Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

For project owners

What is AppFutura?

Appfutura is a website where you can find mobile app developers who can be hired to carry out your app projects.

How can I find professionals for my projects?

You can post a project and start receiving amazing proposals from the developers listed in our directory. You can also browse through our directory and contact our Pro users directly.

How do I know if a developer is right for my project?

All developer profiles contain full information about them, the apps they have developed. AppFutura can also assist you in finding the best fit for your project.

What kinds of professionals are listed on AppFutura?

On AppFutura you’ll find all professional profiles related to the development of mobile applications, from designers and programmers to companies that carry out the whole process.

How do I add a new project?

You can add a new project at any time from the homepage, from your control panel or using the button located on the header. All you have to do is fill out the form, the AppFutura team will validate it and your project will be added to the list of open projects and shown to developers.

How do I manage my projects?

Your Project Dashboard allows you to manage every aspect of your project: you can modify your requirements, screen all candidates, reject the ones you don't like, access our messaging tool to negotiate and eventually hire your favourite. You can also track the advances on the project and all payments. Finally you will be able to rate the developer.

Can I ask the developer questions during the process?

Once developers make a proposal on your project you can start contacting them using our messaging tool.

How much does it cost to use AppFutura?

The entire process is completely free. However, there are certain upselling options for Project Owners. You can make your project Urgent for instant validation, Featured to make it stand out, Private so it is not found by search engines and Assisted if you need the help of the AppFutura Team to screen candidates.

How can I pay the developers I hire?

Our Escrow system allows you to handle all payments securely. Using PayPal you will be able to deposit payments on our system and release them once the developer delivers. You will be able to create as many milestones as you need to separate all payments. Your Project Dashboard includes a tool for managing the payment process easily and efficiently. You will be in charge to deposit and release all payments.

How do I hire a developer?

Once you find the ideal candidate, you will be able to press the 'Hire' button. After that, you will be asked to fill in an agreement with the total agreed budget, the first payment or advance you will be making and additional comments. Once you submit that, you will be asked to deposit the advance. The developer will then be able to accept the agreement.

What is the advance and when should I pay it?

All projects will be kicked off with a first payment or advance. This payment will be deposited on our Escrow system. Once the developer has accepted the agreement you can choose to release that payment strictly upfront or link it to an initial delivery by the developer.

What happens if things go wrong with a developer?

AppFutura offers a resolution procedure in which Project Owner and Developer can expose their arguments. AppFutura may take actions as long as there are payments deposited on the Escrow system. If there are no payments deposited, AppFutura has no leverage.
If the discrepancy is not resolved, the Project Owner may choose to cancel the project and give a negative rating to the Developer. The Project Owner may get a refund of the still deposited amounts on AppFutura or reuse those with a new candidate. All previously released payments are out of AppFutura's control and it is up to the Project Owner and the Developer to resolve its refund

What should I include in my project request?

Your project request should be as detailed as possible so developers can make realistic proposals. If you are not sure about how to make an appropriate project request, you can email us and we will help you shape your project.

How do I know which proposals are good or bad?

Note that developers make initial development proposals based on the short description you provide. Once they make this proposal, you should get in touch with them and negotiate so they understand the scope of the project and can give you a final and detailed proposal. You can also visit their AppFutura profile for further information about them.

I'm worried about confidentiality. What are my options?

You project description should include the main features of the project or mention a similar existing app so developers understand the amount of work it requires. When developers make proposals, they digitally accept a NDA. This is aimed to protect your intellectual property and make sure the code eventually provided is 100% yours. Moreover, once you start using our messaging tool to get in touch with developers, you can share your own confidentiality documents if you wish.

What are my rights as a Project Owner on AppFutura?

Posting your app project on AppFutura is a great way to ensure your project advances smoothly. All Project Owner's intellectual property will be safeguarded by a digital NDA within the AppFutura Escrow system, as well as the property of the source code eventually provided. AppFutura can also provide technical assistance prior to the start of the development process if needed.

Who will have rights over the source code of my app?

The source code of projects created through the AppFutura Escrow system will be property of the Project Owner. The Project Owner has the right to request the latest updated source code at any point of the development process and the Developer must provide it. In any case, the Developers will provide the final source code when the project is completed.

For developers

What is AppFutura?

AppFutura is the community for mobile app developers where they can meet people looking for someone to develop their apps. Being part of AppFutura also means joining a worldwide mobile app development directory with thousands of app development professionals.

I’m an app developer. Why create a profile?

AppFutura is a marketing and sales enhancement tool. Creating a developer profile and joining our directory, you get to showcase your services, present your previous work and build up a reputation as an app developer. Moreover, you will have access to projects coming in daily and will have the chance to talk to potential clients directly.

How can I make my profile stand out from the rest?

On your dashboard you will find reminders to complete your profile. Complete profiles are the ones that potential clients are more attracted to, so make sure you keep yours up-to-date and personalized with your description, your URL, your wallpaper of choice, your logo, screenshots of the apps you have made, client recommendations and ratings of previous work. Our Pro Accounts will give you more visibility and features.

How do I make proposals to develop a project?

Based on the descriptions provided, you will have to make an initial development proposal. Once you do that, you will be able to negotiate with the Project Owner, understand the scope of the project and give a final quote. Once the client has found a proposal that meets their expectations, hiring can take place.

Can I ask the client questions before making an offer?

No. You have to make your initial proposal first. If you are a Pro User, you will be able to message the client directly and start negotiating. If you are a regular user, you will have to wait until the client approaches you. After this process, you will be able to make a final proposal.

What information should I include in the proposals I submit to clients?

As a regular user, you can only include your estimated budget and working days. As a Pro user, you will also be able to include a comment and message the client directly. You should take this chance to present your company and share your initial understanding of the project.

How much does it cost to use AppFutura?

Joining AppFutura is free. However, our Pro Accounts give you the tools to benefit from all AppFutura features, stand out and have an easier way to reach potential clients. Commission on projects also changes depending on the type of user you are.

How do I get paid for the jobs I’m hired for?

Our Escrow system allows for you and the client to divide the project in as many milestones as you need. Project Owners should deposit payments for a milestone before you start working on it. After you work and deliver the milestone, the client will release the payment after reviewing your work.

When do I receive the advance payment?

When clients click on the 'Hire button' they are asked to fill in an agreement with the total agreed budget, the first payment or advance and additional comments. They then deposit the first payment and you can accept the terms. Once this happens, you may request a release of the advance strictly upfront or link it to an initial delivery for the client

What happens if things go wrong with a client?

AppFutura offers a resolution procedure in which Project Owner and Developer can expose their arguments. AppFutura may take actions as long as there are payments deposited on the Escrow system. If there are no payments deposited, AppFutura has no leverage.
Our Escrow system ensures that payments are available, but if a discrepancy is not resolved, the Project Owner may choose to cancel the project and give a negative rating to the Developer. The Project Owner may get a refund of the still deposited amounts on AppFutura or reuse those with a new candidate. All previously released payments are out of AppFutura's control and it is up to the Project Owner and the Developer to resolve its refund

What are my rights as a Developer working on projects through AppFutura?

Developers will have access to hundreds of projects every month. If hired, our Escrow system is the best way to ensure all payments are available while working on each milestone of the project. Developers have the right to request payment deposits on the Escrow system while working on the milestones associated with them. The Developer has the right to request a release once every milestone is delivered, reviewed and approved.

Who will have rights over the source code of the apps created on AppFutura?

The source code of projects created trhough the AppFutura Escrow system will be property of the Project Owner. The Project Owner has the right to request the latest updated source code at any point of the development process and the Developer must provide it. In any case, the Developers will provide the final source code when the project is completed.