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Survey App Cost Estimate

What is a survey app?

A survey app is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to create and publish surveys. Survey apps usually include an interface for designing questionnaires and gathering responses from participants via email. Some survey apps may also allow users to view the results of completed surveys in real-time. Survey apps are similar to market app types, such as retail market apps, grocery store apps, and restaurant market apps. Some of the most popular survey apps include Google Opinion Rewards and Survey Monkey. Examples of survey apps built with Crowdbotics:

What is the typical cost to build a survey app?

A survey 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 survey 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 survey app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

How long does it take to build a survey app?

A survey app usually takes 193 hours to build. However, a survey app can be built in as few as 107 hours, or in as many as 333 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 survey apps build with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

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How to successfully grow your survey application

The main goal of a survey app is to encourage users to participate in surveys. In order to achieve this, the app should provide users with personalized notifications about new surveys, as well as special offers such as coupons or free products in exchange for completing a certain number of surveys. The app should also retain its users by offering them rewards for their participation, such as the ability to redeem points for prizes or gift cards. Survey apps can use push notifications and email marketing to communicate with their users regularly and increase their user retention rate.

Risks and challenges of building a survey application

Survey apps face the risk of information leakage and the potential for legal action by users or third parties. You will want to take steps to protect confidential data (such as social security number, user passwords) and ensure that you have consent from users to use survey responses in an anonymized manner. In addition, if you are collecting information from children under the age of 13, you will want to provide additional protections to comply with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). It is also recommended that you obtain a threat assessment by a security firm in order to understand what security threats your app may face.