WOXAPP is a social media app development company, with a strong reputation in app development market. Amongst our numerous services, we are into development of social networking applications. They are the services for people who share common interests. They differ from popular social media by their specific thematic focus. For example:
- dating apps;
- business apps;
- travel apps;
- various serious and funny tests.
For example, a social media app for tourists allows a user to make notes about their journey and share such notes, to build in-app photo records, to recommend places for visiting, to look for hostels and to rent rooms in another city/country etc.
Cool animations with the option to edit and add friends’ faces, create entertainment and boost spirits. 9 out of 10 of the user’s friends with whom he shares funny animations with, follow the example and build their own.
According to research, smartphone owners actively use on average 5 apps on their device, firing it up to 300 times a day. Messengers, games and online maps rank highest.
The relevance of social media apps
Advantages of single-purpose social media (network) apps development are:
- 100% hitting your target audience!
- It’s easier to find necessary and relevant information
- A network app development builds a channel to promote a certain product, brand or service and stay in touch with your customers 24/7.
- It’s a unique opportunity to get brand enthusiasts together and form a circle of like-minded people.
- For users, it’s possible to create a helpful, interesting, entertaining media content in any place and at any time and to share it with your friends, colleagues and community members in no time.
The main thing you need to know about the app functionality before you start to create a social network app
Traditional social networks are increasingly overgrown with functionality. Initially, social services were created with one goal - so that users can find each other and communicate online. Today it is not only a medium of communication between friends and relatives. In fact, every modern person has the opportunity to create his personal representation in the social network. In recent years, the behavioral patterns of users have changed dramatically.
A million audience has new needs, to meet which developers are creating new services and functionality.
Full-fledged services for searching, processing, sorting and storing a wide variety of information (texts, images, video) have been implemented and are successfully operating. Broad segments of the Internet audience are thoroughly involved in the most active actions within social networks. Moreover, the popular networks of Facebook, YouTube and Instagram have so improved their functionality that their users associate their favorite social network with the full Internet. So, here are the functions you need to implement in order to build a social network app.
Example of the functional features of created social-media app:
- User registration.
- New posts feed.
- Add a new article/audio/video/location map.
- Ability to invite friends.
- Ability to subscribe to other users’ blogs.
What pitfalls should you avoid if you want to create a social network app?
The first step to create a social network app is to come up with a completely new and unique idea. Some startup initiators think that they can succeed simply by partially copying the concept of Facebook or Instagram, but this is not so. Now the competition in the niche is higher than ever, social networks are at the peak of popularity, so the idea must be innovative in order to get profits from it.
The second question you need to decide in order to build a social network app is the way of monetization. Modern social networks use banner advertising, paid business profiles for companies and a million opportunities for targeting.
How do we create a social media app?
In order to build effective social media (network) apps, you need good ideas and constant media market analysis. That’s why when an ordering customer sets a task, a team of internet marketing specialist, a web engineer and a designer proceed with the project. We collect data on the target audience, its demands and analyze niche opportunities of the future social media app.
Then we enter the next development stage of the design specification, development design, and prototyping. We elaborate the design and functional features, carefully following the guidelines of the social media apps working on the platforms of Android and iOS (for iPhone and iPod).
The social media app is tested and published on App Store and Google Play.
- Product idea and business expertise.
- Project evaluation and proposal.
- Product design.
- Backlog and development contract.
- Planning a Sprint.
- Accompaniment and achievement of the result.
People come to our company to realize their idea of a mobile social media application, web resource or automate business processes. We conduct free business-expertise, advise the client and finalize the ideological component of the project, taking into account the needs of users.
The project is evaluated by the development team. After that, the client receives a preliminary commercial proposal for the development of the social media (network) application.
Understanding what the users expect from the application, we proceed to the prototyping process. A competently built interface is a guarantee that the user quickly navigates, how the social media application will help solve his problem. You get an opportunity to look at the functionality of the future application without the software part.
Draw the design of all screens and the basic features of the social media (network) application. We use the recommendations of Google and Apple to design the application. We build graphics solutions that are understandable and convenient.In conclusion, you will get a design that will set you apart from the competition.
Meeting with the product-hunter, discussing the details of the project. The development team builds backlog for the whole project together with the customer. After the approval of backlog, the contract on development is signed with the customer.
An agreement with the customer on what development tasks that will be performed on the nearest sprint.
Demonstration to the customer, results for 2 weeks of development. The development team analyzes the risks and problems, completes the sprint, optimizes the further development of the application.
The difference between our work is that we not only create applications but also take them for promotion. Our customers receive a company that is responsible for all stages of work on social media (network) app development: from the first button to downloading the application and thanks to user feedback.
Cost of the social media app development
Cost of the service on the social networking app development depends on the complexity of the app itself.
The cost is affected by several factors, in particular: typical or untypical interface, simple/unique design, how many functions to accommodate the program and for which OS to adapt them. Thus, to create a social media app for iOS devices is a bit more expensive than to build a similar app for smartphones based on other platforms.
But the costs will be recovered because today mobile traffic effectively attracts a significant number of users to the company.
Requirements of our clients who want to create a social media app at the stage of project evaluation
- Successful experience in developing projects for medium and large businesses.
- Business expertise in the development of start-ups.
- A development team of 7 specialists when developing an application or a website.
- Uniqueness, no standard solutions.
- Term - development from 3 months.
- Transparent control system and flexibility in development.
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