How much does it cost to build a habit tracking app?

Standard price for a habit tracking app: $18,500

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What is a habit tracking app?

A habit tracking app is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to track habits. Users can input specific habit information and set reminders for when they want to perform the action. The app may also include graphs that show progress toward completing the habit.

Habit tracking apps are often categorized as productivity apps. Popular habit tracking applications include Lift,, and HabitBull.

Here are some recent habit tracking app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A mobile app that support users to have better posture. The app will use the phone's compass to send a notification to the user when their phone is at a certain level to remind them to stand straight/tall.

  • A mental health and wellness app for millenials. The app will be a platform that allows you to keep track of your habits and routines. It will also have a journaling aspect.

What is the typical cost to build a habit tracking app?

A habit tracking app usually costs $18,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $12,000 or as high as $30,000. A habit tracking 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 habit tracking app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $12,000

  • $25,000

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

How long does it take to build a habit tracking app?

A habit tracking app usually takes 247 hours to build. However, a habit tracking app can be built in as few as 160 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 habit tracking apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 160

  • 333

How to successfully grow your habit tracking application

A habit tracking app can grow its user base by providing a clear and simple way for users to track their habits. Apps that are highly specific to a single task, such as dedicating 30 minutes of your day to meditation, are more likely to be used than those that are broad in purpose. To encourage word-of-mouth growth, habit tracking apps commonly offer reward systems for completing habits on a daily basis, such as digital badges or real-life rewards.

Risks and challenges of building a habit tracking application

A habit tracking app faces regulatory and reputational risks associated with the potential for user injury, the sharing of sensitive personal information, and the transmission of user data over international borders. App developers should take strong measures to ensure that their app is not being used by minors. It is also important to avoid storing sensitive personal information within your apps.

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