Frequently Asked Questions
iPhone, iPad, and Android App Development
Q: I have a great idea! Can you turn it into an app for me?
A: As you can imagine, an app is far more than just an idea, though that’s an important first step! For those exploring mobile app development for the first time, Liquid Joe offers a variety of educational “boot camp” sessions to help guide clients toward asking (and answering) the tough questions that must be faced before tackling any mobile app development project.
Q: Isn’t developing an app like developing a web site? It’s easy, right?
A: “It’s all relative.” It ultimately depends upon the kind of app you’re looking to create and, more importantly, the kind of problem you’re looking to solve. Some projects are better suited to web sites designed for a mobile platform, and there’s nothing wrong with that! A mobile app, however, is a very different creature. Though it’s true there is some overlap, mobile app development requires a markedly different kind of discipline, knowledge, and skill set vs. a web site.
Q: How long does it take to develop a mobile app?
A: App development schedules can run anywhere from one month (for the most basic apps) to six months (for more demanding projects), or longer. Schedule can be tough to pin down when exploring your first app, as it depends on a lot of factors, some not in our control. In short, the more focused the project, and the more measurable its goals and tasks, the more accurate a schedule projection, no matter what the complexity.
Q: Will you invest sweat equity (i.e., “work for free”) in exchange for partial ownership in my idea?
A: Liquid Joe is in the market for full-time development projects with an approved budget and project plan. When it comes to sweat equity, it may be worth contacting local colleges with proven technical tracks. If they have a mobile app development curriculum, so much the better!
Q: I am looking to hire someone for a long-term mobile app developer position immediately! Are Liquid Joe personnel available for full time hire as employees?
A: For projects spanning two or more months, Liquid Joe has successfully worked with clients on a retainer basis. First, we visit each client on-site to get everyone acclimated and ready. Once green-lit, Liquid Joe works on the project remotely, combined with additional on-site visits as needed.
Google Search Appliance and Google Mini
Q: Do you resell Search Appliances?
A: Alas, we are not an authorized reseller. However, we do provide enterprise search consulting and development services. We have had the privilege to work on some truly wonderful projects for clients such as the American Automobile Association, AT&T, Avid Technology, Long Island Radio Group, Tribal DDB … even Google! Your best bet is to contact Google Enterprise Sales directly for your Search Appliance (and tell them Liquid Joe sent you)! Next, contact us. We’re eager to learn more about your business and how we can best achieve your enterprise search goals.