How much does it cost to build a telecommunications app?

Standard price for a telecommunications app: $37,500

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What is a telecommunications app?

A telecommunications application is a web or mobile application that enables users to send and receive voice calls, video calls, instant messages, SMS texts, and other forms of communication.

Telecom apps share features with several other app types, including messaging apps, SMS apps, and chat apps. The two most popular telecommunications apps are Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.

Here are some recent telecommunications app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A social media app with custom profiles, direct messaging, forums, and personalized recommendations.

  • An app that takes the best parts of WhatsApp and Google Translate and combines them into a single chat application. When you type out a message to someone in your native tongue and select another language you'd like to translate your input to, it auto-translates it into the new language whilst keeping your original input. This way, both users can see the two languages side by side and potentially learn something while they're communicating.

What is the typical cost to build a telecommunications app?

A telecommunications 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 telecommunications 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 telecommunications app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $25,000

  • $20,199

How long does it take to build a telecommunications app?

A telecommunications app usually takes 301 hours to build. However, a telecommunications app can be built in as few as 167 hours, or in as many as 500 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 telecommunications apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 333

  • 269

How to successfully grow your telecommunications application

A telecommunications app can grow by increasing the user experience for existing users while also attracting new customers. Telecom apps need to provide their customers with features that are useful on a daily basis, such as real-time mobile phone tracking and mobile support services. Additionally, they need to show customers how their value proposition is better than their competition's.

Risks and challenges of building a telecommunications application

A telecommunications app faces risks related to the negligent transmission of private data, the disclosure of customer call records, and the transmission of spam or unwanted advertisements. Before creating a telecommunications app, you will want to consider whether your app meets all applicable user consent requirements for telemarketing. You will also want to develop a contingency plan for notifying users in the event that your servers are subject to a denial-of-service attack or other forms of network interference.

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