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Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 9:30pm On Dec 28, 2016
I've always been a fan of robust simplicity and audible innovation, some years back I thought of a better way of moving from point A to B with a solution yet to be birthed.

Issue is that I need to have an Idea of the Naira and Kobo involved to build something like Uber tho with more features.

Gurus on this platform should please assist.

I can be reached via: vimi.nairaland@yahoo.com

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Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Donald3d(m): 11:17pm On Dec 28, 2016
vimi:
I've always been a fan of robust simplicity and audible innovation, some years back I thought of a better way of moving from point A to B with a solution yet to be birthed.

Issue is that I need to have an Idea of the Naira and Kobo involved to build something close to Uber tho with more features.

Interested gurus on this platform should please assist.

I can be reached via: vimi.nairaland@yahoo.com

Cc: euphoricmultite ‎beatsbyj2g‎ Emperoo 4much‎ dhtml18‎ ‎asalimpo‎ ‎sunnico‎ ‎lordZOUGA‎ CodeHouse‎ Sync201‎ guru01‎
promise10‎
Minimum of 1.5M

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Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 8:32am On Dec 29, 2016
Donald3d:

Minimum of 1.5M
Thanks a lot.
Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by beatsbyj2g(m): 1:02pm On Dec 29, 2016
Depends on how far u want to go.

Preferably : 1m
Development n testing : 6month

But rush rush... Just find one dude n give him 150k n u will get ur app 2 months max...

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Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 2:01pm On Dec 29, 2016
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Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 6:59pm On Dec 29, 2016
beatsbyj2g:
Depends on how far u want to go.

Preferably : 1m
Development n testing : 6month

But rush rush... Just find one dude n give him 150k n u will get ur app 2 months max...
Thanks, was in talk with a corporate firm some time back with no avail cos we couldn't settle for a better price. Pls school me on the disadvantage of the 'rush rush' dude production and also throw light on the app testing.
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Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 7:00pm On Dec 29, 2016
proxy20:
u can buy a script from https://codecanyon.net and modify the codes. Alot more cheaper and faster.
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by beatsbyj2g(m): 10:58am On Dec 30, 2016
vimi:

Thanks, was in talk with a corporate firm some time back with no avail cos we couldn't settle for a better price. Pls school me on the disadvantage of the 'rush rush' dude production and also throw light on the app testing.
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'Rush rush' will just get u d app and leave you with big problems like unseen bugs n after some time even days the technology used to build your app might be tagged old shul.

Depends on you tho starting something like uber is more marketing n even web development Dan mobile app.

So for the rush rushing
In other to scale u need
150k for d basic user end app
150k for web app (it will be for u and ur employees only for tracking,managing ur drivers etc)
Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 9:47am On Jan 01, 2017
beatsbyj2g:


'Rush rush' will just get u d app and leave you with big problems like unseen bugs n after some time even days the technology used to build your app might be tagged old shul.

Depends on you tho starting something like uber is more marketing n even web development Dan mobile app.

So for the rush rushing
In other to scale u need
150k for d basic user end app
150k for web app (it will be for u and ur employees only for tracking,managing ur drivers etc)
You've been helpful smiley accept ma 'Thank You' offering!
I see managing drivers as archaic and unnecessary plus I injected shades of social network and it's usable by any driver on tarred/un-tarred road!
Where you at, Lagos or Abuja?
vicsrael; any idea?
Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by asalimpo(m): 1:06pm On Jan 01, 2017
budget minimum $50000.
it's more complex than you think and if you try to get skimpy, it will come back to bite you.
$100k preferred.

You'll get a good software engineer, not just mere programmer o!
Who'll build a scalable, extensible, maintainable well documented system for you and your team.

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Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 2:27pm On Jan 01, 2017
asalimpo:
budget minimum $50000.
it's more complex than you think and if you try to get skimpy, it will come back to bite you.
$100k preferred.

You'll get a good software engineer, not just mere programmer o!
Who'll build a scalable, extensible, maintainable well documented system for you and your team.
Thanks for your audible reply. A lead investor only promised $12k after many presentations. I feel my programmer frnd is unnecessarily inflating the cost of building this app. What firm or programmer do you recommend for me to could look up online.
Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by asalimpo(m): 7:49pm On Jan 01, 2017
Tell your lead investor to bump it up to at least $25k, for a minimum viable product. From there, he/she may decide if to invest further in it.
A mock-up could be created in say $10k but that'll just be first draft. As more mock ups are made, money go go. That's y i say, s/he should budget more.

A good solo programmer who knows his stuff could be charging you $100/hr (nigeria). Higher outside. And the project could easily gulp 1000+ hrs or more! An MVP could be created in rush mode in say, 100 - 200 hrs. The polished ready-for-world version, could take 2000hrs+. So you see where the money comes in? An ordinary web dev guy, could mock it up with his favorite framework in a few tens of hours. An engineer and his team, creating really scalable work, would spend a lot of his time fine tuning the app in the back-end, the critical side, and may chose to write it from scratch without frameworks, and use a mix of programming languages, so as to keep the code size small. keep it lean and fast, keep it responsive.
The responsiveness is the meat of it.
Some very good coders/firms will charge way more than $100/hr. Some as high as $500+/hr! $1000/hr is not unheard of.

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Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 7:52pm On Jan 01, 2017
Well said, I can summarize all that - the money you are willing to spend will determine the ultimate quality of the final product

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Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 8:56am On Jan 02, 2017
asalimpo:
Tell your lead investor to bump it up to at least $25k, for a minimum viable product. From there, he/she may decide if to invest further in it.
A mock-up could be created in say $10k but that'll just be first draft. As more mock ups are made, money go go. That's y i say, s/he should budget more.

A good solo programmer who knows his stuff could be charging you $100/hr (nigeria). Higher outside. And the project could easily gulp 1000+ hrs or more! An MVP could be created in rush mode in say, 100 - 200 hrs. The polished ready-for-world version, could take 2000hrs+. So you see where the money comes in? An ordinary web dev guy, could mock it up with his favorite framework in a few tens of hours. An engineer and his team, creating really scalable work, would spend a lot of his time fine tuning the app in the back-end, the critical side, and may chose to write it from scratch without frameworks, and use a mix of programming languages, so as to keep the code size small. keep it lean and fast, keep it responsive.
The responsiveness is the meat of it.
Some very good coders/firms will charge way more than $100/hr. Some as high as $500+/hr! $1000/hr is not unheard of.
Thanks!
Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by cyrielo(m): 9:10am On Jan 02, 2017
dhtml18:
Well said, I can summarize all that - the money you are willing to spend will determine the ultimate quality of the final product
Also spending the money on the right firm, he would need engineers who will take stewardship of the project, an app like uber would require lots of focus, attention to details and a great ux, scalability and security is non negotiable if you want a successful app.

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Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by klefjoxey: 8:59pm On Jan 02, 2017
vimi:
I've always been a fan of robust simplicity and audible innovation, some years back I thought of a better way of moving from point A to B with a solution yet to be birthed.

Issue is that I need to have an Idea of the Naira and Kobo involved to build something like Uber tho with more features.

Gurus on this platform should please assist.

I can be reached via: vimi.nairaland@yahoo.com

Cc: euphoricmultite ‎beatsbyj2g‎ Emperoo 4much‎ dhtml18‎ ‎asalimpo‎ ‎sunnico‎ ‎lordZOUGA‎ CodeHouse‎ Sync201‎ guru01‎
promise10‎
Why do you want to do something that has already be implemented. Just think of a creative and implement it with code

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Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 9:40pm On Jan 02, 2017
cyrielo:
Also spending the money on the right firm, he would need engineers who will take stewardship of the project, an app like uber would require lots of focus, attention to details and a great ux, scalability and security is non negotiable if you want a successful app.
Thanks, awesome analysis!
Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 10:11pm On Jan 02, 2017
klefjoxey:

Why do you want to do something that has already be implemented. Just think of a creative and implement it with code
Sir, I only used Uber as it's the closest app in term of features to explicate myself.
My visit to Lagos around April 2014 made me start thinking towards developing this app but On Wednesday July 23, 2014 Uber surfaced in Nigeria, after analysing it's(Uber) features I became sober for weeks n lifeless.
But guess what, 'The sky is too big for two birds to clash'

I'm in way a 'copycat' entrepreneur.
Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by klefjoxey: 10:21pm On Jan 02, 2017
vimi:

Sir, I only used Uber as it's the closest app in term of features to explicate myself.
My visit to Lagos around April 2014 made me start thinking towards developing this app but On Wednesday July 23, 2014 Uber surfaced in Nigeria, after analysing it's(Uber) features I became sober for weeks n lifeless.
But guess what, 'The sky is too big for two birds to clash'

I'm in way a 'copycat' entrepreneur.
Alright but do you at least know how to write code

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Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by beatsbyj2g(m): 12:35am On Jan 03, 2017
vimi:

You've been helpful smiley accept ma 'Thank You' offering!
I see managing drivers as archaic and unnecessary plus I injected shades of social network and it's usable by any driver on tarred/un-tarred road!
Where you at, Lagos or Abuja?
vicsrael; any idea?

nah akure, but work carries me to lagos once in a while

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Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 9:15am On Jan 03, 2017
klefjoxey:

Alright but do you at least know how to write code
...still procrastinate on learning.
Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 9:17am On Jan 03, 2017
beatsbyj2g:


nah akure, but work carries me to lagos once in a while
Okays. Noted.

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Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 12:25pm On Jan 04, 2017
dz is a project dat wuld require at least 5 web developers to code and improve it overtime. it is not a rush rush project to be done by one person. if u ever need a freelance service from me, i would b happy to challenge myslf and join in your team.

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Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 6:17pm On Jan 04, 2017
Coin2naira:
dz is a project dat wuld require at least 5 web developers to code and improve it overtime. it is not a rush rush project to be done by one person. if u ever need a freelance service from me, i would b happy to challenge myslf and join in your team.
Thanks for your input.
Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by godofbrowser(m): 9:50pm On Jan 04, 2017
Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Tochaigh: 3:12pm On Jan 05, 2017
You'd definitely need in-house developers, a UX team, a very good designer, that you'd be paying Salaries, maybe 2 very good developers for a start, that is after the app has been built by a bit more developers. Quality is very important in something like this.

I'm not a programmer, more of web design and developing, I Know firms that Charge over $5k For UX and design (Not Nigerian), but you know you're getting quality cause UX (user experience) will make or break any app.

Take this with a pinch of salt, I'd say budget at least $25k for good quality work, very good $50k, top quality, over $100k.

I don't even know any UX and design firm in Nigeria.

I think you should hear from pros, that is, product managers that have done something like this, if you send them a nice friendly mail, I'm sure youd get a reply from them on what is involved in a project like this, especially those that blog.

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Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 9:26pm On Jan 05, 2017
godofbrowser:
www.codulab.com
Thanks for sharing.
Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 9:34pm On Jan 05, 2017
Tochaigh:
You'd definitely need in-house developers, a UX team, a very good designer, that you'd be paying Salaries, maybe 2 very good developers for a start, that is after the app has been built by a bit more developers. Quality is very important in something like this.

I'm not a programmer, more of web design and developing, I Know firms that Charge over $5k For UX and design (Not Nigerian), but you know you're getting quality cause UX (user experience) will make or break any app.

Take this with a pinch of salt, I'd say budget at least $25k for good quality work, very good $50k, top quality, over $100k.

I don't even know any UX and design firm in Nigeria.

I think you should hear from pros, that is, product managers that have done something like this, if you send them a nice friendly mail, I'm sure youd get a reply from them on what is involved in a project like this, especially those that blog.
Many thanks. The light of your analysis was bright enough.
Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by njele: 12:13pm On Jan 07, 2017
If you are not a programmer, then this app can cause you about $150 000 or more if you really want to own an App that will stand the test of time. Also take note that App have a life cycle cost because the app will need maintenance throughout.
Developing an App when you do not have any background knowledge of how App development works can be very expensive because of the following reason:
-Some of the programmers will claim they can do it when they cannot hence developed an inferior app you may not like.
-Some programmer may over engineer the app which will cost a lot of money and if you decide not to continue with them, it will be very difficult to find programmers to continue with the project hence fail project or more cost
-Some programmers can only code and are not business oriented hence can not advice you on the direction to take equal to fail App.

If you have any experience in App development, then I will advice you developed a very simple App personally and seek help from other developers as were as from google hence it will be very cheaper for you, once you start making money from the app, you can then develop a better version. Or you contact a firm and have a solid contract with them.

Have it in mine that more than 70% of software projects fail!

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Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by asalimpo(m): 8:53pm On Jan 07, 2017
op, if you're a business person, an enterprenuer. I'd advice that you concentrate on that aspect and seek to hire the best programmers/engineers you can for the job.
The business side is as tasking and time consuming as the coding side and requires more acumen.
You can learn coding , for your own recreation but .. , think, does elon musk code today?
Does zuckerberg code today? He's honing his business skills because they make or break the company.
Ironically, however, I.T companies fare better if the helmsman is from an engineering/technical background.
Eric smidth of google, etc But that said, please dont lose the big picture by trying to ride two waves at the same time.
Good luck in your project. Make nigeria proud.

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Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 9:39pm On Jan 08, 2017
Thanks njele. I'm buckling down on so many technical field already, coding is not left out. Thank you for sharing!
Re: Cost Of Building An App With More Features Than Uber by Nobody: 9:50pm On Jan 08, 2017
asalimpo:
op, if you're a business person, an enterprenuer. I'd advice that you concentrate on that aspect and seek to hire the best programmers/engineers you can for the job.
The business side is as tasking and time consuming as the coding side and requires more acumen.
You can learn coding , for your own recreation but .. , think, does elon musk code today?
Does zuckerberg code today? He's honing his business skills because they make or break the company.
Ironically, however, I.T companies fare better if the helmsman is from an engineering/technical background.
Eric smidth of google, etc But that said, please dont lose the big picture by trying to ride two waves at the same time.
Good luck in your project. Make nigeria proud.
Thanks for this nice piece of advice. I will burn the candle at both ends to actualize this project.

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