How much does it cost to build a symptom checker app?

Standard price for a symptom checker app: $40,000

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What is a symptom checker app?

A symptom checker application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to check for symptoms and possible causes of illness. Symptom checker apps typically include an interface for searching by symptom and may provide additional features such as news articles about medical research on the selected condition.

Symptom checker apps have much in common with health tracking apps, diary apps, and medical record apps. Some popular symptom checker applications include Symptomate, WebMD, First Opinion MD, and Doctor On Demand.

Here are some recent symptom checker app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • An app that enables users to check their symptoms and stay up-to-date on health news.

What is the typical cost to build a symptom checker app?

A symptom checker app usually costs $40,000 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $30,000 or as high as $50,000. A symptom checker 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 symptom checker app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $40,000

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

How long does it take to build a symptom checker app?

A symptom checker app usually takes 533 hours to build. However, a symptom checker app can be built in as few as 400 hours, or in as many as 667 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 symptom checker apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 533

How to successfully grow your symptom checker application

A symptom checker app can achieve virality by addressing a specific medical condition or health-related topic that the market finds interesting. The goal of a symptom checker app is to encourage users to share information about their symptoms with each other, which is accomplished by providing a platform for users to ask questions and receive personalized feedback from other users. In order to increase user engagement, symptom checker apps should offer real-time updates about new questions that have been posted and provide a large database of relevant answers.

Risks and challenges of building a symptom checker application

A symptom checker app is a new category of app that uses the smartphone camera to scan barcodes and interpret images from medical sources. This technology is yet to be fully developed, and there are significant legal risks related to the interpretation of health information by software. In order to prevent liability, it is recommended that your app not make any diagnoses or offer recommendations for treatment. It is also suggested that your app not use any proprietary health data or content without consent from the data or content provider.

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