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We are a social network app development company that builds software from validation app idea through product design, app development, and launching it.

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Why is it worth investing in social networking software?

2020 was the year in which the usage of social and communications platforms increased because of a pandemic. Almost 50% of the world's population uses social media apps.

Social media apps have a high Return of Investment (ROI) indicator.
The global social networking market is growing year-to-year.
Social networking through software is highly desirable during the pandemic.
It enables to connect people with similar interests worldwide.

Why should you build your social network app with us?

Working with Railwaymen is an investment in a high-quality product backed by professional service from specialists. Our previous experience makes us familiar with the current needs of our clients and we try to solve them on an ongoing basis through our applications. In our portfolio, we have many social network apps projects that are popular among users and satisfying commissioning clients.

Willing to build a social networking application?

We recommend validating whether it has business potential first.

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Our social network projects

Since our beginning, we have been creating solutions that meet our clients' needs. Among our past projects, you will find implementations that include social networking software. These are custom applications that stand out from the competition not only because of their unique ideas, but also because of the possibilities they provide to their audience. Explore the various realizations from Railwaymen and consider working with us on your solution.


Social networking app for people who feel lonely and isolated

Frindow is a UK startup social interaction platform that is dedicated to alleviating loneliness and isolation. The goal of the app is to encourage the user to make friends with people who also need contact. Through the app, users can make connections with people with similar interests and circumstances due to social features.

We were responsible for the backend, frontend, and Quality Assurance.

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Web & mobile room rent application for people that choose clean life

MySoberRoommate is a matching web & mobile app for people in addiction recovery or who have chosen to live clean. The members of the social network platform are both the people who are looking for a room and who have space to fill.

Our work focused on web & mobile development, frontend, backend, graphic design, and Quality Assurance. Implemented features:

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The Perfect Room

Shopping platform based on matching algorithm

The Perfect Room is a digital marketplace where the interior designed service has been turned into an online product. The project's main purpose is to bring luxury decor to everyone's life in a few steps and make it customized based on specific criteria included in the quiz section.

We were responsible for the backend, frontend, and Quality Assurance.

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What do our customers say about us?

Customer feedback is extremely important to us. For this reason, we strive to provide solutions that will fully meet their expectations. At the same time, we want the applications we create to stand out in terms of quality and functionality.
Our Clutch.co profile is full of positive feedback. We are incredibly proud that the average rating of over 38 clients' reviews is 4.9

Marcus Hamilton, Founder & CEO
Marcus Hamilton
, Founder & CEO
Overall, I really liked their management and after viewing their portfolio, they seemed very capable of doing what I wanted. Also, they were very supportive of the project itself, which was important to me. More than just being willing to do it, they understood what I was trying to achieve and were keen on helping me obtain my objectives.I’m very fortunate to have the partnership that I’ve had with them. Their team appreciates that we’re a startup and privately-funded project. I’ve received tremendous amounts of work compared to the amount of money I’ve given them.
Emily Churg, CFO
Emily Churg
Railwaymen far exceeded our expectations, and working with them was a fantastic experience. Not only did they create a website for us that is both aesthetically and functionally impressive, but they were also very patient, responsive, and adaptable. We feel so fortunate to have found such a skilled, knowledgeable team, and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a developer with technical know-how, a keen eye for design, and excellent project management and communication skills.

Different social networking platforms serve us different purposes

There are many types of social networking software. Whether you want to become an owner of an interest-based network, dating app, discussion forum, or social shopping network, our team will help you do that.

We know exactly what features and technologies should be implemented in social network app development. Most of them are based on a location and matching algorithm. As a software company specializing in developing social networking platforms, we have well-tested solutions that let us build stunning community mobile and web applications.

This is how your social
app might look

UX/UI design is an essential part of the app development process. Check the concept of the community software platform prepared by our Designer.

Frequently Asked Questions

The interest in social network applications is quite significant nowadays. We receive many requests about this kind of software.

There are 3 main ways to become an owner of a social or communication platform. You can hire a freelancer, build an in-house development crew or cooperate with a software house.

In the case of hiring a freelancer, we advise you to keep in mind that freelancers usually work alone. So you have to estimate whether one person will be able to handle the whole social software project. Furthermore, you won't be the only customer, so you need to be aware that it may take much more time to complete the project. Building an in-house team is a time-consuming process. It is a smart idea if you are planning a big, complex project that will be continued for many years. Choosing an IT company as a partner is a perfect choice if you have more sophisticated requirements and want a complex app development service. Software house is an organization that can ensure a group of IT specialists that will entirely run your project.

At Railwaymen, we can build a very basic version of your app (it is called Minimum Viable Product) for around $20,000 - $30,000, and it will take about 3 months. The primary advantage of this approach is that, after the first stage of development and release, we can collect feedback from users and use it to improve the product.

When it comes to more comprehensive software (with a bunch of advanced features) like, for example, Frindow, we had to ensure a team of specialists: 1 x Project Manager, 2 x Ruby on Rails Backend Developers, 1 x Frontend Developers, and 2 x Quality Assurance Specialist. And yes, it had an impact on the price. The first version of this social networking solution cost about $120,000 - $150,000.

The development team should tailor functionalities to each social application individually. That's why we encourage you to contact and estimate the project (it is for free). No doubt, whether you want to build a small community app based on interests, a comprehensive dating app, or a social media platform similar to Facebook or Instagram, you will need a matching algorithm that will connect users. You can specify the assumptions of this mechanism by yourself.

Here are the features that are necessary to run an attractive social app: login, profile, feed, messages or chat, searching/matching people, notifications, integrations with social media (like, e.g., Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn), usage statistics, blocking users, and in many cases localization. One of the most important features (for app owners) are monetization solutions.

Most of us associate social media with Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or other famous platforms. The truth is that we have many more social apps categories: social networking sites, interest-based networks, dating apps, communication platforms, social shopping networks, social review sites, image sharing sites, video hosting sites, community blogs, discussion sites and forums.

According to Statista.com, in 2020, the most popular social networks worldwide were: Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Instagram, TikTok, QQ, Douyin, Sina Weibo, QZone, Snapchat.

Are you looking for something else?

Learn more about our other services:

Railwaymen Web Development Services
Web Development
Front-end and back-end developers from our team will use their exceptional programming skills, to transform your idea into a fully-functional product. And then - our quality assurance team will mercilessly break it, looking for any weak spots, that could endanger your project success.
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Railwaymen Mobile Development Services
Mobile Development
The mobile app market is constantly growing, with people wanting access to their apps anywhere they are. So if you don’t have a mobile version of your app - you are already losing with those competitors who have. Change that and build top mobile custom software with us now!
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Railwaymen Product Design Services
Product Design
A great design is something that may decide, whether the user chooses your app or the competitor one. We’re not talking here only about how great it looks, but is it intuitive to navigate as well. Our UX/UI designers will make sure that your app ticks both these boxes!
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Railwaymen Discovery Phase Services
Discovery Phase
Truly tailor-made software solutions cannot be made without prior research & analysis. Luckily, more than 150 web & mobile apps already developed allow us to advise, what exactly your custom software needs to do, to fulfill your business needs.
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Railwaymen MVP Development Services
MVP Development
Before your application wins the hearts of your audience it is worth getting to know their feedback. For this purpose, the MVP App Development service can be helpful. We will develop a basic version of your application in order to compare it with the expectations of the target audience. Find out what functionalities your product should have and evolve it based on the information gained.
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Railwaymen Digital Transformation Services
Digital Transformation
Business development in modern era isn't only about improving stationary operations. It's also opening up to a digital business model. With Digital Transformation, companies have the opportunity to expand their services with an additional promotional and sales channel, while reaching new customers. Explore how your business can step to a higher level by opening up to the possibilities of the digital world. Let's get digital with Railwaymen!
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