How much does it cost to build a task app?

Standard price for a task app: $33,333

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What is a task app?

A task app is a mobile or web application that enables users to complete requests for specific services from other individuals in their area. For example, a task app may assist users in finding someone who can help them move, clean their house, or tutor their children.

Task apps are similar to project management apps, which are nearly all business-focused. Popular task apps include Amazon, Google, and Todoist.

Here are some recent task app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • An app that sends push notifications when a new job becomes available. New jobs will be listed with pictures, a quick description, and how much it pays.

  • An app for regional home cleaning services. User can select a specific cleaner and pay for the service. Cleaners are paid by the hour and billed per hour. Users can book the service directly with the cleaner or through their client. There is a waiting list for cleaners, and the service can be scheduled.

  • App will be a web admin panel as well as a worker and customer app. It will connect home based customers with home service providers.

What is the typical cost to build a task app?

A task app usually costs $33,333 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $10,000 or as high as $65,000. A task 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 task app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $15,000

  • $30,000

  • $55,000

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

How long does it take to build a task app?

A task app usually takes 444 hours to build. However, a task app can be built in as few as 133 hours, or in as many as 867 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 task apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 200

  • 400

  • 733

How to successfully grow your task application

A task app can grow its user base in two ways: by providing a convenient service to customers (such as one-hour grocery delivery), and by offering an attractive compensation model for its drivers. A task app may also offer new users free credits in exchange for referrals, as well as an incentive program for its existing customers.

Risks and challenges of building a task application

Task management apps often face challenges related to the handling of personal information and the management of financial transactions between users. In addition, task apps may face legal liability for copyright infringement if they fail to ensure that their users are properly representing the content they upload. As a result, it is recommended that task app makers invest in robust privacy and security features, as well as features to prevent intellectual property infringement.

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