Cost and time to build an Instagram-like app from scratch?


(Petter) #21

Well, the average time to build an MVP of Instagram clone is about 400-450 hours. As it was mentioned above, costs to develop it depend on develop team (their hourly rate), platforms client choose, custom or pre-made design and other special features. We made an investigation where you can obtain more detailed information and more accurate numbers


(Jeanne Patrickson) #22

To build an exact app like Instagram from scratch, the time needed is 500 hours and the costs depends on the hourly of each company has. I suggest you that these kind of apps can be developed on PrestaShop platform and there are also ready-made mobile app builders available in the market.


(Stephen Pancheri) #23

I can tell you from personal experience that you should take all of your estimates and 10x them. It’s a significant challenge. We just completed our native iOS photo-sharing app and launched it to the app store: http://www.getditch.com, ending what was a very long development cycle.


(Trioangle) #24

To build an exact instagram app it takes upto 8-10 weeks of the first version. They spent to analyse what the app should actually do and how it helps to the user
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(UberDoo) #25

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(EL) #26

We offer a white-label Instagram/Snapchat, optimized for B2C. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7V_SQjp0XQ It’s a multi-million dollar project to build something beautiful and powerful. Anything under a few hundred thousand dollars will probably look and feel like junk. It’s very easy to hire an outsourcer and start spending money, and very hard to get something satisfactory in the end. Better to know what you’re going to get, and how much up front.


(MichaelArchur) #27

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(Alex Black) #28

From the 1850s till today photos exist as an integral part of our daily life evolving and advancing. Such an amazing success can not be unnoticed by startuppers, entrepreneurs and developers, who are becoming more interested in the creation of a photo sharing app like Instagram. I would like to explain the most basic and primary ideas on how to make an app like instagram.


(MaryBarth) #29

The duration of any app development solely depends on the complexity of the mobile app and the features that are required, as per the needs of the business. To develop an app like Instagram, the client needs to specify till what extent does he want his app to resemble Instagram, for what all platforms does he want the app to be compatible with and what is his target audience. Also If you need to promote your app you can use services of some mobile marketing agency.


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(Ritesh Patil) #31

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(Nickolas Man) #32

Hello, first of all to calculate the cost of the project, you need to be clear as for functions and features it will have. Basing on the fact that the future applications star is going to be an Instagram-like, let’s look at what the app building is actually about and what its main features are How to create an app like Instagram


(Vinish Garg) #33

A product that is developed for features, pages, and scope is NOT scale-able and is unlike to be the right investment for sustainability. Most of us are missing out on the most important questions:

  • What is the brand story (narrative), and WHY this app?
  • What is the expected customer journey (from problem solving or value-giving perspective and NOT really from a marketing or UX perspective)
  • When the first two questions are answered, how does the customer story (design narrative) look like?
  • Where do the customer story and brand story align, for quick goals, and for long-term goals?

Everything else in development scope, the marketability, the sale-ability and tractionability is derived from the above three pointers.


(peterjohnpofi) #34

To create a photo sharing app similar to Instagram you’d have to incorporate features like:

  • User accounts
  • Registration
  • Login
  • Profile editing
  • Social integration
  • Taking photos/videos
  • Photo/video editor
  • Messaging
  • Geolocation
  • Push notifications
  • Settings
    Backend development cost

This is where the calculation of photo sharing app cost starts. Firstly, four essential aspects to create an app like Instagram:

  • users
  • posts
  • content
  • messaging
    App like Instagram for Android

This stage of app development for native platform(s) of your choice would eventually be the crucial one. Both in sense of time/resources and app cost. To make an Android app like Instagram we’ll be combatting technical challenges peculiar to this ecosystem. These are screen sizes, flat design, app starting times, image caching etc.

Instagram Android developer would have to create functionality including:

  • App skeleton
  • Main screen
  • Registration/login
  • Search
  • Photo/video editor
  • Taking photos/videos
  • Profile/edit profile
  • Messages
  • Settings/geolocation
  • Social integration
  • Followings/comments
  • Push notification

Instagram Android development: 1500 hours .


(peterjohnpofi) #35


Backend development cost

This is where the calculation of photo sharing app cost starts. Firstly, four essential aspects to create an app like Instagram:

  • users

  • posts

  • content

  • messaging
    Instagram Android developer would have to create functionality including:

  • App skeleton

  • Main screen

  • Registration/login

  • Search

  • Photo/video editor

  • Taking photos/videos

  • Profile/edit profile

  • Messages

  • Settings/geolocation

  • Social integration

  • Followings/comments

  • Push notification

Instagram Android development: 1500 hours .

App like Instagram for iOS

Developing a social networking app and/or photo sharing app for iPhone devices faces less challenges.

Secondly, images on iOS phones are pre-loaded and square-sized (640px by 640 px) for Instagram app. All the features for Instagram-like app developers are able to build with Swift or Parse languages. Utilizing Xcode development environment for macOS, iOS, watchOS can cut down development time, compared to Android.

To summarize our Instagram business research, it would cost around $100.000+ to make a photo sharing app for single platform. For both iOS and Android, or more platforms one would have to spend $165.000 or more to make an app like Instagram.Instagram iOS development: 1320 hours approximately.