How much would it cost to make an iPhone app like Uber?

How much would it cost to make an iPhone app like Uber? by Samantha Roberts

Answer by Samantha Roberts:

I am assuming you are looking for Taxi App and thus, My Answer is based purely on it. We can customize the App for you too. Peregrine Infoworld

It completely depends upon what kind of designs you want, what kind of features you want to incorporate in the application Etc. Lot of aspects needs to be taken care of before providing the proper time and costing on the project.

I am pasting few of the features below which you may want to incorporate in your application.

User – Passenger

1. Create a profile with an email address (One time activation code) or Facebook. Have to accept terms and conditions.

2. Profile with personal information

3. Last Journeys or frequently used locations. Complete ride history available with option to clear history

4. Payment Gateway

5. Invites – Facebook – Tweeter

6. Be able to login and log out

7. Book a Taxi according to the needs

8. See estimated fare and current Discount running.

9. Pinpoint exact location using GPS and search for the nearest available driver

10. Estimated fare given before driver arrives, using GPS via miles and route length

11. User picks the Driver and their profile appears on the screen

12. Track the taxi coming to you.

13. Option to call the driver directly from the app

14. Once the fare is over, a notification pops up asking to rate the driver out of 5 stars

User- Driver

1. Sign in/ Sign up

2. Personal Information for the Registration

3. Have the option to be "Active or Inactive" (Active drivers appear on the map, inactive drivers don't)

4. An alert is sent to the driver's phone when a customer has chosen the driver and the estimated fare is brought up on the screen.

5. Able to call the passenger from the app

6. Drivers are able to see past bookings and revenue generated (Daily, Monthly)

User- Admin

1. Admin logs into server via secure password

2. Able to view every driver's profile in the database

3. Able to see each and every fare that has taken place or currently being taken

4. Able to view every customer's profile in the database

5. Able to directly message each driver and/or customers and whole list

6. Able to view total amount of money made by fares daily, weekly and monthly

7. Able to view each driver's ratings/stars

8. Able to remove drivers and customers from the system

Payment Integration

Credit Card
Debit Card

User- Other

App similar with the above functionalities charges around $15,000 to $18,000.

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Which are best software outsourcing companies in India and abroad?

Which are best software outsourcing companies in India and abroad? by Samantha Roberts

Answer by Samantha Roberts:

No matter where you reside, Peregrine Infoworld delivers you a complete solution of App development service at competitive rates. Many of our clients in the world has experienced our services and they are totally satisfied. We have experienced App Developers, UI/UX designers, App designers, iOS 7 Designers with huge experience and expertise.

We are available 24*7/365 to solve queries and provide suggestion for your development project. This is the world of Internet, so instead of finding other companies, find best company that provide you an experience and desired results at committed time-frame along with the cost effective solution.

Our professional developers have helped many businesses by launching their products/services in the market. Peregrine Infoworld has in-house development team that is well versed with latest technologies and techniques. Getting App/Web development from Peregrine Infoworldcharges you less cost than other development companies.

 Apart, you can also enjoy other advantages with this company like

  • Having Strong technology competency
  • Following Agile Methodology
  • Flexible engagement models
  • 5+ years of Experience developers
  • Seamless communication to sort queries
  • Competitive pricing & support models

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Well, you need an application for lots of reasons. You can use them as

  • Personal Assistants
  • GPS-powered Guides
  • Multimedia Tools
  • Branding Solutions
  • m-Marketplaces
  • Time Wasters
  • m-Educators
  • Leisure & Lifestyle

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Which are best software outsourcing companies in India and abroad?

What is the best Eastern European/former Soviet state to establish a second offshore development office?

How about considering India as a second offshore development office.

We are an India based Web and App Development company. We focus on delivering the best and most cost-effective solutions to our clients in areas such as e-finance, e-business, healthcare, and media.

Combining proven expertise in technology, and domain expertise, we deliver a wide range of software outsourcing services that includes Custom Application Development/Software Outsourcing Services, Web Application Development, Mobile Application Development, Offshore Software Development, Peregrine InfoWorld has very strong expertise in .NET, Mobile Application Technologies.
We are a well established software company in India with branch in New Jersey, USA. We provide quality and professional application development, web development, mobile application development and offshore software outsourcing services to customers from all over the world.
Our customer are located in Australia, USA, France, Vietnam…, wherever you are, Peregrine InfoWorld can help!

Our software development services:

  • Software development
  • Offshore Development Center
  • Custom software development
  • Mobile application development
  • Web design and development
  • Web application development

Our slogan: Your success is our mission. We focus 100% our effort on your success.

Our mission: To offer the best and the most effective software outsourcing services to customer.

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How much does it cost to build a website like

The location of your future development company partner has a dramatic influence on the cost and the approach. Fairly enough, the more client-oriented a company is, the higher are its costs. Usually, the prices are based on hourly rates. Here’s the approximate breakdown by geography:

  • India and Pakistan charge 30–35/hour,
  • Eastern Europe $25-40/hour,
  • Western Europe $40-60,
  • something between 120 and 160 for onshore US companies.

Scale of the app development project
Creating complex client-server architecture will substantially affect the development time and cost. For an education app – this may or may not be the case, depending on what’s the purpose of your app.

Here’s quick approximate reference for basic education app features (the list is not even close to being exhaustive):

  • Custom user interface (Very recommended) ~$10000;
  • You’ll probably need an email login – $500+social login $1000
  • Dashboard/member area (list of courses taken, current progress, etc) – $2000
  • User profiles for teachers and students – $2000
  • Data sync across devices – learning with no device boundaries – $2000
  • Calendar integration – ~$1000
  • Messaging for student-teacher communication – ~$500
  • Custom app icon – $200
  • Integrating any 3rd party API will cost around (video and more) $5000
  • If there will by any payment systems involved – that will take the price up by around $3k to $5k or so.

The features from this quick estimation alltogether clock in just under $30,000. Please use this number only as a reference, it may vary depending on numberous factors. If you’d like us to develop a more detailed quote – we’ll do it for free – contact us at Peregrine InfoWorld

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How much time and money will it take one to build an app like Ola/Uber?


iPhone & Android – $15,000 – $40,000

iPhone – $25,000

Android – $20,000

USA – $100,000 – $300,000

UK/Europe – $80,000 – $100,000

India/Pakistan/Bangladesh – $5,000 – $50,000 depending on quality of the developers

How much does it cost to develop an app like Uber? We come across this exact question with some variation approximately 10 times a day. The answer always is – It depends!

Uber’s business model has given rise to a large number of On-Demand Platforms being adapted for different verticals. They are being positioned as disruptive forces tapping the demand and supply trends we are seeing all over the world. Many entrenched industry value chains stand to be disrupted. The online-offline nature and involvement of multiple stakeholders make these platforms difficult to design, master and scale.

Entrepreneurs and enterprises looking to build something similar – adapted to different verticals often find this analogy easiest to articulate and hence the genesis of the question. There are several variables associated with getting to a correct estimate. Let’s have a quick look at these variables to understand what goes into designing an Uber for X platform. I am confident this will also lead to a better appreciation of why we as Juggernaut took a modular approach and designed an MBaaS (Mobile Backend as a Service) architecture to create a winning value proposition for entrepreneurs/enterprises looking at making a serious attempt towards a home run.

A) Is your business model exactly like Uber? If not, how does it differ from Uber?
Uber for X can be best described as a platform looking to deliver a product or provide a service On-demand with demand being aggregated online and serviced offline. But there are so many variations that can come up when we start analyzing different implementations in this field.

When we talk about an app like Uber:

  1. We can assume – supply is loosely bound to the platform and we are merely aggregating the supply.
  2. Demand is not scheduling the product/service for a time in the future and everything is instantaneous.
  3. Demand is not choosing the service provider and he is being allocated the one based on his choice and other variables.
  4. Service/product that we are talking about has a standardized flow and doesn’t involve customer making a selection across lot of different variables.

Clearly, for most of the entrepreneurs their business model will have many stark differences from Uber’s business model cited above. These considerations have a direct impact on how you deal with decisions related to identity, scheduling, matching, payment, etc. while designing the product and thus the cost associated with defining the MVP.

B) What is the business vertical you are trying to target?
Is it a taxi/limo business or an On-Demand platform designed for some other vertical? When you are trying to find a solution to help your existing taxi/limo business with an Uber like experience, there are many companies providing white label solutions. When you start going broader to say, ground transportation (shuttle/event/hailing solutions directed at children/senior citizens/corporates etc.) or beauty or home services or delivery and so on, things start becoming more complicated and it is difficult to find a script based approach that works.

We have been grappling with this problem for the last 15 months and have come up with a top down approach as a solution. The basis is that there are certain modules – matching, scheduling, tracking, payments, reviews, notifications, aggregation and signup that form the backbone of any such platform. So we have created backend code blocks or an MBaaS based architecture structured to take care of most of the use cases that can be thrown by an On Demand Business Model.

The underlying premise is that the front end needs to be custom developed. Leveraging the proven backend architecture ensures that we are not reinventing the wheel when it comes to deeper customizations/corner cases.

C) Evolution of On-Demand Platforms

When we talk about an app similar to Uber, it is helpful to keep the general evolutionary framework associated with all startups in mind. It is a fact that all business apps like or unlike Uber have to go through the 4 stages mentioned below. But the fact that most On Demand platforms are associated with network effects/playbook evolution/solving the initial chicken and egg hurdles, etc. the case for a clear understanding of these stages is much more important. Question then becomes are we looking to validate the business model that is doing less than 1000 transactions a day or are we talking about a system that has already scaled to multiple geographies built on top of a highly optimized logistics framework.

Focus areas during different stages of platform evolution are different. The first hurdle is getting a functioning product to the market that aces the core interaction. Once the MVP is launched its often a race towards achieving that product-market fit which in itself might span multiple sprints. Once the product market fit is in sight, the next hurdle is getting the unit economics (Customer Acquisition Costs/Lifetime Values) right while constantly improving cohort data. This phase generally involves lot of focus on building the analytics capabilities.

Total cost of developing an on-demand app like Uber:

By now it should be clear that the cost of developing an app like Uber depends on numerous factors. But here’s an attempt at the estimate. Building an MVP for an On Demand Platform involves creating web/mobile interfaces for both supply and demand. Add to this the fact that native experiences are the expected norm leading to parallel development efforts if we chose to build both for iOS and Android. The other important component is the nerve center/admin panel that doubles up as a CRM and a Dashboard to control some of the critical operations. Everything is glued together by the APIs that operate on top of central databases and control logic – part of the backend framework that runs on cloud.

Assuming the platform architecture is scalable and is able to handle 500-1000 transactions a day right away we are looking at an upwards of $10k-$30k effort for an initial MVP. Variations in the ball park primarily are on 3 accounts –

1. Number of stakeholders

2. Number of platforms that are part of the initial launch

3. Complexities in the business model

4. Geography/ Region out of which your development team operates or engineers the product. Per hour rates vary from $20 -$60 (parts of India/Eastern Europe/South East Asia) to $80 -$150 (parts of Western Europe/US)

With a modular approach that takes advantage of pre-built IP, we at Peregrine InfoWorld are able to reduce the time and cost involved by around 30%. In addition, since Peregrine InfoWorld’s engineering teams are based out of India we bring a huge cost arbitrage to the table while still ensuring smoothness in communication generally associated with in-house teams. The engagement processes have evolved over more than 5 years of distributed product development. All in all the costs for an MVP while taking the Peregrine approach can be as low as USD 15k to USD 40k. But more than the cost advantage the bigger value proposition that we bring to the table is experience drawn from doing more than 50+ On Demand Platform in different geographies and domains.

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How much time and cost it takes to build an app like UrbanClap?

UrbanClap is an app-based service marketplace that connects customers to service professionals.


Domain and Hosting: For an app like UrbanClap we need a good hosting server because it should have the capacity to handle loads of Users. These servers will be costly. Actually, we need VPS hosting or a dedicated one. VPS hosting is Virtual Private Server hosting and is a virtualized server. VPS Hosting is one of several types of web hosting accounts you can choose from to host your website online. The cost of VPS hosting starts from normally $60-$70 per month and it may go up to $3000 per month depending upon your need.

Design of an App: The design of your App matters a lot, because an App’s theme attracts a lot of visitors. As we know that First impression is the last impression, so choose your designs very carefully. If you are hiring any App development company for designing an app , then you must properly check what services they are providing By reading their reviews and how much beneficial they are for increasing the success rate of your App.

Knowledge Of Coding and MYSQL Databases: You must Have Strong Knowledge Of knowledge of programming languages, MYSQL DATBASES website design & technologies like CMS, eCommerce framework, JavaScript, Security, etc.

Select a proper Payment Gateway: The most important thing that must be viewed prior to launching an App. Digital payment methods have become a lot easier to work within the past decade. Choose a proper Payment Gateway, which enables to make payments directly from your app and also Facilitates users to pay directly using their credit cards and debit cards.

  1. Hosting and Domain
  2. Design of an App
  3. Platform For Running an App
  4. Payment Gateway

Designing an App like “UrbanClap” can cost you approx $8,000 to $12,000.

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I need an Application (iPhone) for my Website. I just wanted to ask you how much would it cost?

Cost factor #1: Scope

Let’s imagine an architect is hired to design a couple’s home. If they’re a newlywed couple with a limited budget, the architect will likely recommend a kit home—straight lines, regular corners—that’s quick and easy, and is therefore cheap to build. On the other hand, if the couple are empty-nesters building their dream home with a lifetime’s savings, then the architect will look to deliver on that dream—he’ll use the latest materials and techniques to create a free-flowing, complex and bespoke design, even though it will be expensive to build.

Alternatively we can think about the novelist, who sits on the first day of writing with a blank piece of paper in the typewriter. Think of your coder as that novelist. On the first day, they just have a blank screen with a flashing cursor. Everything that is to appear in your app, visually and functionally, now has to be written in code. So the coder must spend hours drafting these lines of code, just as a novelist must spend hours writing their prose. There will always be a minimum amount of time involved.

So first and foremost, if your budget is limited, you need to simplify what you’ll make, ideally focusing on one core feature. Be ready to incorporate existing interface designs, the code for which pre-exists and may be available via open source so the developer can incorporate it into your app. (Open source code samples can be found on code repository sites such as GitHub and Bitbucket.) The result is akin to a minimum viable product—it allows you to validate your idea, and to properly assess whether there’s enough demand for your app to make adding features and polish worthwhile.

Cost factor #2: Geography

While working in the same time zone as your development team can be helpful, there are also advantages to having a distributed team—such as 24/7 working hours.

Cost factor #3: Platform & Category

In the following table we identify some popular types of apps by category, estimating the number of hours each might take an experienced developer to build for an iPhone or Android device. We’ve separated these platforms because the open Android environment is much more diverse than Apple’s, which makes it at least a third more expensive to build for. The increase in expense for Android is because you have to test the app over multiple different devices and versions of the operating system; this not only takes longer, but bugs are more common.

With Android, there are ways to reduce the amount of extra work involved—and thus lower the costs—by only supporting specific versions of the operating system and certain devices. We’ll talk more about this in a later post.

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What is the difference between front end and back end development?

There are three people in any Web Development team:

  1. Front End Developer – Let’s call him John
  2. Back End Developer – Let’s call him Dave
  3. Web Designer – Let’s call him Leo

John codes what you see on your screen when you visit a website.

This includes the buttons, text fields, forms and animations.

John doesn’t design the website.

He doesn’t choose the colors and the layout to use.

Leo does.

Leo creates a design for pages in image format and then John converts them into live pages with code.

Dave’s code handles all the data that is required by the application

If John, Dave and Leo are creating a registration page for their website, here’s what the process will look like:

Leo creates a design with a tool like Photoshop.

This design is currently in Image format and is non-interactive.

Leo gives sends this image file to John.

John checks the image and writes code that builds a real page that looks just like the one in the image.

At this stage, the page has a form that can be submitted, but if a user tries to submit the form, the data goes nowhere.

So, Dave writes some magical code that handles all the data that comes from the user when he/she submits the form.

Dave’s code validates the data for errors like invalid email, empty password field, etc.

If Dave’s code finds no validation errors in the data, the data is stored in the database.

Now, the user is able to login to the website.

The same process is followed for all the pages of a website.

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What are some examples of people who never gave up in life?

What are some examples of people who never gave up in life? by @KhotteDePuttar

Answer by Deepak Mehta:

There is this guy who:

  • failed primary school twice
  • middle school thrice
  • university entrance exams thrice
  • was rejected at 30 job interviews
  • including one for a gig at an KFC outlet where he was the only one of 24 people to be rejected
  • applied 10 times to Harvard, none successfully
  • tried to secure funding for his startup, unsuccessful again

What a failure, eh?


The person being talked about above is Jack Ma, the founder and chairman of Alibaba (company) and one of the most talked about businessperson presently. Currently the firm is worth $200 bn and Jack Ma worth $22 bn, making him the richest Chinese person alive.

What are some examples of people who never gave up in life?

Did Bruce Lee lose to Wong Jack Man?

Did Bruce Lee lose to Wong Jack Man? by Marvin Dookharan

Answer by Marvin Dookharan:

I heard that Bruce Lee is a fraud and an exaggerated media figure, but is it really true?

He told his wife Linda that he beat him in 3 minutes and that the fight was about teaching to Caucasians, but in reality the fight lasted 20-25 minutes and was about him disrespecting other teachers and being an egotistical maniac.

Growing up Bruce Lee was really cocky and constantly got into lots of fights, that's why he was deported and got kicked out of school.

The real reason the challenge happened was because he was really cocky always arrogantly making challenges to teachers.

He went to T.Y. Wong's school and disrespectfully launched a surprise attack at the teacher, that's the real reason why the challenge happened and others in the Kung Fu community didn't like Bruce Lee.

Bruce Lee had angered lots of people because he was so cocky and disrespectful.
What really happened during the fight was that Bruce Lee was desperate to win and wanted it to be a "death match" so he didn't want any rules. Traditionally you're supposed to shake hands and then fight but Bruce Lee apparently pretended to shake hands and went straight for the eye really trying to kill the guy Wong Jack Man like a real life street fight.

According to David Chin the match "went both ways".

That's what really happened according to the other people who saw the fight and the real reason why so many people in the Kung Fu community didn't like Bruce Lee.

There's no doubt that Bruce Lee really was an egotistical maniac according to the people who knew him and according to Bruce Lee himself he was really disappointed with his performance during the fight, closed down his school after the match and decided changed his fighting style after the match.

But who knows what really happened, Bruce Lee will continue to be a celebrated media figure.

Did Bruce Lee lose to Wong Jack Man?