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

Standard price for an event management app: $9,167

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What is an event management app?

An event management application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to organize and manage events. Event management apps typically allow users to create events with custom names, attendee lists, descriptions, and dates. They may also include features for managing venue details (e.g., selecting a venue), event budgets (e.g., setting ticket prices), event schedules (e.g., adding speakers), and ticket sales (e.g., accepting online payments).

Event management apps are a lot like other project management apps, such as task app, shared notebook app, and team messaging app. Salesforce is the most popular example of event management apps.

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

  • Promoters can create events and attendees can purchase tickets to them. Events need to be sent to an admin panel for review vs. anyone can post anything. Add a max number of tickets that the event can hold/can be sold.

  • An app that can handle the judging /scoring of contestants. Contestants create profile and sign up for event. Judges put in scores at event. Results are tabulated so they can be read.

  • An Events app with gamification. Android, IOS, Web. Extremely basic login Google or social media was recommended. 3 users, Client, Business, Admin. User can register clients for those who are unable to attend events. Adds items to points stores and sets values, sold items are hand delivered. Creates/removes various calendars to be used by businesses. Can add clients to various calendars for those with disabilities.

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

An event management app usually costs $9,167 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $5,000 or as high as $15,000. An event management 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 management app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $7,500

  • $7,500

  • $12,500

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

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

An event management app usually takes 122 hours to build. However, an event management app can be built in as few as 67 hours, or in as many as 200 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 management apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 100

  • 100

  • 167

How to successfully grow your event management application

An event management app can be used to manage all aspects of an event, from creating an attendee list to handling on-site registration. By automating the processes typically handled by event organizers or staff, it's possible for event managers to save time and money. In order to grow their user base, event apps should offer a free trial period that includes some free features in exchange for the attendee's email address. Event apps should also incorporate a calendar feature that allows users to create events without using a separate calendar application. It's also important for event apps to provide a variety of templates and tools that make it easy for users with little or no experience to create effective events.

Risks and challenges of building a event management application

An event management app faces risks related to user safety, the management of personal information and payment transactions, and legal and logistical challenges related to managing a large-scale event. It is important to have strong authentication mechanisms for ensuring that users are who they say they are. You will want to implement fraud prevention mechanisms for accepting payments from users and may need to obtain a license from local authorities.

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