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What Does It Cost To Source A Mobile App?

Skill Level, Location, And App Complexity Drive The Cost Of Assembling Mobile IDEA Teams

December 8, 2015

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Mobile projects are everywhere as leading application development and delivery (AD&D) pros race to build better ways to engage employees, partners, and customers. Development leaders often struggle to find the resources and experience required to build mobile apps in-house, so they turn to third-party partners for help. With mobile projects growing in complexity and importance, Forrester clients are frequently asking us about mobile developer rates, mobile pricing models, and mobile delivery approaches. This report is an overview of key findings from recent research about pricing and delivery models in mobile projects that leverage third-party providers.

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Table of Contents

  • How Much Did That App In The App Store Cost?
  • Location, Skills, And Seniority Drive Cost — But Not In The Typical Way
  • Pricing And Delivery Models For Mobile Differ From Traditional Services
  • RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Shift Your App's Cost Levers To Reflect Your Mobile Journey
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents

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