How much does it cost to build a social feed aggregator app?

Standard price for a social feed aggregator app: $37,500

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What is a social feed aggregator app?

A social feed aggregator is a web, mobile, or desktop application that collects and displays user-generated content from one or more social networks. Social feed aggregation apps often include tools for importing social media posts into a custom feed. Users can then view this data in aggregate or read detail views of individual posts.

Social feed aggregator apps are similar to most other social networking apps, but with a primary focus on user-generated content (UGC) in the form of images and videos. A few popular social feed aggregator apps include Reddit, Instagram, Snapchat, and Tumblr.

Here are some recent social feed aggregator app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A social media aggregation app. App will connect with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok at first (if possible) Newsfeed from all 4 apps aggregated into 1.

What is the typical cost to build a social feed aggregator app?

A social feed aggregator 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 social feed aggregator 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 social feed aggregator app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $17,500

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

How long does it take to build a social feed aggregator app?

A social feed aggregator app usually takes 233 hours to build. However, a social feed aggregator app can be built in as few as 200 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 social feed aggregator apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 233

How to successfully grow your social feed aggregator application

A social feed aggregator needs to accomplish three things in order to grow its user base. First, it needs to convince users that it provides a superior user experience compared to competitors. Second, it needs to show users that there is a large pool of eligible users already on the platform. Third, it needs to demonstrate that it can get users the maximum amount of attention for their content by connecting them with other relevant users through the app's social features. To accomplish these goals, social feed aggregators need to emphasize their unique selling propositions and be sure not to make any design or UI decisions that undermine the quality of their product.

Risks and challenges of building a social feed aggregator application

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

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