Re: Anyone develop apps (Android/iPhone) or used someone they suggest?
Originally Posted by dougdirt
Looks like I need to get into the iPhone and Android app making market.
Last week I had a consultation with a company about my idea. The guy I spoke with said that it sounded 'rather simple and easy'. I was honestly expecting a quote in the $2500-3000 range for both the iPhone and Android platform. Today I got the quote in for just the iPhone platform.
That is $125 an hour at 170 hours. How on Earth does anyone actually make money selling apps? For everyone one app that makes money there have to be thousands just losing money head over heals if these prices are anything close to accurate.
I'm a software developer. A lot of apps are developed by the people who have the idea so they aren't paying "retail" prices for development, which is what you are doing here. You could conceivably find someone to do it for a cheaper rate (or for a cut of the action if it's a really good idea) but to be quite honest it's virtually impossible to anything of any complexity for $2500-3000. Any reputable software house is going to charge almost that much just to write up decent specifications for a system that has any complexity.
Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun