How it Works

How it Works

Tell us about your project

Post your project needs on AppFutura: mention the main features of your app or comment on a similar existing app.

You can also upgrade your project to:

  • Assisted: have AppFutura help you browse though the proposals you receive and provide feedback on the companies that apply.
  • Featured: let developers know you have a serious offer and upgrade the average quality of the proposals you receive.
  • Private: only AppFutura users will see your project and search engines won't find it.
  • Urgent: get instant validation and have developers apply quickly.
Tell us about your project
Get in touch with the best mobile app developers
Get in touch with the best mobile app developers

Developers will make initial development proposals based on the description you provide.

  • Gather proposals and get to know candidates.
  • Make a shortlist of your favorite developers and reject the ones you don't like.
  • Share details of your project, negotiate with candidates and get their final quotes.

Remember that our system includes a NDA to protect your intellectual property. This is active from the moment a developer applies to your project.

Hire the best developer and manage payments securely

Hire the developer that is best for your project. Manage all payments securely with our Escrow system.

  • Safely deposit payments for different milestones while the developer works.
  • Release payments only for work delivered successfully.

AppFutura will be there to support you along the way, making sure things are in order. In case of a dispute, we will be there as an impartial referee to ensure it is fairly resolved. Our NDA also covers the ownership of the code to ensure it is yours.

Hire the best developer and manage payments securely
Complete your project and rate the developer
Complete your project and rate the developer

When your project is successfully complete you will be able to:

  • Rate the developer and help other users in the future.
  • Have an interview on our blog to explain your experience and even promote your app.
  • Ask AppFutura for assistance in publishing your apps to official stores and discover marketing options.

If you have more needs in the future, AppFutura will grant you special services free of charge!

Frequently asked questions

How do I manage my projects?

Once you create a project, 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 can I pay the developers I hire?

Our Safe payment system allows you to handle all payments securely. Using PayPal or Wire Transfer, 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 through the Safe payment system?

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 Safe payment 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. Choosing to release a payment upfront is for your and the developer to negotiate.

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 Safe payment 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 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 Safe payment 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 Safe payment 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.

Create your professional profile
Create your professional profile

Create an app portfolio and share other works. Include reviews from clients and a lot of additional information about you or your company.

Be listed in our worldwide mobile app development directory and be found by clients around the world. Get one of our Sponsorships and make your profile stand out.

  • Be featured on our directory and throughout the website and have presence on our blog and social media.
  • Receive mobile-app-development-oriented traffic to your website with potential to become great leads.
Meet clients on our marketplace

Have access to manually verified projects listed on our marketplace.

  • Make initial development proposals based on the descriptions provided.
  • Send direct message to clients and get to know their needs better.
  • Give your final quote to the client.

Our messaging tool allows you to get in touch with clients with no intermediaries. Moreover, our Sponsorships will give you access to verified leads of different qualities.

Meet clients on our marketplace
Get hired and work with secured payments
Get hired and work with secured payments

Our Escrow system allows you to work knowing payments for each milestone are available.

  • Request payment deposit for every milestone you work on.
  • Work on the milestone and deliver the job done.
  • Request payment release and get paid.

Our system allows you and the client to divide each project in as many milestones as you need, adapting to each development process.

AppFutura will be there to support you and the client along the way, making sure things are in order. In case of a dispute, we will be there to ensure it is fairly resolved.

Get ratings and build up a reputation

Finish projects successfully and get reviews from clients on AppFutura. Improve your ranking and get a bigger presence on our platform.

The better your reputation is, the more clients will find your profile interesting and approach you.

Get started now!

Get ratings and build up a reputation

Frequently asked questions

How do I make proposals to develop a project?

Only sponsors can make proposals on projects posted on the AppFutura project dashboard. 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. You will be able to message the client directly after the initial proposal and start negotiating. 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 sponsor, you will 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 the AppFutura safe payment system?

There is a commission on projects awarded through our safe payment system that changes depending your level of sponsorship (7% Silver, Gold and Platinum; 10% for Bronze and 15% for Regular user).

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

Our Safe payment 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, which will go to your balance on AppFutura.

What do I do with my AppFutura balance?

Your balance on AppFutura can be used to purchase new sponsorships and services with an added discount or withdrawn to the PayPal or Bank Account of your choice.

Do I receive any payment in advance?

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. It is up to you and the client to decide if a payment is released in advance.

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 Safe payment system. If there are no payments deposited, AppFutura has no leverage.

Our Safe payment 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 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 the chance to make proposals on many projects every month. If hired, our Safe payment 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 Safe payment 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 through the AppFutura Safe payment 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.

Can I bring clients to the Safe payment system on AppFutura?

Yes. You have the figure of ‘Private Projects’. As a development company, you can post a ‘Private Project’ from your dashboard, inviting the client to take control of it. Once the client does, this is handled like any other projects through the safe payment options with a discounted fee.

The fees for Private Projects on the safe payment system are variable: 4% for Silver, Gold and Platinum sponsors; 7% for Bronze sponsors and 10% for Regular users.

What’s the benefit of using the Safe payment system?

It’s a good way for you to have better control of the payments available for the project. The resulting reviews are also more relevant on your profile and constitute an important part of our unique methodology.