TikTok is a trending app which is so much fun and a source of great entertainment allowing users to create videos and share on social media platforms. It is a Chinese music video platform through which the users can create videos either with their own voice or any trending music and sounds. It is also possible to share the videos on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram with nice music and animation creating good fun for your friends. The app’s iOS version has a smooth UI/UX functioning and according to the latest reports, TikTok has reached a great significance by securing 150 million users daily. 

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How does TikTok work?

TikTok offers users a wide range of videos and songs that are currently popular in the market. By using this app, the users can lip-sync to it to create videos, add effects, dance to songs, add filters to make their video better than others. TikTok is an effective platform to improve interaction with others as you can share your videos and browse the ones added by others. After app installation creating your own app is an easy process. Anyone can come up with a creative video within less time even if the app is new and can become popular among their friends in a few days.

Features & functionalities to create TikTok mobile app

Simple user interface

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Similar to the other apps for TikTok also you will have to sign up first to login to the app which will be easy for the users. In the app, you can find all the trending videos. Just by scrolling the screen, it is easy to view all the videos one by one. Through this app, it will be simple to follow your friends and also you can set the screen in such a manner so that it will be easy to see the videos of the people or friends that you follow. This app is also easy to use and navigate.

Commenting and hearts

The popularity for the videos will be measured by the number of hearts you get. If you get more hearts which means you and your videos are very popular. Even normal people have become well-known to everyone just through TikTok. If you want to add any video to your profile, simply like the video and save it.

Face filters and effects

This app is also coming with special effects and face filters. It offers special features like reverse, slow-mo, zoom or flash. This app is also offering face filters like split screen, cat faces, or Valentine’s day filters.


Now you can not only build amazing and funny videos but also can share those videos. TikTok is coming up with a sharing option through which you can share your video on Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Messenger, and also on email. Also you can upload unique videos by using this app. Users can use their own voice to create a video apart from using the latest music and sounds.

Video editing and notifications


By adding stickers, filters, and funny animations users can make their video all the more attractive. The users can also check about the latest tags, likes, and followers by going through the real-time notifications.


In the settings section the users can change their profile picture, change the password, choose between private or public account, switch the language, access the help center, and block users.

Technologies & development team required to build apps like TikTok

AI technology is required to filter and personalize the data for the users. The app uses AI algorithms to understand and add tags automatically by making use of image recognition and object. The app also requires cloud storage like Amazon S3 or Google cloud storage. The TikTok app cost will depend on the network, operations, and the data storage you choose.

  • A universal operating system
  • Content delivery networks
  • GWT for better programming productivity     
  • Easy payment methods like e-wallet or PayPal
  • Video and audio transcoding
  • Database management with Datastax
  • A database such as Cassandra, MongoDB and MailChimp integration

The app can also be developed using Android then you can use programming languages like Kotlin and Java and for iOS development, you can use Swift or C. If you want to build a hybrid app then you can use the technologies like Xamarin, Flutter, and React Native.

Development team

  • iOS and Android developer
  • UI/UX designers
  • Database architecture
  • QA Engineer
  • Front-end and back-end developers
  • Product manager

Development cost of TikTok app

The app development cost of TikTok will be around $30,000-$40,000 USD. As per the guidelines of the app store, it is not recommended to come up with the same kind of app versions. TikTok also has a smooth UI/UX finishing Even if you plan to develop an app that looks more or less like TikTok there are more chances that the users will not find it interesting. The cost to build these kinds of apps will depend on many factors like platform and complexity of the app, resources required and many other factors. To know the approximate cost of developing an app you can count the number of hours taken to develop the app and multiply it by the cost per hour. Also you must be aware of the experience of the developer which plays a crucial role in deciding the charge per hour.

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TikTok is the world’s fastest-growing mobile application having a huge music community all over the world. The app is very popular and has good competition in the market. At this moment, it is better to come up with your own app by adding the latest features. You can also come up with a clone app for TikTok. It is necessary to have an expert mobile app developer to analyze all the requirements of your mobile app to offer an awesome experience to the end-users.




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