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.

What is an MVP?

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.

An MVP helps you:

  • Analyze Success Percentage

  • Target Potential Users

  • Explore Suitable Trend

  • Comprehensive Analysis

  • Prevents Project Failures

  • Attract Investors by showing them you can execute.

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 metrics.

  • 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.

Live Student Example #1 Woo Dating App

Development Time = 6 Weeks

A dating app that enables users to connect with their special ones on a deeper level

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.

Live Class Example #2 Nanak Time Meditation App

Development Time = 5 Weeks

Nanak Timeis a virtual coach to increase your happiness by applying key messages of Guru Nanak in your daily life.

Why work with Deqode to Build Your MVP

MVP development with Deqode will have enormous advantages for your start-up. You get the experience of an organization who has been working with startups since years - and is known for its development work for some of the biggest companies around the world. Deqode's MVP development services will allow you to go quickly to the consumers and use MVPs to test the product - and further develop it incrementally and iteratively.

Our Team

Meet your supercharged team of top rated experts, ready for the next challenge.

Ankur Maheshwari

CEO, Deqode

Ankur Maheshwari is the CEO of Deqode who leads the company's corporate and end-to-end blockchain development work. Under his leadership, the company formerly called Techracers expanded to over 200 members, with Ankur delivering more than 30 end-to-end successful blockchain applications internationally. Over a career spanning two decades, Ankur has provided advisory support to a broad range of institutions, including payments providers, asset managers, healthcare providers, and supply chain organizations. He has worked with both new and established companies, helping them navigate the market turbulence. In addition to his work in blockchain, Ankur is active in fostering cultural and social development. Apart from working on several green-energy blockchain based projects, he is also the director of Shiksha Shikhar, a dedicated educational institution for children in India.

Latha Sharma

CMO, Deqode

Latha Sharma is the chief marketing officer of Deqode who has driven growth for all the organizations she has worked with - leading them to new markets and partnerships. At Deqode, she helps clients to run customer-centric transformations and build their blockchain practice. Drawing on her years of client experience, Latha helps the company operations related to negotiation, business planning and brand building. She has been known to assemble and motivate high performing teams. Latha is passionate about making social impacts using technology, and leads the company's pro bono initiatives. Humanitarian efforts and environmental sustainability are key areas of interest for Latha, who is the leader of Deqode's CSR initiative.


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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

Google Cloud for Startups

Get up and running quickly and easily with mentorship, training, and Cloud credits from the Google Cloud for Startups program.

Build your startup with the infrastructure and tools used by Google. The Google Cloud for Startups program is designed to grow with you. Your early-stage startup can take advantage of community events, training, and Cloud credits as you build and scale your business.