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Currently about to go into sixth form, and I've saved up roughly 20k or so and am looking to make an app. I've done my market research, found something Im passionate about and have a design and ideas ready to implement. However, I only have a bit of coding experience, and don't know how easy it is to learn the code necessary at the same time as my studies, and I'm adamant of getting the app up and running as soon as possible. Does anyone know how much an app creator would cost? My app is going to gather lots of data from different websites and will need to use this data to determine and do certain, quite complex, things with it. It would be making money form ads and a premium service later on. Any help would be appreciated. Oh yeah, I also watched the social network recently and am concerned about the app designer fudging me over, how would you best avoid this. Thanks
LOL.

This is why I stopped programming. Too many kiddies with ideas they have no idea how to implement. If you want to do your app, go and learn how to implement it properly.
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LOL.

This is why I stopped programming. Too many kiddies with ideas they have no idea how to implement. If you want to do your app, go and learn how to implement it properly.
Firstly, didn't answer any of my questions. Secondly, it's perfectly reasonable, look at AirBnB, they're worth 10bn and couldn't code.
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Firstly, didn't answer any of my questions. Secondly, it's perfectly reasonable, look at AirBnB, they're worth 10bn and couldn't code.
Nonetheless, I stand by what I said.

It actually isn't all that hard to pull data from sources and collate it. It's not like you're writing perceptrons and trying to implement a Hard AI engine. Just sounds like some fairly basic automated data mining with a bit of crunching going on too. That's, what, a few days of coding? Not worth hiring people in, considering you'll have to make sure it's being maintained as well. Just pick up a copy of Visual Studio (which supports Windows and Android development and is just about the cleanest IDE I've ever used (well, except for vim with gcc) and get going. Cut out the unnecessary abstraction and just do it yourself.

I also wonder why you think people are going to want it. What is your app going to do that people are going to find useful or interesting? Try and sell it to me, now. Make me want it. Make me feel like I've been missing our because it's not been there.
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Nonetheless, I stand by what I said.

It actually isn't all that hard to pull data from sources and collate it. It's not like you're writing perceptrons and trying to implement a Hard AI engine. Just sounds like some fairly basic automated data mining with a bit of crunching going on too. That's, what, a few days of coding? Not worth hiring people in, considering you'll have to make sure it's being maintained as well. Just pick up a copy of Visual Studio (which supports Windows and Android development and is just about the cleanest IDE I've ever used (well, except for vim with gcc) and get going. Cut out the unnecessary abstraction and just do it yourself.

I also wonder why you think people are going to want it. What is your app going to do that people are going to find useful or interesting? Try and sell it to me, now. Make me want it. Make me feel like I've been missing our because it's not been there.
Can I use the visual studio for Apple as well, or do I need to sign up and use there own development software? (I think that was Apple anyway), also what do you suggest I code in, especially considering it's got a lot of "automated data mining"? SQL?
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Can I use the visual studio for Apple as well, or do I need to sign up and use there own development software? (I think that was Apple anyway), also what do you suggest I code in, especially considering it's got a lot of "automated data mining"? SQL?
I agree with the other poster in that you need to decide what you actually want your app to do before you even think about any of this. Most apps have been 'done' now, there are too many apps for dating, socialising, shopping, searching, comparing, gaming, etc. Think about what you actually want to create and if there's realistically going to be any demand for it in the oversaturated app market, before pumping money into an empty project that won't get you anywhere.
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Can I use the visual studio for Apple as well, or do I need to sign up and use there own development software? (I think that was Apple anyway), also what do you suggest I code in, especially considering it's got a lot of "automated data mining"? SQL?
Visual Studio supports iOS too, if you're going mobile-only.

SQL isn't a programming language. Sure you'll be using some SQL or T-SQL in your own database (assuming you'll have one connected to your app at some level) but you can't write a piece of software in a database query language*.

I'd personally write in C++, but of course I would, being from the old camp of programmers (my native languages are BASIC and C). C++ is a good, powerful language, and it outputs small and very efficient binaries (which you can see in Minecraft: PC version's written in Java and is big and clunky and won't run properly on a cheap laptop, where the mobile version is written in C++ and is so small and efficient that it'll run on practically anything - including my five-year-old el crapola Android tablet).

Many people will say use C# or Java, and iOS users will say Objective-C. The only way you'll know what to do it in for certain, though, is to learn a little about those languages and work out for yourself which language is best-suited to your project.

Also you didn't actually say anything about the project itself.

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Yes, you actually could in theory, but in practice it would have to be botched together and would effectively be unusable.
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What app is it. What's it about?
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