instagram estimations

How much would it cost to develop an app similar to Instagram?

On the first sight, Instagram is a straightforward app, which allows users to upload photos, view friends' feed, like and comment on interesting posts.

However, Instagram is waaaay more complicated than this. Think of Stories, Explore section, all the Filters, Insights data, complex Settings, Business features, and way more.

In fact, we thought that Instagram would have the same difficulty level, and would have similar estimations as Tinder, but we were very wrong (almost twice!)

Obviously, you might not need all those additional features, so feel free to check features that you would like to be included in the estimation.

Application example

hourly rate

Let's select an hourly rate first:

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This is a rate for a team of beginner developer and trainees. The price will be cheaper. However, it can take longer to finish a project.

This is an hourly rate for a team of Junior developers. They already have some experience, and they will feel more confident working on a project alone. It will take slightly more time but will allow you to save some money.

Intermediate level. These are strong developers, who have enough experience to finish the average projects without any problems.

Team with a mix of intermediate developers and seniors. Most experienced developers will help with architecture, optimization, and will guide others to help you make the best of your idea.

A team of senior developers. There is nothing they can't do. Expensive, but the result will be top notch, we guarantee it.



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