How to Develop a SnapChat clone Chat app and How Much it Cost?

September 21, 2017 Shashank Mehrotra 6738 Views
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Taking into the account the fame game of chatting apps, entrepreneurs are trying hard to bring the change and flip the game onto their side with an all new messaging app. SnapChat is a name that strikes for popularity and great inspirational success story for budding business talent around the world. The journey from college dormitory to a billion of mobile phones, Snapchat is now one of the most popular apps available in 20 languages on both Android and iOS and is valued around $20 billion. Formerly called as ‘Picaboo’, Snapchat is developed by three Stanford University college students: Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown. Their prime motive was to develop a selfie app (application) which allowed users to share images that were explicitly short-lived and self-deleting. Further, how the app gradually evolved from just that to a rage among millennials, we have got all covered and much more including the breakdown of price estimate for developing a Snapchat clone. But first, have a look at some of the must-have functionalities in a messaging or a chat app:

SnapChat Features

  • With basic functionality that includes creating and sending multimedia messages called “snaps” in form of images, documents, videos, GIF etc. In-app editing filters provide an option to alter images and video.
  • Snapchat is known for the lifespan of the snaps which is the main trait and sets it apart from other famous mobile messaging apps. Though user specifies a period of time between 1 to 10 seconds before snaps become inaccessible.
  • Microtransactions are used for extra replays of three snaps after single free daily replay is depleted. The price is $0.99 for three resurrections.
  • Like Instagram stories, Snapchat also features “Story” section for users apart from snaps which could be both sent to chosen contacts, much like usual messages, MMS for instance.
  • One more distinguishing feature of the Snapchat app is to add a friend from “Add Nearby” menu along with other usual modes like “Snapcodes”, usernames, phonebook contacts. It looks up for other Snapchatters on site who have also enabled the Add Nearby menu.

On the basis of above feature, developers breakdown efforts and cost to develop an app similar to SnapChat to make your conversations effective while sharing pictures or videos with friends or family members.  To match the daily usage of Snapchat of more than 400% year-on-year and make almost 150 million people use an app requires great efforts and devotion in winning the fame game.

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At Brainmobi, we understand and believe in integrating the power of innovation. For tremendous user support, we offer high-end mobile app development services of which chat apps are an integral part. Our well-versed developers represent an epitome of technical exemplars with a great sense to deliver more than what is asked for. With BrainMobi, the total cost to develop a SnapChat clone, it may cost you roughly around $5,500 to $14,500 for each platform.

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Contact our professional team of experienced mobile app developers to give your idea wings to fly high with above-mentioned features integrated into your Snapchat clone.Get affordable price and agile development with guaranteed success and popularity of the mobile app is what the team at BrainMobi known for. Drop your queries in the comment section below to let us work toward upgrading your business strategy with a successful mobile app like SnapChat.



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danielcraig Shashank was the Co-founder of BrainMobi and was working as IT Business Analyst, leading the Marketing and Business Analysis division along with Operations at BrainMobi. Shashank loves to write about emerging technologies, mobile innovation, user experience and the way it shapes our world so that users can access the best tips in mobile app development.