How much will it cost to build your app?

Get a realistic estimate for the cost of your app.
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See how much it will cost to build an app with BLDG-25 versus a typical app development agency.
Disclaimer: This tool estimates the cost to develop your app with another agency. BLDG-25 prices are lower than typical agencies because of our unique team and methods. Be sure to request an estimate or exact quote to find out how much you could save.

What is the desired level of quality for your app?

We use typical agency prices to estimate the cost of your app.
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Choose one of the options below.

Off shore

$25/hour

Setup:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Near shore

$37/hour

Setup:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

160 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Local Developer

$60/hour

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0 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

160 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

High Profile Agency

$180/hour

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0 hours x $0.00/hour

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0 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

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What type of app are you building?

Native apps are for a specific device platform, either iOS or Android, and installed from an app store. Progressive Web Apps are modern cross-platform web app.
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Choose one or more of the options below.

Google Android

Android has a wider reach, particularly in emerging markets, like Asia and Africa.

Setup:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

160 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Apple iOS

Apple iOS is a better choice to reach to a more engaged user base.

Setup:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

160 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Progressive Web App (PWA)

Progressive Web Apps combine qualities of a platform based app with web browsers.

Setup:

32 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

160 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

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How do people login?

An authentication process is through either email login, social media services, or a single set of login credentials.
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Email and Password

An email login is generally best to start with.

Setup:

160 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

64 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Social Media

If your app will integrate with services like Facebook or Twitter, then a social login is better.

Setup:

16 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

16 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Single Sign On (SSO)

Single Sign On only requires one set of credentials to access various apps.

Setup:

24 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

64 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

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What information would you like to know about your users?

These are the data points you want to keep track of to better engage your users.
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User Profile Info

Find out details about the users in your app like name, email, and bio.

Setup:

48 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

80 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Users Activity

See what each user is doing and how they are using the app (downloaded, opened, viewed content, etc).

Setup:

40 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

16 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Segment Users

Segment users into categories to have a better picture of your user base (e.g. Admins, VIP's, Employees).

Setup:

48 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

48 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

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How would you like to engage your users?

These features help you communicate with your users or allow user to user communication.
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Send push notifications

Alert users with push notifications to let them know about important new updates.

Setup:

24 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

80 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Subscription to news letters

Allow users to subscribe to newsletters that keep them up to date with everything new in the app. Such as deals, articles, news, and updates.

Setup:

24 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

80 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Allow users to chat

Chat would allow users to send real-time messages to each other.

Setup:

40 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

76 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

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What features would you like your app to have?

These are the list of functions your app would need to perform.
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Stream video

Video streaming with simple controls like pause, play, volume control. Normal and fullscreen play (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo).

Setup:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

24 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Stream Audio

Audio streaming with simple controls like pause, play, volume control (e.g. Soundcloud).

Setup:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

24 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

E-commerce

Buy or sell with the ability to list items with their image, description, and price. Features can include a shopping cart, checkout, email confirmation, and transaction history.

Setup:

48 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

56 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Maps & location

Simple maps that display a place, allow for pins, and basic calculation of distance.

Setup:

32 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

120 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Fill and submit forms

Capture information by allowing users to submit forms.

Setup:

16 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

16 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Loyalty Points

Reward users with points that, when used, allow access to deals or benefits inside the app.

Setup:

32 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

160 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

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What device features will your app need to integrate with?

These are sensors on the device that you can integrate with.
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Camera

Take photos with the users camera (image, video, barbode) or upload images from the camera roll.

Setup:

8 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

40 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

GPS

Geo-Fences allow you to create a virtual fence around an area to trigger specific actions, such as sending a notification in the app once a user enters or exits the Geo-Fence.

Setup:

8 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

80 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Bluetooth

Bluetooth allows you to communicate and transfer data between devices.

Setup:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

64 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Gyroscope

A gyroscope is a device that uses the Earth’s gravity to help determine orientation.

Setup:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

40 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Accelerometer

An accelerometer is a compact device designed to measure non-gravitational acceleration.

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0 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

40 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

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How will your app generate revenue?

Charging users for your app upfront is cheaper than building in-app purchases. In-app purchases can produce higher returns though, if/when you have an engaged user base.
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Up-front cost

Users will pay at one time fee or a monthly subscription fee.

Setup:

16 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

40 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

In-App purchases

Users will be able to buy premium features in the app that will improve their experience.

Setup:

16 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

40 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Free

The app will be free for everyone to enjoy.

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0 hours x $0.00/hour

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0 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

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Will your app need to integrate with other systems?

This connects your app to your backend system or other third-party systems.
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API

Integrate with third-party APIs to send or retrieve data.

Setup:

80 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

80 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

SDK

Have your app communicate with your backend systems (servers, databases, etc).

Setup:

80 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

80 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

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What infrastructure will you need?

These are the backend systems that support your app.
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Dedicated database

If you’re going to need to store any data, you will need a database.

Setup:

80 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

80 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Security

These days security cannot be an afterthought. If your app saves any sensitive or personal information, you’ll need to make sure it's secure.

Setup:

96 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

80 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Fault tolerance

Databases and servers can go down. This is the systems ability to handle failures and malfunctions.

Setup:

80 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

40 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Do you want to distribute your app internationally (global access)?

Your application will have worldwide reach so that any user can enjoy it.

Setup:

24 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

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What kind of maintenance do you need on an ongoing basis?

With constant changes to iOS and Android you will need to make sure your app stays up to date and compatible. Industry averages to maintain an app are around 20-40% of the upfront cost each year.
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Android dev on staff

Keep your Android App up to date with the latest updates and make enhancements to your app.

Setup:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

iOS dev on staff

Keep your iOS App up to date with the latest updates and make enhancements to your app.

Setup:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Dev Ops

If your app requires a server, you will need to track uptime and maintain redundancy.

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0 hours x $0.00/hour

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0 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Step 11 of 16

What support will you need on an ongoing basis?

Chances are you’re not the one building and maintaining your app. You’re going to have an engineering team or freelancer maintaining your app. These are the support options available.
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Email support 24/7

I need to email someone directly (direct email).

Setup:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Call support 24/7

I need to call someone directly (direct call).

Setup:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

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Custom features we didn't go over?

No cost calculator will be able to account for every feature or edge case. In case we missed any features your app needs, what do you estimate in man hours to finish it?
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Small feature

You want to develop a feature in the app that is straightforward and around 1-2 screens deep.

Setup:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

80 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Bigger feature

You want to develop a feature in the app that is straightforward, but larger in size and may include business logic.

Setup:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

160 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Feature with a backend

You want to develop a whole section of the app that will leverage a custom backend or integrate with our own existing backend.

Setup:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

320 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Building a system

You want to shoot for the moon, you have big ideas that aren't limited to an app. You are looking for a team of consultants and not robotic developers to help you achieve your goals.

Setup:

0 hours x $0.00/hour

Development:

640 hours x $0.00/hour

Maintenance:
$0.00/month

Step 13 of 16

What industry do you plan to target with your app?

By knowing the specific target audience you want to engage we can help craft an app that works for those users.
Choose the markets that apply to your product.
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Enter your email to get a detailed estimate.

We’ll get back to you with a detailed breakdown of the app and what it would cost to build it.
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Note: estimates can vary greatly depending on how we work with you to define the best solution for your business and your users. This estimate consists of average budgets we've seen necessary to achieve top quality results. Actual cost will vary depending on specific functionalities. At BLDG-25, we create digital products based on needs, not requirements. Please feel free to check out some examples of our work. (https://bldg-25.com/focus/)
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