2021 Top App Developers in Edinburgh

How much does it cost to hire a mobile app developer agency?

Expect to pay on average between £10,000 to £100,000. It really depends on the complexity of the app.

* Average cost to develop an app in Scotland 2021

Type of appTime to developCost


3-6 months



6-10 months



10+ months


Why is making an app so expensive?

The easiest explanation is that apps are actually affordable; it's the knowledge, engineering and design talent that's expensive. If you look in the App Store, you'll see over a million different apps. A big percentage were all built by amateur developers, and most of these apps will never earn a penny.

How difficult is it to make an app?

There’s no getting around it — building an app takes some serious technical training.

To answer this question, you first have to define what you consider as an “app”. Most apps are crap, and you will delete them straight away. It’s relatively easy to build another very basic app with outdated features, and broken or useless functionality.

Now, how hard is it to build a successful app that is a good investment? It’s extremely challenging, and very few have the ability to pull it off.

How long does it take to create an app?

Depends on the complexity of the app and it varies greatly, the general answer is on average 4-6 months.