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Event Management App Cost Estimate

What is an event management app?

An event management application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to organize and manage events. Event management apps typically allow users to create events with custom names, attendee lists, descriptions, and dates. They may also include features for managing venue details (e.g., selecting a venue), event budgets (e.g., setting ticket prices), event schedules (e.g., adding speakers), and ticket sales (e.g., accepting online payments). Event management apps are a lot like other project management apps, such as task app, shared notebook app, and team messaging app. Salesforce is the most popular example of event management apps. Examples of event management apps built with Crowdbotics:

What is the typical cost to build an event management app?

An event management 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. An event management 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 event management app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

How long does it take to build an event management app?

An event management app usually takes 122 hours to build. However, an event management app can be built in as few as 67 hours, or in as many as 200 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 event management apps build with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

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How to successfully grow your event management application

An event management app can be used to manage all aspects of an event, from creating an attendee list to handling on-site registration. By automating the processes typically handled by event organizers or staff, it’s possible for event managers to save time and money. In order to grow their user base, event apps should offer a free trial period that includes some free features in exchange for the attendee’s email address. Event apps should also incorporate a calendar feature that allows users to create events without using a separate calendar application. It’s also important for event apps to provide a variety of templates and tools that make it easy for users with little or no experience to create effective events.

Risks and challenges of building an event management application

An event management app faces risks related to user safety, the management of personal information and payment transactions, and legal and logistical challenges related to managing a large-scale event. It is important to have strong authentication mechanisms for ensuring that users are who they say they are. You will want to implement fraud prevention mechanisms for accepting payments from users and may need to obtain a license from local authorities.