Insights of App Development for a Middle East Company

 Insights of App Development for a Middle East Company

The economy of the Middle East and North African (MENA) region is mainly based on oil and petroleum products. But, as we know for the overall progress of the economy, a region can’t rely on a single industry. They need to focus on other industries too. The good part is, They are already exploring better business opportunities in the MENA Region. They are looking forward to the technology sector as their next business opportunity and the next big thing in the market. The HNIs from MENA region are already investing in the US and Europe based companies like Citigroup, Time Warner, Twitter, Apple Inc., Walt Disney, Disneyland and many others directly or indirectly.

Due to lack of technical expertise in the past in the MENA Region, They were left with no other choice but to seek technical support from European and American Multinationals.

Founders and Entrepreneurs from MENA region can think of investing in the companies in their own region. Considering the following benefits, Dubai surely merits the list of being a tech leader.

  • Dubai offers the highest quality of living in the MENA Region and it’s also one of the top hundred countries in the world. This will help you to get the app design which is par excellence.
  • New markets, new consumers, the rise of Internet technology – Dubai is a land of booming opportunities. Hence, Dubai can surely be your destination for the apps with the latest technology.
  • An ever-growing network of roads, rail, ports and development projects — Just blink and it’s upgraded. Dubai provides the world-class Infrastructure which is beneficial for the establishment of business.
  • Dubai with its diverse array of work and employees, no doubt gives you the biggest grounding in international business. It surely ensures that you have the mobile app that is compatible as per the international standards of all the major regions of the world.
  • Dubai is a place where east meets west. Residents here represent over 180 different nationalities across the world. It is strategically located at the center of the world business map which is easily accessible from different parts of Asia, the Middle East, and even European countries.
  • Unlike most of the other cities in the Middle East, English is widely spoken and understood by most of the people who work and live in Dubai. There is no language barrier as such that can prove to be a major hindrance for expats. This will surely ensure the ease of communication.
  • Most of the global currency is suffering against the dollar and by investing the dirham definitely has its advantages.

Considering these merits, Why can’t Dubai be the Silicon Valley of the MENA Region, why only MENA region, When It has the capacity to dominate the world.

Let’s consider the option where we want to create a simple mobile app with basic functionalities for Social Networking. We can look at Instagram as the reference app as it is one of the top social networking platforms loved by all.

Basic features of a typical Social networking App

Nowadays, Our day to day life is influenced by technology. Even our interpersonal relationships are redefined under the impact of modern technology. This has led to a large number of people socially networking with people online. And this number is bound to increase by leaps and bounds.

Following the market leader, Instagram, the social networking app incorporates three major components that are design, development, and API’s. For this, we can use a RESTful  API to establish a connection between the web-based client and the server. This acts as an effective way for real-time data transfer.

The core functionalities that a social networking app should be able to manage include: User Management, chatting and notification handling. For this, we need database frameworks like MongoDB, SMS notification service provider like Twilio and mapping tools like Mapbox.

While creating the apps that target masses, we should be very particular in designing the fully functional scalable backend to manage the huge traffic. This would surely take some time initially but it will be of the great help at the end. For social networking app also, we need to keep these things in mind.

For bringing the dream of online social networking app to reality on various platforms, we would require manpower. This manpower includes the team of IT professionals. This team should incorporate:

  • 2 Back-end Developers
  • 1 Front-end Designer
  • 2 Android App Developers
  • 2 iOS App Developer
  • 1 Project Manager
  • 2 Quality Assurers

This leads to the next question,

Cost of Social Networking App Development

For designing a social networking app, you need to be prepared for a big-fat budget as per the Western Standards. This requires the complex architecture and the long-term development process. The basic version of this app on a single platform might need more than one thousand hours.

The major cost incorporates:

  • Android Development – more than thousand hours
  • Backend Development – over two hundred hours
  • Design – more than one hundred hours.
  • Project Manager – over fifty hours
  • Quality Assurers – over fifty hours

As per the given time estimation for the implementation of the project and the hourly cost, we can calculate the total development cost. This amount will surely be huge. So, why outsource your app to westerners when you can have a much better app at competitive rates without compromising on quality in MENA Region itself? In this way, your money will stay within the economy of the region and contribute to the progress of your region.

How can a Middle East country save on app development?

We understand that the development cost is very important for clients. The most demanded combination is the combination of good quality at a low price.

Mobiiworld is a Dubai based award-winning App development company, ready for collaboration with Entrepreneurs and Investors, with the team of more than hundred professionals having expertise in various niches in technology and can help you build your dream mobile app.

While creating the apps that target masses, we should be very particular in designing the fully functional scalable backend to manage the huge traffic. This would surely take some time initially but it will be of the great help at the end. For social networking app also, we need to keep these things in mind. 

For bringing the dream of online social networking app to reality on various platforms, we would require manpower. This manpower includes the team of IT professionals. This team should incorporate:

  • 2 Back-end Developers
  • 1 Front-end Designer
  • 2 Android App Developers
  • 2 iOS App Developer
  • 1 Project Manager
  • 2 Quality Assurers

This leads to the next question,

Cost of Social Networking App Development

For designing a social networking app, you need to be prepared for big-fat budget as per the Western Standards. This requires the complex architecture and the long-term development process. The basic version of this app on a single platform might need more than one thousand hours. 

The major cost incorporates:

  • Android Development – more than thousand hours
  • aBackend Development – over two hundred hours
  • Design – more than one hundred hours.
  • Project Manager – over fifty hours
  • Quality Assurers – over fifty hours

As per the given time estimation for the implementation of project and the hourly cost, we can calculate the total development cost. This amount will surely be huge. So, why outsource your app to westerners when you can have a much better app at competitive rates without compromising on quality in MENA Region itself? In this way your money will stay within the economy of the region and contribute to progress of your region.

How can a Middle East country save on app development?

We understand that the development cost is very important for clients. The most demanded combination is the combination of good quality at low price. Mobiiworld is a Dubai based award-winning App development company, ready for collaboration with Entrepreneurs and Investors, with the team of more than hundred professionals having expertise in various niches in technology and can help you build your dream mobile app.