Facebook Messenger - What you didn't know about development


Constantin Chernishov

May 3, 2016, 12:40 p.m.

Messaging through the internet become an inseparable part of our life. We everyday use Messenger, Viber, WhatsApp, Telegram etc. And every day come more and more new messenger apps. One of them become very popular and become on a par with top messaging apps, other - no. Generally, on the messengers market a lot of competition.

But, despite the existing messenger apps, people always search something new, and new app with outstanding, extraordinary design with some cool features easily can rise to the top of the App Store.

So, all you need is a good Idea. How much it will cost to implement this idea, and which stages it include we will consider the example of the Facebook Messenger App.


Our estimate includes versions for both iOS and Android, including design and backend.

App Development Timeline.

For app like Messenger we have 5 timelines:

  • iOS Design Timeline.
  • iOS Development Timeline.
  • Android Design Timeline.
  • Android Development Timeline.
  • Backend Development Timeline.

The next step is - Team.






Most time-consuming features…..

Total timeline of Developing an app like Messenger:



Total 1740 - 2340 Hours.

Approximately cost of Development will be:



  • $34,800 at $20/Hour
  • $87,000 at $50/Hour


  • $46,800 at $20/Hour
  • $117,000 at $50/Hour


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