Frequently <del>Asked</del> Answered Questions

  • Are you a development firm?
    • No, I'm an individual consultant. Working with me will feel like working with your co-founder or business partner, rather than an employee or offshore dev company.
  • Can you begin working on my project immediately?
    • Probably not.
  • What will the process look like?
    • First we’ll talk about your needs, and decide if you’re a good fit for me, and vice versa.
    • Then, I’ll give you ballpark figures for price, duration, and start date.
    • Next, we dig a bit deeper I provide an estimate for project duration and cost. Treat this like a vetting process; actual price and timeline will vary widely, depending on your needs, and what we discover in the process!
    • Finally, I charge you a retainer (based on first pay period) and we schedule the work! We’ll then immediately set up slack group for communication, and start brainstorming.
  • How are you different from other consultants?
    • Why don't we work together, and then you can tell me?
  • Can you provide me with a fixed-price estimate?
    • Typically not. Building an app with you and your team requires a lot of communication and mutually agreed iteration. For example, perhaps we decide part-way through the project to redesign a screen: that will add time and budget, and it’s not something I can control. I’ll provide a reasonable estimate for reference only; the actual timeframe and cost is completely dependent on what we discover along the way. App projects are a joint effort, a path to discovery; I prefer to work with you rather than for you.
  • Can you do an app update for me in the future?
    • I certainly can. I provide ongoing support contracts, to ensure my availability for smaller updates. Larger updates, or any out-of-contract small updates, will need to be scheduled like any other project.
  • Can I hire you as CTO/Co-founder of my startup?
    • No. I’m happy to partner with startups, but I’m not actively looking for a co-founder position. Consulting *is* my business.