andyll - 9:33 pm on Oct 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
As a developer I'll play devils advocate for a moment...
The developers here seem to be equating the coding as the full amount of development to be done.
In reality... to launching a new product requires many of the following: Functional design, technical design, POC, story boards, market research, useage testing, QA, pre-rollout marketing, funding, marketing, beta support, live support.
In reality a large percentage of the tasks need not be performed by the developer.
In my case a good acquaintance had an idea and wanted me to participate in it. After I spent several days researching and thinking I agreed.
With in days of my agreeing we had set up a LLC with the 2 of us being equal partners.
I am doing the coding for free and he is funding it out of his own pocket. It's been less then a month and he's already out of pocket over 5K and will be out of pocket well over 10k by launch.
So far he has likely spent as much time as I have on this project. As I complete areas of the project it will be his responsibility to get it tested... including hiring QA people if needed.
So olimits... is this the kind of deal you are offering your developer?