I have a Great idea, but no programming skillz

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by finnschi, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. finnschi macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
    #1
    So i have this GREAT idea for the german App-Store (hint: something about saving HUGE cost)

    but I have no programming skills whathowever, would someone be internested in teaming up, and making this idea become real (50/50 revenue split)

    :cool:

    The app, has to be able to send a txt, and display only 1 particular part of the then received txt , the txt's syntax is always the same! ;) It shouldn'tbe too hard!! :D
     
  2. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2005
    #2
    Actually, it's impossible.
     
  3. TodVader macrumors 6502a

    TodVader

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2005
    Location:
    Quebec, Canada
    #3
    True.
     
  4. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

    Jeremy1026

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    #4
    No developer would agree to a 50/50 split if you are only bringing an idea to the table.
     
  5. TylerDurden130 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    #5
    I can't recall the site, but I'm sure if you searched google you could find it. Essentially you post what you want made, developers will bid on it and you can choose the winning bid, then have them build it and you get the final product, no 50/50 split... BTW a lot of App's in the store do not make any money, maybe offer the app as an incentive to visit the website, then use ad revenue on the website to make money?
     
  6. fishkorp macrumors 68020

    fishkorp

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Location:
    Ellicott City, MD
    #6
    You don't have access to the SMS API or database. What you want can't be done with "true" SMS.

    And no developer would give you half the money while you do none of the work. Ideas are a dime a dozen.
     
  7. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

    GfPQqmcRKUvP

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Location:
    Terminus
    #7
    Maybe in the app store, but not in real life. Some technology entrepreneur's might not be able to program but they employ programmers to work for them.
     
  8. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

    Jeremy1026

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    #8
    Yes, on a flat fee, or an hourly rate. Not a percentage of possible (not guaranteed) sales.
     
  9. finnschi thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
    #9
    mmm so I guess i'll have to suck it and learn Cocoa myself :rolleyes: :eek:

    ahhrhrr and I didn't know that you don't have access to the Sms Api :( , but well I'll make this work somehow :D (you can send sms thru the skype api)
     
  10. robanga macrumors 68000

    robanga

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Location:
    Oregon
    #10
    1. Form a company such as an LLC
    2. Have a lawyer draft a non-disclosure agreement or see if there are pre-packaged agreements that are sold for your state
    3. Place an add in Craigslist or go to one of the Freelance sites and find programmers willing to sign an NDA and code for a percentage of the profit.
     
  11. fishkorp macrumors 68020

    fishkorp

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Location:
    Ellicott City, MD
    #11
    Exactly. I've been doing professional development for almost 10 years now. No one with just an idea will get a percentage as high as 50%. Any developer that would agree to such terms is out of his/her mind. And even outside in "the real world" there are always plenty of ideas but without the know-how to implement them. An idea is one thing, making it real is another.
     
  12. Williamapps macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    #12
    If you do marketing by yourself that will be worth some percentage.
    Why don't you setup your own itunes account? Why you only intent to sell german?
     
  13. finnschi thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
    #13
    Ok, so there basically is a service you can send a txt to , and he will reply with a answere , but this information is only usefull in Germany(its about how the cell phone billing works... ) :eek:
     

Share This Page