Where can I find an iPhone/Droid App developer to make simple apps?

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Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone knew a good place to find Phone App developers.

I have a couple pretty simple app ideas. Nothing very complex at all. Just like a photo viewing app or some simple gimmick to it.

I would just like someone who can make it without bugs and is reliable.


Anyone know where I can find someone? And how much should I look to pay?


Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Carlson
    Hey Frank,
    You can find many suitable developers at eLance,Odesk,vWorker or Guru.com.

    For your task,I would say anything between $100-$200 is enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author ZachRobinson
    Originally Posted by FrankMiller View Post

    Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone knew a good place to find Phone App developers.

    I have a couple pretty simple app ideas. Nothing very complex at all. Just like a photo viewing app or some simple gimmick to it.

    I would just like someone who can make it without bugs and is reliable.


    Anyone know where I can find someone? And how much should I look to pay?


    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    What is your idea? how will you make $$ off of it. I've met a few very cheap android developers
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankMiller
    It would be an inspirational photos app. I'd plan on making money through advertising.
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    • Profile picture of the author ZachRobinson
      Originally Posted by FrankMiller View Post

      It would be an inspirational photos app. I'd plan on making money through advertising.

      oDesk is the way to go. Make sure to be specific in the job post. Make sure they have examples of other work they've done. Apple Store sucks, $100 and it takes forever to get approved
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      • Profile picture of the author FrankMiller
        Originally Posted by ZachRobinson View Post

        oDesk is the way to go. Make sure to be specific in the job post. Make sure they have examples of other work they've done. Apple Store sucks, $100 and it takes forever to get approved
        Thanks for the tips. $100 to submit an app? That sounds a bit pricey but I can manage it.

        I'm looking at Droid Apps too. Probably gonna do them both.
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  • Profile picture of the author gclass
    You may want to have a look at Appcelerator, they offer their framework and services as well. you might want to try to find someone who knows using it for fast developments.
    Appcelerator Inc | Titanium Mobile Development Platform
    or
    Mobile Application Development Professional Services | Mobile Application Acceleration | Appcelerator Inc
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankMiller
    Thanks okay that's not bad at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerjaysen
    yeah Odesk for sure. I watched a dvd showing try smith talk about how he hired these guys from there...very professional.....and it depends on your budget too.

    Elance is another site to look at for dev.
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankMiller
    I'm looking to spend about $300.

    This is a random question but, do I need to provide hosting for these apps? I plan on getting a ton of traffic to these apps as long as everything goes well.


    Thanks for the answers, this is helping a lot.
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    • Profile picture of the author SShip
      Originally Posted by FrankMiller View Post


      This is a random question but, do I need to provide hosting for these apps? I plan on getting a ton of traffic to these apps as long as everything goes well.


      Thanks for the answers, this is helping a lot.
      Apple will host your apps and there are no hosting fees.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ismael Zarruqui
      Originally Posted by FrankMiller View Post

      I'm looking to spend about $300.

      This is a random question but, do I need to provide hosting for these apps? I plan on getting a ton of traffic to these apps as long as everything goes well.


      Thanks for the answers, this is helping a lot.
      Well the app itself is hosted by Apple as part of the app store system. You upload the app and they deal with storage and downloads of the app itself. You will of course need a web site related to the app as Apple is going to ask what the web site is when you submit the app.

      The same goes for Android market ..the most important thing is how to promote your apps and get people downloading it .so before spending hundreds or thousands ..make some research on forums and reviews sites related to apps
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  • Profile picture of the author kbuzz
    I've been developing an app (while not "simple" it is a more simple game). I found a graphic designer and the coder on oDesk.

    Just make sure they have exemplary ratings and a good portfolio (with links where you can download the app on iTunes). Even then it can be difficult. I've had both my designer and coder come down with health issues which has dragged this project on.

    My advice would be to take the simplest app you can think of and hire someone for that. If they can code and design it quickly they'll probably be good on some of the others.

    Good luck. There's a lot of opportunity in apps!
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankMiller
    I'm looking at some of the hourly rates for people. it seems like it ranges from $10-30 an hour. I want it to be good and work well so I might lean toward the higher end.

    I don't think it should take very long to code at all. I'm guessing 10 hours. But I dunno if they will agree with that.
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    • Profile picture of the author kbuzz
      Originally Posted by FrankMiller View Post

      I'm looking at some of the hourly rates for people. it seems like it ranges from $10-30 an hour. I want it to be good and work well so I might lean toward the higher end.

      I don't think it should take very long to code at all. I'm guessing 10 hours. But I dunno if they will agree with that.
      My advice is to stay away from hourly rates for iOS app development. I'd go for a set price for the project. You'll find that developers will find very creative ways to "work" a few extra hours on your project which will jack up the price. The more you have your app "mapped out", the less guess work will be involved for the developer and the lower the price.

      This isn't my site but I'd take a look at Bluecloud Solutions. They have a really good blog on app development (completely free) which could help you in your journey. Some of his points helped me in app development.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cicak
    You could always try Fiverr for simple ones, there are a few who offer the service.
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankMiller
    Thanks for the help! Yeah I have a few marketing avenues I can take this down so I'm not concerned about that.

    Mostly figuring out about how developing an App all works since this will be my first project involving mobile apps. I have a general overall knowledge of programming (PHP, SQL, C++, etc.)

    But I want to have a framework of what the developer will be doing like others mentioned here so I don't get screwed over with them wasting time or money.

    Thanks again for the help!
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    • Profile picture of the author kbuzz
      Originally Posted by FrankMiller View Post

      Thanks for the help! Yeah I have a few marketing avenues I can take this down so I'm not concerned about that.

      Mostly figuring out about how developing an App all works since this will be my first project involving mobile apps. I have a general overall knowledge of programming (PHP, SQL, C++, etc.)

      But I want to have a framework of what the developer will be doing like others mentioned here so I don't get screwed over with them wasting time or money.

      Thanks again for the help!
      Considering your background, this should be pretty straightforward and you have a baseline knowledge already. I know there's a difference between C and Objective C (what I assume you'll code your app in) but that will help you if you want to throw in your own ads or SDK's.

      I usually come up with a crude wireframe (hand drawn) and a detailed description of the app. We can usually come to a meeting of the minds fairly quickly in terms of scope.

      Don't forget to get them to sign a NDA.
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  • Profile picture of the author SShip
    Hi Frank,

    You should sign up for a free Apple iOS developers account. You'll get loads of information in there so you'll know exactly what you want your developers to do. Apple provides you with all the resources you need for free until you're ready to upload your first app. Here's a link if you're interested: https://developer.apple.com/programs...istribute.html (Not an affiliate link)
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankMiller
    Thanks!

    Yeah I have a decent handle on programming, but I couldn't really create anything right now. So I'm pretty rusty.

    I wonder how specific of requirements they would need to develop one.
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  • Profile picture of the author ankur sharma
    If you know coding, then go for elance. Elance is way better than vworker or odesk.
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    • Profile picture of the author MobiDev
      Check oDesk and eLance, serach for freelancer websites (if your apps need to be simple and easy-to-do, you may contact freelancers). Post on forums and social networks, ask for references and pay attention to their portfolio.
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  • Profile picture of the author networkempire
    I make android apps at pretty cheap rate. You could contact me if you would like.
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  • Profile picture of the author J. Barry Mandel
    Hi Frank,

    My first iPhone app is being developed right now for $250 and I found the developer on freelancer.com.

    This includes a free version as well as the paid version, but both are really simple. We did the graphics on our own so I saved maybe $50 there.

    It'll be interesting to see what happens with this baby

    Best of Luck,

    Justin
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