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If we talk about breakthroughs and complexity in the app development industry, we’ve got to bring the wearable industry into the limelight.

We all can admit to the fact that back in the days, we had no idea that something like wearable technology can even coexist with us. Now looking at what this tech is capable of, really makes us question our past.

What started with Fitbit and Apple Watch; has now become a billion-dollar industry that is growing at a rapid rate. Now that is something you cannot ignore. It is expected that by the end of 2020, there will be more than 800 million wearable devices active in the global market.

More and more brands are making appearances which is only making people crazy about these devices. However, most of the people still think that wearable is only limited to smartwatches, which is further from the truth.

 Types of Wearable Devices

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Smartwatches

A smartwatch is probably the first thing one could think of when talked about wearable technology. Back then smartwatches were meant to be a companion for smartphones, but now the watches we know are introduced standalone in the market.

Android Wear, Apple Watch, and Samsung Gear series are perfect examples for such devices.

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Fitness Trackers

Fitness trackers are said to the major work cases of wearable tech. Those who are health conscious or who just to live a healthy lifestyle prefer buying fitness trackers as they give real-time health status updates to the end-users.

If you are planning on buying one then do make sure to check out Fitbit, Samsung Gear Fit, and Garmin.

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Smart Glasses

Though they are not immersive as VR, they manage to add a layer of information on top of the user’s view. They are being used quite extensively in industrial development and highly technical tasks. Epson Moverio, Daqri, and Sony SmartEyeglass are perfect examples.

Major Aspects That Decide the Cost for Wearable App Development

The Research

Being a wearable app development agency, we give the research period an admissible amount of time just to provide our clients with the best possible results they can expect in the end product. We don’t necessarily charge for user profile designing and research but we do include user research and product design in the price estimation of the project.

App Design

The next major aspect that determines the cost for wearable app development is its design. You need to know for the fact that designing an app for a wearable device is way different than designing for mobile. Like any other mobile app development company we design a wearable app interface with four prime interaction points; notifications, voice commands, watch faces, and native apps.

App Development

When developing an android based wearable device, the app development process goes the same way. However, they vary in terms of design functionality. What determines the cost for wearable app development is its difference from the usual app development process.

  1. Watch based APIs make a real difference
  2. These devices contain functionalities which are appropriate for a smartwatch

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App Testing

In order to provide our client with the best possible end product, we run a handful of tests just to ensure the quality they expected. We always test out data syncing between the smartphone and the wearable. More concisely we test out app performance. We run multiple tests on different screen sizes while developing wearable apps.

The cost for app development also depends upon the region you are choosing for outsourcing:

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South American app developers charge $25 to $120 per hour for Android/iOS mobile app development.

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Companies in the UK charge $35 to $175 an hour for Android/iOS mobile app development.

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Eastern European hire mobile app developers charge $20 up to $110 per hour.

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Developers in India charge $10-75

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North America is considered to be the most costly region for Android/iOS mobile app development. The average companies’ charge $20 to $250 per hour.

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Australian companies develop mobile applications at a rate of $35-150 per hour.

Following are average cost breakdown of the most popular mobile apps which worth checking out, as you might get a rough idea on how much you are likely to spend.

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An app like Starbucks will cost you around $70, 000-$100,000.

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An app like Airbnb will cost around $140,000-$200,000.

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Photo sharing apps like Instagram will cost you $120,000-$150,000.

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An e-commerce application is proven to be quiet expensive as it cost around $200,000-$250,000.

Read More: How much does it to develop an on-demand logistics app?

Why You Should Outsource Your Mobile App Development?

Affordability

The number one business why businesses choose outsourcing as their mode of development is the fact that it is inexpensive. Outsourcing is proved to be quite affordable when compared to hiring a full-time in-house team of developers who will do the same job. So, if you are a start-up then outsourcing your mobile app development would be the best thing to do.

No long-term commitments

We all can agree to the fact that hiring and firing full-time employees is quite a hefty as you have invested energy and money e in finding those developers. But in terms of outsourcing, there are no long-term commitments whatsoever as you are in full control of your spending and working tenure.

Unlimited access to global talent

With outsourcing, you will get the best global talent which you won’t find by hiring full-time in-house app developers. Concisely, you’ll get a wide range of choices to outsource the best wearable app development irrespective of the platform you are willing to work on.

Why You Should Choose Fluper for Wearable App Development?

By choosing outsourcing as your mode of development, you’ll get access to a wide range of quality talent. But that doesn’t mean it is flawless, like any other service it does have some downsides which we took the liberty of enlisting down below:

  1. The language barrier between the teams
  2. Time zone differences
  3. And work culture differences

However, that doesn’t mean one should avoid outsourcing. You’d be surprised to know that many startups and businesses have now become a full-fledged brand as they successfully outsourced app development.Disclaimer

Anshul Sharma
Author

Being the Co-Founder of Fluper, one of the Leading App Development Companies, Mr. Anshul Sharma has a wide-ranging experience in Business Growth. He has paved his own path as an extremely intensive product strategist and user experience proficient entrepreneur. His keen interest in the tech updates urges him to write about the latest tech news and make other businesses or enterprises aware of the changing market scenario.

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