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If you came here for a template on how an application is estimated, I got some bad news, there is no universal standard and it’s always on a case by case basis. Main reason for this being, is that the app estimation process is highly dependent on YOU!

The amount of pre-work which you’ve done before you approach your future application development partner determines how your application estimation process will be.

For this reason, in this article, we’ll explore the estimation process for the most common case, which is when an application is just at the idea or concept stage, without any type of documentation to back it up. …

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In the digitized world which we live in, and the trend is only getting stronger, sooner or later every entrepreneur comes to the realization that their next product which they would like to bring to market will most likely be a software one.

However if you come from a marketing, sales or a business background, the first question which comes to mind is, how the hell is software or applications for that matter even created?

Generally speaking, there are four ways to go about it, and in this article we’ll break down each one of them with their pros and cons. …

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As we tackle this issue, it’s important to keep one thing in mind, while software development is a technical or maybe even scientific in nature, at the end of the day it’s still a creative endeavor.

Asking how much an application will cost, is like asking an artist how many hours it’ll take them to paint a copy of the Mona Lisa. Sure they’ll give you a range from X amount of hours to Y amount of hours, but it’ll never be a fixed figure; estimating creativity is not realistic.

In essence, estimating an application’s costs comes down to these factors: geography, team composition, extent of the estimated scope of work and how pragmatic you’re willing to be. …



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