How much does it cost to build a political app?

Standard price for a political app: $45,000

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What is a political app?

A political application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to contact their elected representatives and participate in politics. Political apps usually include tools for contacting elected representatives by phone, email, or social media. They may also provide political news and information such as voting records.

Political apps are often classified as news apps, but they differ in that the news apps have a specific focus on political topics and events of national importance. Political apps are often used as communication platforms for organizing protests, rallies, and other political events. Some examples of political apps include Resistbot and Action Network.

Here are some recent political app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • Indeed/Zip Recruiter for political campaigns. Full digital solution for campaigns and a marketplace for associated jobs.

What is the typical cost to build a political app?

A political app usually costs $45,000 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $40,000 or as high as $50,000. A political 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 political app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $45,000

How long does it take to build a political app?

A political app usually takes 600 hours to build. However, a political app can be built in as few as 533 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 political apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 667

How to successfully grow your political application

A political app can grow rapidly by demonstrating that it provides a high level of value for a specific type of user. There are many political apps on the market today, and users choose their political apps based on the platforms that speak directly to their needs. Political apps need to show users that they understand the type of candidate that they are looking for, and they also need to demonstrate that there is a large pool of eligible voters already on the platform.

Risks and challenges of building a political application

A political app will face legal risks related to free speech and defamation, the use of secret recordings and data collection, and possible infringement on the trademarks or copyrights of other candidates. It is important to consult with legal advisors when designing your app so that you can avoid the pitfalls of legal risk and liability.

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