Software development. The nuances of developing
The boom of startups, the success stories of young entrepreneurs, the external gloss of Silicon Valley create a powerful emotional information field. It motivates other people, following examples like MSQRD or Instagram, to create their own mobile app. To do this, they are forced to turn to professional developers.
Enthusiasts can be divided into two categories: those who implement a unique idea and plans to occupy a free niche, and those who want to adapt an existing project on the market to their own vision. Here I would like to dwell on the latter.
We are a mobile application development company
, and a client who wants to re-invent Facebook, Spotify, Uber, Tinder, Viber, WhatsApp, Airbnb, etc. will contact us. But is it bad? No, the idea of transferring a foreign project to new conditions is viable, which has already been proven more than once. The problem is different - not everyone understands how it actually works.
Often, customers are very surprised when they find out the cost of work. It would seem that the reference projects have already been developed, which means that it is enough to take a ready-made solution and change the design —profit! But this is far from the case. And below we will explain why.
The difficulties that arise during the development of the project
First, the companies mentioned above are registered trademarks that cannot be used without permission. The same applies to the software products that they use. Obviously, no one will share their work and artificially create their own competitors. Therefore, you need to write code from scratch.
Application Development Cost
The cost of the project depends on the number of people involved in it and the platforms for which application development is needed, such as iOS or Android. For each part of the project, an individual specialist is involved who does not spray, but focuses only on those tasks in which he is an expert. One developer is not able to make a quality product within the specified time frame. In large projects, it is important to competently delegate tasks and coordinated work of developers and managers.
In conclusion, I would like to give a few tips so that the cost of the project and the final result do not become an unpleasant surprise:
1. Define the objectives of the project;
2. Make a complete list and a detailed description of all possible userstory;
3. Decide on MVP functionality and priorities;
4. Create a sketchy prototype of your future website or mobile application;
5. Choose Agile (flexible development methodology);
6. And most importantly - be always in very tight interaction with the developer.