You can find out the cost of a typical app like Uber, Instagram, Tinder and Airbnb.

Or you can calculate the price of your own app using the link below:

How much does it cost to build a Tinder-like app?

The payment of building a Tinder-like app includes the following services:

  • Design 

  • iOS and Android native app development     

  • Back-end development

  • QA testing

According to our estimates of similar projects, the average price is about:

$15,000 - $30,000

You can familiarize with the main features of an Tinder-like application below.

How does Tinder work?

Tinder is a free dating app available for Android and iOS devices. Tinder relies on geographical proximity as a main feature, making it easy and quick to hook up with people, either for long or short-term relations. Just looking at the potential match and swiping it left (No) or right (Like) does the trick.


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Using Facebook accounts, the app analyses user data and offers matches based on geographical location, common interests or mutual friends. Mutual swipes result in a match. Users specify the age range and gender of those whom they seek, and Tinder alerts if such people are in their area.

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The truth behind the app’s fame is in simplicity and visuals. The registration process is essentially absent – you just login with Facebook and the app pulls information from there. You can also add/edit all details and add a personal description.

The main features of an app like Tinder

The cost to create an app like Tinder directly depends on the type of dating app and features it possesses. Tinder is a type of dating app that uses geolocation for matching. Other types are apps with traditional personal information, apps based on user surveys, and niche dating apps for selected groups of people.

These are the standard features of Tinder app:



Authorization via Facebook

There are two ways of the registration:

  • Sign up with an email or phone number; Users need to enter their mobile number and they will then receive a verification code, after this step, they will need to enter their name, email address and password and they are registered.
  • Log in with Facebook to sign up with your Facebook account.

User Profile

Users create their personal profiles. Users add further information such as bio, gender and photos to their profile.

Discovery Settings

Users set filters to search people within a certain area, of a specific sex and age. The app offers matches leaving a user with Yes or No decision.


Geolocation is the basis of the application. Without it, the app would be useless since it is all about finding people near you. Use Google / Apple Locations and Maps services to integrate the geolocation into your Tinder-like app. 

Matching option

It allows users to swipe left or right; mutual swipes give a match.


In Tinder, users can chat with each other only when they have mutual likes. Otherwise, the chat is disabled.

In-app purchase

Users can buy a paid subscription and get more functions on Tinder, like changing their location, rewind the last swipe, and turn off ads. 

Integration with Instagram

Users can connect their Tinder profiles with Instagram so that the recent Instagram photos can be available on Tinder as well.


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