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How Much Does It Cost to Develop an iPhone Application?

How Much Does It Cost to Develop an iPhone Application?

Posted October 13, 2010 at 2:38pm by iClarified · 27374 views
Craig Hockenberry, one of the developers for Twitterrific, has written a post on Stack Overflow estimating what it costs to develop a similar iPhone application.

We worked some pretty long hours. Let's be conservative and say it's 10 hours per day for 6 days a week. That 60 hours for 9 weeks gives us 540 hours. With two developers, that's pretty close to 1,100 hours. Our rate for clients is $150 per hour giving $165,000 just for new code. Remember also that we were reusing a bunch existing code: I'm going to lowball the value of that code at $35,000 giving a total development cost of $200,000.

Anyone who's done serious iPhone development can tell you there's a lot of design work involved with any project. We had two designers working on that aspect of the product. They worked their asses off dealing with completely new interaction mechanics. Don't forget they didn't have any hardware to touch, either (LOTS of printouts!) Combined they spent at least 25 hours per week on the project. So 225 hours at $150/hr is about $34,000.

There are also other costs that many developer neglect to take into account: project management, testing, equipment. Again, if we lowball that figure at $16,000 we're at $250,000.

You can read the entire post at the link below...

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Hahahahaha !...
Hahahahaha !... - October 15, 2010 at 10:25am
Liar !....................... You go faster to break your company !...
billy - October 14, 2010 at 6:36am
This is BS and full of lies. I have developed numerous applications for my company using help from and indian programmers I have never exceeded cost of any application over $3k its BS i dont belive it. We do hardcore Sql programming and aeries we develop applications for schools colleges business everything. This is crap
HO - October 14, 2010 at 11:22am
...I don't think that costs in India are the same as in the US...
wtf - October 14, 2010 at 5:18am
wtf what do you think that you buildinng fucken space shuttle $250 000 well lucky we have torrents and this greedy idiots can charge dumbasses
Really - October 13, 2010 at 6:40pm
So the cost of development to sell something for profit is the same as contracted development?
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