Do you know? The apps which are ruling the marketplace are not so different from each other as long as the looks are concerned. You can find more than 2.47 million apps on the Google Play Store and more than 1.8 million apps on the Apple Store. That’s HUGE!
Considering the competition, if a new app wants to stand out against the rest, then it becomes a necessity that it focuses on first class UI and exceptional user experiences.
If You’re interested in building an app, you may be wondering how long does UI/UX building take? How does it go? And most important of all, how much does it cost to design a mobile app?
Just read this article carefully and I’ll be answering all your questions
Some Important Points to remember
If you know all the fundamentals and are not interested in reading this, you can by all means skip these parts and just read the main information you’re looking for i.e., cost of hiring UI/UX designers in India.
Before you /UI designer, it is essential that you empower yourself with some knowledge. Otherwise, you can be taken advantage of.
Exploring the Process of UI/UX Design
Alright, let’s dive into the process of app design.
While designing apps, the process is usually divided into User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) design. This is how it’s done usually but not always. The workflow may vary for each company or team.
I’ve broken down the process into three stages for you.
The designer team or the company which you’ll be hiring starts it’s work from digging deeper into product peculiarities-target audience, business objectives and they also have to consider the competition.
In this stage, they pay attention towards in-depth user analysis to define the users’ preferences, goals and pain points.
This is very essential to create a mobile app design tailored to the audience’s needs. And the UI/UX team while creating all this, keeps the users’ preferences and problems in mind while doing that.
Stage#2 Creating Wireframes
A wireframe is a schematic placement of all the elements on the app’s screen. While creating wireframes, the target audience’s preferences are kept in mind and designers collect this data while doing research. You can also call wireframe, literally the skeleton of the future app.
This must-have step comes before prototyping. This step also helps the clients to understand and have a basic idea of how the app will look like. And if clients don’t like anything in the design, they can by all means suggest changes to the designers they’re working with.
Yes, you guessed it right. What the final version of the app will look like, a prototype is to know that. Because the whole UI development is based on them, prototypes are very detailed.
For every application’s screen UI/UX designers craft a prototype. The designers usually start with the UI design of the IOS version if the project includes both IOS and Android. And then they move to Android design.
Some customers need an app version tailored for tablets or wearables, in these cases, it’s estimated separately but designed simultaneously.
As you’ve read before, customers can suggest changes to prototypes and can also give their feedback.
There are so many companies, which provide static or clickable prototypes at the client’s request. If you want clickable prototypes you must mention it before hiring a designer team.
There are also other stages, but all the main stages which are must for app design, I’ve covered it. Other stages cover aspects like creating graphic elements like illustrations, icons or making complex animations. And yes, all these processes have their own price.
If you’ve read all the explanations above, good for you. Now, let’s get to the main part? The cost of hiring UI/UX designers in India.
How much the designer team or designer will charge from you depends on various factors. It depends on the type of resource for example a big scale company, mid level company or a freelancer.
And there can be other factors too, like if your requirement is to create an app which includes a simple home page with only 3-4 text sections than the price would be much lower compared to a home page which includes advertisements, sections including complex graphical design.
In simple terms you can say that it depends on the number of hours required to design the page. So if the rate per hour for the resource you’re working with is fixed then do this easy calculation, multiply by the number of hours required and you have the price. Add 10–20% as overhead cost to it.
MNC > Middle level Company > Freelancer
It all depends on what level of project you’re planning. Once you have the plans you can start hiring.
If you hire a freelancer you can be as low as $4-$5/hr and a good organization will cost you around $18-$15/hr or more
The Rate Of a Average Designer by Countries:
- United States, Canada works at $50 – $150/hr
- Australia works at $50 – $150/hr
- Western Europe & UK works at $50 – $100/hr
- Eastern Europe works at $25 – $50/hr
- India works at $20 – 49/hr
Designers in India are available at a very affordable price, which is among the cheapest in the world. And note that, high price doesn’t always mean better quality. India offers top quality designers at a really cheap price.
Keep These Things In Mind
The company you want to hire designers from, you must go through the company’s portfolio thoroughly. Contact other clients to enquire about their past experiences with the company.
You should absolutely read the company’s review on platforms like Clutch, Goodfirms or IT firms.