start at $ 20,000, depending on the level of complexity.

Of course, this is only an approximation. An IoT app development company can give an exact deadline for the project of your application after analyzing each point to develop, so it is important a previous study of all the details to be developed.

Cost of an IoT mobile app

Here we come to the most critical part: the cost of application development. Like all other types of mobile applications, the cost of the IoT mobile application also depends on the duration and features.

Here are some features that take a significant share of the cost of app development:

  1. Location integration.
  2. Integration of payment gateways.
  3. Synchronization between several devices.
  4. Third party API integration.
  5. Data encryption and inclusion of self-learning feeds
  6. CMS integration as wordpress, prestashop, magento.

Many IoT application developers believe that the RAD (Rapid Application Development) tool is a response to the difficulty of developing IoT software from scratch. Therefore, they tend to use reusable, pre-built components on selected IoT platforms. Business people can quickly get the customized application at affordable prices with this approach.

If you choose to hire our IoT app developers for your application project, you can get a full team depending on the requirements of the application. The core team includes two developers and one designer, along with a QA engineer and a project manager, a backend developer, an administrator and a control panel designer.

Examples of IoT apps

It is important to include security features such as data encryption and security features for apps, so integrating these features has a big impact on the cost of development.

In recent days, IoT applications have become a general term that can be implemented in different types of applications. Here we mention the types of applications by category:

Categories of apps developed in IoT:

  • Media and entertainment.
  • Agriculture and livestock.
  • Infrastructure.
  • Manufacturing and industry.
  • Energy management and renewable energies.
  • Home automation, domotics.
  • Transport and logistics.
  • Smart cities.
  • Consumer applications.

The cost can be calculated by itself, considering the rates for feature integration and hourly pricing of IoT application developers. Application developers have different hourly rates in different countries. For example, application developers based in the United States charge up to $ 168 per hour and the application developers in Spain can about $ 50 per hourIn addition, it is necessary to have a maintenance company and modification costs to keep the application updated.


The IOT concept is rapidly gaining ground, and the development of IOT apps is here to stay for the long term. You can leverage its benefits to boost your business through improved services and simplified complex processes.

Contact with our company AppDesign, our expert developers in IoT will help you to solve your doubts and give you a personalized budget to create your IoT app.

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