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Events App Cost Estimate

What is an events app?

An events application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to find out about upcoming events in different locations. Events apps usually include interfaces for viewing event details (such as event name, location, date and time), purchasing tickets via an online store, and creating event RSVPs via the app. The app may also provide “dashboard” functionality for administrators who manage the app’s calendar of events. Event apps are often used to promote the app in-app, and also to provide ticketing and seating options. Event apps are similar to event planning apps (like Meetup), but do not require users to plan events themselves. Eventbrite, Ticketmaster, and Meetup are popular examples of event planning apps. Examples of events apps built with Crowdbotics:

What is the typical cost to build an events app?

An events 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 events 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 events app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

How long does it take to build an events app?

An events app usually takes 200 hours to build. However, an events app can be built in as few as 67 hours, or in as many as 400 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 events apps build with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

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How to successfully grow your events application

An events app can grow rapidly by demonstrating that it provides a high level of value for a specific type of user. There are many events apps on the market today, and users choose their events apps based on the platforms that speak directly to their needs. Events apps need to show users that they understand the type of event that they are looking for, and they also need to demonstrate that there is a large pool of eligible users already on the platform.

Risks and challenges of building an events application

An event app faces risks related to the storage of sensitive personal information, the handling of payment information, the processing of user registrations, and fraud and/or theft. Before building an events app, you will want to consider whether you have the infrastructure and internal team to handle a large amount of users. It is good practice to conduct security audits on your platform to ensure that your app is not vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks or other forms of malicious attack.