How much does it cost to build a photo verification app?

Standard price for a photo verification app: $37,500

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What is a photo verification app?

A photo verification application is a web or mobile application used to verify identity. In some cases, the app may be used to confirm a person's identity for the purpose of preventing fraud. In other cases, it may be used to confirm that someone has permission to do something (for example, enter an event). The app usually includes an interface where users can upload images that will be verified by another user.

Photo verification apps have a lot in common with other photo editing apps. Photo verification apps are often part of a broader identity verification service that includes other types of authentication as well. Examples from this category include Moglue, Veriff, and Onfido.

Here are some recent photo verification app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • The app is going to take photos uploaded and let the person put a digital signature on it then save it.

What is the typical cost to build a photo verification app?

A photo verification 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 photo verification 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 photo verification app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $5,000

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

How long does it take to build a photo verification app?

A photo verification app usually takes 67 hours to build. However, a photo verification app can be built in as few as 40 hours, or in as many as 93 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 photo verification apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 67

How to successfully grow your photo verification application

A photo verification app is a platform that allows users to quickly verify the authenticity of photos and prove that they are who they say they are. App developers can grow their user base by making the in-app experience more convenient for users. For example, a photo verification app should provide a simple way for users to upload photos from their phones, and it should allow users to upload multiple photos at once. This makes it easy for people to share many different types of identification documents in one shot, while also allowing them to review and edit uploaded images before publishing them on social media.

Risks and challenges of building a photo verification application

A photo verification app faces legal and reputational risks associated with user misrepresentation of identity, the storage of sensitive personal information, and harassment taking place on the platform. Photo verification apps should take strong measures to verify user identities and provide users with safety mechanisms for blocking other users and cancelling dates. It is recommended that photo verification apps provide robust mechanisms for reporting platform abuse and conduct routine security audits to prevent unauthorized access to user data.

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