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How To Create A Social Media App?

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People spend over 2 hours per day on social media while a typical user has profiles on more than 7 social networks. Let’s review how you can create your own social media. Read till the end to find out how much it will cost!

The social media industry is currently one of the largest with a total user base of 4.62 billion people, it’s equal to 58.4% of the total population of the planet.

How to create a social media website?

#1 Create a strategy

During this step, the team studies the category the product is placed in, selects an appropriate framework, develops APIs and monitors market trends and competition.

#2 Develop a design

This step includes sketching, wireframing, prototyping and designing app skins.

#3 Development and Testing

Once the prototyping is finished, the development team starts working on the front-end and the back-end of the future website. Notice that application development and testing cycles run together, reinforce each other and even span their phases.

#3 Development and Testing

Once the prototyping is finished, the development team starts working on the front-end and the back-end of the future website. Notice that application development and testing cycles run together, reinforce each other and even span their phases.

#4 Publishing and marketing

A good marketing campaign boosts sales, maintains business relevance and targets your client.

#5 Maintenance and Support

After the launch, the work on the app doesn’t end, your team should regularly update it, add new features and take care of the user experience.

Common features of the social media app

Profile

A user profile has to include such information as name, location, photo,…

Posts

Users should be able to share news, information and discuss topics with their friends or the wider community.

Notifications

This feature allows people to get updates on their mobile phones without logging into the app.

A search bar

This makes it easier for people to find groups, topics or people.

Friends

Users need to be able to send a friend request or follow others to see updates in their news feed.

News feed

This is the central space where users can see what’s happening in the lives of the friends, people and groups they’re following.

Chat

This private messaging system gives users a chance to communicate with each other privately.

File uploads

Users need to be able to download some photos or other files.

Security

The platform should be highly secure and provide the option for data to be owned and managed by you.

Admin access

This feature is to help you and those you assign roles to manage the site and block unreliable users.

Extra features

If you want to make your future app outstanding, add some extra features that may attract more users.

Augmented reality and face filters

A good example is funny face filters on Instagram or Snapchat.

Artificial Intelligence Chatbots

These are the automated chatbots that respond to questions to make the user experience better.

Ephemeral content

This type of content disappears after 24 hours such as messages or stories you’ve probably seen them on Instagram.

How much does it cost to create a social media app?

Remember that the number of team members and invested funds depends entirely on your wishes and requirements. If you plan to produce a social network with basic functionality, you need to invest approximately $65.000 to $115.000 to create a web app, iOS and Android apps.

You will still have a chance to beat Facebook on the global wide web, give it a try and launch a product that will bring you profit and experience.

Do you still think that the social media app market has some space for new players?This article is prepared by the EZtek team, we help the world’s leading brands innovate and accelerate digital transformation. We are sharing the latest on technology trends and innovations, so be sure to subscribe not to miss any blog.

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