How much does it cost to build a health management app?

Standard price for a health management app: $23,333

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What is a health management app?

A health management application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to track their overall wellbeing, including medication, fitness, and diet. Health management apps usually offer users the ability to log food intake, exercise activity, weight, blood pressure measurements, sleep data, and other health-related information. The app may also enable users to analyze this information over time in order to reach goals such as weight loss or improved cardiovascular parameters.

Health management apps have much in common with pain management apps, fitness tracking apps, and weight loss apps. Some of the most popular health management apps today are MyFitnessPal, Weight Watchers, and Daily Burn.

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

  • An app that aims to help people with anxiety/depression, especially those exhibiting suicidal and self-harming behaviors. It has 4 "blocks" built out that are meant to be pathways to develop specific skills. There will also be a section of the app dedicated to parents, including tutorials.

  • An intermittent fasting app for mobile. They also want to add information for the user about what's happening in the different stages of fasting as well as content for users to read through and save.

  • An app created in partnership with Stanford health. It includes 88 microlearning modules that each take 5-7 minutes each to learn and are completed over the course of 6-12 months. The app will include a chat function with a health coach and weight tracking function.

What is the typical cost to build a health management app?

A health management app usually costs $23,333 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $10,000 or as high as $50,000. A health 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 health management app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $15,000

  • $15,000

  • $40,000

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

How long does it take to build a health management app?

A health management app usually takes 311 hours to build. However, a health management app can be built in as few as 133 hours, or in as many as 667 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 health management apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 200

  • 200

  • 533

How to successfully grow your health management application

A health management app can grow quickly by providing a high level of value for a specific type of user. There are many health management apps on the market today, and users choose their health-management apps based on the platforms that speak directly to their needs. Health-management apps need to show users that they understand what those users want in order to achieve long-term retention. They also need to demonstrate that there is a large pool of eligible users already on the platform.

Risks and challenges of building a health management application

Health management apps can face risks related to the handling of sensitive personal information and medical research ethics. For health management apps, it is important to work with a group of legal experts who have experience in the Health Care industry to ensure that you are meeting all necessary legal requirements for storing and transmitting health-related information. You should also consult with an expert in medical research ethics to ensure that your app is following best practices for conducting medical research with human subjects.

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