Custom web applications, Web app development, web app estimate

The world has moved from the question of ‘Why do we need a web app?’ to ‘How much will a web app cost?” A large number of custom web applications are developed each month to help businesses achieve their business goals.

Surfing the internet won’t help as much as you’d hope since there are many factors involved when you want a clear answer to the cost of your web application.

Let’s take the example of an architectural design.

Now we all know how details as small as finishing the house would play an immense role in making it look worthy of buying. But there’s an obvious catch; buying a building that is intricately polished would cost a lot more than a normal building.

Similar is the case with web app development costs. But here, things are a little more complex than buildings.

Factors that Influence the Cost for Custom Web Applications

If you have surveyed around in the market, you probably know that cost varies from company to company.

Custom web applications, web estimate

Apparently, Pakistani developers and small IT firms are charging much lower considering their current ranking, as shown. 

Web application costs, GIS Application Development, web app estimate

Owing to socio-economic factors, cost for software development in Pakistan is quite low, even if you require a custom app.

Prevent unexpected Web App Costs

There are a number of reasons why the development costs may rise unexpectedly. Here are the two major reasons:

  • A vendor may present you with the lowest cost possible to win your attention at first; then charge you expectedly. (Beware of such vendors)
  • The scope of the project can increase which may increase the cost as well.

Negotiate with your Vendor

Negotiation is the most important ingredient that will play a role in capitalizing on the opportunities for both parties. Poor negotiation can lead to chaos and confusion in the later stages which can turn out to be a bad experience for everyone. Therefore, offer your technology partner the benefits of working with you and cut a deal that satisfies both of you in every aspect. 

Call the vendors directly! 

If you are looking for GIS application development, chances are that you may need the above-mentioned practices to ensure smooth dealing. Nevertheless, the best way to avoid high costs for custom web applications is to find the right vendor for your business. Communicate with them directly about possible costs that may incur during the development process. This will help you iron out all the details so that you become wary of all the expected costs.

For instance, at OneClout, we provide free estimates for the scope of the project. Click here to get in touch with our team. 



The main reason companies choose to outsource, is to save money. So where can companies find software outsourcing partners that are skilled and affordable? Well, Pakistan is a destination on the rise for software outsourcing. Let’s take a look at some of the factors driving Pakistan’s rise to the top of software outsourcing destinations.

In Pakistan, salaries remain low compared to Western countries or more developed Asian neighbors. This means that companies can save substantially on labor expenses. Although IT professionals and Digital Marketing consultants make more money than the average workers, trends indicate that a talented developer in Lahore costs much less than a developer outside Pakistan.

According to official figures, Pakistan’s export of Information Technology and IT-enabled services touched $2.2 billion in fiscal year 2014-15. There is no doubt that country’s IT industry has come a long way and is the fastest growing export sector. And because this sector consists of large IT companies, which hold local representative offices serving some of the world’s largest businesses to meet all their IT needs, billions of dollars are on the way. Pakistan also has the potential to become a supply route for internet and communication services for the neighboring countries.

Massive 3G/4G networks have led to exponential growth in mobile broadband internet. Also, social media platforms have literally changed the way businesses market their products and reach customers. This strong relation between digital marketing and software development has given life to brand promotions. With help of technology incubators like Plan9 and LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship, Pakistani startups have amazed the world. Now, foreign software companies with solid local partners are exploiting opportunities facilitated by the government of Punjab.

The country is inviting global tech companies like Amazon, eBay and Paypal, directly boosting e-commerce and app development. As the government seeks to develop a technologically advanced infrastructure, the business climate is expected to improve for foreign software development companies in Pakistan.

Contributor: Awais Khan

Awais is a Digital Marketing consultant. With a brand management degree and some digital marketing experience, he develops creative growth strategies for brands online. His interests include photography, badminton and fiction writing.

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