The Three Levels In App Building

App Building, Reseller Jerry Lieveld 26 Jun 2014

The demand of app developers is growing and prices of apps are falling, so the best time to start your apps business is now. But where to start? What to charge your clients? Let the three levels in app building be your guide.

Historically, getting an app for both iOS and Android has been expensive. Even the simplest apps delivered by developers and creative agencies would start at a minimum of . Complex apps generally run from  to for just one platform.

AppMachine changes this opportunity dramatically by reducing the time and HR costs associated with app building. To help you set up your business, we provide you with three levels in app building with rough guidelines what to expect and what to charge.

Level 1 Just Blocks – No Code

The first type of app you can make is a native no coding app. This means a thousand possibilities to make professional apps, but you don´t need any programming skills. Easily include business description, social media, contact info and directions, email me, call me, FAQs and many more.

These apps don’t use JavaScript, web service connections, product catalogs, e-commerce or data integration. You just pick and stack your building blocks and you are ready.

Of course you can customize your own design using our creative modifications tools like themes, templates and icons. Building apps like these apps usually takes hours to days.

Who can make Level 1 apps?
Virtually anyone
Your clients can partly maintain their app with the CMS.
Time to build: hours to days
What to charge clients for building the app: approximately to
Price to buy the app at AppMachine a month*
*See pricing page for details. Resellers get a 30% discount on every app.
Examples: Elevator Pitch, Golden Tulip Tjaarda Oranjewoud

Level 2 Design And Data

The 2nd level of app building consists of apps that use all of level 1 plus custom graphics design, data integration via Excel, product catalogs, e-commerce, but exclude JavaScript and custom web services.

Level 2 gives you plenty possibilities to build professional native apps that surpass your clients expectations. Your clients will be able to present and sell products from within the app and collect valuable user data. Apps like these are great marketing tools to strengthen customer loyalty. Native apps offers a superior usability and user experience;  with an app, it becomes so much easier to inform customers, sell products and increase sales volumes.

Who can make Level 2 apps?
Non-programming freelancers or agencies that are comfortable with (web)design or with outsourcing.
Creative agencies that have experience with mobile app delivery.
Mobile app building agencies.
Your clients can partly maintain their app with the CMS.
Time to build: days to weeks
What to charge clients: approximately to
Price to buy the app at AppMachine a month*
*See pricing page for details. Resellers get a 30% discount on every app.
Examples: Eden Ibiza, Tapas and Taxis, Simple Eats, DJ Markus Schulz

Level 3 Go For the Code!

In the 3rd level of app building you can add your own code with JavaScript and connect your app with various web services. You can even make your own building blocks. Add data, make custom screens and forms  and design it all anyway you want.

Your possibilities for professional native apps are nearly limitless, but you do need some programming skills and technical IT insight.  You could outsource the creative part.

Who can make Level 3 apps?
Programming freelancers or IT agencies that are comfortable with JavaScript and data linking.
Creative agencies that have experience with mobile app delivery and outsourcing tech.
Mobile App building agencies and development teams.
Your clients can partly maintain their app with the CMS.
Time to build: weeks to months
What to charge clients: approximately +
Price to buy the app at AppMachine  a month*
*See pricing page for details. Resellers get a 30% discount on every app.
Examples: TNW USA, TNW LatAm, DJ Armin van Buuren, ADE

 

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