6 Compelling Web App Ideas for Startups


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Most startups fail not because of their idea or team but because they run out of cash. In fact, as per Statista, 38% of startups suffer from failure due to financial issues. While there are several other factors involved in leading to success or failure of a startup, funds remain the top most issue.

With that in mind, we put together a list of six excellent web app ideas you can build today if you have access to an initial investment of at least $30k.

And best of all: each one will take less than three months to develop fully.

So, Let’s begin:

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1) Portfolio/Resume-Making App


A great way to build a portfolio is with a simple app that allows users to create simple portfolios. Users can upload photos, add captions and descriptions, and share their work on social media. It’s important to remember that when building your portfolio, it needs to be personal.

A website that uses an impersonal template will come across as bland, even if it looks good (as many design templates tend to do). At its core, a resume or portfolio should showcase what users are.

Note: Portfolio making app users tries to communicate skills and values invitingly so potential employers will want to learn more about them.

Features of a Portfolio/Resume Making App Web App:

1. Multiple free & paid templates
2. Quick signup
3. Intuitive editing tools
4. Support for Word, Doc & PDF files
5. Image editing tools

Top players under this category: CV Engineer, Resume.com, Google Slides, etc.

Estimated Development Cost: $10K to $15K

2) App based on Infotainment of CoronaVirus Pandemic

An information application that helps people stay informed about news and research on CoronaVirus Pandemic. The application should have multiple languages support, allowing users to read about the development of a cure, experiment techniques, etc.

People should be able to share their views, pictures, and videos related to the disease. Application is also an informative platform for researchers where they can post the results of their study, and people can connect with them via messages or comments.

Features of the Pandemic-based Infotainment Web App:

1. Quick signup
2. Image & video uploading capabilities
3. Gaming for children based on pandemic safety precautions
4. Engaging navigation
5. Realtime updates on the current scenario of the disease

Top players under this category: CovidWatch, Aarogya Setu, Hamagen, etc.

Estimated Development Cost: $15K to $25K

3) Auto Tuning Based App


AutoTune is something we’ve all heard of by now, but apps like Autotune Rap Studio and AutoTune Vocal Remover allow users to create their vocal parts in real-time. You may remember how auto-tune became famous when Cher screamed through her part in Believe.

The real-time auto-tuning technology lets singers find new ways to compose music and share it with friends via social media. You could even imagine using an auto-tune application as a promotional tool for potential artists/bands looking for exposure online.

With a large section of the U.S audience hooked to music, auto-tune-based web app ideas are the wave of the future. Apps like Autotune Rap Studio and AutoTune Vocal Remover are just two examples of what’s possible if you put some creativity into them. For this idea to work, you need someone who knows their way around computer programming languages such as C++ or Python (since both platforms offer auto-tune capabilities).

Costs would also include studio time for recording sessions and quality equipment (such as high-end microphones) needed to produce the desired effect without distortion. If you already have access to those resources, this idea will cost around $29,990.

Features of an Auto-Tuning Based Web App:

1. Recording capabilities
2. Real Time vocal processor
3. Multi processor vocal effects chain
4. Professional studio-quality vocal effects
5. High cloud storage

Top players under this category: Super Voice Editor, Auto-Tune Mobile, VocaLive, etc.

Estimated Cost of Web App Development: $20K to $30K

4) Remote Team Management App

Many of today’s best jobs are not necessarily office jobs. But even if you work from home or shop in an unconventional space, having a process and technology in place to manage your remote team is still essential.

A team management app makes it easy to keep track of individual goals, notify teammates about upcoming deadlines, prioritize work, and—when necessary—reach out about issues that could affect performance.

Features of a Remote Team Management Web App:

1. Customizable dashboards
2. Activity feeds
3. Subtasks assignment
4. Prioritization
5. Custom calendar
6. Email integration
7. Notifications & reminders
8. User roles creation

Top players under this category: Asana, CharlieHr, Demio, etc.

Estimated Cost of Web App Development: $25K to $30K

5) Flower & Gifts Delivery Web App

Such web app ideas allow users to quickly shop for and purchase flowers and gifts online. This idea is particularly compelling because, in addition to allowing users to purchase items from their mobile device or desktop conveniently, you also enable them to buy gifts anytime.

Flowers and gifts are typically purchased immediately before an event (e.g., birthday party, wedding, funeral) or when they are needed (e.g., mothers day) — at times when most people aren’t able to go shopping themselves.

You also allow retailers that don’t have a robust e-commerce platform an opportunity to reach new customers while paying per transaction rather than charging monthly subscription fees.

Features of a Remote Team Management Web App:

1. Customizable dashboards
2. Activity feeds
3. Subtasks assignment
4. Prioritization
5. Custom calendar
6. Email integration
7. Notifications & reminders
8. User roles creation
9. Performance management
10. Time tracker

Top Players Under this Category: Asana, CharlieHr, Demio, etc.

Estimated Cost of Web App Development: $25K to $30K

6) Online Video Gaming Apps


Source: Statista – Online Games

Online video gaming apps are potent web app ideas and can be simple or complex based on the target audience. The price could increase if you want to create a more complicated game with features like social media integration and chat.

Games like Runescape (owned by Jagex) and Club Penguin have become multi-million dollar games by adding innovative features that engage players and keep them coming back again and again.

For an online video game idea at a lower cost, simpler games like Tic Tac Toe can be quickly developed while maintaining vital engagement metrics as players always compete against each other.

Features of a Remote Team Management Web App:

1. Role-Playing opportunities
2. Varieties to select from
3. Cognitive response
4. Positive emotional reactions
5. Optimal accessibility
6. Affordable cost

Top players under this category: PubG, MineCraft, Fortnite, etc.

Estimated Cost of Web App Development: $15K to $30K

Over to You

You must conduct in-depth research and analysis of the target audience before proceeding with any web app ideas. There are also other factors you need to consider, such as desired features and functionality, social media integration, and backend/API integrations (the list goes on).

The worst thing you want is to start coding or developing only to find out later that your idea is not what your customers are looking for. To avoid this, we recommend engaging with a reputable web app development company that will work closely with you from the beginning until the project is completed.

Varun Bhagat
Varun Bhagat is a technology geek and works as a Sr. IT Consultant with PixelCrayons, a web & software development company in India. He possesses in-depth knowledge of mobile app development & web development technologies and helps clients to choose the best platforms as per their needs.


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