If you’ve ever tried to get a quote for a webapp project, you’ll notice that the quotes will be all over the place. On a recent project, a client of ours gave the same project description to 5 different webdev companies and got back prices ranging from $10k to $120k. Yikes!
The reason the numbers were so far apart is that so many details go into building a webapp. Without that detail it’s really up to the manager at each company to fill in the blanks. They start with their own standards and then often imagine the rest.
So how do you ensure that the quotes you get back are meaningful? Use JumboLogic!
With JumboLogic you can design the interfaces and describe how the webapp is supposed to work. This creates a baseline from which every company bidding on your project can provide you quotes.
If you have the idea but not the expertise to design the interfaces and flowcharts needed to explain your product we suggest you hire a project manager/system architect who can take your ideas and turn them into a specification. This may cost from a few hundred dollars to a a few thousand but its worth it.
The time and/or cost needed to write it up is worth it. You will more than save an equivalent amount from time and money spent trying to digest quotes and explaining your project to different companies.