How much does it cost to build a network administration app?

Standard price for a network administration app: $42,500

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What is a network administration app?

A network administration application is a desktop application that enables users to manage the network and all of its devices. This app usually offers an interface for viewing and editing each device's configuration, status, and logs. The dashboard typically shows a map view of the organization's networks with device icons indicating their status. Administrators can use this app to control all aspects of the devices' operation.

Network administration is closely related to IT management, which might be more common on enterprise platforms. Network administration apps are differentiated by having a specific focus on network device management, particularly for the monitoring and management of internet protocols. The most popular commercial network administration apps are Cisco's Meraki dashboard and Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.

Here are some recent network administration app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A HIPAA compliant, client-facing app developed for the healthcare industry that serves as a patient portal and educational resource.

What is the typical cost to build a network administration app?

A network administration app usually costs $42,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $30,000 or as high as $55,000. A network administration 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 network administration app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $38,000

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

How long does it take to build a network administration app?

A network administration app usually takes 507 hours to build. However, a network administration app can be built in as few as 400 hours, or in as many as 733 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 network administration apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 507

How to successfully grow your network administration application

A network administration app should provide a good level of value to users from the very beginning. It's important for network administration apps to show their users that they're providing a high level of convenience and efficiency, as this is what will drive long-term growth. Network management apps can achieve this through features that let users pinpoint network problems, as well as by providing reliable data relating to network status and uptime.

Risks and challenges of building a network administration application

A network administration app faces risks related to denial of service attacks, the loss of private information, malware infection, and network downtime. Before creating a network administration app, you should consider how you will prevent users from accessing inappropriate sites or engaging in potentially malicious behavior. You should also consider how your app will handle user security incidents that may occur on the platform.

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