How Much Does It Cost to Develop an App like Uber?

How Much Does It Cost to Develop an App like Uber?

Hello everyone and welcome back to the All
About Apps series. Let’s find out what we’ve got for you today. We have already discussed how much it would
cost to create a complex chat app like WhatsApp and mobile photo editor like Aviary, so it’s
time to move on and check out the cost of the trendy car-hailing service.
If you live in a large cosmopolitan city with heavy traffic and lack of parking space, you’ve
probably looked for an alternative to having a car.
Thanks to such on-demand services as Lyft, ZipCar or Uber, people get all the benefits
of personal car rides without having to worry about car repairs or a permanent parking space.
We are going to talk about Uber find out how much it actually costs to create an app like
Uber. To gain a full understanding of Uber App pricing
for development, let’s delve into its functionality. Okey, How does Uber work? Uber App general
performance can be shown in 5 simple steps. Step one – Request. The customer requests
a car instantly or on schedule via the app. The details are sent to the nearest driver.
Step two – Matching. The driver may either accept or reject the ride. If he rejects,
the request is sent to another driver. Step three – Ride. The customer tracks the
taxi approach and knows the estimated time of arrival.
Step four – Payment. The cashless way of payment and beforehand estimated price makes
this process enjoyable. Step five – Rating. It is an important component
of Uber’s business logic which enhances service reliability.
If you think over creating a mobile app like Uber, the first thing you should note is that
Uber actually consists of two separate apps – Uber Driver App and Uber Passenger App.
Let’s focus on the Passenger App The first feature you bump into when open
an app is Registration and creating a personal profile. It is not only convenient but also
offers a viable way for additional functionality and in-person interaction which contributes
to user retention. In terms of taxi apps that involve mobile payments – it is a must.
Moreover, customers just love to be heard, you know that. That why integrating the system
of post-ride rating and reviewing is a nice move to underline your service customer friendliness
and increase public satisfaction. As you intend to develop an on-demand car-hailing
service, you cannot do without location identification and routing. In general, GPS technology is
used to determine the current location. Besides, users can find the car with maps integration
and positioning. To know the distance and run the routes, you need the routing server.
Matching all the necessary mechanisms, Uber ensures the flawless service.
Your app user may also want to pay for the service right in the app. Luckily, current
payment technologies enable straightforward financial transactions between all parties
concerned. Moreover, you can estimate your Uber ride
before you make a request. Uber provides its users with a fare calculator that ensures
pretty accurate estimation right in the app. To estimate the fare for a ride, Uber uses
4 main criteria: Base fare, Cost per mile, Cost per minute, Safe rides fee.
Next, Communication and Notifications. Despite the fact that communication in taxi apps goes
without saying, it is in developers’ hands to make the one between drivers and passengers
even more pleasant. Uber taxi service users can call or text your
driver directly from the app. To notify users about any important events, may it be car
arrival or order confirmation, you can use SMS, email or push notifications in your app.
Well, that’s that’s it with basic features. If you want to add some extra functionality,
development will require more time and therefore more money.
One more thing, don’t forget about expenditures for creating proper design.
Okey now, answering the question How much will Uber-like app cost?, we got to know that
development process for a single-platform application will take around 600 hundred hours.
Let’s multiply this number to an average hourly rate of $50 and receive 30K dollars
in total for an app like Uber. Again, the final cost of your is highly dependent
on various factors and your personal preferences. A number of functions and their complexity
are negotiable. So go ahead and create an app that will surpass even Uber!
Well, it seems I’ve shared everything I could today. Read the full article in our
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of All About Apps. By for now!


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  6. Cleveroad — Web and Mobile App Development says:

    In addition to the video, we have updated reference for building business Like Uber for founders and businessmen's (end of 2016). Link to new article —

  7. Vincent Hunt says:

    I love your videos, they are so clear and informative. Thank you so much!!🍻

  8. Banagan says:

    finally, a clear, easy to understand breakdown of costs involved for app dev, cheers

  9. Bennyclay661 says:

    or just do it yourself

  10. RICE GOD says:

    I want to make an iOS app like GOAT (sneaker marketplace). How do I start and how much would it cost?

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  13. richard HE says:

    can you please talk faster, just get to the answer, PS: the background
    music is making me sleepy

  14. Ytagesu Habte says:

    It was really very helpful and on point. However, cost wise is that require additional 30K for the other driver/customer app? Thanks.

  15. Logic? true facts says:


  16. Voices Of Variety says:


  17. Abhiram Patra says:

    hy dear. I m from odisha cab association our association like to make a aap like Uber. so can u build it for us. plz call me I want to know more its very orjent

  18. Abhiram Patra says:

    7381888920 it's my number. I m from India

  19. Chaudhry Umair says:

    Oh man! seriously. It`s super cool. I was in lurch to submit proposal to my client on alike app.
    Accidentlly or coincidently, you you you have done my query solved.

  20. The Kitchen Enchilada says:

    Is there an app for Business Deliveries?

  21. Mohamed Salah says:

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  22. bhagyash ingale says:

    One video for how much does it cost to make an app/website like IMDB. Thank you 🙂

  23. Renee Lynn says:

    Man, I want to create an app that is similar to Uber, but for an entirely different concept. Do you know how I can find someone to do application development?

  24. UnWorld says:

    Great advice, though the thumbnail is misleading as usual.

  25. hurasane says:

    Remember 30k is only for the frontend you still need a decent backend web service that would be able to communicate with android ios and driver/passenger and to also store data. i would say an uber app thats fully functional would be 300k minimum.

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  27. Daniel Kirby Ray says:

    Actaully its around 14k i develope apps and this is about my base fee!

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    i would like to set up and app that people can use to book and buy bus tickets for travel by bus here. travelers can pay using the app. could you help me, please?

  29. circusboy90210 says:

    Boober is mostly illegal almost any place you go so is lyft and any of those other so called apps

  30. circusboy90210 says:

    Safe rider fee? That's their cost of doing business not the riders

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  32. M Helping says:

    I want make an like mobike .so much cost need please reply

  33. M Helping says:

    Please reply

  34. Wynapse O says:

    30k?! Is that all? What a stupid estimate. Uber is in the 150k minimum in terms of front and back end production.

  35. Mahmoud Said says:

    thanks for this great into, which open the door to many. so, what about the backend infra? do you think we can leverage the cloud based infra i.e. Azure or AWS or it's much better to have it inhouse to many reasons? thx again.

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  37. Sarath Kheng says:

    Hi Cleveroad, I am looking for developer to develop ride-hailing app like Uber/Grab, can your team contact me through this Skype ID: sarath.kheng or Email: [email protected]

  38. Yudi says:

    I'm using this company for my Uber-like app as they have ready-made solutions which are customizable so is much cheaper. I can't recommend them enough if you're on a budget! – Instead of $100k they charge close to $10k

  39. Ava Smith says:

    Thanks for the brief explanation! I have recently used a tool for app estimation, which I found it quite useful. You can check your app estimate here if u need it for your next project.

  40. Curtis Jennings says:

    Create a app that will surpass Uber awesome motivation. How about advertisement and constant app debugging cost to keep customers devoted. If you have a great app investors will find you correct?

  41. Charmine Gonzales says:

    i made an uber like app once . and it only took me under 40 hours to setup and develop the needed server, design, and features.

  42. 朱金衡 says:

    multiple by 10 will be the right cost

  43. Puja Lama says:

    Its the cost to publish in playstore or overall making of an app?

  44. Melis Gül says:

    Good brief! But what about financial side more deeply?This ready to use template may be guidance for financial feasibility of mobile app :

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  46. Nelson Gabriel Gonzalez says:

    Thank you, thank you!! Very informative and clear!

  47. Saeed says:

    Basically 30K is too much. Initially it would cost that maybe or more (with western developers and much cheaper with non western developers) but what about copy and paste???

    These software are made long time ago and you just purchase a copy of the license. A company that makes any software like this would need to just copy and paste all the work and allow you to insert your logo in the control panel or something relevant to this. This process makes it cheaper because the developer won’t need all those hours to develop anything. He will multiply his sales from the initial work.

    Many developers who have all the source code of such applications do want to take advantage of the consumers and would lie to you that they need to develop a new software for you. This might be true if they don’t have the source code. If you are looking to buying a new software, buy it from some one who already has it done. You should be able to get it for something under 4K.

  48. RAHAT says:

    How much can cost for a app like JOBOY…

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  50. Michelle Moon says:

    thank you so much for your help and awesome video

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  52. tareqoon says:

    How much does it cost to develop a dating app as tinder? Pls let me know and how can I get your help on it

  53. Facundo Giménez says:

    it is nice how you know o develop apps and stuff, but don't you have somebody to fix that kerning? dude…

  54. Ap K Sath says:

    Nice approach

  55. Tin Nguyen says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this useful data! Greatly appreciated.

  56. Nash Ng says:

    love you!

  57. The Truth says:

    30K is absult bull.Any devlopers who charge $50 per will not have the same the mathmatics skill to make a falless app like Uber or all of that code to be done in 600 hours 😆😂🤣

  58. Ms Algie says:

    Developing app for android and ios need separate payment or it is offered by the developer as a bundle? Thanks!

  59. mr Chii says:

    It cost actually like 200$ USD if you know how to use HTML Java and ccs

  60. Mawira Mike says:

    50$ per hour is a newbie rating.

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