How much does it cost to build a website app?

Standard price for a website app: $37,500

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What is a website app?

A website is a web application that enables users to view and edit content such as text, images, videos, and other files. A website may also provide an interface for editing the HTML code of the site or adding new content through a CMS.

Web apps look and work like other websites. Google Docs is an example of a web app, as is Wikipedia. There are many other types of related app types that share features with web apps, such as productivity apps, office apps, and cloud storage apps.

Here are some recent website app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A simple web app for a liquor store company.

  • A website that serves as a misionary and prayer platform for those looking to offer their services or make donations to causes they feel passionate about.

  • An NFT marketplace built exclusively for fine art, digital photography. With this app, artists can mint their photos and, in the process, claim the copyright to their photo and put it up for sale. Using open source code, they have the ability to work with multiple wallets and other marketplaces so artist retain their royalty fee even if an owner changes wallets/platforms.

What is the typical cost to build a website app?

A website 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 website 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 website app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $5,000

  • $20,199

  • $30,199

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

How long does it take to build a website app?

A website app usually takes 246 hours to build. However, a website app can be built in as few as 33 hours, or in as many as 400 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 website apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 67

  • 269

  • 403

How to successfully grow your website application

If you're launching a website, the biggest challenge will be getting people to visit it. Because of this, you'll want to think about how your site can attract users by providing exceptional value for a specific audience. For example, if you're building a news website, one way to get users is to curate stories from various sources and present them in a visually-appealing format. Another approach is to make sure that your website can rank well in Google search results (for example, by paying for sponsored ads).

Risks and challenges of building a website application

A website faces risks related to security breaches, unauthorized access to sensitive information, and website downtime. It is strongly recommended that websites have a vulnerability management process in place for identifying and remediating security flaws. Websites should also employ strong encryption measures for transmitting sensitive data over the internet.

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