Hiring someone to develop an app

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by DJAKO, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. DJAKO macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2006
    What would you say is an average cost for a simple app that pulls data from a database?

    I'm looking to hire someone to create this app for me, but I have no idea on where to go. Any suggestions?
  2. ghayenga macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2008
    You have nowhere near enough information to make an estimate here.

    Where is this database located? If it's on a server then who will be writing the server interface? If the database is on the phone itself how will the intitial data get there? What kind/how much data? What kind of interface is needed for entering, searching and displaying this data?
  3. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Anywhere from nothing, to letting the developer monetize the result themselves, to 100+ hours at $100+/Hr, to much much more (iFund VC level salary plus stock options). The average of that wide a range won't mean much.

    You'll have to convince most competent iPhone developers that your idea and remuneration rate per day will very likely be much better than their (possibly inflated) expected rate of return for developing their own app ideas and putting them into the App store by themselves.

    Can you do that?

  4. beit macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2008

    Hi ghayenga,
    I'm a iPhone developper with some experience, we can talk about your program on pv and see what you want and how we can do it.
    I'm a swiss guy of 23 year with a bachelor in informatic engineering.
    I can send you an example of application I developped.
    If you desire contact me at botta@netcore.ch

    See you
  5. DJAKO thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2006
    Ya, I realize there's a lot more to explaining and getting quoted on an app then a few lines on a forum. But do you guys have any recommendations on where to find these coders/developers?
  6. kage207 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    Well I'm not sure how soon you need it. And I'm still in the basic learning of the language of Xcode. This doesn't mean that I don't know programming languages. Plus what they guy said $100+ an hour that's not really true. It'd all depend on how fast you wanted it. If you want to contact me and tell me specifics I'll look into it. I'm a freshman in college and know the languages C++, Java and HTML but I'm teaching myself Xcode. If what your specifics are and how soon you need it depends upon how much I'd charge. If you want to contact me, email @ pmcavoy89@yahoo.com.
  7. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    Good, experienced developers make that or more regularly, depending on the industry you do the work for. I know developers (half a dozen or so) only 3-5 years out of school, no prior work experience, making $70/hour or more on regular 40 hour a week job, because they're good at what they do. Good developers get paid good money. If you put schedule crunches in there or ridiculous hours, that rate can easily go over $100/hour.
  8. richard.puckett macrumors newbie


    Jul 15, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Just remember: Generally speaking, you get what you pay for. Programming is an art which combines the intelligence gained from education with the wisdom gained from experience. One star programmer can be worth more than any number of novices, so choose wisely; Going cheap or trying to throw bodies at a problem will cause you pain in the long run.

    Where do you find programmers? For a new small project it may well make sense to have the programmer geographically near where ever you are; otherwise make sure they are proficient with remote development as communication will be key. That being said, try to find local user groups - they might allow job postings or have special lists set up for that. Something like this for example.
  9. bacharss macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2008

    I am having an iphone app developed through this great website elance.com. You post the job and companies/individuals bid on it. It's a sealed bid so no one sees it but you. Most of the companies that bid on mine were in India/Pakistan which was scary at first but seeing their work, the positive feedback they got and the lower cost made it a good choice.:D

Share This Page