Building a Budget for a React JS Application

With over 60% of digital media time being utilized on smartphones, the desktop usage has taken a backseat. The revenue generated by developers has reached over 20 billion dollars by the way of selling mobile applications. As more and more brands and businesses are investing in mobile applications, a lot of revenue is being generated in the development and launch of an app.

One widely favored and used framework for building applications in React JS. React JS is a preferred way of developing an app in a lot of cases where businesses are looking for a hybrid approach for their apps that can work as a multi-platform app. In our previous articles, we talked about how useful React JS is and what benefits it can offer us. Today we are going to discuss another important aspect, that is, the cost involved in developing a React JS application.

By the way, we have a few articles on the subject and also invite you to read again our article.

Making a Choice Between NativeScript and React Native

Before Jumping on the Budget

There are certain factors that will determine the budget of your project which must be taken into consideration. You will have to know the details of the requirements of your project. A React developer is basically an expert on front-end development with knowledge of several frameworks and libraries and how to utilize them.

Make a clear and crisp description of your project. You can then match the skills, knowledge, and experience of the developers around you and check if they can turn out to be a good match for your project. After this, there are certain cost factors that must be looked at.

React JS developers charge anything between $15 per hour to $140 per hour, depending on their expertise and your requirements. There are also people who work on fixed-price contracts, so those can vary. You will then have to decide whether you want to hire a seasoned React developer who can work quickly or you need a freelancer.

Types of React JS Developers

1. Front End (Basic)

HTML, CSS, and Javascript. A developer who is familiar with libraries like React JS and React Native for mobile. An average hourly rate for such a developer would be anywhere between $15-45.

2. Front End (Advanced)

The advanced level developer is skilled beyond the basics and is well-versed with frameworks like CSS, Angular and Foundation. An average hourly rate for such a developer would be anywhere between $35-95.

3. Back End (Basic)

A developer familiar with fundamentals like Node JS, Express, and RESTful APIs, along with MySQL. An average hourly rate for such a developer would be anywhere between $15-45.

4. Back End (Advanced)

The advanced level developer is skilled beyond the basics and is well-versed with Amazon Web Services and back-end framework such as Meteor JS. An average hourly rate for such a developer would be anywhere between $35-95.

5. Full Stack Developer

A full stack developer is an expert mix of both front end and back end with expertise on Node JS, React JS, Express, & MongoDB. An average hourly rate for such a developer would be anywhere between $30-140.

By the way, we have a few articles on the subject and also invite you to read again our article.

Important Hacks for Developing for Amazing Hybrid Apps with ReactJS

Native applications have proved to be a beneficial experience in both user experience and revenue generated through them. But the development can turn out to be expensive. Hybrid applications act as a compromise between the final result and the costs incurred. React allows you to design freely in the way you want and can ensure good user experience.

When you write a component and then try to add it to the page while building the application you will notice the real difference. You must work your wireframes and storyboards into front-end code for better clarity. Periodical tests will offer you results so you can compare them and see what made the actual difference. Then it’s time to build a RESTful API. Apart from this, you will have to do a clear breakup of your requirements. You can then create milestones based on the breakup.

Building a Budget

The first step is to have a detailed project description and a breakup of all parts of the project. Don’t forget to take a proper look at a React JS development company and their body of work. With these points, you have almost all the information on building a budget for developing your next React JS application.

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Keval Padia
Keval Padia is the founder & CEO of Nimblechapps, a fast-growing mobile game development company. The current innovation and updates of the field lures him to express his views and thoughts on certain topics.