How much does it cost to build an employee time clock app?

Standard price for an employee time clock app: $17,500

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What is an employee time clock app?

An employee time clock application is a web or mobile application that allows employees to clock in and out of their work shifts. This app type includes the ability to view the schedule for each shift, check how much time is left in a shift, and request new shifts. It also typically includes a dashboard for managers to monitor staff hours.

Time clock apps have important similarities with payroll apps, which often share the same features with expense tracking apps. Some of the most popular time clock apps include Clockify, TimeClock Plus, and TSheets.

Here are some recent employee time clock app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • An app similar to Swept. App would allow users to clock in and out and view their schedule as well as the associated tasks for each customer. Cleaner, Business, Owner and Owner would be able to send and receive messages and pictures with the cleaners and businesses. App geo tracks their location of clock in as well and the time spent at each of the customers.

What is the typical cost to build an employee time clock app?

An employee time clock app usually costs $17,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $15,000 or as high as $20,000. An employee time clock 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 employee time clock app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $17,500

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

How long does it take to build an employee time clock app?

An employee time clock app usually takes 233 hours to build. However, an employee time clock app can be built in as few as 200 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 employee time clock apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 233

How to successfully grow your employee time clock application

An employee time clock app can grow by signing up more employers and expanding its market reach. Employers want to choose the time clock app that most closely matches their needs, so it's important for an employee time clock app to clearly demonstrate its value to employers. This can be done by offering features that allow employers to accurately track employee hours, and by including advanced analytics that help them understand how they can optimize their workforce. Time clock apps can also increase user loyalty by offering new features and upgrades for a low monthly cost.

Risks and challenges of building a employee time clock application

Time clock apps are subject to various compliance requirements. You will need to check with your legal counsel, but you will likely have to follow the law in the area in which you plan to conduct business. The US Department of Labor has issued guidelines for timekeeping and wage payment. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that covered, nonexempt employees must be paid at least the federal minimum wage, currently $7.25 per hour, or state minimum wage, if it is higher. In certain circumstances, overtime compensation may also be required. Please visit the Wage and Hour Division for further information on FLSA coverage and exemptions.

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