How to Transfer an Idea to an iPhone Developer and Make It Work
- Have an idea?
- Impossible is nothing.. Or not?
- Bad idea
- What about web apps?
- It is alive! And one of a kind
Know the audience
It is not an easy thing to build an iPhone app, and it is often worth paying for expert knowledge of a developer whom you authorise to create the product. If you believe that the app functionality is unique, and going to get big profit on it, then it is worth paying a development company like ours to get the perfect realisation of a hi-tech solution in the shortest terms.
It is important to note that it is impossible to give exact cost estimation for the project before you explain the project in details. Assessment is usually based on:
The amount of the forthcoming work and complexity of the project - if you want a simple utility, then it will cost much less, than a complex 3D game.
The stage of development - our developers can take the case, do the research, build the product from scratch, provide quality assurance tests, help to release and guarantee post-launch support and this will be one cost. Or you can ask us for optimisation of the existing product - and this will be much cheaper.
The number of specialists engaged - any stage of work should be performed by professionals to make everything work as it should. The more stages - the more efforts and team members will be needed.
Additional payments - take into account that the developer may need to create the server software (for using push notifications for example) and thus, it should be included in the financial calculations.
Note: Apple takes about 30% of the sale of each download to cover expenses on App Store. When you conduct negotiations with the developer, ask for explanations whether they speak about the percent from the point of view of selling price (before Apple takes its 30%), or profit (after Apple has taken its cut).
Getting Software into the App Store
The actual process for submission was an object of significant criticism, but generally, developers represent the software and then wait for some time (usually about 14 days - Apple has placed the queue length indicator on the portal of iTunes submission now) to learn whether the product was rejected or accepted. If it was rejected then, they should supply you with information about what is wrong and how to fix it. If it was accepted, then congratulations, the app is ready for a prime time!
Note: The general question, apparently, is " Whether I can launch my program with your developer license". If we assume that we have provided the development services and created the iPhone application in compliance with our high-quality standards, then yes we could deliver it to the app store, using the license salvaging you $99. It would mean that we take all the responsibilities for its quality, but you will get the product under your brand name and will have all property rights.
When Apple registers the product, it is the procedure of approval; it does not take an author's right or any other legality of that type into account. It means that technically it is possible to steal the idea, such as "Super Mario Bros.", create the double program, and then provide it. However, the developers are still responsible for copyright violations and could be so sued by the correct copyright holders and have to pay damages. The basic rule of a thumb is do not use copyright images, text or music, and do not imitate other people’s ideas or intellectual property. If you work with our developers, we sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement to protect the data and author’s rights.
Work does not come to an end as soon as we have made it onto App Store. Some errors and design issues can appear only when hundreds of users download the program and start to use it. Therefore, it can be necessary to provide several changes.
Do not expect the direct response to release – App Store is the public market, possessing about 20,000 applications and 2,000 games. It is important to create noise around a product: attract development and playing communities, start the blog about programming process, make screenshots and mail press releases to the iPhone news websites as the Touch Gallery, Pocket Player, and FingerGaming. And, of course, use the websites of social networks like Twitter and Facebook.
Connecting a developer
- A detailed explanation of the idea - our developers are always ready to new challenges, and it will be a real pleasure for us if you share the idea and ask us for any help. Our experts will provide an estimation of the project to define the budget, terms and development strategy.
- Services you are looking for - try to explain to the developer in details your goals, expectations and functionality of your future iPhone app. This will help to realise the project according to your wishes.