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Integrated Development Environment App Cost Estimate

What is an integrated development environment app?

An IDE application is a system for programmers to write, edit, and debug code. IDEs are designed to make coding more efficient, and most IDEs include a large number of customizable features. Integrated development environment apps have a lot in common with other organizational apps, such as project management apps and task management apps. Popular integrated development environment applications include Android Studio, Eclipse, and Visual Studio. Examples of integrated development environment apps built with Crowdbotics:

What is the typical cost to build an integrated development environment app?

An integrated development environment app usually costs about $75,000 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $37,500 or as high as $112,500. An integrated development environment 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 integrated development environment app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

How long does it take to build an integrated development environment app?

An integrated development environment app usually takes 1000 hours to build. However, an integrated development environment app can be built in as few as 500 hours, or in as many as 1500 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 integrated development environment apps build with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

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How to successfully grow your integrated development environment application

A development environment app needs to gain users’ attention and show them that the platform is a good fit for their needs. Users of development environment apps tend to be early adopters who appreciate new technologies and want to try out the latest and greatest toolset. In order to continue growing, a development environment app can focus on adding new features and providing better documentation for developers. Integrated development environment apps often benefit from integrating with other services such as Slack or GitHub.

Risks and challenges of building an integrated development environment application

An integrated development environment app faces legal and security risks from the use of third-party libraries for user identification, API calls, and the storage of sensitive information. It is recommended that you use a secure API wrapper for external API calls and verify API tokens with a trusted source to prevent API hacking. You should also take care to encrypt user data on the device and store credentials securely in order to protect them from malware.