How much does it cost to build a motivational app for the personal sector?

Standard price for a motivational app for the personal sector: $37,500

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What is a motivational app for the personal sector?

A motivational app for the personal sector helps users change their behavior and improve themselves. A motivational app may provide daily reminders to complete tasks, such as exercising or journaling, and it may set goals and track progress toward those goals. Some apps in this category also include a social component so users can connect with each other and discuss how they are working toward their goals together.

Motivational apps are similar to other productivity apps like to-do list apps, productivity apps, and mind mapping apps. Examples of popular motivational apps include Coach.me, Habitica, Beeminder, and Lift.

Here are some recent motivational app for the personal sector examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A simple app that can inspire/motivate your day by a simple message appearing on your screen.

What is the typical cost to build a motivational app for the personal sector?

A motivational app for the personal sector usually costs $37,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $25,000 or as high as $50,000. A motivational app for the personal sector with a low number of features (also known as a "minimum viable product", or MVP) will be more affordable than an app that includes all intended functionality.

For example, here are some recent price quotes for a motivational app for the personal sector from Crowdbotics:

  • $3,000

How long does it take to build a motivational app for the personal sector?

A motivational app for the personal sector usually takes 40 hours to build. However, a motivational app for the personal sector can be built in as few as 27 hours, or in as many as 53 hours. The exact timeline mostly depends on how complicated your app is. As a general rule, it will take longer if you require highly custom designs, niche features, or non-standard release platforms.

For example, Crowdbotics produced the following recent hourly estimates for a motivational app for the personal sector:

  • 40

How to successfully grow your motivational app for the personal sector

A motivational app can grow rapidly by showing users that they are socially connected to others who share their goals. A motivational app offers its users the ability to take action by sharing their progress with other users in order to build a sense of community among members. An effective motivational app should be able to show users that other people in the community have achieved their goals, and an actively engaged user base within a social network can help motivate new users to accomplish their own goals.

Risks and challenges of building a motivational app for the personal sector

A motivational app faces legal risks associated with the failure to comply with local labor laws, failure to adhere to state or federal tax laws, and incorrect or incomplete registration of the app as a public offering. Before creating a motivational app, you should consult with your attorney to determine whether your application is subject to standard labor regulations for workplaces with employees. You should also determine whether you have the right exemptions for this type of app if it does not have employees, or if it uses independent contractors. With respect to taxation, you must ensure that you are reporting all revenue on your income tax filings, including revenue from apps that do not collect any money directly from users. Finally, if you are publishing an app that allows users to communicate their own thoughts on the platform (e.g., via social media), then it is recommended that you consult legal counsel regarding applicable securities law requirements for registering the offering with the SEC.

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