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Time to Glance: App Development Cost & Time of 19 Most Popular Apps

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Today, we are so much addicted to smartphones that business, banking, shopping, food ordering, socializing, doctor’s appointment, everything seems  just a click away. How many of you agree? Most of us would agree…

Earlier, we had to travel miles to shop, banking, socialize, friends meet, business work and spent almost half a day leaving the routine work in mid. And now! Our lives have become so smooth, carefree and quick as if we have transferred all important works to this handy device.

Have we ever thought of such evolution? Truly speaking not!  The way, the technology has evolved our lives, we cannot predict the future.

Looking at this change, huge companies have made mobile applications a medium to connect and interact with millions of users.  But are we aware of the time and cost invested in developing these apps? No?

Fret not! Here is the list of most popular apps we use daily along with the development time and cost.

#1 Facebook

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Facebook is a popular social media platform connecting friends via images, status updates, conversations, groups, and videos. Worldwide it has 1.65 millions of users and still continues to increase. What does that mean? The users who are lingeringly doubting then it’s just not possible. It’s too big to be ignored.

Facebook is simple and easy to use and understand. It allows users to securely stay connected with friends, family, and groups.

The enthralling features  has made this app renowned application across the globe. Click here to read the features.

Are you thinking to make an app like Facebook? Here is the detail of app development cost and duration.

Total price to develop a similar app like Facebook on all iOS and Android platforms including the web services and CMS is approximate $60,000 and the total delivery time would be around 6 to 7 Months.

#2 Zomato

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Zomato is an ultimate restaurant finder app that lets you search and discover great places where you can dine in and place an order from. The spellbinding app was first introduced in India and now servicing in 19 different countries of the world providing the option to glimpse the location-based list of restaurants, menus(image), reviews, and ratings.

The app falls under Food & Drink domain but its look and feel defines it as socializing or lifestyle app. You can post the moreish experience of been at different restaurants tagging your pals with @mention and know what other foodies are upto. In addition, Zomato lets you earn points and enjoy meals at discounted rates either by sharing promo codes or sending an invitation to your buddies.

The app elates the users with the tickling features, simple UI, and user-friendly navigation. Click here for features

What you thinking? Wanna make an app like Zomato? Here is the detail of app development cost and duration

Total price to develop a similar app and website like Zomato on both iOS & Android platforms including the web services and CMS is approximate $74,560 and the total delivery time would be around 3 to 4 Months.

#3 Viber

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The one stop socializing app connecting friends, family and other people worldwide via free voice or video calls.

Viber, unlike any other social media app, enables users to talk freely and share messages via stickers, emoticons or images. It allows users to sync phone contacts and glimpse who’s in the Viber list.

The features define the popularity of the app. Hence, click here to know the features…

Features like Viber you may not get anywhere, wanna make an app like Viber? Here is the detail of the app development cost and duration.

Total price to develop a similar app like Viber on both iOS & Android platforms including the web services is approximate $80,800 and the total delivery time would be around 5 to 6 Months.

#4 WhatsApp

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There is no need to say anything about WhatsApp as everyone is acquainted with it. Still, would scribble a few lines. Whatsapp is a chat messaging app. Similar to Viber, all the contacts gets synced from the address book and users enjoy chatting with their buddies and expressing their emotions via emoticons.

Now, WhatsApp also supports voice calling feature which has brought a relief to users who only use WhatsApp and not Viber. The User Interface of Whatsapp is simple and easy to navigate.

Drilling down to the features of WhatsApp. It’s here;

Definitely, you might be thinking to make an app like Whatsapp. Is it so? Here’s the detail of app development cost and duration.

Total price to develop a similar app like WhatsApp on both iOS & Android platforms including the web services and CMS is approximate $69,600 and the total delivery time would be around 3 to 4 Months.

#5 Tinder

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Tinder is a popular social dating app connecting millions of users across the globe. Just as it means, lightning fire, the app connects two people and help them start their journey by fixing a date.

It’s easy to use and understand. Once registered in the app, it helps you to connect with profilers near by your locality. Swipe right to like and left to reject. If the person who you liked also likes your profile then yay! It’s a Match.

Tinder is wrapped with astonishing features, it’s here

Thinking of making an app like Tinder? Here is the detail of app development cost and duration

Total Price to develop a similar App like Tinder on both Android and iOS including web services is approximate $38,400 and total delivery time will be around 3 to 4 Months.

#6 Practo

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Practo is India’s leading health app with 2,00,000+ doctors backed by 1 million + patients recommendations. The app connects you with reputable doctors, Gym & fitness centers diagnostic labs, Spas and Salons near your vicinity.

Currently, it is providing its service to India as well as other countries like Singapore, Indonesia, Brazil, and Philippines.The app consists of doctors and health experts across 300 specialties:

Dental care; Skin Care; Mental health; Ear Nose Throat Care (ENT); Pregnancy; Sexologists; Spas & Wellness centers; Thyroid; Ayurveda; Heart; Eyes/Ophthalmology; Children/Pediatrics; Homoeopathy; Hair transplant; Obesity/Weight loss; Diabetes and many more.

It’s health tracking features keeps you healthy & fit and helps you making it a lifestyle, not a trend. Click here to track features of this app.

Being a doctor or health expert, are you looking to serve people with an app like Practo? Here is the detail of app development cost and duration

Total price to develop a similar app like Practo on both iOS & Android platforms including the web services and CMS is approximate $41,600 and the total delivery time would be around 4 to 5 Months.  

#7 Shazam

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Shazam is one of the popular musical app giving you the experience of searching, playing and exploring the music you like in real-time. It’s that one app that lets you remind of the song you like the most.

You might be thinking, how Shazam reminds of that song?

The app is in the work mode and you are humming the song, Shazam filters the title of the song instantly and there you are… play, enjoy and sing…

It contains a huge database which lets your song search easy and allows you to follow your favorite artist.

To let Shazam add more music in your life, glimpse the musical features of this app.

Would you like to make an app like Shazam and enjoy tracking titles singing along? Here is the detail of app development cost and duration

Total Price to develop a similar App like Shazam on both Android and iOS including web services and CMS for super admin is approximate $22,800 and total delivery time will be around 3 to 4 Months.

#8 Tripadvisor

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Tripadvisor is the only traveller app that lets you travel across the globe at low fares and gives you knowledge about the destination via reviews and ratings posted by other travellers.

 The travelling app has everything shelved in its store that users don’t have to worry while planning a trip. From flight to hotel bookings to selecting a beautiful destination for holidaying, Tripadvisor guides you like a friend…

 Currently, it is servicing in 48 markets of the world and in 28 languages.  Tripadvisor is the most trusted guide for many travellers who rely on recommendations and ratings to decide the suitable holiday destination.

 The features of this app are worth noticing if it’s your trusted guide. Grab the free copy of Tripadvisor to get into depth.

Thinking to develop another traveller guide like Tripadvisor? Here is the app development cost and duration

Total Price to develop a similar App like TripAdvisor on both Android and iOS including web services and CMS for super admin is approximate $70,800 and total delivery time will be around 5 to 6 Months.

#9 Groupon

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Groupon is the shopping app that caters deals and discount offers on all the important stuff you crave to buy. Starting from next door to across the globe, this iconic app delivers you the discounts on shopping , food, spas, salons and that also upto unbeatable 50-70% which you may not find in any brand store.

With these vouchers and best deals, Groupon adds fun and enjoyment in everything from partying to massage to food ordering and shopping. Simply click on the category and you avail the coupon. Quick and easy!

The enthralling features of this money saving app is enclosed in the analysis forum. Click here to know about it.

What are you up to? Thinking to make an app like Groupon? Here is the detail of app development cost and duration

Total price to develop a similar app like Groupon on both iOS & Android platforms including the web services and CMS is approximate $49,600 and the total delivery time would be around 4 to 5 Months.

#10 Quizup

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QuizUp is an outstanding multiplayer game that falls under Trivia category. Meaning, the apps are related to brain games and propel users to anticipate and answer the question of the selected category.

Though Quizup is alike another trivia app still, has a unique essence. You can challenge your friend or meet strangers compatible to keep the game going and interesting too.

The app rewards you with the titles and badges whenever you score high or climb a rank to keep that flavour of winning on in you and gives you an opportunity to explore more categories and invite people to take up the challenges.

The fascinating app has more flavours than you think; Click here to know about the app in detail.

Playing a brainy game involves brainstorming and more of fun. If you are thinking to make an app like QuizUp, here is the detail of app development cost and duration.

Total price to develop a similar app like Quiz on both iOS & Android platforms including the CMS & web services is approximate $62,400 and the total delivery time would be around 4 to 5 Months.

#11 Uber

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Uber is the transportation app that lets you hire a driver to ease your travelling from one place to another. Simply create your account entering your payment details and enjoy a reliable ride at a nominal cost. The fare will be charged after a ride and the receipt will be mailed on your registered email id.

Uber is a two-way application, One for passenger and the second for drivers. When the customer requests for the ride, the driver nearby your locality gets a notification. He accepts or rejects the request as per his availability. When the ride is over, the receipt is emailed to both the respective persons with Kms travelled and fare.

This app has quite unique features which you should not miss to take a glance on… Click here to continue reading about the features in detail

Trying to experience another joyful ride with an app like Uber? Here is the detail of app development cost and duration

Total price to develop a similar app like Uber with all the recently updated functionalities as mentioned in the analysis forum on both iOS & Android platforms including the web services is approximate $69,600 and the total delivery time would be around 5 to 6 Months.

#12 Airbnb

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Airbnb is a kind of travelling app that connects you with the people across the world you are unknown to. This app allows you to rent your house to travellers and earn income from the extra space you owe.

The design is simple and easy to understand and that’s what makes it a handy tool when you upload the pic of your house and make it public for others who are planning a holiday in your city. You can easily chat with the guest and make the stay comfortable for them.

With an app like this, you add precious moments in your memory and connect with unknown people whom you may never meet again.

For features to know, Click here to download the analysis forum of this app.

Wanna make an app like Airbnb? Here is the detail of development cost and duration

Total price to develop a similar app like Airbnb on both iOS & Android platforms including the web services and CMS is $55,200 and the total delivery time would be around 4 to 5 Months.

#13 Instacart

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Instacart is an online grocery shopping app that brings the store to you where you can pick from the category, make a list of the items you want and assign the list to the shopkeeper.  

The app is eminent for one-hour delivery to your doorstep giving you a luxury of getting fresh and healthy eatables using a single click.  Apart from online grocery shopping, you can explore the recipe section where you find recipes of vivid cuisines including the list of ingredients to buy with the price list at the bottom.

The app is easy to use and features make this app more useful… Click here  

Would you like to make an app like Instacart? Here is the detail of app development cost and duration

Total price to develop a similar app like Instacart on both iOS & Android platforms including the web services and CMS is approximate $42,800 and the total delivery time would be around 4 to 6 Months.

#14 Freecharge

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FreeCharge is the online recharge app that lets you pay off all your monthly bills in a single click. Available options include mobile recharge (Prepaid), DTH (Direct to Home) TV Services, Electricity, Gas bill, Data Card, and Landline phone bills.

Though the app is meant for paying your monthly bills, you get amazing benefits in return in the form of shopping coupons or cash back from top online retail stores.

To make FreeCharge your e-wallet, enroll in the app and transfer money to your FreeCharge account either using your credit or debit card details.

To let your life go carefree with an app like Freecharge, take a look at the features by clicking this link.

Thinking to design an e-wallet like FreeCharge? Here is the app development cost and duration.

Total price to develop a similar app like Freecharge on both iOS & Android platforms including the web services and CMS is approximate $43,200 and the total delivery time would be around 4 to 6 Months.

#15 Taskrabbit

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Taskrabbit is an app that assigns a task to people who are in need of work like Cleaning, Laundry, Delivery, Handyman, DIY projects or Personal Assistant. The app works on your behalf  and makes your life easy by finding an experienced and trustworthy task doer for you.

The payment is also made by TaskRabbit after the completion of Task. You just need to transfer the amount to the app and later it will wire the payment to the tasker.

Another major advantage of Taskrabbit is their customer support, the task doers are available 24×7 so as their support team.  You can call TaskRabbit customer support at any time.

Currently, it’s servicing in 19 cities including  San Francisco (Bay Area), New York City, Los Angeles & Orange County, London, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, San Diego, and Seattle.

Click here to know about the features in detail…

Wanna make an app like Taskrabbit? Here is the detail of app development cost and duration

Total Price to develop a similar App like TaskRabbit on both Android and iOS including web services and CMS for super admin is approximate $48,000 and total delivery time will be around 4 to 5 Months.

#16 Vine

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Vine is a beautiful and entertaining video capture application that lets you capture the hilarious and unforgettable moments in a six-second video.

The look & feel of this joviality app is similar to Instagram and gives you a unique experience. The videos captured via Vine application can be directly viewed on Twitter or embedded on any website.

The app adds more fun in your life when you use it. Click here to glimpse on the features.

Would you like to make an app like Vine? It seems like you have already made your mind… Here is the detail of app development cost and duration

Total price to develop a similar app like Vine on both iOS & Android platforms including the web services and CMS is approximate $40,800 and the total delivery time would be around 4 to 5 Months.  

#17 Telegram

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Telegram is the communication app designed to make communication speedy via text, images, documents,  audio and video files.

Telegram is similar to Whatsapp, but the only thing is, it is more speedy.  The application is available for all the devices you owe like desktop, tablet, and smartphones.

Sync all your contacts, start a conversation and involve all your friends in a chat creating a group. You can add up to 5000 members in a group and share unlimited messages and other files instantly.

The immensely popular app is designed and developed with enthralling features. Give it a read

Thinking to make an app like Telegram? Here is the detail of the app development cost and duration

Total Price to develop a similar App like Telegram on both Android and iOS including web services and CMS for super admin is approximate $51,000 and total delivery time will be around 6 to 7 Months.

#18 Snapchat

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Snapchat is a fun app that lets you share your lovely moments with friends via images ,videos, and stories.

Filter effects on images and share it with your friends to make your moments more beautiful.

Record a 10 second video filled with all the happy moments and see how your friends love it.

Weave a beautiful story of your lovely moment you spent while holidaying or having a sip of joy.

The unique feature of this momentous app is, it does not store images and videos anywhere on  the server, therefore whatever you share gets disappeared soon after the second person looks at it.

The features are as memorious as this app. To have a look at the snapping features, click here.

The users who are using Snapchat very well know that one may not find an app like Snapchat. If you are thinking to make an app like Snapchat and add more zest to your fun-loving memories, here is the detail of app development cost and duration

Total price to develop a similar app like Snapchat on both iOS & Android platforms including the web services and CMS is approximate $51,200 and the total delivery time would be around 4 to 5 Months.

#19 Instagram

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Instagram is a social media application specially designed for sharing images and short videos of 15 seconds. The app is immensely popular as many renowned celebrities are also using it and engaging people to like or comment on their posts.

This insta app allows you to create your profile and connects with people around you in friction of seconds.  Share images or videos, follow friends, make your presence unique, tag your buddies and a lot more you can do while using Instagram.

Just like Vine, the images or videos you share on the app can be directly viewed on Facebook.

The app is wrapped with exclusive features which decks you up with energy and joy.

Celebrity like app is difficult to discover, why not make an app like Instagram? Here is the detail of app development cost and duration.

Total price to develop a similar app like Instagram on both iOS & Android platforms including the web services and CMS is approximate $56,000 and the total delivery time would be around 3 to 4 Months.

Important Note: The price of these apps  is calculated on the basis of 5 days a week, 8 hours a day and $20 per hour.

Wrapping Up

Our adroit developers picked the apps of different domains and calculated the development cost and time based on their development complexity levels, user interface, modules and web services.

To make it more clear, we gave you the overall study of those famous apps and evaluated the average cost and time to develop an app.

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Average Cost of Famous Mobile Apps

Average Timeline of Famous Apps

 

Therefore;

The average time to develop an app is: 5 Months

The average cost to develop an app is: $54,545

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Roma Udernani

Roma Udernani

I am passionate about writing. Basically, love to explore so that’s what brought me to this profession. Currently, focusing on mobile apps and trends.

  • And here I am trying to get developer for my app idea at 7000 $ !!! 🙁

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