How much would it cost to develop a marketplace app for Dog sitters like Rover?

According to IBIS World, Dog Walking Services industry has thrived over the five years to 2017, with industry revenue expanding at an estimated annualized rate of 3.7% to $1.0 billion.

Gone are those days when Pet owners used to slip the neighbor kids few bucks to walk their dogs or leave their pets with family/friends when going out on a vacation. According to a pet walking and dog sitting app “Rover”, it made $100 million bookings last year. This clearly shows how Pet apps have revolutionized the Pet care industry while making the Pet owners life easy, convenient and creating huge business opportunities.

Rover

Business Model: Marketplace Platform for Dog sitters like Rover

The business model of a dogsitter/dogwalker marketplace will have the basic characteristics of any service aggregator platform:

Paid Promotions: These charges will be payable by the service providers basically the dog walkers and dog sitters who want to increase their visibility on the platform.

Listing Charges: Certain amount of charges would be levied on the service providers on the marketplace platform. For a nominal fee, they will be able to list themselves on the platform.

Advertising Revenues: Once the app starts generating a decent amount of regular traffic, then it can be monetized by providing spots for advertisements on the app.

Surge Charges: In case of huge demand in an area with relatively less supply, you can put in surge pricing to incentivize dogsitters to go to the household offering more fees, thereby putting the demand-supply cycle into place.

Features & Estimated cost for an on-demand marketplace application like Rover

Users Pet owners (App) Dog sitters/walkers(App) Admin(Web Dashboard)
Basic Features Registration/ Login Registration/ Login Login
My Profile and Settings Create & Manage Profile Manage Users (Customers)
Choose service needed Dashboard Manage Dog sitters/walkers
Search dogsitters/ dog walkers Manage bookings Manage Bookings
Dogsitter Details Dog's Profile Check Manage Commission
Book Dogsitter Accept bookings Manage Offers and Promo
Secure online payments View Payments Manage Client Support Request
Manage Profile & bookings Contact End-users Manage FAQ, Term, and Policies
Photo updates/notifications Calendar Management Tech Support
Calendar Management Learn about System Updates Manage Billing/ Invoice/ Reports
Cost of on-demand Marketplace Solution $20000-$25000 for Mobile App (Android + iOS) + Web Admin

Add-On Features

Users Pet owners (App) Dog sitters/walkers(App) Admin(Web Dashboard)
Add-on Features GeoLocation Tracking App rating/ Review Alert Prompt Manage Forwarding/ Clearing bookings
Reviews and Ratings Revenue Analytics Manage reviews and ratings
Mobile wallet integration Traffic & Weather updates Verify Dogsitters/walkers
Chat module Chat Module Chat Module for Customer Support

Resource Team for On-demand Marketplace for Dog walkers/sitters development

We are a team of highly enthusiastic software developers, app developers, UI/UX designers, business analysts, and product managers. Collectively amongst us, we have an experience of 10 years in the on-demand marketplace application development. The list of resource you will need for the development of an on-demand marketplace app for Dogsitters/ Dogwalkers like Rover will include

  • 1 UX Designer
  • 1-2 Android App Developers
  • 1-2 iOS App Developers
  • 1 Backend developer
  • 1 Quality Analyst
  • 1 Business Analyst
  • 1 Project Manager

Technology Stack We use to develop

Sketch
Sketch
Xcode
Xcode
Android
Android
AWS
AWS
Fabric iOS
Fabric iOS
Android Studio
Android Studio
FCM
FCM
Geo-fence
Geo-fence
Google Analytics
Google Analytics
Google API
Google API
MEAN Stack
MEAN Stack
Mentis BT
Mentis BT
Sass
Sass
sendinblue
sendinblue
Google Webmasters
Google Webmasters
stripe
stripe
swift iOS
swift iOS
ZOHO
ZOHO

Why us for developing an on-demand marketplace like Rover?

It is vital to get in touch with the best mobile app development company that has the expert consultants and Android/ iOS developers. Only the best will be able to help the purpose of entering the market with the right strategy along with the best pet care applications having flawless UI/ UX and standout features.

  • Expertise in developing on-demand marketplace apps.

  • Affordable Marketplace mobile app estimation.

  • Experts with rigorous experience in developing iOS/Android apps.

  • Consultation on strategic features and their development.

  • Efficient testing strategies.

  • Development within the confines of Apple and Google Play Store Guidelines.

  • We guarantee app approvals on both iOS and Android app stores

According to APPA, 65 percent of U.S. households own a pet (79.7 million homes) which clearly states huge demand of Pet care services and the need for professional pet sitters and dog walkers. So, if you are thinking about developing a pet care app, now is the time.

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FAQs

We have developed 12 diverse on demand service and product delivery platforms in last 24 months. Get in touch with us for free to know more on diverse industries we have developed on demand marketplace or services projects.

We include time stamped message board by default. So dog sitter current location and time spent is auto-tracked in real time.

This is to be decided based on region specific industry best practices. Ideally, we recommend 50% advance and 50% escrow to be released after satisfactory level services verified by customer.
Yes, of course. While having a marketplace app, it is very important to include a feedback submission module. It increases the reliability and goodwill between the customers and the owner.
Of course, we have experience in giving multilingual feature (RTL and LTR) based on the local and foreign languages to be implemented for website, native Android and native iOS applications. We have developed multilinguistic mobile applications for our clients in Middle East, Europe and South America who wanted to have this feature implemented for their mobile apps and websites.
Yes, we do provide flexible hiring models consisting highly skilled and certified resources (web developers, Android app developers, iOS developers) which are well versed in mobile app development projects for diverse industries using latest and cutting edge technologies.
Of course, we can implement a chat module using XMPP- a non-intrusive form of communication that allows Text and Image content. It also boosts User Engagement and Retention. So, one-to-one Chat functionality can be included in the scope so that users can chat through the mobile app with dog sitting agents.
We offer a free initial style consultation with no obligation to book an appointment with us. This allows you to get to know our team, gain some valuable advice and decide why we are the right fit for you.
Yes, it is already provided as a part of our service agreement.
We provide AMC (Annual Maintenance Contract) services on a case-to-case basis at 10% of Project cost.

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