How much does it cost to build a bookmarking app?

Standard price for a bookmarking app: $7,500

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What is a bookmarking app?

A bookmarking application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that allows users to save and organize links to content. Bookmarking apps usually include the ability to search for specific items of interest, tag items for later retrieval, rate and review saved items, and view saved items in a list.

Bookmarking apps are similar to many other consumer content apps, such as news reading apps, education apps, and productivity apps. Examples of bookmarking applications include Safari, Pocket, Delicious, and Instapaper.

Here are some recent bookmarking app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A bookmarking app built for HR and recruitment that helps job seekers remarket themselves to be a better match for future positions and offers users resume writing, interviewing, and coaching services.

  • A coupon app that allows users to search for local coupons, promotions, and listings by city.

What is the typical cost to build a bookmarking app?

A bookmarking app usually costs $7,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $3,500 or as high as $10,500. A bookmarking 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 bookmarking app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $8,000

  • $7,000

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

How long does it take to build a bookmarking app?

A bookmarking app usually takes 100 hours to build. However, a bookmarking app can be built in as few as 47 hours, or in as many as 140 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 bookmarking apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 107

  • 93

How to successfully grow your bookmarking application

A bookmarking app can grow by improving the user experience on the platform, adding new features that are useful to users, and encouraging users to share bookmarks with their friends. A great way to encourage social sharing is to provide users with an incentive in the form of an award or badge.

Risks and challenges of building a bookmarking application

Bookmarking apps are subject to intellectual property risks if their content is not licensed or properly attributed. Bookmarking apps should have clear terms of service to outline the legal usage of the app's content. If your app uses copyrighted materials, you should consider partnering with a third party for payment processing and license verification to mitigate any potential liability.

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