How much does it cost to build a sports app?

Standard price for a sports app: $28,333

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What is a sports app?

A sports application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to view real-time scores and statistics for any sport. Sports apps usually include news feeds on current events in the sports world, detailed stats for every player on every team, and tools to create customized fantasy leagues.

Sports apps share features with other sports apps like general fitness apps, training and coaching apps, and health and nutrition apps. Popular examples of sports apps include ESPN, theScore, Fitbit, and Under Armour Record.

Here are some recent sports app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • This app is made for athletes and coaches to accurately report assessment results via facial recognition software that has already been built. From there, coaches have the ability to reach out to connect with players directly and add to 'my players' or 'my teams'.

  • An app for renting sports equipment lockers in advance of arriving at a facility.

  • App containing a grid set up on the screen displaying where a golf ball ends up. Each grid is a certain measurement and the app will calculate how far the ball is.

What is the typical cost to build a sports app?

A sports app usually costs $28,333 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $15,000 or as high as $40,000. A sports 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 sports app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $35,000

  • $22,500

  • $27,500

How long does it take to build a sports app?

A sports app usually takes 378 hours to build. However, a sports app can be built in as few as 200 hours, or in as many as 533 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 sports apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 533

  • 400

  • App containing a grid set up on the screen displaying where a golf ball ends up. Each grid is a certain measurement and the app will calculate how far the ball is.

How to successfully grow your sports application

A sports app can grow rapidly by focusing on the user experience. Users generally choose a sports app over other sports apps based on their level of engagement. By focusing on optimizing the in-app experience, sports apps can create a more personalized and engaging experience for users. They can do this by using data from existing users to improve the app's recommendation system, which is a major factor in driving user engagement with the platform.

Risks and challenges of building a sports application

Sports apps can face challenges related to the legality of certain game outcomes and legal violations such as copyright infringement or trademark violations. Other risks include liability for injuries that occur while using the app, the storage and security of sensitive user data, and potential exposure to malware. Sports apps should ensure that they follow applicable laws governing game outcomes, carefully consider their intellectual property rights to avoid infringing on the rights of others, and implement strong privacy policies to protect user data.

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