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Cost of Uber like App

Discussion in 'Programming' started by Standartuye, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Standartuye

    Standartuye Regular Member

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    I don't know if this is the right place to post it but I have a question.

    I need an Uber-like app in my country for individual car owners. I posted a job on upwork and got lots of offers ranging $7.5k - $20k

    They all claim they could handle this job since they developed lots of Uber-like apps.

    But some of my developer friends told me that It is not possible to make an Uber like app with this price.

    I am confused about what people say.

    What would be the cost of an Uber like app? How much should I pay for developers?
     
  2. Agerzef

    Agerzef Newbie

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    Here's an idea.
    Instead of asking the price for a "uber like" app, just give the basic info, explain the objective/s of the app, sit down with the project manager / programmer and talk it out.
    Do not instil those type of expectations. If you dont need to delve into the expectation market, dont.
     
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    Salman Saleem Junior Member

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    What if i give you a link where these developer buy exact uber like code and then modify it according to user type ?
     
  4. Standartuye

    Standartuye Regular Member

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    Thanks for your suggestion but how does this going to help me out by not giving every info?


    So they are just copying the code and modifying it to every taxi app?
     
  5. Meddie

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    https://codecanyon.net/search/taxi app

    The only problems with these apps, sometimes the GPS it`s not working correctly, and the user must set the location manually or move it more than 1 street.
     
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  7. Standartuye

    Standartuye Regular Member

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    Oh my God, I am surprised. So why do these developers try to charge me $10k to create this app?

    This code is ready to build an app? I mean what do I need to ask from a developer with this code?
     
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    There is a big difference between the uber app and "taxi app" you find online. I read that uber used over 100 ios engineers to rewrite their ios app using swift. All of them are working on one ios app. :O let that sink in.
     
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  9. Agerzef

    Agerzef Newbie

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    By basic info i meant everything that the app needs to be functional, programmers are usually creative people that will work harder/better if left to their own devices.
     
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    Don`t worry I pay 1k for a script which was already made online for 200 USD, we all make mistakes, but before you do something remember in most of the cases, it`s already done because it`s 2019.

    You will never do an app like Uber 100% identical functions and UX as them because of the budget, but you can use alternatives.

    In my home city Uber it`s not available but still Taxi companies use an alternative app as you can find on codecanyon. Can`t be like Uber but can be at least 60-70% same and it`s doing the job.

    I wish you success!
     
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  11. Standartuye

    Standartuye Regular Member

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    Thank you so much. That's what I am talking about. I need a taxi app, not an Uber app.

    But even with this code, I need to hire a developer to set my application properly right? How much should I pay for them?
     
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    if you are starting a company or a business based on apps/websites,
    it is important you have some one looking over technical aspects. (CTO)

    Developing is not a one-time thing. It is a process.
    If you decide to hire developers whenever you need, that alone can kill your business.

    This is why almost all the startup accelerators look for "technical founder" in a team.

    Good luck.
     
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    a good programmer will take your project for $1500 but with some limitations like less support and maintenance
     
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    I would suggest you to buy an existing app (posts above), pay someone to add features if needed. Reskin it to your own brand.

    Instead of paying 10k for one app, pay $100 for the existing app and use the few thousand dollar for advertising your app/brand.

    One thing is very important to understand: You can have the greatest and most useful app of all time, but if no one knows about it, its worth nothing. Advertising/marketing is much more important than the actual functionality of the app in my opinion. Just look at apps like twitter, instagram etc. super easy to use, not really that much of functions, but these guys did marketing very well, which got them millions of user. Same goes for apps like Tinder. There have been so many dating websites and apps in the past, but Tinder understood how to make great marketing and it paid off.
     
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  16. Standartuye

    Standartuye Regular Member

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    You are right. I need a guy for both creating this app and monthly upgrading and maintenance of the application.

    How should I post a job on upwork then when looking for a developer?
    something like;
    I have a taxi-app code and I need a mobile dev to set it up?
     
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    No, devs can see through bullshit like this, they can identify codecanyon scripts miles away.

    I am looking for someone to build a taxi app on top of existing codecanyon-script.

    That'll do.
     
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    too less?
     
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    I'm also currently working on a platform similar to quora. I basically bought the clone script and hired a developer to add or remove certain features. It's not wise trying to create something from scratch. I've been there at least 3 times and the project never goes past the development stage.
    When hiring a developer, he'll ask you to pay per hour but make sure you insist on paying a fixed price for the job. be extra clear about the project details and **never** ask the developer to join into your team as a partner ;)

    Also. If there's some designing work included, ask him to send you some prototype sketches so that you could approve first.
     
  20. Standartuye

    Standartuye Regular Member

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    Thank you.
    But I still don't know how much should I accept to set this script up?