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February 12, 2012 5:00 PM Subscribe
How much should I charge for this mobile app?
posted by plinth to Work & Money (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I saw a site that is an information aggregator. I liked this site, so on my own I decided to write an Android app for the site. It's a thousand lines or so, which for me is something like a day of coding (and in this case more like two total, since I was riding the Android learning curve). Compared with typical engineers, I'm usually about 2-10x faster and with far fewer bugs.
They have a mobile version of their site, but it just doesn't have the feel of the app. They appear to be a company with maybe 2 employees tops and have been around since 2007 and make their money on commission from click through sales and some advertising.
I would like to sell this app to the site. How much should I offer and under what terms? I would prefer an outright sale of source and just walk away from it, although I would consider a short maintenance contract.