The urban population today leads a hectic life and people get so busy running after their dreams and ambitions that they forget how important it is to stay fit and focus on their health. To lead a healthy life you need to maintain the vitality of your body and that come from doing regular exercise and by playing sports. Though these physical activities are necessary, we also need to keep a check on sugar, blood pressure and heart rate. And the fitness tracker can be a perfect companion there. The increased use of fitness trackers has given birth to the need of fitness application.
How much does it really cost to develop a fitness app?
There are various fitness apps that are present in the market like Runtastic, Fitbit, Google Fit and there are various app development companies that charge anywhere between $4,000 to $10,500 per platform for developing fitness apps like them.
The total cost depends on the features you want in your app. Top mobile app development companies in the US would normally will charge about $100 per hour for developing an app.
Building a fitness app costs between a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. But that will be a really vague answer so let’s break it down for you.
Fitness apps have various features and these are the features that decide your overall development cost:
- Alert and reminders regarding your workout schedule
- Record your achievements on unlocking the various levels of fitness
- Graphs merged with calendars to help you track your progress
- Rewards and promotions
- Counting of Heart rates and calories burnt
- Profile creation and total track of walking/cycling or any type of exercise
- Option of sharing your achievements with the world and your friends via social platforms or text and email
- If you are willing to develop fitness app like 7-minute Workout, Runtastic, it takes several weeks to develop, depending on the functionality you want to integrate.
$25 – $49/hour is the average development charge of fitness apps this price varies depending on
- Features and
- Device compatibility
Having an app on your device is truly amazing because you can always check and verify your vital signs before continuing your exercise.
Fitness apps also have a wide array of health and fitness products that help you track everything that is related to your fitness. With the help of fitness apps, physical fitness is fully assured.
So where can you get the fitness apps developed?
Everything discussed above depends on the idea and the features that you want in your application. Also, the cost of fitness app development by any company in Europe, US and Canada is much higher compared to Asian countries like India or China so from which region you are getting your app developed makes a great difference.
Further, we would like to discuss here the normal rate of work per hour for different regions.
In India, fitness app development company is taking the following rate for different applications so you will be shelling out somewhere in between $3000-5000 for a normal fitness app. Whereas, for a more complex app like Fitbit or Runtastic these agencies might charge you somewhere around $9000-10000.
Keeping it brief let’s just say that when you are building simple apps with limited features it may cost your around $2000-$4000, $4000-$8000 for moderate apps, $8000-$12000 for complex apps
and more than $12000 for highly complex apps.
So, when you want to develop your own fitness app consider first what features you want in your app. If it is a complex app, then expect it to be expensive; however, if the app is simple, the cost will definitely be lower. But select an expert developer to get the best ROI on your product.