As an iPhone development company we get a lot of prospects calling us with their ideas. Of course, they want to know how much it will cost. Trying to determine cost of building anything from a few sentences or even a paragraph is about impossible. It is akin to going to a general contractor and asking how much a house with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and tile floors will cost. Without the blueprints you just don’t really know. All you can do is give a range. In the case of the general contractor it would be like “$50,000 to $500,000”.
So, we work with them first to design the app, create the blueprints and then help our clients get a better idea of what we are building for them. Plus it helps them hone what it is they want anyway.
Nonetheless, you may want to do this on your own in the beginning and we wholeheartedly encourage you to do so. To help I will post tools that will speed this up for you. The first one today is a web based iPhone mockup tool. It is simple to use and a good start.
Enjoy and happy mocking!