How much does it cost to build a project management app?

Standard price for a project management app: $37,500

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What is a project management app?

A project management application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to plan and track projects. The app may include tools for creating a project schedule with milestones and tasks, assigning tasks to team members, setting due dates for tasks, and communicating with other users about assigned (or completed) tasks. The app may also include an interface for managing workflow within the organization using multiple projects at once.

Project management apps are very similar to task apps, but differ in that they’re used for managing large-scale projects and groups of people. Popular project management applications include Asana, Wrike, Trello, and Basecamp.

Here are some recent project management app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • An app that can be used to communicate the home building process to customers as well as book appts. Able to link calendar for availability of meetings that users make. User can share pictures from app to social media or text to text. Subscription option for Managers to sell this to others builders so they can sell it to others. Can book a time to meet user and possibly builder at site.

  • A project management app. Simple login, 2 profiles and Web only. Selects task, starts task, also this clocks them in and marks complete.

  • A Web App used to keep track of Customer Stories Projects. App will allow customers to see the different progress stages for their projects. It will also have an intake form that the customer will fill out.

What is the typical cost to build a project management app?

A project management 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 project management 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 project management app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $17,500

  • $10,000

  • $10,000

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

How long does it take to build a project management app?

A project management app usually takes 167 hours to build. However, a project management app can be built in as few as 67 hours, or in as many as 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 project management apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 233

  • 133

  • 133

How to successfully grow your project management application

Project management apps can grow rapidly by making it easy for existing users to invite new users. For example, users might share the app with each other if they are familiar with one another (for example, colleagues at the same company) or if they work on similar projects (for example, a team of software engineers working together on a large project). Other growth strategies include providing good mobile support and making it easy for team members to chat with each other through the app.

Risks and challenges of building a project management application

Project management apps face legal risks associated with the creation of non-compete agreements and employment contracts governing the relationship between a manager and employee. It is often recommended that you create a non-compete agreement for your app, including a provision stating that an employee may not use project management data or intellectual property from your company to compete with your business. Although this is not a regulatory requirement, it will help you to protect your IP. You should also consider creating an employment agreement with all employees, which includes a provision stating that the project manager has no right to use company information on competing projects after the term of employment ends.

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