Singapore is the leading smart city in Southeast Asia, with its citizens relying on mobile apps to perform daily tasks. They use mobile apps to hail rides, have someone do their groceries or book tables at restaurants. Mobile apps are now part of an ordinary Singaporean’s lifeblood.
Malaysia is also becoming increasingly connected, taking a lot of inspiration from its neighbor. Mobile apps are becoming as ubiquitous to Malaysians as they are to Singaporeans.
Singapore Mobile Usage Statistics
According to WeAreSocial, Singapore has around 4.71 million unique mobile users or almost 82% of its population. Of that number, 97% are active mobile internet users, and 91% are active social media users. 91% of the population use smartphones, while 42% own tablet computers. 7% of the population use wearable technology devices as well. 78% of all web traffic comes from mobile devices.
As a heavily mobile and heavily connected country, Singapore leads the way in mobile app usage in Southeast Asia.
The importance of the Malaysian mobile market
Don’t forget its neighbor, Malaysia! The Malaysian mobile market is a little smaller than Singapore’s, but no less important. The same report states that there are 24 million active mobile internet users from Malaysia. 88% of the adult population own smartphones, and 18% have tablets. 12% of the population uses wearable tech. 57% of all web traffic come from mobile phones, and 3% from tablets.
Mobile App Development in Singapore and Malaysia
Because using mobile apps is a standard in Singapore and Malaysia’s modern cultures, it’s natural to see both countries fostering vibrant local mobile app development industries. The high level of expertise has lead many tech companies into expanding their clientele outside of their respective countries.
Mobile App Development Costs in Singapore and Malaysia
App development costs in Singapore and Malaysia vary based on the following:
Type of smartphone
Android mobile apps take longer to develop than iPhone mobile apps so they are more expensive.
Type of mobile app
Another basis is your mobile app’s functions. The more complex your product is, the more you need to update it and the more expensive the app will be. The starting cost of simple mobile apps is around S$10,000 or RM7000. Interactive and complex mobile apps can cost as high as S$30,000. In Malaysia, that can go up to MYR1000000.
Type of interactive services
There are a lot of interactive mobile apps on the market. The most common among them are e-commerce and on-demand/marketplace apps services. The incorporation of payment gateways in a mobile app also increases development costs.
Games are another type of interactive service that mobile app development companies provide.
A company interested in developing an app should also consider are costs for customising, prototyping and other services. Other services include guiding you in the app submission process and providing app store optimization.
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