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Measurement App Cost Estimate

What is a measurement app?

A measurement and diagnostic tool application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to monitor their own health and fitness. Measurement and diagnostic tools typically provide interfaces for tracking diet, exercise habits, symptoms, medication intake, sleep patterns, moods, blood pressure levels, heart rate, weight loss goals and much more. Most measurement apps also track the user’s location (via GPS) for reporting purposes. Measurement apps are part of a larger group of applications used for personal health and wellness. Other related app types include fitness apps, weight loss apps, and sleep tracking apps. Most measurement apps do not share features with other types of consumer finance apps. Examples of measurement apps built with Crowdbotics:

What is the typical cost to build a measurement app?

A measurement 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 measurement 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 measurement app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

How long does it take to build a measurement app?

A measurement app usually takes 550 hours to build. However, a measurement app can be built in as few as 333 hours, or in as many as 933 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 measurement apps build with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

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How to successfully grow your measurement application

A measurement app can grow rapidly by showing users the value of the data that they are collecting. It’s common for new measurement apps to provide visualizations and other ways of displaying the collected data so that users can quickly understand how they’re currently using a certain product or service. It’s also common for measurement apps to offer users rewards in exchange for sharing their data with the company. This gives users a sense of accomplishment while simultaneously providing valuable insights about how the product is actually being used in real life.

Risks and challenges of building a measurement application

A measurement app faces a variety of legal, logistical, and reputational risks associated with the collection and storage of sensitive user information. Measurement apps should take measures to verify user identities to prevent identity theft and other forms of data compromise. It is recommended that measurement apps provide users with strong privacy controls and should only collect information necessary for the service to work.