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What is the Cost of an On-Demand Delivery Mobile App?

We all have learnt by heart the success stories of startups like Airbnb, Uber, Foodpanda etc. One thing is common between all these startups; they all work with a single aim – to deliver door-to-door and on-demand services to people across the globe. Since last few years, on-demand delivery apps have been the center of attraction. Right from ride booking to food ordering, everything is on your finger tips. This article is much about on-demand delivery app development and how does the cost vary if additional features are added to the app.

Hourly cost and average price range

To put in simple words, the average hourly cost of developing an on-demand delivery app ranges between $15-$25 depending upon the magnitude of the app. If you ask about the complete app development cost, it is somewhere between $25,000 to $40,000 which is higher than the apps like e-commerce, social networking or enterprise apps.

Almost every mobile app development company provides a cost estimate in advance to their clients which includes the cost of app developers, UI/UX designers, project managers, infrastructure costs etc; not to mention that the price quotations differ from company to company, but they are in-line with industry standards.

The price range of an app development company depends on factors like features and functionalities as per the client’s requirements. It is always advisable to make a list of features that you want to see in the app to get the actual cost estimate as prices do rise whenever you come up with additional functionalities.

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Below we have given a cost breakup of the added features that affect the pricing of your app development.

Referral system

To increase customer engagement and retention, referral programs are a big thumbs- up. Referral programs bring a lot of users as your current users refer their friends and relatives to download the app. This functionality takes around 2.5 to 3 days and the cost is around $15-$25 * 8 hours * 2.5 or 3.

User ratings on your app

None of the brand can be successful without paying heed to its customer’s voice. Most of the apps have a mechanism through which their users or customers can express their opinion about the services they received and then rate them bad, good, average, excellent as per their experience.;in the case of on demand delivery apps, it is even more important. Typically, it takes approximately 6 days to be implemented and the costing is around 8 hours* 6 days * $15-$25 depending on the price.

Deals & Offers

In this competitive time, app marketplaces are full of on-demand apps and therefore, it is almost impossible to gain traction if you don’t provide lucrative offers to customers. The offers depend largely on business model and hence, the price and the development time can’t be ascertained. But, roughly it takes around 3-4 working days to develop a basic offer section.

Integration of payment mechanism

Mobile applications like Foodpanda, Uber, Olacabs encourage their users to pay either through mobile wallets like PayTm, Freecharge or through their in-built payment platform. The entire payment mechanism takes more than 5 days to be built which if we translate into monetary terms, goes like this: $15-$25 * 8 hours* 5.

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Alesia Nik

Alesia Nik is the Content Marketing Manager at Appinventiv, a top mobile app development company in USA that provides mobile solutions to various industries. Passionate by new technologies and apps, she loves finding new ideas to spread valuable content on ASO and App Marketing.
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