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Gas Station App Cost Estimate

What is a gas station app?

A gas station app is a web, desktop, or mobile application that allows users to buy gasoline at fueling stations. The app typically includes interfaces for locating nearby gas stations, viewing current prices and specials, and creating payment profiles. Gas station apps are similar to other businesses and services apps, such as retail shopping apps, product review apps, and food delivery apps. Popular gas station applications include GasBuddy and ExxonMobil Gas Station Locator. Examples of gas station apps built with Crowdbotics:

What is the typical cost to build a gas station app?

A gas station 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 gas station 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 gas station app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

How long does it take to build a gas station app?

A gas station app usually takes 100 hours to build. However, a gas station app can be built in as few as 67 hours, or in as many as 133 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 gas station apps build with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

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How to successfully grow your gas station application

A gas station app can grow rapidly by providing users with a convenient way to pay for their gas. Many gas station apps allow users to simply scan a barcode at the pump and pay for their gas without having to interact with a cashier. This convenience creates a high level of value for time-pressed drivers looking to fill up on fast. Gas station apps can also increase customer loyalty by offering discounts on specific brands of gas, as well as by offering coupons for products sold in the store.

Risks and challenges of building a gas station application

A gas station app faces legal and reputational risks associated with the handling of personal financial information, the storage of sensitive personal information, and the sale of alcohol. Gas station apps should take strong measures to verify user identities and provide users with safety mechanisms for blocking other users and cancelling orders. It is recommended that gas station apps provide robust mechanisms for reporting platform abuse and conduct routine security audits to prevent unauthorized access to user data.