How Much Does An App Like Tinder Cost?


This question can't be responded with particular statistics. It all depends on the difficulty of the application and on who will build it. After all, you do not plot to make a similar application. Your application must be different, unique. Therefore, the cost is not fully correct to focus on a particular application.

The budget will still be different. You can estimate the frame of the budget for an application with assured tasks.


How to build an application like Tinder :

Tinder is a free dating app for iPhone and Android that almost independently built the public opinion of dating apps. The previous experiences with dating websites and apps required a constant involvement. Tinder has changed it all by only using physical proximity as a profile pitch factor and the swiping logic where right swipe says “Yes” and the left one says “No” in this case you won’t be seeing that profile anymore, this way saving you some mutual outbreaks of love.

Tinder uses Facebook for authorization and profile screening, which is a smart choice due to Facebook’s global existence. Tinder passes the first validation in terms of security. As for being a usable solution to the problem of finding a partner, the numbers speak for the app: 10 billion matches. The truth behind app’s fame is in simplicity and graphics. All this makes building a dating app like Tinder tremendously tantalizing.


Endorsed features for dating apps:

  • Facebook or Instagram integration.
  • Effective matching algorithms.
  • Providing possibility of entering comprehensive bio and preferences.
  • Private chat.
  • Ability to break communication with annoying users by deleting from the list of contacts.
  • Privacy for users.
  • Geo location, search distance options.
  • Viewing profiles.
  • Push notifications.
  • Advanced matching algorithms.
  • Well-organized search filters.
  • Interface with swipeable images.
  • Policy that takes care of decent behavior.


Tinder is the market leading light in social dating app sector. From ordinary people to celebs, the App is used by hundreds of thousands users. The fame of Tinder can easily inspire any startup to launch a similar app. Developing a similar app may cost from $40000 to $60000; however, its final cost may vary as per the features added to the app.

A standard team for an app like Tinder project would be made of :

  • 2 backend developers
  • 1 designer
  • 2 Android developers
  • 2 iOS developers
  • 1 project manager
  • 1-2 testers


Thus, we’ve come to the main point of your inquiry into the question of how much does it cost to create an app like Tinder. To summarize all aspects and estimating roughly, a dating app like Tinder can cost you:


UI/UX Design:

  • iOS - $5 000
  • Android - $5 000
  • Cross-platform/hybrid  - $10 000


Application development:

  • iOS - $45 000
  • Android - $40 000
  • Cross-platform/hybrid - $90 000
  • Backend development:
  • iOS/Android – $10 000
  • Cross-platform – $10 000


QA engineering:

  • iOS – $4 000
  • Android – $4 000
  • Cross-platform/hybrid – $8 000


Overall budget:

  • iOS dating app development – $64 000.
  • Android dating app development – $59 000.
  • Cross-platform/hybrid dating app development – $118 000.


It is more about the perception of tasks that the  app helps to solve and the precise knowledge of technologies capable of doing that . The general proficiency in mobile and DB technologies can  provide a cohesive development team which is capable of building a successful dating app.


Android/iOS mobile app stack:

  • Swift
  • Objective C
  • Java
  • Ruby/Cucumber
  • Rubymotion


Website stack:

  • jQuery
  • Node.js
  • Nginx


Backend/API stack:

  • Node.js
  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
  • Elasticsearch
  • MongoDB
  • Redis
  • AWS
  • Python
  • Bash scripting
  • Mapbox
  • GoDaddy SSL


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