how to create an app like tiktok?


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Dec 30, 2016
hello everybody
could you please tell me how to create a mobile videosharing app (both for android and iOS) and how much will the development cost approximately?
To make an app like to TikTok with stable and clean code, and a good enough server to handle that load will definitely cost a lot. It may cost more than 3-4000$ for the android app alone and the server-side of things will also add up. Or maybe you can start with premade scripts from Codecanyon like this one Flutter - TikTok Clone | Triller Clone & Short Video Streaming Mobile App for Android & iOS, and if you are getting revenue hire someone and build up.


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Sep 28, 2021
First, you need to learn lots of programming languages ---A video app like TikTok can be developed using Java & Kotlin for Android and C or Swift for iOS. If you want to build the hybrid version, you can use React Native, Xamarin, or Flutter for both Android and iOS.


Nov 18, 2021
hello everybody
could you please tell me how to create a mobile videosharing app (both for android and iOS) and how much will the development cost approximately?
hiii Tom
that's a nice idea i suppose cause nowadays such apps are really widely used
i'd suggest you to hire a team of developers to make up such a project
you can find them in European companies for instance cause it's cheaper but their work is done well
also on the first steps of development i'd recommend you to create an mvp as it is really needed in order not to make many mistakes on the further project
just in general such kind of app development starts from $50,000 i suppose and all the costs depend on the complexity of the project and features you want to include
i also found some info on that topic so you can check How to Create an App Like TikTok



May 25, 2021
There is a huge demand for similar apps like TikTok. Many business owners are expanding their business by owning a TikTok clone app. The general cost to make an app like TikTok will be around $15,000 to $30,000.


Although, various other options can reduce the actual cost of TikTok clone app development such as app type, complexity, development time, team, features, and many more. Also, business persons must know about the kind of app they can have-

White-label Solution

To minimize the TikTok app development cost, you can go for white-label solutions. These are completely ready-to-use solutions to start your business. These won’t cost you much and you can have them around $15,000-$20,000. You just have to add your business logo and details to these solutions and they are ready to deploy on the chosen platform.

Ready-made Solution

Ready-made solutions have high demand among entrepreneurs as they can be customized as per the requirements of your business. It will cost you up to $15,000 and in this; you can add or remove the features or anything else you want. It will help you to have a low app development cost.

Custom-built Solution

Save your cost and time both with these custom-built solutions. These will provide your business flexibility and the option to include extra features and functionalities to increase the brand value. Overall, these custom-built solutions will cost you around $25,000 to $30,000.

Hire a proficient mobile app development company and you can easily get one of these solutions at a reasonable cost. A similar app like TikTok will give a boost to your social video-sharing app business.
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Jan 4, 2022
If you want to build the app for Android, you can use the programming languages of Kotlin and Java and for iOS development, you can use Swift or C. In case you plan to build a hybrid app then you can use the technologies like Flutter, Xamarin, and React Native.

These are the five steps to developing your app like TikTok
  1. Research the target market. To bring an idea for a social media app with music videos, you need to conduct research and find out more about your target market. ...
  2. Choose the monetization model. ...
  3. Hire an app development team. ...
  4. Create an MVP for a TikTok alternative. ...
  5. Grow your app.
TikTok is one of the most popular apps on the market and it's easy to see why - it's fun, addictive, and it has tons of great features. If you want to create your own app that looks and feels like TikTok, here are a few tips:

1. Start with a good platform - The first step is to find a good platform on which to build your app. There are a number of options available, including Appcelerator,CodeMate, and React Native. Make sure you choose one that will meet your needs and that you're comfortable using.

2. Create a unique interface - One of the things that makes TikTok so popular is its unique interface. You don't want your app to look too similar to TikTok - make sure to create a unique look and feel for your app.

3. Add lots of features - One of the things that makes TikTok so addictive is the amount of features it has. Make sure to include as many as possible in your app so users can really enjoy using it.

4. Increase user engagement - Another important factor in making an app like TikTok is increasing user engagement. This means making sure users are spending enough time on your app and finding things they enjoy doing. Add features that make users stay longer and keep them coming back for more!