How much does it cost to build a home maintenance app?

Standard price for a home maintenance app: $37,500

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What is a home maintenance app?

A home maintenance application is a web or mobile application with two sets of users: homeowners and contractors. Homeowners use the app to track home repairs that they need, such as leaky faucets, broken appliances, or clogged gutters; request estimates from contractors for those repairs; and submit reviews of their experiences with contractors. Contractors use the app to receive requests for estimates from homeowners; send quotes and schedule appointments for repairs; submit reviews of their experiences with homeowners; and view homeowner profiles that include ratings based on previous interactions.

Home maintenance apps are similar to most other lifestyle management apps, such as nutrition tracking apps, fitness apps, and health monitoring apps. The Home Depot and Lowe’s are two popular home improvement retailers that provide mobile solutions for their customers.

Here are some recent home maintenance app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • 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.

  • A utility app for scheduling installations for a business. App opens to a calendar where customers can schedule installs. After customer pics a day a list of available contractors appears. All web based tool, no downloads.

What is the typical cost to build a home maintenance app?

A home maintenance 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 home maintenance 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 home maintenance app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $55,000

  • $25,000

How long does it take to build a home maintenance app?

A home maintenance app usually takes 533 hours to build. However, a home maintenance app can be built in as few as 267 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 home maintenance apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 867

  • 400

How to successfully grow your home maintenance application

A home maintenance app is a great example of an app that requires a high level of customer loyalty. Home maintenance apps typically offer a subscription-based service in exchange for a monthly fee, which means that they must provide their users with excellent value month after month to retain them. Since the value of the service provided by these apps is not easily measured, they should consider using gamification techniques such as leaderboards to measure user progress and encourage social competition.

Risks and challenges of building a home maintenance application

A home maintenance app faces legal and logistical risks related to the handling of personal information, the unauthorized access of sensitive data, and the employment classification of independent contractors. It is recommended that you design your app with privacy safeguards in mind from the start. You will want to ensure that your app handles user information in accordance with any applicable data security laws like the EU’s GDPR or California’s Consumer Privacy Act.

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