Thought I should enlighting for you guys what it may cost for you to make an app hiring a programmer, i.e not using the DIY appmaking platformed presented on this site, which is way cheaper =). However in some cases the platforms are not enough, your idea is just to complex & then the best way is to use a developer.
Information is from the site Ideas to Appster and I found the article in one of the diy appmaking companies blogs (Infinite Monkeys).
Here is what they say:[quote]
A bare-bones app costs $1,500 to $5,000. A decent app costs $10,000 – you can just throw in a few graphics and tables here in there and voilà – you’re ready for the App Store. Not too bad, right?
But do you really want to make just a “decent” app?
If you’re serious about developing an app that actually gives value to its users, expect to spend anywhere from $30,000 to $150,000 for a high-quality product. You will need to invest in hiring a programmer, testing, and additional costs.”[/quote]
This is really interesting stuff I believe, and for me beeing in contact with developers I can certify that this is how it looks like. So please try to think before what you really need.