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How much to charge for mobile app?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by antichrist, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. antichrist

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    Hey everyone!

    I am really completely new to the mobile app market but I have something that I want to get built. It is not a game but more of an aggregator with an api built around it.

    How much would I expect to pay for someone who knows what they are doing and can integrate ads from an ad agency and everything? I am looking for a push button solution that I can put up on the app store and make money right away. If you are an experienced app creator, feel free to get in touch!
     
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  3. sprintpp

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    You'll need much more clear specs. Indeed, the devil is in details. Also, i would not bet on 'make money right away' statement:)
     
  4. archon10

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    This is what you need to do.

    Sit down and create your screens..write them out. Draw them on paper or in a Word doc. Create wireframes for your screens and then next to each screen list what each button, image, etc etc will do. It could be a 10 page doc or a 100 page doc. It depends on the app. This is nowhere near enough info to give even a rough estimate.

    Once you have your documentation written, then a dev can go through and give you an estimate. I would figure a day to 2 days for each screen. This doesn't mean a full 16 hours, but it means how long you can expect. Devs work mainly in short sprints of a few hours a day. Anything more and you're getting crap code.