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how much does it cost to build an app like Uber in iOS and Android?

Andrew Reed Cofounder

August 4th, 2017

I want to know the starting cost of taxi app like Uber for iOS and Android. What will be maintenance and upgradation cost attached to it

Jack Larson Business Development Manager

August 4th, 2017

When you think of taxi apps, the first one that probably comes to mind is Uber. Thanks to a sound business model and high customer demand, Uber has seen near-exponential growth in revenue and in its user base.


Estimating the cost of an Uber-like app is kind of moot, unless you know specifically where it’s going to be developed. Are you going to outsource? Developing an app in North America will cost you a lot more than the same project done in India.


Let's have a look at some of the key types and features of the app.


1. Passenger app

  • Booking interface
  • Register page
  • Ride history
  • Payment page
  • Push notification
  • Fare calculator
  • Rating & Review drivers


2. Driver app

  • Book a ride
  • Driver profile & detail
  • Pick up & drop location
  • Booking alert (push notification)
  • Navigation & mapping
  • Fare estimation
  • Rate Drivers
  • Booking history


3. Web Admin panel

  • Trip stats and trip reports
  • Driver stats
  • Active drivers
  • Revenue earning
  • Complaints against active drivers
  • Live events and activities
  • Approval system
  • Payment invoice
  • Mailing system
  • Current active trips
  • Sending out push notifications


These above are the basic feature for any taxi application. The taxi application will cost between $12000 to $17000 as it is the starting application per platform. There is heavy use of GPS navigation and other heavy feature mentioned above. This is one of the most expensive applications.


Maintenance cost depends on uptil what extent you have built it. You have to keep on upgrading your app atleast every year, if we take example of Uber then there is huge change from the first launch to current app. You have to add more and more countries and cities to it. You have to increase type of rides as well features like sharing taxi will also add to your cost. Current exact replica of Uber might cost you $100000 to $150000.


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Rana Umara Azeem Director and ceo

Last updated on August 4th, 2017

On demand Market place app like Uber depends cost $8k- 12k but if you need some specific features like driver verification system apart from SMS like using www.jumio.com or any other 3rd party to scan driving license and payment

maintenance monthly $2k

up gradation depends on fuctionality etc

Vivek Ghai

August 5th, 2017

Andrew,

If you are looking for a basic on demand taxi app on the lines of Uber it will cost you in the range of $15000 to $20000. If you are looking for the exact replica with features such as heat map and share ride then it will cost you in the range of $75000 to $100000.

The maintenance cost along with server cost, Google MAPS API, SMS API cost will depend on the usage of the app, number of rides being booked, etc.

You can contact me if you need any specific information regarding mobile app development.

Cheers

Liudmyla Kovalchuk Software Development | IT outsourcing | IT outstaffing | Web | Mobile | E-commerce

August 17th, 2017

Hello Andrew,

Your question seems quite interesting and I would like to help you. I guess this article may be useful for you: https://theappsolutions.com/blog/development/cost-to-build-taxi-app/.

If you have any comments, please, let me know. I am always open to help.


Cheers, Liudmyla