How much does it cost to build a product review app?

Standard price for a product review app: $60,000

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What is a product review app?

A product review application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to read and submit reviews of products. Product review apps usually include an interface for reading and writing reviews, filtering by different criteria (e.g., price range), and submitting those reviews for moderation before publishing.

Product review apps are often similar to other lifestyle, shopping, and e-commerce apps. They also share many features with gaming apps and dating apps. Popular product review applications include Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Groupon.

Here are some recent product review app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A mobile version of a product review website. Includes the ability to send push notifications to users vs. just having the website be mobile friendly.

What is the typical cost to build a product review app?

A product review app usually costs $60,000 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $50,000 or as high as $70,000. A product review 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 product review app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $60,000

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

How long does it take to build a product review app?

A product review app usually takes 800 hours to build. However, a product review app can be built in as few as 667 hours, or in as many as 933 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 product review apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 800

How to successfully grow your product review application

A product review app can grow rapidly by showing that it understands its target audience and provides a high level of value to users. For instance, a product review app that is built for people who are looking for beauty products would focus on providing the latest reviews from trusted sources, as well as a helpful shopping guide with tips for finding the best products. In order to build brand loyalty and create network effects, a product review app should allow users to share their reviews and make friends with other like-minded users.

Risks and challenges of building a product review application

A product review app is especially vulnerable to IP litigation and the risk of intellectual property theft. You should make clear in your privacy policy that you are not responsible for the accuracy or legality of user-generated content, and you may want to consider including specific disclaimers that absolve the company from liability for any damages incurred as a result of using your application. It is also advisable to include robust mechanisms for reporting abuse and filtering reviews based on their relative trustworthiness.

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