MVP cost calculator

How much to build an MVP (minimum viable product)?

Do you have an amazing idea for an app or software but don’t know where to start? Would you like to find out how much it would cost to build a prototype? We have created this handy cost calculator just for you. Find out how much your prototype will cost in 2 minutes.
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What is an MVP? What does it help you do?

MVP – A minimum viable product is a technique used by startups and developers in which a new product is launched with just enough features that are core to the product.

Types of MVPs

Keeper: MVP to be built upon Keeper MVP is a product that can be developed and evolved into a fully-featured end product. This offering requires a good amount of time to be put in for developing MVPs and is recommended for start-ups who have longer development cycles.

Thrower: MVP for validation Thrower MVP is built for the validation phase. This helps businesses to launch their apps faster with a smaller budget, so that later, upon idea validation, you could receive funding for end-product development.

  • Analyze Success Percentage

  • Target Potential Users

  • Explore Suitable Trend

  • Comprehensive Analysis

  • Prevents Project Failures

  • Investors

How We Can Help

  • Clarify Product Vision

    Clarify the product vision and determine the most important hypotheses and functional requirements to test.

  • Wireframes & Design

    We’ll make sure your MVP is intuitive to use and creates a memorable experience and natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase.

  • Application Backend Hosting

    We will help you set up optimized cloud hosting on Google Cloud and Firebase so you don’t have to worry about getting the application live.

  • Build-Measure-Learn Repeat

    Use your MVP to gather user analytics and feedback to optimize your product and grow your most important metricss.

  • Fast Time To Market

    Validate your idea quickly by building the smallest set of features that delivers a unique value to the market.

  • Get Noticed

    Attract investors, cofounders, and early employees more easily with a working MVP and real world initial feedback.

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Why is MVP Great for Startups?

Your MVP should be the smallest amount of code and design possible to conduct your first experiment. It helps validate underlying assumptions quickly and therefore keep costs down.

After our experimentation window closes, we sit down together to review the feedback from the test. We’ll help process the data and make calculated changes for the next iteration. We see what we got right (and wrong) from real users. That data informs both the product direction and the assumptions we test next. If we got things wrong, we will need to pivot. That’s okay because we didn't waste time or money overbuilding unnecessary features in the first iteration.

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  • How much time and money is required to build an MVP?

    After developing more than 100 MVPs, believe that 2-3 months is a rational time and 8-10k USD is the budget to build an MVP that is both minimum and viable.

  • Mobile App vs Web App for your MVP

    There’s no direct answer to which one you should go with first as it depends on the type of your business and your target customer. To help you figure it out, we've listed the most important things to consider before making your decision.

  • What is the environment in which the user will access your application?

    If your users are going to use your application in a work environment for long hours, it probably makes sense to go with a web application first. On the other hand, if the user needs to have frequent but quick and simple interaction with your app, a mobile application would be a better option.

  • How frequently will people access the application?

    If you’re creating an application needs to be accessed frequently, it is advisable to go with a mobile app first. People don’t want to open a browser and type a URL every time they want to order their food on Uber. Alternatively, a web app will do a perfectly fine job for applications that people will only be used once a day or once every few days.

  • How important are notifications?

    Mobile push notifications are comparatively much more effective than web notifications. They are more convenient, easily accessible, and keeps users up to date with notifications. Is it crucial for your application to send notifications for the best user experience? A mobile application would be a suitable choice for that case.

  • Is offline access important?

    If the user needs to be able to perform tasks and interact with the application that you’re building while they’re offline, you definitely need to go with a mobile application.

  • What is your budget?

    UI/UX of an application should be adjusted to each platform – Android and iOS apps will always be a bit different. Mobile apps, especially when built for both Android and iOS, are usually significantly more expensive as compared to their web counterparts. Although the budget is an important factor in your decision making you should go with the platform which will be the most suitable for your users.

  • Do you want to reach more users?

    A website can help you reach more users in comparison to a mobile app. According to research, only about 21% of their website traffic comes from mobile devices and the rest comes from desktop and tablets.

  • Do you need to access phone native features?

    Camera, GPS, sensors will always work better with a native mobile app. So, if one of these is crucial for your app, you should consider building a native app NOT a web app.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) vs Amazon Web Services (AWS) vs Microsoft Azure

The three leading cloud computing vendors, AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, each have their own strengths and weaknesses that make them ideal for different use cases.

  • Amazon Web Services


    AWS provides a complete toolset with a wide range of functions available for users AWS is seen as the gold standard for reliability, security, configuration option and monitoring AWS has more compute capacity than the majority of its competitors by 5x Multiple datacenter “regions” Programs of all major software vendors are available on the AWS platform


    In some business cases, a steep learning curve may exist Enterprise-level support must be purchased AWS doesn’t have a strong hybrid cloud strategy for those businesses that want to keep sensitive data in a private cloud The wide catalogue of offerings can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate for some users

  • Google Cloud Platform


    Great reputation in the open-source community and well established in the cloud community Flexible pricing model It is the best option when it comes to building containers


    Supporting large, enterprise projects has not been a focus for Google when compared to companies like Microsoft Frequent outages have made the reliability of the product questionable Variety of functions lacks innovation, Google as compared to Microsoft and AWS

  • Micrsoft


    Flexible billing Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a strong suit of Microsoft Reliability and scalability High-availability Cost-effective Easy to integrate for firms already running a lot of Microsoft software


    Functions seem limited when compared against AWS Set up to support Windows; if a user wants to run something else Azure may not be the best choice

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Ankur Maheshwari

Ankur Maheshwari

CEO, Deqode

Ankur is an entrepreneur and blockchain enthusiast with more than 15 years of experience in the software development space. He is a blockchain and cryptocurrency evangelist who believes that technology should be a tool to solve real-world problems. He brings a vast and proven track record of growing and leading businesses from the ground-up along with managing the development of multiple blockchain products and building software architectures focussing on scalability and security. His experience varies, starting with setting up of entire new engineering and product teams, to leading a geographically distributed and cross-functional teams. He is the founder and CEO of Deqode and Blaze Protocol. Deqode is a leading blockchain development company and Blaze is a new age multi-dimensional ledger which was initially designed as a robust platform for dApps.
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Latha Sharma

CMO, Deqode

Latha is an accomplished executive with a 13+ year track record of successfully leading businesses to new markets, partnerships, and strategic acquisitions. She is the chief marketing officer of Deqode and VP public relations at Blaze Protocol. At Deqode, she helps clients to run customer-centric transformations and build their blockchain practice. Drawing on her years of experience in the crypto space, Latha has helped several companies in launching their ICOs, and transforming their ideas to market-ready products through consulting, brand-building and strategic alliances. Latha is passionate about making social impacts using technology and leads the company's pro bono initiatives.


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