Looking to have an IOS app developed, how much?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by crazycat10, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. crazycat10 macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2014

    I'm looking to have an app developed for IOS but clueless on the price for this type of work.



    So lots of apps out there doing what I want, and instagram contains this function.


    1. User downloads the app
    2. Registers and signs-in
    3. Selects a tile layout
    4. Clicks one of the tiles, which opens up their photo library, they select a photo and it loads it into that tile.
    5. Step 4 is repeated until 3/5 tiles are filled with different photos
    6. They click done and it takes those 3/5 photos in that layout and turns it into one image.
    7. They can then share that photo on Facebook


    I don't want brushes, watermarks or captions or any of that stuff. I just want it to be a quick process for the user - they select maybe 1 out of 5 layouts, load images in, converts into 1 image and share it - I would hope the user could go through the whole process in a few minutes max.

    Any ideas how complex it is to do this, and how much it 'could' cost?

    Would $1000 get this job done if the design was supplied properly.


    And Hi to everyone, my first thread.
  2. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    Why? None of the rest of your description entails anything where having an account on yet another service would be useful for the end user.

    Anyways, yes, this sounds like something you could have developed for $1000 to me. This sounds like something I could make in a single night. One and a half maximum.
  3. crazycat10 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2014
    I know, I understand what you mean by another account but its more to future proof it then anything - im still looking at the overall picture but once I know I can get this developed within my price range, I can get serious.

    It's another photo app :rolleyes: I know, but at a slightly different angle then the others. I'm willing to spend some cash to see how it performs.

    Can I come back to you in a week on this project then? I can get some designs produced, PM you the URL so you can view online and let me know if your interested (or not).
  4. f77coder macrumors newbie


    Jun 13, 2014
    Twilight Zone
    signs-in with who? where? do you already have a server/database setup?
    are you pushing notifications? why don't you sync to the iCloud and set it up there instead?

    you could easily chop up some demo code and link in the fb sdk but why? i don't see any commercialization for this. what is unique about this app?
  5. crazycat10 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2014
    Signup with the app, on the app homepage, we have a server, we can give access to create a db on the server.

    iCloud - Happy to do it anyway the app dev thinks best.

    I was thinking the user could sign-in, save login details to Facebook within the App so they dont have to keep signing in every time they wanted to share a new photo - but again going to wireframe this out so I can see what's going on.

    I would be happy to let this run without any monetisation at the start. But just to answer your question how someone 'could' -> run Adsense maybe.

    I already have a website which receives over 100K visitors a month from mobile devices - I plan on promoting the App heavily using this traffic source.

    I can't say what my angle is, I have a successful website already and I know when I see something with possibilities.

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