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Blog App Cost Estimate

What is a blog app?

A blog application is a web or mobile application with two sets of users: bloggers and readers. Bloggers use the app to create posts, edit posts, and submit posts for review by their editors. Readers use the app to view new posts on a particular blog as they are published, read individual blog posts, comment on those posts, and subscribe to receive notifications from blogs they follow. A blog app may also include a dashboard that enables administrators to set user permissions on specific blogs or on all blogs within the service. Blogs are similar to other publishing apps that host text, images, audio, video, and other content. Examples of popular blogs include Medium, WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger, and LinkedIn Pulse. Examples of blog apps built with Crowdbotics:

What is the typical cost to build a blog app?

A blog app usually costs about $37,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $25,000 or as high as $50,000. A blog 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 previous blog app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

How long does it take to build a blog app?

A blog app usually takes 135 hours to build. However, a blog app can be built in as few as 48 hours, or in as many as 800 hours. The exact timeline mostly depends on how complicated your specific app is. As a general rule, it will take longer if you require highly custom designs, niche features, complex logic, or non-standard release platforms. For example, some previous blog apps build with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

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How to successfully grow your blog application

A blog can have viral growth when it demonstrates that it offers valuable content to the reader. Blogs should provide users with quick wins by showing them how to use the app, then presenting new features in a logical order that builds on previous lessons. Blogs can also grow virally through their integration with social media platforms, allowing users to share blog posts more easily with their networks.

Risks and challenges of building a blog application

A blog faces risks related to intellectual property infringement, defamation or invasion of privacy, and failing to comply with local laws regarding online reviews. Prior to launching your blog, you will want to conduct a thorough legal analysis of your application’s functionality to ensure that it does not infringe on any third-party copyrights or trademarks. You will also want to consider whether you are legally permitted to display the reviews that users post within your app.