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Time Tracker App Cost Estimate

What is a time tracker app?

A time tracker application is a web or mobile application with two sets of users: companies and contractors. Companies use the app to submit work orders via an admin interface, view task progress in real-time, and receive invoices generated by the app based on hours spent working on tasks. Contractors use the app to view available jobs, submit quotes for these jobs, accept job offers from employers, track time worked on each job, and submit invoice payments via check or wire transfer. The app may also include a dashboard that enables administrators to analyze contractor performance metrics such as billable hours per week or year. Time tracking apps are similar to expense management apps, project management apps, and analytics apps. One of the most popular time tracking applications is Toggl. Examples of time tracker apps built with Crowdbotics:

What is the typical cost to build a time tracker app?

A time tracker 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 time tracker 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 time tracker app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

How long does it take to build a time tracker app?

A time tracker app usually takes 336 hours to build. However, a time tracker app can be built in as few as 200 hours, or in as many as 400 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 time tracker apps build with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

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How to successfully grow your time tracker application

A time tracker app can grow by focusing on a specific type of user and by solving a specific problem. Some examples of time tracking apps include Toggl, which focuses on helping companies with their project management, and Timely, which focuses on understanding how employees spend their time in the workplace. In order to grow, a time tracker app needs to show that it is the best possible solution for the target market, and it needs to provide customers with a lot of value in exchange for using its product.

Risks and challenges of building a time tracker application

A time tracker app faces legal and reputational risks associated with the handling of sensitive personal information and violations of data privacy laws such as HIPAA or GDPR. Many time tracking apps will leverage third-party APIs for the storage of sensitive information such as employee SSN, phone number, address, and other personally identifiable information. It is recommended that you obtain appropriate permission to use this information before storing it on your app.