How much does it cost to build a review app?

Standard price for a review app: $37,500

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What is a review app?

A review app is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to rate and review local businesses. Review apps usually include the option to create a custom profile and view reviews from other users in the area. Some review apps also include an age range filter so that certain user groups can only see reviews for businesses within their group.

Review apps are similar to many other consumer review apps like photo sharing apps, video sharing apps, and audio sharing apps. Some of the most popular review applications include Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Amazon.

Here are some recent review app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A ratings/ social media style app similar to Yelp or TripAdvisor. Links to Instagram and lets users write a review based on their recent posts. Search features by categories, interest groups or by influencers.

What is the typical cost to build a review app?

A review 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 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 review app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $15,000

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

How long does it take to build a review app?

A review app usually takes 200 hours to build. However, a review 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 review apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 200

How to successfully grow your review application

A review app will grow its user base by providing users with a platform to share their opinions and recommend products to each other. Review apps can also expand their user base by offering incentives for users to invite their friends, such as free products or discounts. One example of a successful review app is AppCrawlr, which provides a platform for users to share reviews of apps that they know and love.

Risks and challenges of building a review application

A review app faces legal and reputational risks associated with the false ratings of reviews. It is recommended that a review app implement a system to remove fraudulent ratings and prevent abuse from malicious users. It is also recommended that you ensure that your app complies with applicable laws around rating systems, which may require an official rating system certificate before you can publish your app.

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