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Thread started 06/18/17 6:53am

ThisOne

How do I create an Ap?

If I have a great idea for an ap how do I make it happen?
[Edited 6/18/17 7:09am]
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Reply #1 posted 06/18/17 9:33am

TD3

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ThisOne said:

If I have a great idea for an ap how do I make it happen? [Edited 6/18/17 7:09am]

Here's some info that may assist you...

  1. https://www.appmakr.com/
  2. https://www.udemy.com/how...ke-an-app/
  3. https://tnbuz.wordpress.c...droid-app/
  4. http://www.androidguys.co...e-5-tools/
  5. https://ibuildapp.com/

How to Create an Appe for...ows Phone.

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Reply #2 posted 06/18/17 1:00pm

ThisOne

Thank u TD3 hug !

I don't really understand how these things work boxed !
So if I tell them my idea how do I know they won't take it and make it their own?
Is it safe to contact these companies and is it expensive ? Do I have to pay upfront?
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Reply #3 posted 06/18/17 1:02pm

ThisOne

Has anyone here created their own App??
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Reply #4 posted 06/18/17 1:48pm

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ThisOne said:

Has anyone here created their own App??



Not that I'd know how but every time I think of a great idea for an app, turns out there's 50 similar ones out there.

This shit has been plaguing me ever since I was a teenager and conceptualised the double ended dildo.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #5 posted 06/18/17 4:29pm

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ThisOne said:

Thank u TD3 hug ! I don't really understand how these things work boxed ! So if I tell them my idea how do I know they won't take it and make it their own? Is it safe to contact these companies and is it expensive ? Do I have to pay upfront? [Edited 6/18/17 13:01pm]

The companies themselves are a paid service, each have their own rules and stipulations. I'd research and look at reviews before I'd contact anyone.

Even so apps are expensive to make and it really depends what type of app you want to create. Ball park estimates: Simple reference app ~ $5,500 / 8,000, complex app $25,000 / 80,000 and up, very complex app 6 figures and up.

Protecting your idea...

1. Get your lawyer to draft a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Exchange a signed NDA with every party whom you decide to reveal your idea to.

2. You may want to talk with a attorney or patent agent about setting up provisional patent application. I really not in the mood to type forever. lol Basically a provisional patent application (protect your idea for a limited time) allows you time to get the kinks out of your prototype. At some point (12 months) you'll have to present your idea in its final glory. In this case you can get a patent agent to file your idea"... cost isn't that much $65 to hundred bucks maybe?

example: Every year you hear Apple has filed a patent to do this are that: The press reveals a basic design or function but still they can't say for sure how the idea... the software or device will be used. In most instances Apple has filed for a provisional patent application... giving themselves a limted time to workout the kinks but also be the 1st with an idea.

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Reply #6 posted 06/18/17 4:49pm

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Let me say this....

If you checked out the links at the sites that help you create apps, they aren't cheap either. The bottom line you'll have to have some existence knowledge if you use those application above or if you decided to learn code. There's no quick anything... if you starting from zero, you are going to have to put in the time on how to develop an app backwards and forward. The more you know the better you'll be at creating an application. That's why I posted the link above and below.. to give you an idea what it would take to create an app minus the knowledge of coding.Take it one step at a time.

Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/how...curriculum

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Reply #7 posted 06/19/17 5:57am

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TD3 said:

ThisOne said:

Thank u TD3 hug ! I don't really understand how these things work boxed ! So if I tell them my idea how do I know they won't take it and make it their own? Is it safe to contact these companies and is it expensive ? Do I have to pay upfront? [Edited 6/18/17 13:01pm]

The companies themselves are a paid service, each have their own rules and stipulations. I'd research and look at reviews before I'd contact anyone.

Even so apps are expensive to make and it really depends what type of app you want to create. Ball park estimates: Simple reference app ~ $5,500 / 8,000, complex app $25,000 / 80,000 and up, very complex app 6 figures and up.

Protecting your idea...

1. Get your lawyer to draft a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Exchange a signed NDA with every party whom you decide to reveal your idea to.

2. You may want to talk with a attorney or patent agent about setting up provisional patent application. I really not in the mood to type forever. lol Basically a provisional patent application (protect your idea for a limited time) allows you time to get the kinks out of your prototype. At some point (12 months) you'll have to present your idea in its final glory. In this case you can get a patent agent to file your idea"... cost isn't that much $65 to hundred bucks maybe?

example: Every year you hear Apple has filed a patent to do this are that: The press reveals a basic design or function but still they can't say for sure how the idea... the software or device will be used. In most instances Apple has filed for a provisional patent application... giving themselves a limted time to workout the kinks but also be the 1st with an idea.

Great advice. I created an app and I/We kept making changes along the way which kept adding to our costs. As stated elsewhere there is probably an app out there doing what you want.....How do you monetise the app as there are constant running costs for apple/android software updates/bug fixes/server costs/upgrading functionality.

Main thing is to ensure that you agree all costs up front and that you really specify all processes so there can be no disagreements between you and any potential developer you choose.

I am based in Ireland and we used a company based in India and found the time difference/language (even though they spoke almost perfect English) in communication hard at times.

If your app is not that complicated then it probably shouldn't be too worrying as our app was very complicated. If you agree an hourly fee then ensure that they show the work per hour as the costs can rack up pretty fast.

It was our first app so we made lots of mistakes/changes on our end that ended up costing us in the long run.

Send me a p.m if you want to ask me anything privately.

Do your research.

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Reply #8 posted 06/20/17 11:35am

ThisOne

Hey purple friends
Thank you all for your help
I have a great idea but I have to put everything on hold due to health reasons
I will b able to focus after surgery and then I will let u know how I go with this



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Reply #9 posted 06/23/17 5:30am

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TD3, are you an app developer? Like, have you made something yourself?

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Reply #10 posted 06/23/17 5:32am

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What was your app? What did it do?

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Reply #11 posted 06/23/17 6:06pm

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TD3, are you an app developer? Like, have you made something yourself?

Nope not an app developer, retired lawyer. I helped a DJ friend way-back-in-the-day to develop an app so fans could keep up to date on his engagements and latest releases. Now folks use Instagram & Twitter.

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Reply #12 posted 06/26/17 12:34pm

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domainator2010 said:

logger said:

What was your app? What did it do?

It is very similar to Flok....It had a few more features and had them before other apps developed them. We were in talks with one of the major mobile carriers in Europe and they loved it and did testing and we modified to suit integration into their system but the UK division purchased an app similar to our and told them drop us.....That is where we lost a lot of money. Lessons learned on our side.....We just ran out of money so stopped developing it.

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Reply #13 posted 06/27/17 5:13am

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domainator2010 said:

What was your app? What did it do?

It is very similar to Flok....It had a few more features and had them before other apps developed them. We were in talks with one of the major mobile carriers in Europe and they loved it and did testing and we modified to suit integration into their system but the UK division purchased an app similar to our and told them drop us.....That is where we lost a lot of money. Lessons learned on our side.....We just ran out of money so stopped developing it.



Er - what is "Flok"? Are you like, a software guy?

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Reply #14 posted 06/27/17 10:18am

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logger said:

It is very similar to Flok....It had a few more features and had them before other apps developed them. We were in talks with one of the major mobile carriers in Europe and they loved it and did testing and we modified to suit integration into their system but the UK division purchased an app similar to our and told them drop us.....That is where we lost a lot of money. Lessons learned on our side.....We just ran out of money so stopped developing it.



Er - what is "Flok"? Are you like, a software guy?

Flok is a loyalty and rewards app that has about 80,000 store locations across the US on it.

I have an Engineering background but I'm not a software guy.

We just came up with the idea/functionality and paid developers to code it for us

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