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Fleet Management App Cost Estimate

What is a fleet management app?

A fleet management application is a web, mobile, or desktop app that enables businesses to manage their vehicle fleets. Fleet management apps often include features for finding available vehicles, tracking mileage and fuel usage for each vehicle, and managing employee schedules. Some fleet management apps may also include business intelligence dashboards that can be used by administrators to analyze the performance of the company’s fleet drivers. Fleet management apps can be similar to enterprise asset tracking apps, location-based service apps, business transportation management apps, and logistics apps. They are often used by companies to track their vehicles or other equipment in real time. Companies like Uber and Lyft have both a fleet management app (to track their driver’s cars) and an on-demand delivery app (to deliver food). Examples of fleet management apps built with Crowdbotics:

What is the typical cost to build a fleet management app?

A fleet 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. A fleet 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 fleet management app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

How long does it take to build a fleet management app?

A fleet management app usually takes 333 hours to build. However, a fleet management app can be built in as few as 267 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 fleet management apps build with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

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How to successfully grow your fleet management application

A fleet management app can grow its user base by providing a platform that makes it easy for fleet managers to manage their drivers and vehicles. Fleet management apps need to differentiate themselves from competitors by offering new features that are in-demand, such as fuel tracking and on-time delivery notifications. These apps must also ensure that they develop relationships with partners who can provide specialized services such as insurance and roadside assistance.

Risks and challenges of building a fleet management application

A fleet management app faces risks related to the safety of drivers and passengers, the storage of sensitive personal information, and driver safety records. It is generally advisable for fleet management apps to verify user identities with an ID verification service. You should also take steps to ensure that your solution does not require users to name specific drivers during the booking process. Fleet management apps should provide strong privacy controls for users and allow them to disable GPS tracking if desired.