How much does it cost to build a dating app like Tinder?

by AppClues Infotech AppClues Infotech is a Mobile Application Developm

How much does it cost to make an app like Tinder?

In short, the cost of a Tinder-like app depends on the complexity of its functionality and the development company you choose. Roughly, the basic Android or iOS app may cost you $50,000-$55,000 based on average hourly rates of $50 in Eastern Europe. If you want to build apps for both platforms simultaneously, your budget will strike and exceed $100,000.

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Let's move forward to find out the details on how to develop an app like Tinder.

Techniques to know to make your own Tinder app

Despite the fact that the Tinder functionality may seem very simple at first glance, it hides fairly complex algorithms invisible to users. Consider the following peculiarities when before you build an app like Tinder:

  • Users can only see one person at a time but there are thousands of users swiping left and right simultaneously.
  • Each user (or, at least, particular groups of users) sees people in a different order. It means that the developer's task is to structure the profiles into different groups.
  • A specific algorithm must be in charge to define who and when to show to create a match.

Tinder app features and technologies in use

The algorithms above are not the only points that you should pay attention to when considering how to make a dating app like Tinder
. The app has many other functions. Their implementation needs a certain amount of time and money. Let's look at them one by one.

  1. Authorization and user profile
  2. Settings and notifications
  3. Geolocation and Communication
  4. Monetization: In-app purchases

How to create an app like Tinder: Development Team

Pay attention to the location of your team. If you are going to hire someone to build an app in the USA or Western Europe, be ready to double the costs of the project. However, developers from Eastern Europe can do the same for much less money. For example, the average Ukrainian outsourcing company charges $50/hour to build an app like Tinder.

So, if you want to build a Tinder clone, the project team will most likely consist of:

  • 2 Backend developers
  • 1 UI/UX designer
  • 2 Android developers
  • 2 iOS developers
  • 1 Project Manager
  • 1-2 QA engineers

Taking this into consideration, let's find out how much it costs to build a Tinder clone

What is the cost of the Tinder app made up of?

All the features listed above require a certain time for development. Take a look at the table below to know how many hours iOS and Android developers need to deliver the basic functionality of a Tinder-like dating app.

  • Authorization - 22 hours
  • GPS location - 7 hours
  • Settings - 60 hours
  • User profile - 85 hours
  • Matching functionality - 90 hours
  • Notifications - 25 hours
  • Communication - 125 hours
  • 3rd party services integration - 30 hours

However, it's never enough to know the time of development. The project delivery process covers points that significantly add up to application costs.

Underneath, we’ve estimated an approximate time required to build a Tinder-like app. The total price is based on an average hourly rate in Eastern Europe (Ukraine) — $50/h.

Technologies Stack

Here are some technologies from the tech stack our team used during the project:

  • Swift
  • C#
  • .NET
  • Moya
  • MySQL
  • TypeScript
  • Angular
  • Firebase
  • Twilio

Tech stack we use to develop a dating app like Tinder

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