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Personal Planning App Cost Estimate

What is a personal planning app?

A personal planning app is a web or mobile application that enables users to create and manage lists of tasks, events, projects, or other personal commitments. Personal planning apps usually include a calendar feature for scheduling events, a task management feature for listing user tasks and deadlines, and a project management feature for listing projects with details about their milestones and progress. Personal planning apps are often designed to help users plan their time, manage their goals, and organize their lives. Other categories of apps, such as health tracking apps, fitness apps, productivity apps, and habit tracking apps have similar features to personal planning apps. The top personal planning applications include Google Calendar and the Habit Tracker app. Examples of personal planning apps built with Crowdbotics:

What is the typical cost to build a personal planning app?

A personal planning 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 personal planning 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 personal planning app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

How long does it take to build a personal planning app?

A personal planning app usually takes 200 hours to build. However, a personal planning app can be built in as few as 133 hours, or in as many as 267 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 personal planning apps build with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

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How to successfully grow your personal planning application

A personal planning app can increase its user base by providing incentives for users to invite their friends. It should also offer an engaging and exciting in-app experience, as well as by providing a sense of discovery that encourages users to explore new features on the platform. In order to retain customers, personal planning apps should offer a high level of customer service and a streamlined user interface that makes it easy for users to do what they want to do. They also need to keep adding new features so that the app doesn’t get stale.

Risks and challenges of building a personal planning application

A personal planning app can face legal issues related to the storage and handling of personal data. The app should allow users to delete their accounts and should notify users when this option is available. If your app includes a password-protected section, be sure to store the passwords securely and never store user passwords in plain text or unencrypted form.