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boysha 12-29-2011 09:13 PM

What is involved in making an application?
 
Hi,
I would love to know what would it take to make a software/ application in Linux - to be exact, what would it take to make a SketchUp like app in terms of people, time frame and money?

Thanks in advance.

Neb

jefro 12-30-2011 12:06 PM

I'd look at blender first.


Not an easy question.

One needs to look at a few things. Look at existing work, start at open sourced. Can code be use? Look at closed source, can code be bought?

Look at target hardware and match it to code to see how well it scales. Change as needed.

Look at company resources, can they code or do you need to contract it or some of it out or hire temp workers.

Select compiler and tools based on above.

How do you want to deploy this, web or install or what?

Start making story boards of work flow. Assign tasks to groups and review.

It may take maybe $300K or so I'd think to get a good app.

Then you may need to send this to a legal team for another few hundred thousand dollars for review.

Test it on targets along the way until it is stable.

boysha 12-30-2011 02:19 PM

Thanks! You helped me understand the process involved. Cheers!



Quote:

Originally Posted by jefro (Post 4561899)
I'd look at blender first.


Not an easy question.

One needs to look at a few things. Look at existing work, start at open sourced. Can code be use? Look at closed source, can code be bought?

Look at target hardware and match it to code to see how well it scales. Change as needed.

Look at company resources, can they code or do you need to contract it or some of it out or hire temp workers.

Select compiler and tools based on above.

How do you want to deploy this, web or install or what?

Start making story boards of work flow. Assign tasks to groups and review.

It may take maybe $300K or so I'd think to get a good app.

Then you may need to send this to a legal team for another few hundred thousand dollars for review.

Test it on targets along the way until it is stable.



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