How Much Does It Cost to Build a Messaging App?

YEREVAN, Armenia - Dec. 8, 2022 - PRLog -- Messaging apps are more popular than ever. That's why now is the best time to build a messaging app like WhatsApp or Telegram. But the big question is how much it will cost to build a messaging application. Well, the approximate cost to develop a messaging app can be around $50,000 to $60,000 per platform (Android and iOS). However, the cost can vary depending on the project size, the development company's location, the number of supported platforms, features, and design.

If you are planning to create a messaging app, but don't know how to get started, here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Research the market and determine what problem your app will solve, who will use it, and how the app will be different from other messaging apps. Obviously, it makes sense to replicate the success of WhatsApp. But you better focus on building an app that will stand out in the crowd.

Step 2: Choose a proper business model to effectively monetize your app.

Step 3: Hire an app development team experienced in developing messaging apps. You will need to hire the following specialists:
  • iOS / Android developers
  • Front-end / Back-end developers
  • UI/UX Designers
  • Project manager
  • QA experts

Step 4: Build the architecture of your app and determine the app's MVP features (more on this in a second)

Step 5: Build an excellent design for your messaging app.

Step 6: Plan and launch a marketing strategy.

Step 7: Test and launch your new chat app to app stores and your target market.

Step 8: Continually work on fixing bugs, make improvements based on user feedback, and add new features over time.

Consider the following features for your messaging app:

Registration: Potential users can securely register using a mobile number or an email.

Contact Integration: Include this feature to import contacts from the address book.

Push notifications: Once a user gets a message, they get a quick notification on their screens without opening the app.

Group chats: Let app users send a message to multiple people by selecting contacts.

Voice & Video Call: Users can make free voice and video calls.

Photo & Video Sharing: Along with typing and sending emojis, users can share photos, videos, GIFs, stickers, and more.

Sharing Location: Let users share their location in real-time.

Profile & Status: Users create their profile with details like name, number, and profile photo. Additionally, users can create a status on their profile for all the other app users to see.

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