How much does it cost to build a blog app?

Standard price for a blog app: $10,133

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What is a blog app?

A blog application is a web or mobile application with two sets of users: bloggers and readers. Bloggers use the app to create posts, edit posts, and submit posts for review by their editors. Readers use the app to view new posts on a particular blog as they are published, read individual blog posts, comment on those posts, and subscribe to receive notifications from blogs they follow. A blog app may also include a dashboard that enables administrators to set user permissions on specific blogs or on all blogs within the service.

Blogs are similar to other publishing apps that host text, images, audio, video, and other content. Examples of popular blogs include Medium, WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger, and LinkedIn Pulse.

Here are some recent blog app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A blog app with push notifications built to help an e-commerce company increase the engagement for their daily newsletters.

  • A health and wellness blog app used to train real estate workers to pick up both physical and cognitive healthy habits.

  • A sex-positive blog with resources for users, a content library, event planning, and a search feature.

What is the typical cost to build a blog app?

A blog app usually costs $10,133 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $3,600 or as high as $60,000. A blog app 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 blog app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $8,199

  • $7,199

  • $15,000

Here are some considerations that may impact the cost of a app:

How long does it take to build a blog app?

A blog app usually takes 135 hours to build. However, a blog app can be built in as few as 48 hours, or in as many as 800 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, the most recent blog apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 109

  • 96

  • 200

How to successfully grow your blog application

A blog can have viral growth when it demonstrates that it offers valuable content to the reader. Blogs should provide users with quick wins by showing them how to use the app, then presenting new features in a logical order that builds on previous lessons. Blogs can also grow virally through their integration with social media platforms, allowing users to share blog posts more easily with their networks.

Risks and challenges of building a blog application

A blog faces risks related to intellectual property infringement, defamation or invasion of privacy, and failing to comply with local laws regarding online reviews. Prior to launching your blog, you will want to conduct a thorough legal analysis of your application's functionality to ensure that it does not infringe on any third-party copyrights or trademarks. You will also want to consider whether you are legally permitted to display the reviews that users post within your app.

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