Building an iOS or Android App: How Long Will Your Labor of Love Take to Create?


According to Mayor Bloomberg, NYC ranks number one for job growth in mobile app companies but before you go out and get that app built, you need to know how long it will take.


So, you are absolutely, positively sure that your foot fetish app is going to be a hit.  Take note however, that building an app from creating data storage in the backend to polishing up the design in the frontend is on average an 18 week labor of love. If you want to know what you’re getting yourself into, check out this infographic from visual.ly that breakdowns the steps and time needed to create that next big downloadable crowd-pleaser.



About the author: Stephanie Santana

After receiving a dual degree in magazine journalism and anthropology, Stephanie moved to Korea to teach English to elementary students for two years. During her time there, she started a website for salsa dancing in Korea, BusanSalsafied.com. She is currently an editorial assistant at AlleyWatch and is happy to back in New York at an exciting time for startups.  She likes to document her experiences here: stephaniesantana.tumblr.com.

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