How Much Does It Cost to Develop an App Like Instagram in 2019?

The Complex System of Instagram

The Instagram App Functionality

  • Authorization (via email, phone number, or Facebook)
  • Create and edit profile (including Business profile)
  • Messages
  • Image customization
  • Determination of geolocation
  • View user profiles and follow other users
  • Personalized feed
  • Search (by posts, usernames, tags, and places)
  • Mentions
  • Analytics
  • Settings

Photo & Video Instagram App

Messaging Instagram App

Instagram as an E-commerce Platform & Business App

Supported Products for Instagram

  • Boomerang- creates unexpected and fun short videos that circle back and forth
  • Layout — makes collages from a set of photos by mixing and editing them
  • Hyperlapse — allows stabilizing videos to create time lapse shots

How Much Does Instagram Cost to Create?

  • number of features
  • complexity of features
  • design specifics
  • number of platforms and operating system details
  • technology preferences
  • development team capabilities & rates
  • project management, etc.

How Much Would it Cost to Create an App Like Instagram?

  • Logging and tracking user interest
  • Geotagging photos
  • Calendar of specific memories
  • Exploring NearMe prints
  • Social sharing
  • Following friends based on a specific interest
  • Discovering new places
  • Reviews and ratings
  • Rewards

Description of App Features Similar to Instagram

Architecture & Technology Stack in Instagram-Like App

  • Swift programming language — for iOS application
  • HTML/CSS/AngularJS — for admin panel
  • Ruby programming language (Ruby-on-Rails framework)
  • PostgreSQL Database
  • Web servers: Nginx
  • Cloud server platforms: Amazon Web Services (AWS, EC2, S3, etc.)
  • Google Maps API
  • Facebook SDK
  • Instagram API

To Sum Things Up

  • Analyze the market and develop your strategy
  • Come up with your unique and outstanding app concept
  • Get support from investors
  • Hire a development team to build an MVP for you
  • Work out your PR and marketing steps and launch the promotional campaign several months prior to the product release
  • Add unique features to your app to get it into the spotlight
  • Perform thorough app testing to make sure its quality is flawless and that it is user-friendly
  • Don’t forget to keep up with your competitors
  • Enjoy your success!

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