How much will it cost to develop an app like Uber?

by Happy Patel I am a digital marketing executive

The invention in technology has leveraged people with almost everything at their doorsteps with the help of ridesharing app Uber. Uber has become successful because it's fast, reliable rides in minutes day or night. 

There is no necessity to wait for anything because with the help of Uber, you just tap to request a ride and book it the easy way, and it's easy to pay with credit or cash and other wallets apps. Now, UBER is available in almost 50+ countries globally and because of the stunning success of this application is making entrepreneurs repeat the same business model.

The success of UBER is an inspiration for today's startups and entrepreneurs to come up with new ideas for the world. Witnessing the success of such a small startup, UBER has expanded its wings in almost each and every industry, so many taxi app service companies available in the market want to transform their business offline to online as Uber does. 

One of the strongest things that UBER offers to the world is seamless communication between driver and passenger offering easy taxi services. Those who want to create an app like Uber. There are two questions that people usually ask: 

1) How to develop a clone app like UBER?
2) how much does it cost to build an app like Uber?

Well, it's quite challenging to answer such questions as app features are dynamic that affect the overall pricing. If you are thinking of developing a clone app like Uber then, there are many factors that affect the development of UBER.

Ask yourself below questions before developing an app like Uber:

How many types of cars do you want to list out for ride-booking?

How many pages are involved in completing the process until the Token generation?

How many payment options will you provide to users?

How many kilometers will you cover?

How will your app communicate with users? 

Once you have decided and pen down the answers to all the above questions, then it's time to decide what features you will include in the development of your app like Uber. Two types of application one for passengers and others for drivers need to be developed in UBER. Here I am listing some common features of both the app for passenger and for drivers.

UBER App For Passenger

  • Booking a taxi for a ride.

  • The tracking availability of drivers.

  • Integrating Google Map to set pick up and drop location.

  • Fare calculation.

  • Selection of cab type.

  • Live tracking of a taxi after its booking like cab start, arrival, etc.

  • Integration of Payment option for performing the payment.

  • Booking history

  • Review and ratings

  • Text or call facility to driver

  • Estimated fair calculation and promo code

UBER App For Driver

  • Profile Registration and Editing

  • Activity alert that informs the driver when he is requested for a ride.

  • Updating status whenever the driver accepts or denies the request.

  • Booking history where order list can be seen.

  • Navigation with Google

So now you are aware of some basic feature set to develop a clone app like UBER, you have two options now.

1. You can approach the app development company to get your app designed and developed from scratch as per your requirement and business needs.

2. You can straightaway contact a company that already has an app developed and you just need some customization as per your requirements.

If you find the first option feasible and smart, it may lead to an expensive decision for your pocket since the development of the entire application right from scratch may invest a good amount of time and money. The second option is pretty economical as you just need a minor set of customization. In case you are interested in going with the second and the most economical option, I have something interesting for you.

Before approaching any of these companies, I would like to give you some information about the factors that will surely help you to get a rough estimate of the budget.

These were some basic factors that affect to development of a taxi booking app. Other factors include,

1. Development Team

UI/UX Designer

iOS Developer

Android Developer (if the app needs to be developed on both platforms)

Backend Developer

Project Manager

QA Engineer

2. Time Taken To Build An App 

Design up to 1 month

Development up to 6 to 7 months

Project Manager 10% of development time

QA Engineer 30% of development time

Backend Developer

3. Cost To Develop App 

Design cost up to $5000

Development cost up to $ 50,000

Project Manager cost 15%

QA Engineer cost 20%

Backend Developer cost around $40,000

Well, the cost depends upon the Ios or android app development company you hire for your app development.

So, if you have an app idea and looking to hire the best app development company then contact them and get the best quote from them.

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About Happy Patel Freshman   I am a digital marketing executive

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Created on May 8th 2020 05:40. Viewed 712 times.


Anastasia Sinokhina Innovator  Marketing meneger
Cool written on the site Cleveroad I read the article "How to Create an App Like Uber: Cost, Features and More" I think it will be interesting to you too
Dec 1st 2020 07:01   
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