How much does it cost to build a presentation app?

Standard price for a presentation app: $37,500

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What is a presentation app?

A presentation app is a web or mobile application that facilitates the creation and sharing of presentations. Presentation apps usually include features for adding graphical content (e.g., images, charts), formatting text, managing speaker notes, enabling collaboration with other users via shared workspaces and discussions, and delivering presentations over the Internet to remote audiences.

Presentation apps are similar to many other productivity apps like note-taking apps, photo-editing apps, writing apps, and video editing apps. Keynote is one of the most popular presentation applications available for iOS.

Here are some recent presentation app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • An app that allows a sales team to select from a listing of prebuilt slides/presentrations. Sales reps can generate a customized presentation they can share with potential clients. They can also export the presentation for in-person presentations or if the client wants a printed version. Rep will set up a Digital meeting with a client where they will walk the client through the presentation. After the presentation, the rep will send a "thank you" email with a link to the presentation and the client can view the link or download the presentation as a link. The rep will get notified if their customer opens their presentation link.

  • An app that lets the user create a slideshow of pictures/videos/music that will tell their story. A QR code is generated and then users have the option to purchase a physical laser-engraved QR code.

What is the typical cost to build a presentation app?

A presentation 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 presentation 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 presentation app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $12,500

  • $17,500

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

How long does it take to build a presentation app?

A presentation app usually takes 200 hours to build. However, a presentation app can be built in as few as 133 hours, or in as many as 267 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 presentation apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 167

  • 233

How to successfully grow your presentation application

A presentation app can grow slowly by providing a high level of value for individual users. The goal of a presentation app is to provide viewers with information that is relevant to them, and this requires a large amount of data in order to predict what information users want to see. This means that it takes time for an app like SlideShare or Prezi to build their user base, but they will have long-term success if they can show potential users how the app can help them achieve their goals.

Risks and challenges of building a presentation application

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

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