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How Much Will It Cost To Build A Basic Programme?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by dannym2, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. dannym2

    dannym2 Registered Member

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    I'm just trying to get a rough idea of how much it might cost to pay a programmer to build a basic piece of software.

    Say I wanted a piece of software building that would allow you to, for example, record the countries you visited and then colour the visited countries on a map in the software.

    Any ideas?
     
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    k1ng440 Newbie

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    i can do that for $500. PM for more information.
     
  3. nikiobicata

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    Just from curiosity how much is the monthly salary in Bangladesh? I don't thing is more then $150 and you want to charge for this $500? What is wrong with all of you "developing" people? Bangladesh, India this are poor country but you want to charge like you living in California
     
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    Why can't he charge what his competitors are charging? Really, all overseas people could raise their prices to match US prices and the market would be much easier to compete in because clients would be looking at actual skill level instead of who offers the lowest price.

    Regardless, why is someone in California allowed to charge $500 but when someone in Bangladesh charges over $150, you call foul? That's some condescending bullshit if I ever saw it.
     
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    It really depends on the complexity and platform, danny. Sounds like an interesting initial concept - not sure if you're looking to commission someone on BHW, but feel free to send details of the project if you'd like. I could maybe even put together a prototype over the next day or two (again, depending on the complexity of the software).
     
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    Like Compuk said, it really depends of the piece of software complexity. You should give more details about your project.
    You can also check freelancer.com and submit your project there.
     
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    Most of the IMers here are from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh and rest south Asian countries. And I bet 90% of those are earning more than the top notches in your country.

    It's not because of you America is the developed country, but it's because of my Indian brothers and ladies that India will soon overpower US. (Search about it on Internet)

    And our country is with the 2nd largest population, so, the number of people coming below poverty line would be more, but the ratio of rich/poor is better than that in America.

    And please refrain from posting such comments, act like social being, not a scumbag!
     
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    Your concept seems interesting can you PM me the details so I can give you exact affordable quote?
     
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    Why fighting, he said the price is not $500 for the work..its less than that, why fighting for countries?
     
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    WOW. So people in poor country needs to be paid less? Makes SENSE.

    @topic

    What do you mean by "countries you visited" ? You mean sites? Or real life visit?
     
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    I don't think two same level developers from Bangladesh and California should have different rights in internet, but still, $500 is too much for this particular job. Actually this application can be created very easily in Unity3D. It's free and easy to use.
     
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    Look, I'm in TX and I wouldn't touch a job like this for less than $2500. I didn't really see a discussion on requirements.. even which platform(s) it's supposed to run on and the scope of all that.. saving locations, trips .. wtF?

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    Here is a free webpage which can do it for you. You have to check all the countries you have visited and it will generate a map which highlights them. Not sure if it's what you want, but here it is: http://www.traveltip.org/countries_visited.php
    Just Google "highlight visited countries" and you'll get lots of results.
     
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    in php I could do something like that is around a day.

    With that said I would charge between $300 and $500 depending on what I would need to pay a graphic designer.
     
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    "This" are poor country? Really?

    And marketers still want to hire native writers.
     
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    Cowboy programmers that just throw prizes around without knowing requirements are bound to shoot themselves in the foot.

    As an experienced software developer I have to warn you to be VERY carefull with people just throwing a price at such a description.

    Allthough the idea is there the requirements are very fuzzy and as it stands this project has a very high chance for failure.

    for one thing it's unclear if the OP wants to track his own web-actions or the ones of his visitors. I would think your own actions, since you could use g analytics for if you want to track your visitors.... But still I see some people who want to solve this via PHP while this not the common language to create desktop solutions.

    Be clear with your requirements. If you are not, your developer will either have a budget problem or you will have a piece of software that won't do what you want and this will just lead to problems.

    Good luck.
     
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    Neutralhatter is saying exactly what I tried to get across, but much more clearly. Unless you guys have a secret chat going on somewhere, nowhere near enough discussion has been had to start quoting prices for something still so nebulous. Little novelty web pages are one thing, but when you call something a 'programme' and you imply there will be users using it.. your nuts to think that a $500 budget is going to get you anywhere.

    And just to be clear, I have 2 Indian developers that I sub jobs out to full time... and they make $40k. It's not $100k like someone might get in 'California', but thinking you can pay zilch for good development is probably a miscalculation.

    gtownfunk
     
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    awesome hahaha i loled for ages !!! TOP
     
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    It depends on the programmer and the quality of the program. If you hire a professional with a Ph. D. in Computer Sience, you would pay much more than for a freelancer with "only" experience.
    The price is always calculated in how much do you need to survive and your profite. If you live in California you have a much higher costs to cover than in India.