How much does it cost to build a brainstorming app?

Standard price for a brainstorming app: $37,500

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What is a brainstorming app?

A brainstorming application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to collect ideas and feedback from members of a team. Brainstorming apps typically include features for managing multiple teams, organizing projects into groups, collecting ideas and feedback with notes, assigning tasks to colleagues, creating polls for voting on ideas, integrating email notifications for updates about tasks assigned to the user and/or other users in their network (e.g., via Twitter), and so on.

Brainstorming apps are similar to other note-taking apps with word processing capabilities, such as writing apps, blogging apps, and notebook apps. Microsoft OneNote is one of the most popular brainstorming applications today.

Here are some recent brainstorming app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • The app has 3 stages of the brainstorming system. Users can vote on which brainstorms they want to vote on. There is a feed of recent brainstorming activity. The app is free to use but users must pay to use the paid version.

What is the typical cost to build a brainstorming app?

A brainstorming app usually costs $37,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $25,000 or as high as $50,000. A brainstorming 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 brainstorming app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $15,000

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

How long does it take to build a brainstorming app?

A brainstorming app usually takes 200 hours to build. However, a brainstorming app can be built in as few as 133 hours, or in as many as 267 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 brainstorming apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 200

How to successfully grow your brainstorming application

A brainstorming app could grow through the creation of a local community around a specific industry. It could begin by targeting users in one geographic area and expanding to other areas if there is sufficient demand. In order to attract new users, the brainstorming app needs to provide value for its early adopters. For example, it could offer exclusive access to new features or it could host live events where users can meet each other in person.

Risks and challenges of building a brainstorming application

Brainstorming apps face legal and reputational risks associated with providing unmoderated user-generated content on the platform. It is recommended to take measures to protect against libel, defamation of character, trade secret theft, and other forms of intellectual property infringement. It is also recommended to provide a mechanism for users to report potentially offensive or harmful content or behavior so that the app can respond appropriately.

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