Outsourcing Mobile App Development. Iphone/ Android.

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I have a new SEO/Consulting business. I already have a few clients and I want to offer iphone/ Android mobile app development for my client's businesses. Could anybody tell me the best place to outsource this. And what is the cost to get this done? Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    I'm not sure of the best place to outsource this but I can tell you asking for the cost is like asking how much it costs to build a house. It depends on a whole heap of factors. No too apps are going to cost the same unless they have identical features and content.
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    • Profile picture of the author thetaspark
      Originally Posted by JohnJonasVA View Post

      What are you asking specifically? How much it would cost to outsource the job or how much you should charge? You can hire a developer from the Philippines at low cost. Try onlinejobs.ph
      When it comes to outsourcing, developing countries are the way to go to cut cost. There are times I've gone online in search of programmers in India or Africa just to get the job done at the lowest cost. These countries usually have a National website that their programmers can be found...
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  • Profile picture of the author unknowncat
    i looked into it and found out u.s. based app developers asking a hundred per hour. outsourcing to distant lands has a trail of nightmares, maybe one in seven go smooth n timely to completion.


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  • Profile picture of the author TextPert
    @MRCGHILL use www.odesk.com. That platform allows you to find what you need in terms of development. They pre-screen the developers as well with testing and then the project is hosted by them so the developer must log in to work on the code. Thereby easily tracking progress and billable hours.

    Be forewarned. I would suggest you have a plan on what exactly you want these applications to do. Outsourced engineers are not product designers. Using an Engineer to design your UX/UI is not a roadmap to success. I would suggest finding yourself a UI/UX guy/gal that can work with you in house to develop the product and product plan before you hand it off to outsourced developers.

    Are your Clients all in the same vertical? Can you develop the same application that translates across that spectrum? If not, I would suggest bailing and keep your focus on a mobile website. HTML5 is a newer technology that IMHO will overtake native mobile apps over time.

    So more detail on what you want to do is helpful. You are talking about a price window of 1-300k. Just depends what you want to do.

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  • Profile picture of the author Nate Maurice
    yeah i use 0desk..if you can find a good programmer who to build a long term relationship you withyou, it can def be of great vlaue to your business
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    • Profile picture of the author Amanda786
      Originally Posted by Nate Maurice View Post

      yeah i use 0desk..if you can find a good programmer who to build a long term relationship you withyou, it can def be of great vlaue to your business

      Odesk.com is a great way to start your business. Their services is really good I also work their sometimes when I don't have any work.
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  • Profile picture of the author zardon
    Whilst I agree in some parts HTML5 is a good competitor for apps, its not a silver bullet.

    The reason for this is because:

    1. Apple don't like Native apps that are just HTML5. But sometimes I've heard people getting through on HTML5 apps
    2. If you are wanting to sell in-app purchases, news-stand or subscriptions, you won't be able to use HTML5. Some third-party software like Appcelerator do have libraries for it, but I've been told they are not great. For IAP I would firmly use Native every time.

    I do iPhone app development and have links to Android developers; but I'm not sure what kind of budget you're looking at. If you can drop me a PM maybe I can help out further.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicheblog
    There are usually questions regarding the functional and non functional requirements if you use odesk or other websites which proposals are not very clear which is included and which is additional fee. I’m specialized for more than 10 years through projects in Germany and Europe for requirements, quality management, including testing and successful handover to the customer.
    I have several certificates in CMMI, SPICE, PMI, ISTQB and Agile methods (SCRUM Master, Product Manager)
    This provides the customer only one contact person to clarify everything, so he does not get every day questions about Fields, requirements, process, workflows do’s and don’ts.

    Depending on the app and/or website requirements, I work with several agencies, but I’m responsible for the whole coordination. So you don’t have daily skype conferences with all the stress and sometimes you need to push the people to deliver in time and in budget, which should not be underestimated.

    If you are interested to realize your project/idea in budget, quality and time then you can contact me.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyDeez
    Lot's of good replies here already. One thing to consider is that offering this kind of service (from what you said above) is outside of your wheelhouse (personal expertise). Developing software and apps isn't easy, that said, it is doable.

    I'd probably first try and find a qualified project manager that you could use to help you manage these projects. If you have clients who don't know that much about apps, and programmers who don't understand quite what you want, things get hairy.

    Having 'a guy', can help make you look better in your client's eyes, improve your ability to extract the right information from those you serve, and enable you to communicate effectively with your developers.

    Anyway, just my 2 cents. I second Odesk for all of this.
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    • Profile picture of the author samsharen
      Originally Posted by Madisonseo View Post

      How Much Should I Spend On My iPhone App?

      Hi,

      You will need a graphic design and an objective c programmer. It will cost you more than $4000 for a simple app.

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  • Profile picture of the author zardon
    @MadisonSEO "How Much Should I Spend On My iPhone App?" -- it depends on what its doing. If its a game, be prepared to pay big bucks (> $10K). If its a business app, and your using HTML5 it should not cost you more than 3-5 maybe 10k at most. But it really depends on what your doing/trying to achieve.

    If its a native app, or you're wanting an app with IAP, subscriptions, or need it to do a lot of interactivity (downloading media, content, handle user logins, things like that) then it can cost quite a lot. Usually agencies start at the $2500 range but obviousily you can just hire developers overseas on odesk at get it at a 1/3 of this price.

    It all comes down to what you're wanting to do.

    Madisonseo -- I'm happy to give you some free consultancy on it, you don't even have to buy from me, but I can give you at least some help on it if you're struggling on it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Madisonseo
      Originally Posted by zardon View Post

      @MadisonSEO "How Much Should I Spend On My iPhone App?" -- it depends on what its doing. If its a game, be prepared to pay big bucks (> $10K). If its a business app, and your using HTML5 it should not cost you more than 3-5 maybe 10k at most. But it really depends on what your doing/trying to achieve.

      If its a native app, or you're wanting an app with IAP, subscriptions, or need it to do a lot of interactivity (downloading media, content, handle user logins, things like that) then it can cost quite a lot. Usually agencies start at the $2500 range but obviousily you can just hire developers overseas on odesk at get it at a 1/3 of this price.

      It all comes down to what you're wanting to do.

      Madisonseo -- I'm happy to give you some free consultancy on it, you don't even have to buy from me, but I can give you at least some help on it if you're struggling on it.
      Thanks for you answer my app is simple but need interactive with a web platform

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  • Profile picture of the author mithun12
    zardon has given you the right answer. if you go odesk or freelancer you will easily get a coder at a very cheaper rate. this is what most of them do Specially America and most of the developed countries.
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  • Profile picture of the author coolag
    Depending on your requirments there are a few online apps that allow you to make iPhone apps without programming knwoledge. But it won't make BIG stuff..
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  • Profile picture of the author samsharen
    Originally Posted by mrcghill View Post

    I have a new SEO/Consulting business. I already have a few clients and I want to offer iphone/ Android mobile app development for my client's businesses. Could anybody tell me the best place to outsource this. And what is the cost to get this done? Thank you


    Are you looking for Content, Games or Utility apps?

    I will cost around $1500 to create your Content app. I can do that.


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  • Profile picture of the author zardon
    @Madisonseo There needs to be more context to your requirements.

    I'm sure the members of WF will help you. @samsharen $1500 sounds about right for a content app, assuming MadisonSEO doesn't want to pull in data from a third party or wants to talk back/forth with a website.

    Regardless, I think it would be easier if you wrote out your niche, the features/benefits of the app you're wanting then identify a budget for it and outsource it. The App Empire and 40 hour work week books pretty much say the same thing.

    Of course finding a trusted outsource developer is another thing.

    I'm sure other people can help you MadisonSEO in terms of pricing an app.
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  • Profile picture of the author Madisonseo
    Not an app content is rather a utility I would say the design is the least amount of work needs a 5 -10% of the application.The operation if the application would be a 85% + performance between my phone and the website (3third party).


    Not content to app it is, is a utility I would say the design is only a 10% the app. The (3third party) is 90% programming.

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  • Profile picture of the author zardon
    Its fine... i think theres enough info on this board for you to run with, good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author usndsd
    you don't need to hire a programmer to build an app for any business...there are several platforms on the market that are more than adequate when it comes to building mobile apps for businesses....send me a PM I'll be glad to share several places to outsource this for very reasonable rates
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony11690
    Many factors go into giving a quote for a mobile application. All depends on what the client wants. I'm sure each application would be very different, therefore have a very different price quote.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnmartin2008
    You can outsource your mobile apps development to FuGenX, you will find experienced mobile apps developers here. I cant tell the exact cost of the application, if you share the your requirement then only it will be useful to decide the cost.
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  • Profile picture of the author vj3660
    I think you are looking for white label development.Where you'll get the estimate from the development company and add your margin ,then give it to end client.

    I'm a partner of an offshore development company.We have several clients like you.Where they work with the end client ,Get SOW & Estimate from us keep their margin and pass the work to us.

    We are planing for a NY office and may be we can sit for a coffee if you located around there.DM me your skype I'll help you with this.
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  • Profile picture of the author neralu
    I can help you with the mobile apps development.. If you are interested... PM me, i can help you with it..

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author ebizzinfotech
    Originally Posted by mrcghill View Post

    I have a new SEO/Consulting business. I already have a few clients and I want to offer iphone/ Android mobile app development for my client's businesses. Could anybody tell me the best place to outsource this. And what is the cost to get this done? Thank you

    Hi Mrcghill,


    We can help you for mobile app development and we are one of the leading app development company in india and we have across 500+ client worldwide.

    My skype : divyesh.ebizzinfotech
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