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    I need a Web app ( and maybe mobile apps after ).


    by canada2015 ·

    I need to develop a Web App that allows homeowners to post their construction projects online in order to attract quotes from suppliers. There would be sections for profiles, messages, payment section(similar to UShip), a backend etc. There would be 5 sections to development a) scope b) wireframe c) design d) code e) deployment. After that there would be maintenance to keep the app in front of search engines, as well as updates. I would also need to research a server and the cost of hosting such. Can anyone recommend a place where I can get a detailed understanding of what this would entail and the cost of such? Thank you in advance;

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      This would and does vary from state to state in the USA.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to I need a Web app ( and maybe mobile apps after ).

      For the USA, each state has their own license system for each state and then more licenses for electrical, framing and so on. As such this is not a trivial app.

      I see Canada in your name and from my time there, similar license requirements for each province.

      Do you have relationships with contractors in your city now?

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        I am in Canada

        by canada2015 ·

        In reply to This would and does vary from state to state in the USA.

        Thanks for your reply. Yes I have some limited relationships with contractors now, but this app would only work for specific types of work projects. Contractors here do not have to be licensed to do work for homeowners, although any substantial changes to a house requires city permit and inspections for electrical, plumbing, framing etc. This protects the homeowner.

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          Drilling down on licenses.

          by rproffitt ·

          In reply to I am in Canada

          Electrical, gas lines and such require License. Even for what some call minor work.

          I lived in the Vancouver BC area for many years and the trouble with this industry surprised me. It seemed as most of the companies were there one day and gone the next as they burned their reputations they would fold and start a new company.

          My friends there tell me it hasn’t improved.

          -> Back to your top question. All the major cities I went to had web development services so you have your idea and its time to meet with these companies.

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      Re: costs

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to I need a Web app ( and maybe mobile apps after ).

      Bob already told about some practical issues, like if you already have contractors that are willing to pay you for leads/prospects your site delivers.

      For the costs, there is no objective price. All you can do is to ask a company or a freelancer how much they would ask to build it. For that, you need to have more detailed requirements. For example, I wonder why your site would need a payment section. The common way is that the homeowner pays directly to the contractors, after they finished the work. That’s how it worked when I needed double glass in my house.

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        by canada2015 ·

        In reply to Re: costs

        Thanks for your reply. I have a general quote from a reputable App Development company in Vancouver of 75K – 125K for full development. I think this is a normal price, given the scope and rollout afterwards of the app. Also, yes I have much more detailed research and estimates that will be given to the share holders of the company as I am in the phase of raising cash right now to fund the development.

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      I wonder.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to I need a Web app ( and maybe mobile apps after ).

      Sorry for the delay but it took a while to mull over your question and think about who else is in this space.
      -> Look up HomeAdvisot and then google “HomeAdvisor alternatives” to see what sounds like the market you are attempting to tap. Actually this is now called “Angi” or “Angi Leads.”

    • #3939579

      Start from the pre-development stage

      by aleksandra osipova ·

      In reply to I need a Web app ( and maybe mobile apps after ).

      Hi, I’d recommend starting from the pre-development stage to write in detail what your future web app will include and what design it will have. Based on this, you’ll be able to get a detailed offer from companies as you will have clear documentation on what to do.
      You can DM me with questions about the pre-development stage, I’d be glad to tell you more about it.

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