In the US, the online on-demand home services sector has reached up to $600 billion. It is growing steadily and is forecasted to increase by 49% by 2021. 86% of consumers are using on-demand delivery services at least monthly. A third are using it more than they did a year ago and all this global change is because home services provider apps have changed the perspective of living.

I know you are already considering it as your next target business model. Let’s explore the journey to the On-demand home services industry- understanding what exactly it takes to build an on-demand service app and the app development cost.



The overall cost of developing on-demand home service app like TaskRabbit is a combined cost of each stage

Discovery Stage

This stage is all about discovering something new and innovative. All great apps began as ideas. To discover new ideas, look for issues prevailing around you and their possible reasons and solutions. It is about establishing root cause analysis of the problem and determining that one idea that can change the normal course of life. The cost involved in the discovery stage is of research.

Design of the app

Before the mobile app development company can proceed with the development, it is important for them to know the features and designs that can enhance your user experience. With the technological advancement in the on-demand economy, everybody expects an app that connects them to their requirements easily and quickly.

Development of an application

The cost of developing the on-demand delivery app depends upon the development approach:

  • Native: This method provides the best user experience but requires skills and expertise which makes it the most costly approach.
  • Web: They are quick and can work on all kinds of mobile platforms. They are relatively cheap but are less powerful.
  • Hybrid: It is the combination of both, but is not available through javascript.

MVP Determination

Once you determine the method of development, that’s where the MVP (minimum viable product) approach comes into play. It aims to design a product with adequate features to satisfy early adopters and to minimize cost while launching your product at earliest. MVP possess 3 basic features mainly:

  • 1. It must provide adequate value for the initial customers.
  • 2. It must earn the faith of its early adopters and ensure to provide more future benefits.
  • 3. It should provide a feedback loop.

Testing and debugging

Various testings are conducted before launching an application. More tests may result in higher cost but will provide definite results e.g. Alpha testing with a small number of users enables to clear out maximum bugs.

Upgrade your app and improve

The cost of creating an on-demand home service app is not just limited to its creation but is linked with its customer satisfaction and changing demand. In order to meet the changing needs of the customers, you need to regularly update and improve the admin panel and the customer service app.


The overall cost of developing a basic model of on-demand home service apps will range starting from $3000. The cost will increase with the increase in the functional complexity of the app.

If you are also interested in developing an on-demand service app, Idea Usher will help you build a strong online business presence. We have collective years of experience and specialize in developing on-demand apps for almost all kinds of businesses. Share your business idea and requirements at [email protected].

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