How much does it cost to build a personal information manager app?

Standard price for a personal information manager app: $37,500

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What is a personal information manager app?

A personal information manager application is a desktop or web application that enables users to store, retrieve, and share personal information. A PIM app typically includes interfaces for creating lists of contacts, tasks, events, notes, and reminders. The app may also include a calendar interface for viewing upcoming events.

Personal information manager (PIM) apps are related to most other productivity and content management apps, such as project management apps, calendar apps, and productivity apps. Evernote is one of the most popular examples of a PIM app.

Here are some recent personal information manager app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A personal information manager app with AR capabilities built for the sports industry that enables users to track their workouts and provides access to fitness videos with excercise form examples and the ability to log daily dietary information.

What is the typical cost to build a personal information manager app?

A personal information manager app usually costs $37,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $25,000 or as high as $50,000. A personal information manager 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 personal information manager app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $25,000

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

How long does it take to build a personal information manager app?

A personal information manager app usually takes 333 hours to build. However, a personal information manager app can be built in as few as 167 hours, or in as many as 500 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 personal information manager apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 333

How to successfully grow your personal information manager application

A personal information manager app is a great solution for people who have lots of data scattered across many different apps. The best personal information manager apps make it easy to collate and organize the information from other apps into a single, searchable database. They can also help users find new apps that they didn't even know existed. By providing a useful service to users—and by making it simple for them to recommend the app to their friends—personal information manager apps can achieve solid growth over time.

Risks and challenges of building a personal information manager application

An app that stores sensitive personal information (such as health, financial, or biometrics data) faces both legal and reputational risks. The app may be subject to FTC consent orders, it may expose users to the mishandling of private information by malicious individuals, and it may allow third parties to access data without user knowledge. It is recommended that apps of this nature verify the identity of users prior to dispensing sensitive data and provide for controls for revoking that privilege.

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