Thus, on average, it can take you about 550-700 hours to build an app like Tinder or Bumble
The meaning of ‘Love at first sight’ has completely changed. These days it mostly occurs with swiping and scrolling. It doesn’t matter if a person is looking for a Chat, Meet, Casual Dating or LTR (Long Term Relationship) or even Courtship the prominence of dating apps/websites have changed one’s methods of expressing love. After all, how soothing it is to find a perfect match who is just a swipe away.
According to recent surveys, Tinder and Bumble top the charts and will continue to do so. It is projected that the dating app industry in the United States alone will garner a revenue of $3.2 billion in 2020. This is a considerable amount when subjecting the revenue to a single field of operation. So, if dating application development is on your mind, you’re assuredly on the right path.
However, choosing the right path is not sufficient. A company making an Internet Dating application should be equipped with adequate knowledge of the Dating Industry. The most vital aspect to recognize is the cost that goes into making dating apps like Tinder and Bumble. For your comfort, this article will discuss the various financial constraints which you must consider before making a dating app.
Tinder has changed the way dating used to be carried out digitally. With the left and right swipe option for like and dislike and identification of geographical proximity, Tinder has brought about a revolution in Online Dating.
Companies like Bumble, Happn, Hinge, Hitwe, etc. also work in favour of gathering knowledge about an individual’s geography. These companies take user data from Facebook and accordingly develop the recommendation system. Besides, they alert the user whenever there is a perfect match available in the geographical proximity.
Thus, features like swiping/scrolling, real-time chatting, GPS tracking, user anonymity, are essential to consolidate within a dating app. In-app payment and social media integration can further enhance both the dating application and the website.
It is not necessary to introduce all these features, but because they are feasible and liked by the audience, we are focusing on them.
Tinder and Bumble might have a straightforward interface, but that doesn’t mean their work is simplistic. Many complex processes are going on in the background, which has to be continuously administered by professionals. All we want to say is that don’t go on the simplicity and ease of access to dating applications because several things have to be considered while making them.
Choose an ideal platform for Dating App Development
Dating apps can be built on Android as well as iOS. Working on Android means you will require 250 to 300 hours. On the contrary, working on iOS would correspond to a range between 200 and 300.
Tinder and Bumble like apps have a database backend, which stores all the information about the users. The number of hours for building a web portal would vary between 110-150 depending on your requirements and the efficiency of the developer.
Designing consolidates prototyping and framing. It is one of the most significant aspects of app design and is targeted towards attracting clients. Dating apps need specific attention concerning designing details, and therefore, it could easily take a designer between 90 to 120 hours.
Quality assurance testing is a must before launching an app. For this, you need to have testers in your team who can administer the last mile logistics and efficiently point out the shortcomings before the app gets live. Dating App testing can take more than 100 hours and even more if the development process hasn’t been up to the mark.
If the cost of development per hour is $12, then the dating app cost can range between $6600 and $8400. Please note that the cost of advertising hasn’t been included in this sum.
But, this is not a fixed rate because the per hour development cost is a variable depending upon the professionals you hire. Also, the cost can increase if you want to add additional features. This amount is to give you a rough idea of the investment you are required to make while building Online Dating apps like Tinder and Bumble.