Help me commission an iPhone app!
November 1, 2011 8:39 AM Subscribe
[app development filter] I know little about apps and don't even own an iPhone; please help me to commission a developer to customise her existing app so it can be used by my own customers.
posted by braemar to technology (6 answers total)
I have been in touch with a developer who has (on her own time) developed an app for the iPhone that is pretty much the format I'm looking for in an app I'd like to make available to my own client base. I am asking her to actually scale back the functionality of her current app, and then populate the database fields with information and graphics I will supply. This information changes on a yearly basis so if this is well received, I would like to have the same customized app re-populated with new information a year later.
What do I need to know about commissioning a developer to rework their existing app for my own business use? I'm thinking things like copyright, branding and future use need to be discussed, but please outline for me everything that I need to consider. Also, she only develops for iPhones. What happens in future if I want this custom app to be made available for Android users? (Or Blackberry should they get their act together?)
Extra information: I know that she is currently selling her app in the Apple Store, with about 12,000 downloads so far. Financials: we're talking about US$1500 for the work which sounds reasonable to me. Or is this number too low for the work involved?