Social Network App Development Company

Idea is the key to building a successful networking app.
IT Craft helps you stay on top. We adjust your app to changing user interests—all flexibly.

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  • PeakFactory
  • Adorama
  • Nandos
  • Fielodne
  • flexwise
  • Diamonds
  • RocketRoute

Top-Level Tech Assistance

What is your plan? Create and curate exclusive content? Grow a network of connections? Provide promotional opportunities?
Our social media app development services help you deliver required functionality of any complexity to your audience.

Administration panel
  • Sign up/sign in
  • Profile management and customization
  • Newsfeed
  • Connect/follow
  • Edit/post/share content
  • Live streaming
  • User reactions
  • Channels, groups, and events
  • Notifications
  • Favorites
  • Content recommendations
  • Business profile management
  • Ad placement
  • Promotional activities
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Storefront management
  • Promo campaign management
  • Reports and analytics
  • For content creators
  • User verification
  • Password recovery
  • Anti-bot protection
  • Antiscrap system
  • Alerts and system notifications
  • Recommendation settings
Social network: smartphone chat interface
Social network: smartphone business shedule interface
Social network: settings and dashboard smartphone interface

Our Social Network App Development Capabilities

Custom Social Networks
Messaging Apps
Mobile Dating Apps
Social Game App Development
Contest Apps
Forum, Blogging, and Publishing Apps

Custom Social Networks

Custom social networks offer innovative content production and distribution instruments. This way, they compete successfully for user attention. Our developers adjusts your software to user expectations.

  • advanced search
  • AI-powered photo recognition
  • customizable filters
  • content production tools

Messaging Apps

An existing messenger might not work for your audience better than your future solution will. Why? You focus on solving their pains. Our team delivers a top-quality solution for engaging communication.

  • message reactions
  • video chat
  • secret chats
  • groups and channels

Mobile Dating Apps

Dating apps make a meaningful impact on people’s personal lives. Help people find love, make friends, and have a great time sharing passion with soulmates. We help you deliver functionality your audience wants.

  • matching algorithms
  • video chats
  • spam filters
  • geolocation functionality

Social Game App Development

Deliver an app where friends have fun together contesting against teams from all over the world or starting a session in their private circle. We help you launch and maintain an app based on relevant technologies.

  • feed and leaderboards
  • cooperative AR experiences
  • in-app purchases
  • social media integration

Contest Apps

Contest apps are a great instrument for running promo campaigns. Help your users go viral by running mind-blowing contests, adding participants, and distributing awesome prizes. Our team builds functionality for different contest types.

  • invitation sending
  • contest creation
  • prize distribution randomizer
  • social media sharing

Forum, Blogging, and Publishing Apps

Great apps become a revenue stream for content creators, both direct and indirect. They engage consumers by cutting social distance between them and brand advocates. We help you connect audiences within a safe environment.

  • text and video reviews
  • filters and editing
  • threads and discussions
  • advanced analytics tools

Our clients' success stories.
We love to hear what they say about us.

Stories of people impressed by our service offerings


Adam Orsi, VP of Development at Flexwise

“The team makes good suggestions that not only make their life easier as a developer but also make the product better in the long run as well.”


Founder at Crowdsourcing

“They've been very efficient with their time, and they always have very good justification for the work they do.”


Matthias Kuss, Co-Founder at XPERTyme

“Their approach is clear and the lead on the project is both capable and committed, which is echoed by the team of subordinates.”



This system makes it possible for companies to launch their own secure social networks and set up access parameters flexibly.

Several modules are available to help end-users balance between price and feature list. Companies retain control over generated data.


This laser-focused MVP targets future star athletes and coaches helping them connect with each other.

The team delivered this fixed-price project on time and on budget. It used a special, internally built toolkit to decrease the timeline.


The platform was envisaged as a leading, collaboration Web portal about crowdsourcing and crowdfunding.

IT Craft team worked on every stage, from conceptual design, through project delivery to maintenance and enhancements.



Partnering360 was built specifically to help professionals in biopharmaceutical industry maintain connections with each other.

This web platform provided functionality for effective meeting scheduling. Integration with LinkedIn decreased profile management time.


This was a dedicated community of passionate hikers and a solution helping them plot routes and share experiences.

IT Craft delivered a hub where users ould prepare and store tracks as well as view routes of other users.

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questions from our clients

How much does it cost to make a social app?

Development and launch of a social networking app require 1,200 – 2,000 hours, depending on functionality and target platforms. When multiplied by average Central/Eastern European hourly rate ($50), starting costs will range between $60,000 and $100,000.

How do I start my own social networking site?

Consider the following steps to launching your own social network:

  1. Define your idea. Think about what your social networking site does better than any existing competitors.
  2. Make a survey to see if your idea meets its audience’s expectations.
  3. Compose a list of requirements for your future site.
  4. Find a team who delivers an MVP on time.
  5. Promote your site while the team works on its development.
  6. Launch and start collecting feedback immediately.
  7. Focus on improvements to ensure stable growth of the user base.
Why should I choose social network app development company IT Craft?

Here is why clients choose IT Craft as a long-term partner:

  • Strong, versatile engineering expertise – Our company has a proven portfolio of complex projects delivered on time.
  • Adherence to promises – We promise only what we can do. When promised, the team does its best to deliver functionality on time, on budget.
  • Immediate start – Once we agree on cooperation, the dedicated team starts development without delay
  • Full-cycle approach to software development – We assign all required experts covering all development activities.
  • Transparent processes – You remain in touch with the project manager providing timely updates on the project progress.
What technologies do you use for social networking app development?

Below are key technologies we use on projects:
Web: CSS/HTML/JavaScript | Angular | React | Vue
Mobile: Kotlin | C# | Java | Objective-C | React Native | Ionic |Flutter
Back end: LAMP | Node.js
Tools & Solutions: ASIHTTPRequest | ShareKit| Urban Airship| Social
Payments: PayPal | Stripe
ORMs & Database: Firebase | MySQL | MongoDB | PostgreSQL |
Search: Elasticsearch
Geolocation: Google Maps
Testing: SoapUI | Selenium | JMeter
Deployment: Docker | AWS | Jenkins | Terraform

Are you looking for specific expertise? Contact us for help.

How do social media apps make money?

Following monetization models make sense for media apps:

  • advertising and promotions
  • sponsors and partnerships
  • monetization of impersonalized data
  • subscriptions and premium content
  • donations

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