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When we think of developing a mobile app for Magento website, the first thought we all have is the time it takes to build the app. We are 80% sure that you will receive many indistinct answers if you ask the developer.
Like: “It depends”, “I don’t know”, “It’s hard to say”, etc.
But what is the reason?
To build a mobile app for Magento website depends on various factors such as the type of app (progressive web app/ hybrid app/ native app/ …), the app complexity (number of features/ customers/…), the experience of a developer(s), and your financial ability, and so on.
Besides, if you sure of all of these things yet it will be impractical to predict the amount of time needed to build a mobile app for Magento until it is released.
Nevertheless, don’t worry because we are here to help you with every step. We hold years of experience on Magento mobile app development so we can definitely tell you the right time for developing a Magento mobile app based on the following criterion:
If you have an Idea…
Yes: if you have certain ideas and know your specific requirements of the desired app like design, functions, etc then it would take 2-4 months to build the app.
No: or else, you have to study and come up with some good ideas for the app creation in 1-2 months first, so it might take 4-6 months from kick off to testing and the delivery.
Level of the App Complexity
One of the most essential factors is the level of app complexity which decides the duration of mobile app development for your Magento store. Back-end development includes the number and difficulty of functions, the supported platform(s), the audience size, and so on. Further, for front-end development, it mainly relates to the user interface (UI) development.
As a result, if you want to build simple mobile E-commerce app then it would take 1-3 months while a complex one will take the 4-8 month because of its lengthy process to make it bug and glitch free.
Type of Apps:
Till now, there are different types of mobile app for Magento such as native apps, hybrid apps, and progressive web apps.
Out of the three popular types of mobile app, developing your magneto mobile app on the native apps will take maximum time, cost and effort. As each native app is optimized for a single platform. You cannot run an iOS app on Android and vice versa. Further, the average time to develop each version of an app is months which ultimately results spending 1 year to serve the customers using iOS or Android operating system.
Hybrid apps will let you build apps on a single base and you can add new features to different versions of apps, unlike the native apps. Normally t will take 3 months on an average to build hybrid mobile apps for Magento website right from the scratch. If you are using any ready-made Magento 2 Mobile App Builder then your app will be ready in just a few days and in this case if you are willing to customize some parts of your newly created app then you can use our customization service at an affordable fee. Thus it takes 1 month time to create your Magento hybrid app with customized features which are quite easy and fast than the native app.
Progressive Web Apps (PWA):
PWA is the latest technology of Google that competes with the native/ hybrid apps due to use modern web capabilities to deliver an app-like experience to the mobile users. If you want to build a progressive web app, then you must spend at least 1 month to build it on your own (including time for studying).
The above estimations are for just only one developer. If you want more developers like a team of 3-4 persons then time for building the mobile app for your Magento website will be shortened significantly.