Sunday February 19, 2012

So, How Much Will It Cost To Build This App?

Kent Nguyen shares his reasoning why app development takes longer than we think.

Converting an iPhone app to iPhone/iPad universal app: This is the worst ‘additional feature’ found in iPhone development contracts. Because an iPad app is not a frikin’ additional feature. The iPad app is always more complex than iPhone app, and most of the time requires entirely different interface and interaction mechanism. It’s like making an electric bicycle and then convert it to a fuel-powered motorcyle! They are very similar at what they do, but under the hood, the difference is immense.

Keep this page on speed dial for the next client that wants a “Path-like” social network app for poodle lovers built in a week for $1,000 and a box of pizza.