How much does it cost to build a residential care app?

Standard price for a residential care app: $26,750

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What is a residential care app?

A residential care application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to schedule visits with different residential care providers. The app may also include an admin dashboard for viewing detailed information about each user and provider.

Residential care apps are similar to many other home service apps and utility management apps. Examples of residential care apps include HomeHero, Handy, and

Here are some recent residential care app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • An app for caregivers to be alerted when the people they are caring for need assistance.

  • A mobile friendly web app that is similar to, but focused on housekeeping, senior care, and child care. Includes the ability to run background checks and check all of the listed businesses' licenses. There will not be medical providers on this site.

What is the typical cost to build a residential care app?

A residential care app usually costs $26,750 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $7,000 or as high as $70,000. A residential care 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 residential care app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $42,500

  • $11,000

How long does it take to build a residential care app?

A residential care app usually takes 357 hours to build. However, a residential care app can be built in as few as 93 hours, or in as many as 933 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 residential care apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 933

  • 200

How to successfully grow your residential care application

A residential care app can grow through referrals by focusing on the user experience for both new users and existing clients. For example, a residential care app could provide a free or discounted service for referring a new client. Residential care apps can also demonstrate their value to potential clients by showing them that they have the capacity to provide high-quality care for their loved ones.

Risks and challenges of building a residential care application

Residential care apps can face legal risks related to the handling of sensitive medical information, the protection of minors from potential harm, and the application of fair housing law. Residential care apps should take strong measures to verify user identities and provide safety mechanisms for reporting inappropriate behavior or abuse. It is recommended that residential care apps conduct security audits and provide robust mechanisms for reporting abuses, including spamming, bullying, and harassment.

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