Not sure if this would be the right forum, but you can move it if need be. So I posted a thread a while ago about buying an app and what it entailed. There wasnt much info on the forums and what I found on the internet wasnt all that great. So I started my journey and I'm learning along the way. I found an app that I liked a while back in the Play Store. It had a good rating (I honestly didnt read them) and it was an interesting app. So I downloaded it and began to use it. After about a month of use I noticed a lot of bugs among other things. So i went to leave a review and noticed that the rating went down from a 4.7 to a 4.0. As I read the reviews it was apparent that the devs of the app abandoned development and the last update was over 10 months ago. All the reviews were begging for updates. Some reviews were for people that paid for the app and the features that were supposed to be in the paid app were removed....but people were still buying. So I contacted the developers. I got an answer and they said they are no longer developing it. I offered to buy the app as is and then never heard back. I sent two more follow ups and still didnt hear anything. So thats when I said screw it, I'll develop my own app and include all the things I wish the app had but didnt. I signed up over at upwork.com. I normally use guru.com but went with upwork. Posted my job and narrowed it down to three developers. Budget was of a concern as all the quotes were coming in in the 220-280 hour range to develop it from scratch. I started a contract on August 24th. We've finished the design phase and are now onto the database development and static build. So far things have been going pretty smooth with a few hitches along the way but nothing major. I will try to keep this thread updated as I go along. Sorry if I'm a little vague about the app itself but I dont want to disclose much about it until im ready to release it.