How to create an educational app, and how much does it cost?

YEREVAN, Armenia - Dec. 3, 2021 - PRLog -- It's no secret that the COVID-19 outbreak caused a surge of downloads of educational apps. Educational mobile apps are continuing to gain popularity. Today, a lot of enterprises invest in the smart education and eLearning industry. If you are also planning to build an educational app, you are probably wondering how much building the app will cost.

In fact, several factors may affect the development cost of an educational mobile app, including the number and complexity of features, the number of platforms, the development partner's expertise and location, and more.

The cost of developing an educational app with basic features will likely cost between $25,500 to $50,000.

Types of Educational Apps

Before figuring out how to build an educational app, first you need to find out what types of mobile learning services are in demand. Let's look at the main types of educational apps on the market:
  • Educational apps for kids
  • Classroom apps
  • Test preparation apps
  • Online courses
  • Language learning apps
  • Brain training apps

Must-Have Features of an Educational App

Basic features of an educational app usually include:
  • Singup/Login: make the registration process as simple as possible
  • User profile: registered users can add more details to their profile (age, gender, photo, etc.), review courses they've created or taken part in, check their studying plans, review their grades, etc.
  • Menu: students can visit a menu to check the list of lessons, their topics, upcoming assignments, and grades
  • Learning material storage
  • Push notifications
  • App Rating and feedback
  • Scheduling system
  • Search functionality and filter: let users easily find a specific subject or topic
  • Statistics on users' progress
  • Social network integration
  • Payments: add common payment options like PayPal or Visa/MasterCard

Advanced Features
  • In-app messaging
  • Comments and forum
  • Video streaming
  • Offline mode (lesson downloading)
  • AR/VR experience

Create an Educational App in 7 Steps
  1. Define your goal
  2. Conduct market research
  3. Test out your idea with a prototype
  4. Build an educational app
  5. Test
  6. Deploy
  7. Maintain the app

Technology stack

Development area          Technology

Backend:          Java, Node.js, Python

Front End:          Vue.js, Angular, React

Mobile app language:      iOS:Swift, Android: Kotlin, Hybrid: React Native

Database:          MySQL, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL  Server

Storage:          Amazon S3

Cloud infrastructure :       AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud

Frameworks:          Express, Material UI, Amplify

Specialists You Need to Hire for Your Project

When you build an educational app for iOS and Android, you need a development team, consisting of the following specialists:
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Front-end & Back-end Developer
  • UX/UI Designer
  • Android Developer
  • iOS Developer
  • QA engineer

We also recommend reading our article about how to build an online learning platform (
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