Hi, First off, Like many people probably do I have an idea for an app, it's a niche which hasn't been filled, nothing super clever or really fancy, but it is an area where the app could be polished off really nicely with good graphics and would mainly rely on a database for it's functionality. I have no experience programming, there have been periods when I have wanted to learn, but have always been too busy, and I assume that programming a nice looking, efficient app is time consuming. Therefore, I am considering paying a programmer. However, I have a few questions.... > What kind of costs am I looking at in getting an app developed? Like I said, I don't think it is hugely technical, but I want it done well with nice graphics and a good UI. My funds are reasonably limited, but am interested what kind of range I am looking at. > How do I protect my app? It's just an idea for a niche app, it's not patentable as such, but how do I know a developer isn't going to just run off with my idea? > How long does it take to get an app made...roughly? > Can anyone recommend any companies which specialise in making apps, their websites, stuff they have made in the past etc? Thanks for any input!