Video conferencing is among the most lucrative domains in app development.
Businesses of all sizes and developers alike are looking to step on the market.
Wondering how to create a video conferencing app? How much does it cost? Who are the key players, and how can your app compete?
This guide will help you get the video conferencing app development essentials and pick the best tools to build your AR video call app.
Roughly, the cost to build a video conferencing app ranges from $35,000 to $80,000 if you use an outsourcing company. It all depends on the provider's location, features, and platforms.Mind to include the costs for licensing 3rd party software. Most video call SDKs and APIs provide flexible payment terms.For example, Twilio SDK charges based on Monthly Recurring Charges (MRCs) or Pay-as-you-go starting at $0.05 per active user per month.Agora video call feature comes at $3.99 /1000 participant minutes and $8.99 /1000 participant minutes for HD video.Additionally, video conferencing app development costs may include app design and prototyping, integration assistance, feature customization, and project management.
If you’re wondering how to make a video conferencing app like Zoom, shortlist Zoom key features that you want to clone for your app and search for the proper APIs and SDKs.If you target general users, you may start with the Android and web platforms, as it covers the largest app market share. For enterprise and industry-specific use cases, iOS can be the first choice due to Apple's high security, low device fragmentation, high performance, and UI/UX standards.The list of tools for building a Zoom-like app includes Android Studio, Android SDK, Visual Studio, Apple Code, iOS SDK, and Agora video calling SDK. Among the 3rd party video APIs, Zoom uses Vonage Video, CometChat, Wowza GoCoder SDK, Twilio, Quickblox, and PubNub.