February 4, 2021

How to build an Online Class App?

February 4, 2021

How to build an Online Class App?

Technologies helping a lot to facilitate online learning. Online Classes or learning apps is both a convenience and challenging as well. It gives you a flexibility and when it comes to freedom, responsibility is important too. Nextgen technologies in educational app development are doing a lot to facilitate learning, and keep you organized.

Are you planning to invest in an Online Classes App or E-learning App, you’re on the right place. In this guide, you will get complete understanding about Online Classes App or E-learning App, how to build a powerful app for study as well as how to make money in e-learning industry! E-learning has literally taken over the world. It’s clear that there’s no stopping to the increasing obsession of learning. With E- learning, came the chatbots too. The conversational chatbots are the reason behind the massive success of an app like Google Classroom, edX, SoloLearn, Khan Academy, Duolingo, ClassDojo, Read Along, Quizlet, Goodness Shapes, etc.

Nowadays, Mobile apps turned smartphones into virtual classrooms where students do curricular activities with ease and focus. Further, the apps also encourage young children to love learning by making their steppingstone to education interactive and fun-filled. Mobile apps, along with new and advanced learning management software is changing the educational landscape. On the other hand, with the evolution of technology, the education market can be a source of good income for a farsighted businessman. So, the main thing is to find the best way to create the educational app and make it profitable.

It is important to look towards the e-learning app feature list. When you create an educational app, this functionality is always desirable.

Instruction overlay, Large amount of resources in Database, Offline Mode, Core Educational Content, Social media integration, Quizzes, Badges, Animation, Audio and Video Streaming, Registration and Login, Communication & Interaction, Chatbots, conferencing, AR-VR experiences, Subscription, Ads, etc.

Building an e-learning app

To Build an e-learning or online classes application, you need to have a thorough understanding of the features and functionalities of these applications and see what all you need to integrate to offer similar services.

Easy to use format

If you can learn one thing from edX, Duolingo, Google Classroom, ABCMouse, Khatoot, Udemy, it is their convenient and understandable format. They make sure all the lessons are bite-sized, even though they have listening, speaking, and other language challenges. Their approach is quite simple, straightforward, and easy to grasp. It is the same even when they are showing the screen completely or initiation a puzzle.

When designing the app, eliminate all the complexity and make it as convenient as possible.

Indulging learners into the app

How to use Gamification at its best. You get to learn but it feels and looks like you are playing a game. That is the approach every language learning application needs to have. The application id all about making e- learning so much fun. It makes interaction with learners alive.

When developing the app, be sure to flag away from the traditional method of learning, and instead use gamification as an integral part of every single lesson.

Clarity to the educational content

The purpose of an online classes or an e-learning app is to make learning flexible, clear and easier. Point is to create content by focusing on the learner’s capability. Hence, your lesson should have clear distinctions for those who are beginners, those who have basic knowledge, and advanced learners as well. With prompts, tips, and chatbots, be sure to make learning in every lesson clear.

UI/UX design

User interaction and user experience both matter so much that 90% of the time users abandon an application because of its inconvenient interface. Since it takes so much effort to build a language learning app, you cannot take a chance here with an overloaded and messy UX/UI design. App developers must opt for a minimalistic and user-friendly design that gives your users a clear roadmap of the application. It is best to hire a professional designer to create a colorful, memorable, and vivid illustrations

Four pillars of an e-learning app design that keeps the UI/UX the best. Designing an appropriate learning flow is equally important. Have you ever wondered what makes an educational app truly ‘learning’ by design? Humans learn best when they are…

  • Actively involved
  • Engaged with the learning materials
  • Meaningful experiences
  • Socially interactions with others in high-quality ways

Development Stage 

When all the assets are prepared for engineering, our programmers get in the game. Our development process is well-established so that you can be confident that your budget estimates and deadlines will be met under any conditions. We work according to the time-and-material approach allowing us to be flexible and transparent.

Post-implementation support

If you did like to start with an MVP, we’re happy to offer our assistance and develop an e-learning platform with extended functionality. The post-launch services we provide include tech consulting, ongoing development, UI and UX improvement.

Cost of Creating an Online Classes (E-Learning) App

How Much Does It Cost to Create an App Like Google Classroom, edX, SoloLearn, Khan Academy, Duolingo, ClassDojo, Read Along, Quizlet, Goodness Shapes?

The higher your investment and financing capacities are the more advanced features or chatbots you can offer. Cost to develop Duolingo language learning app depends on design and development features:


Designing plays a crucial role and is also taken an important aspect for any application. This stage can last about 200 hours and the cost depend on the UI research, UX map, Logo creation, and Application screen developments. All these are the crucial steps of the design stage and the designing cost can vary between $8000 to $10000.


Online classes app or an E-learning app is the result of a robust and strategic Mobile app development, and if you want the same thing, you will need strong backend development and QA engineering. The cost also depends on the platform chosen (android, iOS) and the publication of language apps. All these are the crucial steps of the development stage and the development cost can vary between $15000 to $2000.

Some of the top Education domain applications in the market

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is the ultimate solution to this question. Google classroom is essentially a virtual classroom of sorts.

That means we can use it for seamlessly sending announcements, creating classes, starting discussions, submitting, and grading assignments, asking for remarks and answers, sharing resources, and so on. It is also easy to set up a google classroom. Teachers share code with the class.

And the students can join by just entering the codes. That is all it takes to create a virtual classroom.

Key differentiators:

  • Enhanced communication
  • Improved organization
  • Faster grading process


It is the most famous web-based learning platform established in 2012. It provides a wide range of online courses, specializations, degrees, expert, and educational programs. Besides, Coursera works with colleges, universities, and different associations to offer their students online courses, accreditations, and degrees in several subjects. The startup raised an underlying $16 million at a subsidizing round. In 2020, the organization declared it had brought $130 million up in Series F increasing its value to $2.5 billion.

Key differentiators:

  • multi certified program
  • homework checking

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational association founded in 2008 by Salman Khan. Its main goal is to help with teaching understudies with online tools. The association creates short exercises in a format of video recordings. Its site also offers valuable practical activities and materials for educators. All resources are available for free to platforms’ customers. These days, its subsidizing comes to $10.2 million.

Key differentiators:

  • Progress tracking
  • Practical exercises
  • Learning in multiple languages


Remind is an educational communication platform that helps educators reach students and parents where they are. Gathering learning is a proficient practice to fill in learning holes in understudies. 

Remind permits to remain connected with your school network wherever you’re. It focuses on 3 core groups – students, teachers, parents – that are interconnected on the platform.

With the class code, users can receive regular updates on classroom activities. Students can also use Remind in the format of chat in order to share messages, photos and handouts to the whole class, submit tasks, and clear out some questions with the friends, both individually and collaboratively.

Key differentiators:

  • Platform for sharing
  • Translations in the chats in more than 70 languages


The learning cycle in Photomath is entirely basic. You snap a photo of transcribed or printed

questions. At that point, the application itself shows you how to tackle those inquiries through step-by-step clarifications and directions.

Key differentiators:

  • Interactive graphs
  • Scan of printed/handwritten problems
  • Multiple solving methods
  • Animated instructions

There are numerous development companies and with the growing technologies, it will thrive more. Ideating an application or product and bring it to life is easier than it was ever before. This guide for finding the best development partner for your product.

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