How much does it cost to build an event booking app?

Standard price for an event booking app: $25,000

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What is an event booking app?

A event booking app is an application that enables users to find, book, or cancel reservations for events such as concerts, parties, and other types of social gatherings. Event booking apps usually offer users the ability to browse events by location or time, search or browse event reviews written by past attendees (and add their own), view upcoming events near a given location, and purchase tickets directly from the app.

Event booking apps are similar to event planning apps, reservation apps, and ticketing apps. Most event booking applications were created for the purpose of allowing users to book tickets for live events such as concerts and plays. Eventbrite is one of the most popular event booking applications in today’s market.

Here are some recent event booking app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A social media booking site for musicians in Canada. The app will have a profile page with example of work, scheduling availability, and Merch for sale.

What is the typical cost to build an event booking app?

An event booking app usually costs $25,000 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $20,000 or as high as $30,000. An event booking 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 event booking app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $25,000

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

How long does it take to build an event booking app?

An event booking app usually takes 333 hours to build. However, an event booking app can be built in as few as 267 hours, or in as many as 400 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 event booking apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 333

How to successfully grow your event booking application

Event booking apps can grow by providing users with a simple and intuitive in-app experience. For example, they can allow users to easily register for events from within the app, rather than on a third-party website. They can also attract new users by offering free or discounted tickets for new registrants. Event booking apps can increase customer loyalty by providing services that are tailored to the event industry, such as mobile ticketing and custom registration forms.

Risks and challenges of building a event booking application

An event booking app must be able to handle a wide range of legal issues related to the transfer of money, the collection and transmission of personal information, and the management of personal injury claims. It is highly recommended that you consult with legal counsel before building your app, and that you engage a professional insurance broker to help you place appropriate liability insurance policies. App type: Social networking app A social networking app must ensure that it can provide access to an audience, maintain user privacy, and prevent harassment or abuse on the platform. As part of this effort, a social networking app should invest in strong ID verification mechanisms for users and should consider providing optional privacy controls for users who wish to prevent certain categories of personal information from being publicly accessible.

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