So how much does it cost to build an app? Unfortunately there is no straight answer because every app is different. The popularly-accepted average internationally for an app is about $10,000 or R140,000. But we have built apps for just R5,000.

There are several types of apps that we are frequently asked to quote on or build. Whilst every app has to be quoted for individually, below you will find some of the most common types of app with their requirements and approximate costs. Please note that these may exclude hosting and third party license costs if applicable.


  • Apple and Android apps
  • Design, UI/ UX
  • User and Driver apps
  • Secure hosted server
  • Algorithms matching users/ drivers
  • Routing/ mapping APIs
  • Admin functions- approve driver
  • Lodged card payment
  • Live tracking
  • Financial reporting
  • Push notifications
  • Driver payments system
  • Rate/ review drivers
  • Privacy controls

Data Collection

  • Apple and Android apps
  • Design, UI/ UX
  • Form design
  • Field types and logic
  • Brand logic
  • Mandatory fields
  • Offline ability/ sync
  • Creation of database to store data
  • Security/ access control
  • Excludes platform costs


  • Responsive Web App
  • Shopify Platform
  • Domain purchase
  • Theme selection
  • Navigation/ product collections
  • Add up to 8 example products
  • Training to manage store
  • Payment integration
  • Courier integration
  • Testing
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Conversion to Android app
  • Excludes Shopify costs

Social Media

  • Apple and Android apps
  • Design/ UI/ UX
  • Secure hosted server/ CMS
  • Push notifications
  • Profile creation/ edit
  • Post content (image, video)
  • Like, Comment, (Un)Follow
  • Privacy controls
  • Tags
  • Live stream, hosting excluded