Airbnb like App

for your Property Rental Business

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Apartment rental service Airbnb has not even completed 5 years of its career but it's worth more than a billion dollar which has been earned by the end of this period. In order to make the house renting experience better, the trio raised an entire organization from the scratch. Mobile and web apps definitely took the burden on themselves, helping the originally known as ‘Airbed & Breakfast’ company to become the modern day ‘Airbnb.’

Reasons for Airbnb type of app development

for your property rental services

Airbnb is a house renting business app that helps people to find the right lodging place for the amount of time concerned. Airbnb has made its mark in the industry by providing a property to live in for a cheap cost and also allowing some other people to earn seasonal money by giving their house on rent. Airbnb’s main technique was to take the requirement of the industry and to cash onto it by giving out the solution required.

This industry hasn’t expanded as much as the demand and resources have. Exploring this area in the industry, many companies may want to make an ‘Airbnb like app’ knowing that success is guaranteed. In fact, another similar startup, Boatsetter(Airbnb for boats) recently raised $17.75 million. And they have now boats in more than 300 locations around the U.S.

And yet, Airbnb is Airbnb because of the carefully chosen features of the app:

  • List space and manage the listing directly from your mobile app
  • Allow hosts to accept, decline, pre-approve, and send special offers to Guests-on-the-Go
  • Manage inquiries, check off To-Dos and respond to messages from the host home
  • View the Hospitality Standards, to know the guests’ expectations, before their visit
  • Update the Calendar Availability
  • Access Groups to connect with your host community

“User experience improvement transformed Airbnb from a failing startup to a billion dollar business”

Since the dawn of the Airbnb app, editings and variations have been done to make the design more friendly for the users to operate. The first change in design was to change the amature pictures of the renting houses to an array of brilliant pictures. Another major change that affected the user’s interaction to the app was changing the ‘star’ (for rating) to a heart. Airbnb wants you to feel like the part of the neighborhood, no matter where you are.

The Room-booking app always strives to become a better hospitality company, and raise the level of service.

Here is the core thought process that Airbnb has for more business through Mobile

Hosts are an integral part of the system that Airbnb has attempted to create. The houses, and properties that the hosts keep ready for any visitor, is what takes the business from down below to way above.

As the famous quote by Airbnb goes, “Hosts define the Airbnb experience, but there are people who are always on the go. Our goal is to make hosting as easy as possible through incredible mobile experiences, world-class hospitality initiatives, and new ways for hosts to connect directly with each other.”

Airbnb Doesn’t Stop at iOS & Android Apps

The Airbnb app plays an important role in the growth of the business itself. It is very important to therefore have most or all of the hosts, who have signed their houses in, use a Airbnb app supported smartphone. While most hosts do have an access to the iOS or Android mobile, it is not possible for everyone to be able to use it or afford it. Understanding this phenomenon and making the will to apply it, Airbnb introduced a “Get Mobile,” to finance smartphones for hosts. The service is also dedicated towards educating hosts on the various mobile services that the company offers.

Airbnb is on Apple Watch and tvOS as well…

How much does an app like Airbnb cost?

When you decide to make an app, the first obvious question that comes to your mind is, "how much will it cost me?" To make it simpler for you decide and make sure a transparency is maintained between you and Space-O, we have discussed the estimation of an app like Airbnb.

Deliverables Description Estimated Man Hours
Development Graphics Design QC/Testing Project Management TOTAL
(I) iOS Application 1. Base Code & Architecture 24 2.4 3.6 2.4 32.4

2. Intro (How It Works) 8 0.8 1.2 0.8 10.8

3. Authentication:

3.1. Login 8 0.8 1.2 0.8 10.8

3.2. Register 12 1.2 1.8 1.2 16.2

3.2. Social 12 1.2 1.8 1.2 16.2

4. Main Screen:

4.1. List 40 4 6 4 54

4.2. Search 12 1.2 1.8 1.2 16.2

4.3. Popular Destination Details:

4.3.1. Filters 60 6 9 6 81

4.3.2. Map 12 1.2 1.8 1.2 16.2

4.3.3. List 6 0.6 0.9 0.6 8.1

4.4. Listing Collection Details 12 1.2 1.8 1.2 16.2

4.5. Listing Details:

4.5.1. Main Screen 60 6 9 6 81

4.5.2. Reviews 18 1.8 2.7 1.8 24.3

4.5.3. About This Listing & Policies 12 1.2 1.8 1.2 16.2

4.5.4. Photos View 6 0.6 0.9 0.6 8.1

5. Host:

5.1. Contact 12 1.2 1.8 1.2 16.2

5.2. Request to Book 12 1.2 1.8 1.2 16.2

6. Profile:

6.1. View (Mine / Host) 40 4 6 4 54

6.2. Edit 24 2.4 3.6 2.4 32.4

7. Wish Lists:

7.1. My 24 2.4 3.6 2.4 32.4

7.2. Friends 12 1.2 1.8 1.2 16.2

8. Messages 40 4 6 4 54

9. Your Trips 40 4 6 4 54

10. Hosting View:

10.1. Hospitality 24 2.4 3.6 2.4 32.4

10.2. List Your Space 60 6 9 6 81

10.3. Reservation Requests 12 1.2 1.8 1.2 16.2

10.4. Your Listings 8 0.8 1.2 0.8 10.8

10.5. Track Earnings 24 2.4 3.6 2.4 32.4

10.6. Availability 24 2.4 3.6 2.4 32.4

10.7. Invite Friends 12 1.2 1.8 1.2 16.2

10.8. Helper Views 6 0.6 0.9 0.6 8.1

11. Groups:

11.1. List 12 1.2 1.8 1.2 16.2

1.2. Details 18 1.8 2.7 1.8 24.3

11.3. Members 12 1.2 1.8 1.2 16.2

11.4. Post 12 1.2 1.8 1.2 16.2

12. Sharing 24 2.4 3.6 2.4 32.4

13. Settings 24 2.4 3.6 2.4 32.4

14. Push Notifications 12 1.2 1.8 1.2 16.2

15. Graphics Design Integration 80 8 12 8 108

Subtotal: 870 87 130.5 87 1174.5
(II) Android Application

(III) Backend Web Services (API) 1. Base Code & Database 24
3.6 2.4 30
2. Web Services (API):

2.1. Auth 8
1.2 0.8 10
2.2. Destinations 12
1.8 1.2 15
2.3. Hosts / Booking 24
3.6 2.4 30
2.4. Profile 8
1.2 0.8 10
2.5. Search 8
1.2 0.8 10
2.6. Messages 32
4.8 3.2 40
2.7. Your Trips 16
2.4 1.6 20

Subtotal: 132 0 19.8 13.2 165

Let's get in touch with us for your idea. We can definitely suggest you a better option which suits your property rental business requirement and develop an app to compete with existing Airbnb.


We are more than happy to answer any specific questions you might have about your iPhone app project.

The cost of creating and executing Airbnb type room-sharing or rental property app is much more than that and we won’t be able to deliver the promised quality of app, in the budget that has been specified. We need to create an app that is distinct from those available in the marketplace, and we would love to discuss the idea with you and figure out a solution for your business.

We would first need to analyze and devise the project scope and document it according to your requirements before we get on with defining either the cost or the timeline for creating such an app for your company. In case of budget constraints, we would readily guide you through to the best MVP in the market that will get the best app without compromising on quality.

Yes, it can! But we would suggest that, like Airbnb, you might launch the app on android, iOS first and then move gradually towards covering all devices. This way you do not have to incur all the expenses at the same time.

We offer Airbnb like app development services at a budgeted price along with the precise quality which is expected from your end. We deliver apps that are customized to your requirement, and for this purpose we try to understand your business and its requirements and then document the scope of the project.

Our feature rich Airbnb type app development ensures excellent user interface thereby deriving an amazing user experience. We have dedicated experienced app developers who can ideate and execute the app as per your requirements.

Recently we worked with Space-O in developing our IOS app for the iPad Dexter and Friends. The project was handled from start to finish with great care, I enjoyed working with Ankit Shah and the rest of the development team. They were very responsive in dealing with minor set backs such as bug fixes. Their quality and assurance team didn’t stop till I was completely satisfied with the final product. They also were proactive in suggesting improvements to the user interface and helped us develop an easy to use parental control which allowed our app to qualify for IOS app store’s new ‘Kids’ section. I would highly recommend them if you are looking for a company who will stay within a reasonable budget and deliver a top quality product.Kevin
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