How can I find an iphone app developer, and how does that relationship work?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by srharris22, May 3, 2011.

  1. srharris22 macrumors member

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    I have an idea for an iphone app, like everyone else, but I do not know anyone that can write the code or develop the apps. I am looking for advice on how such a relationship typically works financially as well as best way to find someone you can trust to give your idea and actually develop it for you.
    I did a quick search but could not find anything, also this app requires more than the quick little online websites offer.

    Thanks!
    Stephen
     
  2. VTPete macrumors member

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    Stephen,

    Like anything else, networking is usually a good way to find someone. Check out "LinkedIn" and look for people you know who know iPhone developers.

    When you find a developer, you have to remember that you're working on a relationship that is going to be around for a while. So, my recommendation is to build a product backlog that shows what's required for version 1, version 2, etc. etc.

    Payment depends entirely upon the skills required and domain knowledge involved. Expect to pay from $50 to $250 per hour. A fixed "job rate" can be negotiated as well. Some developers work for a cut of the profits or an ownership stake in the app that's developed...

    -VTPete
     
  3. srharris22 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I even looked in craigslist and could not find anything. I think I have a contact now but will look around on linkedin and Facebook next. Was hoping I might get a hit on here, we will see I guess.
     
  4. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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  6. JulieBMurphy macrumors newbie

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    I would suggest you to ask your friends if they know any developers. Don't tell the whole idea before you see the guy. Or you can search on some freelancer site.
     

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