All you need to know before Hiring Web & Mobile Application Development cost in India

What Web & Mobile Application Development Costs in India?

Over a span of time, as the Indian IT sector has grown to become a key player in the tech world, the markets have traversed through a wild wave of technological enhancements and performance optimisation. With the much created hype of technology and performance driven business-oriented solutions, the cost involved at these projects have seen and ignored and unnecessary push down the aisle. It is true that the technology is largely overpowering and empowering business models with an elaborated cost stature but there seems to be an increasing degree of non-reasonability as well.

Today, any client (with a project to be floored ) is sure to be confused while choosing the right web and mobile development company who can support them technically on long shot or even temporary basis.

What is causing the increased costs?

With a wide range of options thrown at the customer, we would like to segregate them (for your convenience) on the basis of cost structures, a number of employs and experience at projects. And the same hides within itself the main reason for such mounting cost.

It doesn’t require an Einstein’s mind to understand that the thick expenditures by these web development companies are taking a toll on the customers’ pocket. The cost of maintaining large employee bases and higher tier executives with six-figure salaries is immense. Nowadays, you might have frequently experienced a response to your RPFs with budgets as high as $500-$800 per hour in USA & Europe. Beware, their fashionable development processes and fancy management techniques are well capable of luring you and diminishing the truest value your money. Their customer relationship management is appreciable in its own ways, but still, it is not reasonable that these filthy developers stretch the cost of your projects to more than double of the actual.

Let’s Begin

For the times you reach out to the market for a complete project to be developed from scratch or simply for migration purposes, we would like to help you choose the best for yourself. This will make your job a lot easier and will surely help you to understand and hence crack the hard nut of outsourced web development. With numerous interlinked and distinct web development companies offering differently laid out development plans and multiple solutions to your single project, there can be a lot of ‘confusion.’ Confusion as to what is ‘right’ and what can be the best fit for the void of requirements in your business. It is absolutely immaterial who offers what. What actually needs to be calibrated is the exact requirement definition. To keep it simpler, it is necessary for the operational flow of your business to be perfectly aligned with the development approach along the process of the tech vendor.

Now, as you are all set to put a hand on the right choice. One by one, we would like to put forth the broadly clubbed options that the industry is currently throwing around.

The ‘Exorbitant’ Custom Web Development Companies

These are the type of companies found in luxurious buildings having epic expenditure and maintaining a base of nicely paid employees and a fashionable hierarchy of executive. Once one of you approach the other, you will discover that they belong to a certain class and cater to the particular section of clients who are willing to spend at least ₹1 Cr. (within $200,000) on any project. With an averagely costing web development projects summing up to ₹2.5 Cr. (within $400,000),  they tend to work in tandem with filthy contractors and a large number of in-house developers guaranteeing you unusually fast completion of the project.

With the possession of the required skillset and technology, you will mostly find them more organized than expected. They tend to be little slower manoeuvring themselves in the development process. Please be careful, as these companies might take you in a loop and compel you to waste a lot of your precious money.

The Middle-Class Web Development Companies

With an average of 10-20 permanent employees, these companies turn out for proposing projects on flexible terms and early work rates like $30-$100 per hour and tend to complete projects around a rough mark of ₹ 70 Lacs (within $100,000). You will find the basic required organization at quality-oriented development process governed by restrict project management while you hire this class of companies.

They are perfect if the following genuine skillset satisfies your needs:

Ethical standards

Experienced Development Process (hire the experienced developers)

Aesthetics & Design Ability (hire designers)

Usability Awareness


The Smaller Class & Off-Shore Development Companies

These are the smaller players of the development arena who focus on a quality, business-oriented creative web development. You can hire them at reasonable work rates as low as $20-$60 per hour. These companies are known for practicing high ethical standards in a race to maintain a brand name and a good will to survive in the market. Please, companies can be of great importance as they are driven by the requirements that completely satisfied their clients and they don’t hesitate to take an unforeseen extra mile to complete the work by adding later incorporated functionalities.

App Development costing comparison US, Europe to Indian Companies.

US, Europe Companies
Offshore Indian Companies
Average Project Cost
Project Cost Range
$100,000 – $1,000,000
$5,000 – $100,000
Hourly Rates
$300 – $500
$20 – $200
Client Base
Large Clients, MNC’s, Corporate Houses
Large & SME Clients, Startups, Home Businesses, Individuals
Employee Base
Less than 25 people team
Larger teams 50+ employees average
Limited to certain skill sets
Wide variety of skill sets available since the team sizes are big
All above prices are in US Dollars

One such company restoring the beat value of your money is Aalpha Information Systems Read the recent trending technologies like Cloud Services and IoT these please are perfectly exemplifying the blend of intelligence and diligence. These are sure to be your pic if you’re looking for low-cost smaller or medium scale recurring, non-recurring web and mobile development projects.

On a Concluding note, these companies offer a large variety of different tailor-made and specific development options. The onus lies with the customer, you are the one to negotiate with the trade-off between what you pay and what you get.

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Best of luck…!


Written by:

Stuti Dhruv

Stuti Dhruv is a Senior Consultant at Aalpha Information Systems, specializing in pre-sales and advising clients on the latest technology trends. With years of experience in the IT industry, she helps businesses harness the power of technology for growth and success.

Stuti Dhruv is a Senior Consultant at Aalpha Information Systems, specializing in pre-sales and advising clients on the latest technology trends. With years of experience in the IT industry, she helps businesses harness the power of technology for growth and success.