How much it cost to develop a doctor appointment app?

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Overview of the doctor appointment apps:

Change is inevitable, who every change according to the time & technology can withstand from the competitors.

The healthcare industry witnessed a lot of changes because of the mobile application entrance.

Mobile apps played a vital role in the evolution and development of the health care industry.

Our lives become so busy due to our work culture and lifestyle.

People are so busy in such a way that they are not finding time to book an appointment with the doctor over mobile phones or by visiting the hospital to record the name of the patient.

In these circumstances, book a doctor appointment apps came into the limelight to solve this type of issue, and these mobile apps came to rescue the patients.

Some interesting statistics to know before you develop your doctor appointment app:

  • 52% of people use mobile phones for availing health-related information.
  • The revenue of healthcare apps expected to rise to $58.8 in 2020 from $25.39 Billion in 2017.
  • More than 2 59,000 mobile health apps published in 2016.
  • According to the reports in 2019, 64% of patients will take an appointment using mobile apps.

Now, it’s time to discuss how to make a doctor appointment app? How much will it cost to develop?

As you are planning to develop an app, you need to each detail about your mobile before you bring it to live to the public.

Before you go to the mobile app development company, know your competitors so that you can come up with new and innovative strategies.


Top mobile apps in doctor appointment category:

Currently, in the market, Practo and ZocDoc apps are the top two doctor appointment apps in the USA.

If you observe the healthcare industry, you can find a lot of apps for the doctor’s appointment.

  • ZocDoc:

ZocDoc mobile app is the leading doctor booking site/app in the United States.

Founding year: 2007.

Founders: Cyrus Massoumi, Oliver Kharraz, and Nick Ganju.

Currently, it is serving six million patients in a month, and it provides 1,800 services over 50 specialties.

There is a chance of getting this doubt, “how does ZocDoc make money.”

The primary source of ZocDoc revenue comes from subscription fees.

  • Practo:

It is another major doctor booking app India and United States.

Founding year: 2007.

Founders: Abhinav Lal and Shashank ND.

Currently, the Practo Dr. appointment app is serving over 15 countries and 50 Million patients annually.

It has a count of 200,000 healthcare providers all over the world.

The primary source of Practo revenue comes from Practo Reach and Practo Ray.

  • HealthTap:

HealthTap is the next most preferred application for a doctor’s appointment in the USA.

Founding year: 2010.

Founders: Sastry Nanduri, Geoff Rutledge, Sean Mehra, and Ron Gutman.

HealthTap is helping Billions of people to live happier, healthier, and longer.

It is serving over 200 countries, including territories, with the help of 1, 40,000 doctors over 147 specialties.

Features of Doctor Appointment App:

The reason for the success of all online doctor appointment bookings apps is due to a set of features available in health appointment apps.

Because of those features, Dr. Booking apps seeking demand and constant growth from customers, doctors, and stakeholders.

The doctor finding apps consists of two separate built-in apps; one is for the patient (customer) and another one for the doctor.

  • Register/Login:

Download any doctor schedule app. If you are existing user login or else register with the app using a phone number or Google account or social media account.

While developing your app for doctors’ appointments, make sure you provide an easy registration process for the customer.

One thing you need to remember while developing your app for a Dr. Appointment is to provide multiple registrations options for the patient.

  • User profile:

The health care industry is an extremely personalized service, so the user must produce significant details like name, age, sex, address, medical ailments, and other personal information, which helps for the treatment process.

  • Appointment booking:

It is the core feature of the find a doctor app by which patients can book an appointment with the chosen doctor at their available time slot.

By using this feature, you can search for the doctor’s availability, and according to it, you can set up an appointment.

In this function, you can also include an interactive calendar feature.

  • Location tracking:

You may call it a real-time tracking of the doctor’s location. This feature helpful for the patients to know the exact location of a doctor and their proximity.

  • Electronic medical reports:

While you develop your app, make sure you include this feature. It enables the patients to share and upload all health-related records, which are essential for the future treatment process.

For providing quality of care to the patients, the reports are safe and secure.

  • In-app messenger:

This feature helps the patients to contact the doctors through in-build app messenger for knowing regular updates of reports, for solving the queries, and much more.

  • Clinic and doctor search:

Another key feature of the medical appointment application is the search console. It allows patients to search for clinics and doctors based on various parameters like specialization, name of clinic/doctor, brand, visitation charges, wait time, and many more.

While developing your find doctor app, provide comprehensive search filters to give high-quality service to the user.

Doctor app features:

  • Registration/login:

The first feature of the doctor panel app is registration.  The doctor can log in using a phone number or social media networks.

  • Doctor profile:

If a patient wants to choose a doctor, he will look after the profile before he books an appointment.

The doctor profile includes such as a doctor’s name, area of expertise, photograph, address, and convenient appointment hours.

  • Manage patients:

This feature helps the doctor to manage all the patients about their bookings booked, confirmed, and canceled.

  • Accept/reject appointment:

It allows doctors to observe and inspect all his booked appointments and canceled.

This feature enables the doctor to accept/reject the appointment based on his timings.

  • Edit Schedule:

This feature allows the doctor to change his daily schedule based on his choice.

Apart from the above feature, the doctor app also has In-app messenger same as the patient app.

  • Admin panel features:

It is a place where everything related to patients and doctors controlled. Apart from developing your doctor and patient app, you should also build an admin panel.

Now, let’s have a look at the features of the admin panel:

  • Patient management.
  • Doctor’s management.
  • Report management.
  • Marketing tools.

Add-on or advanced features:

  1. Real-time analytics.
  2. Ratings & reviews.
  3. Online payments.
  4. Tracking of health.
  5. Video calling consultation.
  6. In-app camera.

The time duration for developing doctor appointment app?

The whole development process completes in five stages.

Now, time duration to develop your app also decides the cost.

  • Documentation:

The documentation process divided into three parts:

  • Business analysis.
  • Specifications.
  • Design prototypes.

Estimated time: 35-40 hours.

  • Designing:

The designing part involves UI & UX design.

Estimated time: 50-60 hours.

  • Development stage:

The development stage includes:

Front-end & Back-end development time: 350-400 hours.

  • Testing:

Estimated time: 75-80 hours.

  • Support and maintenance:

This stage involves bug fixing and polishing.

Estimated time: 30-40 hours.

  •  Revenue generation model of doctor appointment apps:

Everyone develops an app to make some money so you should how you can generate if you produce a doctor appointment app.

I am going to tell you how you can generate money using mobile health apps:

  • Subscription model.
  • Sponsorship.
  • On-demand services.


Tech stack for the doctor appointment app:

Push Notifications: Twilio,

Authentication of SMS, voice, and phone: Twilio and Nexmo.

Payments: EWallets, Braintree & PayPal, and Stripe.

Database: Cassandra, MongoDB, Mail Chimp Integration, HBase, and Postgress.

Cloud Environment: AWS, Azure, and Google.

Real-time analytics: Cisco, Hadoop, IBM, Spark, Apache Flink, and BigData.

How much does it cost to develop a doctor appointment app?

Now it’s time to know the cost to develop a doctor appointment app.

The cost depends on the various factors that we are going to look out now.

  • App platform:

The majorly used platforms in the world are Android and IOS. The cost of add development impacts by the platform you choose.

As the number of platforms increases the cost of the development also increases, vice versa.

It entirely depends on the app developing enterprise on how many platforms they want to build, whether single or multiple.

  • App complexity:

The app complexity levels you choose also define the cost of your doctor appointment app.

Mobile apps categorized based on its complexity levels such as simple, medium, and high-end.

The basic version of a mobile app costs you very less compared to the other two (medium and high-end). So, choose according to your app features and functionalities.

App development team:

Among all the factors, this factor defines much of your app cost as well as your app development.

The team required for the fitness app development:

  • Project Manager.
  • Requirement analyst.
  • Web developers.
  • QA engineers.
  • Android app developers
  • IOS app developers
  • UI/UX designers.

You can select your app development team based on your budget and requirements. You can choose a startup or mid-level company or a multinational company.

If you opt for a startup company, they charge you low, and if you choose for MNC, then they charge you a very high price.

It depends on the individual or the enterprise who are planning to develop an app.

  • Developers team location:

Apart from the development company you choose, their location also influences your doctor appointment app cost.

The cost of developer differs from region to region and country to country.

Developers in India: $10-80/hour

Developers in Eastern Europe: $30-150/hour

Developers in the United Kingdom cost: $60-70/hour.

Developers in Australia cost: $100-110/hour.

Developers in North America cost: $150-170/hour.

The cost of a mobile app calculated as:

The cost of a mobile app

It is better to go for the mobile app development team from India or Eastern Europe countries for the user-friendly budget.

So, considering all the factors, it is going to cost you around $20,000-$30,000 for a single platform. Again, if you are going for another platform, it costs you another $20,000.

It is an approximate cost to develop a doctor appointment app.

The cost of your app varies according to your ideology and features also.


I hope you are satisfied with the brief information provided by us about the doctor appointment app.

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2 comments for this post
  1. Very Informative article.
    The demand of medical & Healthcare mobile apps is increasing rapidly due to the current situation. SO to overcome the situation medical mobile apps are truly useful.

  2. Truly Informative Article you’ve posted here.

    In medical and healthcare industry, Doctor Appointment App can really help hospital to manage the work and help people to get best service without waiting in a queue.

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