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  • How much does it cost to build a mobile application?

    Based off a brief conversation, it is impossible to tell you how much it would cost to build your app. It takes a detailed assessment of the app’s features to give someone a fixed price cost. But if we were to ballpark it – it typically costs $8,000 – $20,000 for a social media app and $15,000 – $30,000 for an app like Uber or Grubhub type app. Alternatively, all of our app prototypes cost a flat $4,000 regardless of the number of features of screens included

  • How long does a mobile app take to be developed?

    If you need to release a minimum viable product (MVP) to market, you can expect your app to be delivered efficiently and effectively within 3-5 months.

    If you need an app wireframe, mockup and prototype developed, you can expect it to be delivered within 1 month.

  • Should I develop in iOS, Android or Cross-platform?

    With roughly 2.1 billion people around the world now using a smartphone, the mobile app market has never been more lucrative, with Android and iOS dominating the smartphone operating systems. You will need to decide exactly which type of smartphone user you want to target first if you don’t want to build both at the same time. As they are two very different mobile platforms that require two very different types of language (Android apps are predominantly done in Java, while iOS ones are mostly done in Objective C or Swift) and native UI / UX design.

    For total market penetration, you will eventually want to develop for both iOS and Android. In order to save money in the long run, you can choose to develop your app in Cross Platform although native development is more ideal for scalability and flexibility purposes.

  • What is the process for building an app?

    We use a five phase process that ensures your app is delivered on time and on budget. We put together the best team suited to your idea, who possess the skills required to get the job done and a team that complements your own skill sets.

    The team includes a Product Strategist, Lead Project Manager, UI & UX Designer, and 2 Software Engineers.

  • I’m running a startup and have bootstrapped funds, do you have any flexible payment plans?

    We primarily work with Startups and up and coming Entrepreneurs, so we understand the bootstrapped struggle. Therefore, we created a simple payment plan for all of our clients. In order to get started with the project, you would need to pay an initial 35% deposit of the overall project cost and the rest of the payments would be broken down into bi-weekly or monthly payments as we develop the app in the upcoming months following with one final payment upon delivery of the project.

  • Would you do profit share or equity in return for building my app?

    Great question! As of late 2018, we have entered the Venture Capital world. We are now open to partnering with Startups that have a great product idea, business and execution plan. We’re open to developing your app for a significantly reduced cost and further tech support along with executive level industry expertise in return for equity or stake in the company. However, as of now we are not accepting applications for such partnerships. If along the course of working with you we feel like there is an opportunity to partner with you, we will certainly reach out to you.

  • Should we support iPad version for iOS and tablet version for Android?

    Yes, if you have the budget flexibility; you should consider developing specialized iPad and tablet versions of the app.

  • What will happen to my app with new OS releases in both iOS and Android?

    With new OS releases, you should first test the app in new OS and list out the points not working. Once done, you should approach us and we can come up with a quick solution.

  • I have my unique app idea - How can I share it with you to make sure it is secured?

    We have a standard MNDA that we can sign with you online through ConcordNow or DocuSign prior to you sharing any of your ideas. This is the best option to ensure your IP is secure when approaching us for a quote.

  • I am non technical person who wants to build an app. How can you help me?

    Just drop us an email with what you are thinking, and our sales team will help you to define a flow of the system; which will be followed up by development of a product.

  • Will I need to test my app fully?

    We have in house testing team who will test the system along with the developer. However, during the final 2 months of development, you will be able to test the app yourself and provide us your feedback so we can make the necessary changes.

  • Would you help us to set up server?

    Yes, if you want server set up and app submission included in the contract; we will handle everything with no additional cost.

  • Is it possible to develop any mobile app in just one month?

    No, the complexity of mobile apps vary according to the type. It depends upon the requirements of your project. In the one month time-frame, a basic application can be developed. We can also design and develop a full app prototype within a one month time-frame.

    To get exact time to convert your app idea into reality, you can get in touch with us

  • Would you take care of submission of application in app store or would I need to take care of that part?

    Yes, if you want server set up and app submission included in the contract; we will handle everything with no additional cost.

  • Would I need to talk with your entire team during project development stage?

    We will assign a project manager to your project who will talk with you on behalf of team and will provide you all updates and manage the project till its deployment. This will make sure to convey your point to single person only rather than multiple team members.

  • Would you take care of my application once it gets live?

    Yes, we provide free support for one month after the app goes live. After that, we provide paid support at very nominal rates through our various retainer options.

  • What would be covered in free support period?

    We will fix any bug which is part of defined scope and which did not occur due to OS upgrade.

  • Do you follow AGILE methodology?

    Yes, we follow both AGILE and waterfall methods depending on project size and type.

  • How frequently I would get updates?

    At the beginning of the project itself, you will be given project plan with approximate dates for deliverables so you can plan your day to check work.

  • How can I track the progress of my project?

    We will give you access to project management tool we use along with email/ phone/ skype communication to track the progress.

  • Can I review the code during the development process?

    We do not provide source code before payment completion to protect our rights. We can still give you image of one or two coding chunks to make sure that you are happy. Alternatively, you will also be able to test the app yourself during the final 2 months of the project.

  • Who will be owner of the source code?

    Once 100% payment is cleared, you will be owner of all source code.

  • Who will pay third party fees?

    All third party fees would be on you.

  • What are the fees to create developer account on apple and Google?

    To create Apple developer account, you will need to pay $99 USD/ year. – For Android developer account, you will need to pay $25 USD/ one time.

  • What should be my server requirement?

    Depend on traffic expectations, server company and server parameters can be defined which can range in $10 USD to $100 USD per month.

  • Do you face any limitations with different time zones of clients?

    No! We have worked with clients all over the world with different time zone and we adjust with client to get the job done in very efficient manner.

  • Do you have in house design team?

    Yes, we have in house design team as well as QA team along with development teams.

  • What business models do you offer?

    We offer 3 type of business models.
    1) Fixed Price model
    2) Retainer method for ongoing support, upgrades and maintenance
    3) Hourly basis

  • Who owns the legal rights to the technology developed by Finally Free Productions?

    The client owns the legal rights to the technology developed by Finally Free Productions developers. All the development done by our company is the absolute property of the client.

  • What if I don’t like your service?

    Well, if you are visiting us; you must have done your own diligence research. We are a very reputed IT firm, with a single goal of Customer satisfaction and the quality work.