How Much Does an App like WhatsApp Cost?

Overview of WhatsApp::

WhatsApp is the world’s most popular social chat app which allows users to send free text messages, make voice calls, image, audio, and video sharing, as well as location and contact sharing between apps personally or in a group, regardless of location. It has changed the way how people share their thoughts with their friends, relatives and communities. As of September 2015, WhatsApp had a user base of up to 900 million. Following its trend, there a hundreds of chat apps have come to the market with the same or more innovative features.

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Key Features of WhatsApp App:
  • Register (mobile number verification)/Login
  • Auto synchronization of Phonebook, search, broadcast and chat groups etc.
  • Options to capture and share images, audios, videos, and contact sharing
  • Tick sign to notify sent, delivered, and read messages, and info on last seen etc.
  • Set wallpaper, block, clear conversation, email conversation etc.
  • Help on using app, profile picture uploading, and set status
  • WhatsApp on web, which allows users to access WhatsApp on PC through web browser, by visiting and scanning the code using WhatsApp Web option inside WhatsApp in the phone.

Tools and Technologies in WhatsApp:
  • WhatsApp uses Ejabberd (XMPP) server which is an open source Jabber server programmed in Erlang language.
  • Erlang language quickly adapts to the instant updates and hot fixes which makes communication seamless.
  • XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) is a protocol used by WhatsApp
How WhatsApp Does Work?

When the message is sent, it is queued on the server, and waits in the queue until the receiver reconnects to the internet or server. Once the message delivered, the sender will be able to see double check mark next to the sent message. Once the message delivered the recipient, it is removed from the server memory.

How Much Does an App like WhatsApp Cost?

The cost of WhatsApp like app depends on following three major factors:

1. App Platform (Android, iOS (iPhone), or Windows etc.): :

Platform is the first thing that you have to consider when developing WhatsApp like app. There is a significant difference between the platforms in terms of cost of the app.

2. App Design:

Since user-interface and user-experience is everything in the app, user-friendliness of the app plays vital role in the app success, which requires increased cost.

App Size:

App size in the terms variety of or total number of features and functionalities used in the application.

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