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How to develop an app like Vero and how much does it cost to build this new social media app

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Mobile applications have gained much popularity in the recent years, especially in the social networking. They give people huge opportunities to connect with each other in an easy and timely manner, exchange, share various kinds of information - books, videos, movies or links, and just keep in touch.

Many Instagram users are testing an app called Vero. This app can be download from Google Play or Apple Store for free. It is similar to Instagram, but free of ads and posts in chronological order. Let’s have a look at the core Vero characteristics.

The key features of the Vero app

  • There are three ranges of contacts: “Close friends”, “Friends”, “Acquaintance”.
  • Interesting information can be recommended.
  • Data access level management.
  • Publications/Posts can be organized by category (totally private, completely public, or shared with select sets of friends).

User journey within the Vero app

Below you can see the step by step journey that users should take to reach their goal. Let’s look at it in detail:

Sign up. Can register by adding your name, e-mail and a password (not less 6 signs), a phone number to be verified. By entering your phone number, you can let Vero access your contacts to see which friends are also on the app.

sing up formphone numberconfirmation code

Find friends by searching Vero, sending e-mail or SMS. This step is also skippable, and you can connect with friends later. Once you are all signed up, you officially have a Vero account. A bio and an avatar can be added to your profile page. Featured Content page will be shown after registration.

 

user profileadd connection
invite friendsfeatured content

First post share. You can post a wide range of different things: photos and videos, music, movies, books, links, and finally places. The icons along the top are for search, your user profile, collections (content that's shared with you), notifications, and chat. Once you have connections and start posting, your feed will appear here.

share postcreate postnewsfeed

dashboard profilecollectionsnotifications

chat

Rough estimate

If you are interested how much does it cost to create an app like Vero, we have provided a rough estimate below:

Features

Design (hours)

iOS (hours)

Android (hours)

UX

UI

Database architecture

0

0

32

30

App architecture

0

0

30

40

1. Welcome/Tutorials

1

2

60

50

2. Sign up

2

2

30

36

3. Phone verification

2

2

14

10

4. Profile

5

6

80

80

5. Add contacts

1

3

8

10

5.1 First step adding

2

2

12

12

5.2 Second step adding

2

2

12

12

6. Featured content

1

1

24

24

7. First post screen

2

3

86

90

7.1 Photo/Video

2

3

20

16

7.2 Link

2

3

10

10

7.3 Music

2

3

24

20

7.4 Movies

2

3

16

12

7.5 Book

2

3

12

12

7.6 Place

2

3

16

16

8. Search

3

4

50

56

9. My profile/Dashboard

4

6

90

90

10. Invite friends

2

3

14

12

10.1 Search

3

4

8

10

10.2 Search via sms

2

2

8

10

10.3 Search via e-mail

2

2

8

10

11. Collections

3

4

80

80

12. Notifications

1

2

8

12

13. Chat

4

5

48

40

Total

54

73

800

800

Vero app rough estimate has been presented based on the statistically average rates of iOS/Android Engineers and UI/UX Designers. UI/UX design will cost 5 100 U.S. dollars. Android and iOS cost development will reach up to 40 000 U.S. dollars.

Feature-oriented method, work breakdown structure, expert judgment were applied when estimating efforts and time. If you want to implement your own idea, more accurate estimation can be provided for being aware of the social app cost.

Stack of technologies

We also have provided a stack of technologies that should be used when developing a Vero app. Check them out:

 

Android

iOS

Language

Java 7 (Android SDK, minSDK 21)

Swift 4

Network

Retrofit 2, OkHttp 3, GSON

Alamofire, OAuth 2.0

Data store

Sqllite (ORM Room DB), Hawk 2

Realm

Image processing

Glide 4

Core Image

Image filters Media

MediaPlayer API

Core Image Filter

Google Services

Map, Locations, Places

Map, Locations, Place

Firebase Services

Notifications, Crashlytics

Notifications

Social APIs

Facebook, Twitter

Facebook, Twitter

Purchases

In-app Billing API

StoreKit

Other

RxJava 2

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Drawing a line

The social media industry has a diverse range of applications you can explore and experiment with. They speed up communication and provide new forms of interactions. The potential of social media is huge and will depend on how businesses will use it.

DDI Development company has a solid technical experience in building and implementing social applications. Do not hesitate to let us know your idea that can be turned into efficient and successful digital solutions.

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