Many simple apps can be completed in a few months, sometimes less. As things get more complex and you have multiple data sources or systems talking to other systems it becomes more complex and takes more time. We've done apps in a couple months and some have taken six months.
Well, that's not a question, but we hear ya. $7.5k/week does sound expensive, but the reality is most software you use whether desktop, web, or mobile can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to build.
The price to hire a senior level developers can cost you $180k to $350k per per year and that's just for one person! In the end we tend to be about 50% of what an in-house team would cost.
Heck no! Our goal is to break even on the development portion. Our business model is based on you loving working with us so much that you continue the engagement using our Enhancements or Dev Ops packages.
So that means we want to get your software into the wild ASAP!
We will work with you to figure out what needs to be in the first version and try to ensure we will work into that budget. That said, software development is an imperfect science and changes and complexities can creep into development.
When we see this happening and it might alter the timing and thus the budget, we will speak up ASAP.
Well you can and as of yet we have never physically stopped anyone from doing that 😝
But really the answer is that we are way more cost-effective. To get product management, design, development resources would cost upwards of two to five times our cost. Plus when you are done, do you have enough work to keep them busy?
Our business is designed to give you a scalable team to work on your product when you need and amortize that cost over the year and save you a ton of money.
We do not outsource anything we do. Additionally, we don't have junior developers working on your product. Instead it is us, the founders of Fluid, who do everything. Our founding team has been building software and apps for the last two decades and know how to produce.
The difference is that with the Development phase we work solely on your project accomplishing multiple tasks at once. When you move into enhancements, we focus on on piece of functionality at a time which is directed by you. When we finish that piece, we can then move on to your next request.
Software is finicky. Always has been and while it is getting better, it still breaks. Why does it break? Well, data can break software, hosting services can go down and need to be rebooted, even development frameworks get updated and can cause issues. So with our Dev Ops service you get a team to make sure your software is cranking at the highest velocity.
Really anything. From web apps to mobile apps and everything in between. It can be software used internally at your company or customer facing software. We can build B2B software or B2C or really anything you can imagine.
While we rarely turn anyone away, but we do have a sweet spot.
We have found the most success with startups or with larger companies that are either looking for a customer facing product or are looking to build internal software.
For types of software we love both consumer-facing and business-facing software and apps. Where projects ts tend to take more time are regulated indistries especially where SOC-2 and other certifications are required.
We use Flutter and can use a multitude of backends. We use Flutter because with one code base we can produce web, web on mobile, and native mobile apps. This keeps your cost low and gives us flexibility in the future.
It's just that. You can pause at any time and pick it back up when you want. You don't pay anything during that time unless there is a service that we are charged for that ends up being billed through us.