What is The Cost Of Mobile App Development By App Type?

One of the undeniable factors that determine the cost of mobile app development is the type of app you want to create. 

Not to forget not every app require the same number of developers and equal efforts and resources to develop.

For instance, a simple mobile app like a calculator, clock, or flashlight requires fewer developers and minimum coding skills.

On the contrary, complex mobile apps like food delivery apps, social media apps, and dating apps require next-level coding skills, and unusual efforts to develop.

That being said you can never expect to do both developments under the same cost tag. 

Of course, the complicated app will cost higher than the simple app.

In this article, we will put forward some real-life examples of apps.

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4 Examples Of Cost of Mobile App Development By App Type

Dating Apps (Tinder, Hinge and Match) 

Dating apps are getting very popular these days. 

The number of dating app users reached 323.9 Million in 2021. A jump from 240.9 million users in 2016.

Another mind-boggling stat shows that 19% of Americans are using dating apps.

We’ve mentioned a few features that make dating apps successful.

  • User registrations & profile Geolocation 
  • Communication 
  • Third-party integration
  • Likes and dislikes

The development team is consist of the following members including app developer, project manager, UI/UX designer, and Q/A analyst.

Dating falls under a complex mobile app which means it can take more than 6 months to develop. The average cost to create a dating mobile app is $90,000.

Ride-Hailing App (Uber and Ola cabs)

Uber is the most successful ride-hailing service in the world.

Usually apps like uber has two applications. One for the driver and the second for the user.

Following are the features that a ride-hailing app must consist of;

  • Easy Payment gateways
  • Split the fare
  • Schedule rides for the future
  • Multiple drop-off locations
  • Driver review and rating
  • Real-time location tracking
  • Profile management

The development team is consist of professional developers like app developers, project managers, business analysts, and QA engineers.

Apps like uber fall into the category of complex mobile apps. Building an app like uber it can take up to 9+ months. The cost to develop such an app is $75,000.

Food delivery apps (DoorDash, UberEats and GrubHub)

The food industry has grown by far, in recent years, leaving behind every other industry.

The worth of food delivery is estimated to be $43 billion by 2025. 

China is the biggest market for food delivery apps as total revenue generated in 2021 stands at $27.3 billion. Followed by the US with 22.4 billion and Europe ranks third with $9.2 billion.

It projected that 96.9 million people in Europe will be using food delivery apps by the year 2024

Following are the features that must be integrated into a food delivery app to stand out.

  • App Push Notifications
  • Contact Information for the Delivery Person
  • GPS Tracking
  • Profile building and login
  • Payment method integration
  • Search Filters

Generally, the tea behind developing food delivery apps is a full-fledged development team consisting of members like app developers, UI/UX Designers, business analysts, and a project manager.

The time consume to build an app is 6+ months. The development cost to develop a food delivery app is $70,000.

Social media apps (TikTok, Facebook, Instagram)

59% of the world uses social media. 

Facebook is the most used social media app of all time.

Tiktok has become the most popular social media app in 2022.

The following are the key features that make app delivery app successful.

  • Simple profile creation
  • Engaging app
  • Online chatting 
  • Real-Time Notifications 
  • Sharing images, and videos
  • Customizable Privacy Settings 

To build an app like TikTok or Facebook you need a complete team of developers including app developers, UI/UX Designers, business analysts, and a project manager.

App different apps social media apps are the most expensive ones. To develop a social media app the turnaround time is more than 9 months. The cost to develop a social media app is $90,000.