In what time frame does a mobile app get developed?

Harmeet Kaur


Once you come up with an idea for an app, numerous thoughts flood your mind, and you start to ponder several questions. One of the most common questions, after “How much will it cost?”, is “How long will it take to develop a mobile app?” This question is bound to arise, especially with the increasing competition, resulting in a plethora of applications being introduced to the app market every day. Our clients have found it challenging to answer this question, so we’ve outlined a way to estimate the time required.

However, accurately predicting the time frame until the initial release is ready to enter the market is nearly impossible. Even if you have a clear idea of the app’s purpose and target audience, there are several uncontrollable factors that can affect the time required for an app development agency to develop the app.

Developing a mobile app: Factors affecting timelines

An operating system

mobile-app-developmentIn order to build a fully-functional app, you will need to put in a lot of effort and time. According to our experience, Android takes longer to develop than iOS. This is due to fragmentation problems encountered when building applications for a wide range of devices.

The Android Software Development Kit (SDK) has been updated and streamlined over time to accommodate varying screen sizes, OS versions, pixel densities, etc. However, many further improvements are still required to compete with iOS. The app approval time is also shorter on Android than it is on iOS.

App development teams from our company know how to overcome common challenges.


Your idea’s understanding also plays a crucial role in determining the timeframe. Developers can easily understand and execute your plan if your idea is too simple, like just a copy of an existing app or something like an allpaper app. You need to devote more time to clarifying your idea if you’re developing an application with new and unique features. And this is a must since the better the understanding, the better the outcome will be.

Before developing a mobile app idea, Revinfotech takes the time to understand its scope and scope of work.


In addition, the number of features you include in your mobile application will affect how long it takes to build completely. The more features you add to your application, the more time consuming it will be. The type of functionality you want to add to your application is also important. Based on the complexity of its functionality, some features may be easy to implement, while others may take some effort and time to implement.

You might invest a considerable amount of money in the app, but it does not bring the desired results! The complexity of the app idea and the functionalities to be included can make the situation risky! As a result, we recommend that clients build MVPs in order to avoid wasting time, effort, and money. As a method of determining the market scope and getting valuable feedback for future product development, a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) is designed with limited and imperative features.

Through successive releases, you can add new features to your app if the first version fails. If it succeeds, you can refine your idea based on feedback gained. This is an efficient, but time-consuming way to make the app better.

Audience target

Targeted-AudienceIn contrast to developing an app for 50,000 users or 1000 users, developing a mobile app for 1000 users involves fewer factors. Based on our knowledge, an application for a wider audience requires additional investment in architecture, infrastructure, performance testing and tuning. Each of these factors adds to the time required to develop an app.

Since we believe a bug-free and fully functional app will perform better than one that crashes, we dedicate a lot of time to ensuring the app meets each and every important KPI.

Process for developing apps

You should always be mindful of the process you follow. A good process enables you to plan, design, develop, and test on time. However, a poor process can create an imbalance.

Using Agile methodology, Revinfotech allows for the development team and the user to work together to develop requirements and solutions. In addition to boosting adaptive planning, evolutionary development, prior delivery and continuous improvements, this approach is ideal for complex projects where customer needs constantly change.

We also prefer to develop different modules simultaneously rather than individually. By doing this, we can produce more of the results in less time.

Having a conversation

It is crucial that both the client and mobile application development agency stay in touch throughout the entire process for better results. It is likely that challenges encountered during the development phase will be solved at a slower pace if the client and the development team cannot communicate due to time gaps or any other reason. It can take longer to build an app as a result of these delays.

In order to keep communication flowing and speed up development, our mobility experts are always ready to go the extra mile.

Final thoughts

The aforementioned factors will make it clear that it is not an easy task to build a high-quality mobile app! For an app to stand out in the app market, it takes time, efforts, money, and strategy. Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions about app development.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Harmeet Kaur
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