The 5 Critical App Questions

These five questions can have the greatest impact on your app development timeline and cost.
Lauren Schommer

Lauren helps App Press customers make beautiful, engaging mobile apps every day.

If you are planning to talk to a client about a mobile project don’t forget to ask these five questions which can impact timeline and cost the most.

Question 1: What type of app are you building? iOS has a more engaged user base. Android has a broader reach, but building for Android can make your app a lot more expensive, harder to test, and harder to support.

Will your app run on iOS, Android, or both?

Question 2: Do people have to login? An email login is generally best to start with unless your app will have tight integration with services like Facebook or Twitter, in which case social login is better.

Will your users login? If so, how?

Question 3: Do people create personal profiles? A profile means that some of the people that use your app will have to enter information about themselves that might be viewed publicly.

Will your users create personal profiles?

Question 4: Will the app require database support? If yes, is there an existing database or will one be built? What is the record set in the data - 100? 10,000? What does a record look like?

Will your app require database support?

Question 5: Does your app need to connect with your website? This means you'll need to make an API (or Application Programming Interface.) It's how all your friendly apps talk to each other.

Does your app need to connect to your website?

Once you have the answers to these questions contact us. 24/7 support is one phone call or email away. Our support team guarantees a 24-hour turn around time for any question. Visit or email

Download a PDF version of these questions here.

Our development team is available for full custom app development. To get a custom quote for your app, check out our app pricing calculator - by answering a few questions, you'll automatically get an estimate to build your mobile app.

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