How much does it cost to build a professional development app?

Standard price for a professional development app: $162,500

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What is a professional development app?

A professional development application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to view and complete assessments about their skills and knowledge. The app may also include features for uploading user-generated content (such as résumés), browsing curated content (such as blog posts), and connecting with other professionals in the same industry.

Related app types: professional development apps are very similar to other business-related project management apps. Many businesses use project management apps for managing tasks and projects, so it's common for them to also use professional development apps for the same purpose. In this case, it's likely that a professional development app is used by employees internally, and a project management tool is used by people on the outside of the company to work with the employees. Some of the most popular examples of professional development apps

Here are some recent professional development app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A corporate learning platform serving over 50 + Fortune 500 companies. They are looking to build a self paced continuous learning mobile platform for building professional mindfulness (cognitive + soft skills) Users will have their own profiles with their own learning journey and achievements.

What is the typical cost to build a professional development app?

A professional development app usually costs $162,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $150,000 or as high as $175,000. A professional development 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 professional development app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $162,500

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

How long does it take to build a professional development app?

A professional development app usually takes 2,167 hours to build. However, a professional development app can be built in as few as 2,000 hours, or in as many as 2,333 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 professional development apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 2,167

How to successfully grow your professional development application

Professional development apps can grow their user base by targeting a specific type of user and providing them with a product that addresses their needs. For example, an accounting app can target new professionals who are looking for the resources they need to become successful in their field. By offering this product to users at a time when they are most receptive to it, the app will achieve high levels of engagement and retention.

Risks and challenges of building a professional development application

A professional development app faces risks related to the mishandling of user information, the mishandling of payments, and the mishandling of sensitive personal information. It is important that these apps take precautions to ensure that they are compliant with state and federal laws related to tax filings, tax reporting, and payroll. They should also be mindful of state-specific requirements for disclosing user behavior information within the app (such as attendance history at lectures or meetings).

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