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#1 Sergio Tapia  Icon User is offline

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How much should I charge for an Android application?

Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:37 AM

The basics of it is, it's an Android application that has three "pages".

1. A form page where a user can enter some data and that data is pushed to a remote server.
2. A page that displays schedule information from a remote server.
3. A page that displays an about us.

It has to support only the latest two Android OS versions (thank GOD, Apple at least did this right...) so there's that as a plus.

This is my first foray into Android development and is a telecommute project. I have Java experience on mobile devices as I have made two applications for Blackberry in the past (ps: it sucks! :( ), so maybe the Android simulator is better in that regard.

How much would you charge for this? Since this is obviously an outsourced project, I assume I have to charge 60-70% of the actual price it would cost to hire a local. I was thinking somewhere along the lines of 700$?

Does that sounds about right in the Android world?

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#2 Apokio  Icon User is offline

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Re: How much should I charge for an Android application?

Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:11 PM

From the requirements you have listed that sounds about right. It shouldn't take too long and seems pretty simple. If you build it to the lowest version of Android you are required to support it will run the newer versions.
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Re: How much should I charge for an Android application?

Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:47 PM

I've basically been told that the versions I support are up to my discretion. It seems the employer isn't that well versed so it's up to me.

After reading a bit, it seems the lowest I should support is 2.3.3, is this correct? Gingerbread I think it's called.
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Re: How much should I charge for an Android application?

Posted 16 February 2012 - 04:16 PM

This could help:
http://developer.and...m-versions.html
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Re: How much should I charge for an Android application?

Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:28 PM

is your $700 figure based on your perceived value of your work or is it based on your quoted hours?

If you're expected to provide them with training manuals and technical support, I would definitely make sure you're well compensated for it.
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Re: How much should I charge for an Android application?

Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:16 PM

I'm going to be delivering a code solution and nothing more. The documentation, picture assets and such are out of the contract. I will only be handing in an eclipse project with my code.
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