Even though it seemed like they just arrived on the scene mobile applications have been around for some time now. You probably use at least 3 or 4 on a daily basis without even thinking about it.

Apps can be used to do everything from ordering a pizza to a flight around the world. It is always amazing that there is always a new app idea that is taking the world by storm. Just when it seems like there are no more apps out there to create another one pops into existence and becomes an essential part of life.

As the app development space is always changing and evolving, there are some myths that have cropped up over time.

1. Apps cost a lot of money to create

There is a wide range of costs associated with app development and the cost of building an app from scratch can range from affordable to very expensive. There are a lot of variables that could affect the cost of your app development and launch.

The best thing to do is to get in touch with an app developer that you trust and explain exactly what you need the app to do for your business. They will be able to quote you on how much you can expect to spend on the development, launch and maintenance of the app in question.

2. Websites are just as good as apps

Websites are an essential part of every business’ online presence, although you will need an app if you intend to stay within one click of your customers. The app is permanently on someone’s phone whereas the consumer will have to actively go to your website.

Apps also have the ability to make push notifications to those who have downloaded it. This allows you to reach out with special messages and offers at just the right time. Without an app, you have to fall back on an email marketing strategy.

3. All app development companies are the same

App development is not regulated and there is no set standard for anyone to abide by. For this reason, you will need to ensure that you have done your due diligence on the company that you’re thinking about hiring.

If they have a long list of satisfied clients then you can be sure that they are reputable. If you want to find an app developer company that will perfectly match your needs, be ready to spend some time looking for them.

4. Once an app is launched that’s all you have to do

The app will require ongoing maintenance and you will need to do some promotion work to get your first few app downloads. If your app is a success then you will probably want to add some additional features and seek out ways to improve the user experience.

This can be done over the course of years. You should always be on the lookout for ways to improve your app and increase the number of users.

5. I don’t need an app for my business

If you can’t think of a way that your customers would be able to use an app to help them interact with the products and services that you offer, you may be right. On the other hand, you may not be thinking hard enough.

There was a time when food delivery companies were resistant to the idea. That was until some big names were able to see a significant jump in profits after just a few months of launching their apps.