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How to partner up for an iOS app development scope of work

If you’re a UX/UI designer or a full-stack developer, it’s time to team up. Our iOS app development scope of work template outlines exactly how two independents can combine their expertise to scope one project.

Welcome to Scope Smarter, Not Harder, a series from Wethos highlighting our services and scope of work templates from the Wethos Services Library. In this installment, we’re highlighting our iOS App Development scope of work template!

Wethos users have access to over 80 scope of work templates and 1,000 services ranging from brand strategy to social media and design. Our scope of work tools streamline your proposal process so you can skip the freelance pricing mistakes and get to work.

Here’s our breakdown of an iOS App Development scope of work so you know how to charge for your next project!

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iOS App Development scope of work total: $6,100

Phase 1: Design for $2,100

The UX/UI designer will kick off the project by designing up to two high-fidelity, clickable mockups for $900. These mockups are based on the mobile app features requested by the client, which should be determined in the initial call or planning meeting. 

Though it’s not listed in this scope, it’s always a good idea to include a kick-off call or client meeting in the scope of work so you don’t leave money on the table for a valuable element of your services.

The designer will wrap up the first phase by building a mobile app prototype from the wireframes framework for $1,200.

Phase 2: Back End for $2,000

Next, it’s time for the full-stack developer to start working on the back end of the mobile app. They’ll start by building a mobile application database in Supabase, an open-source alternative to Firebase. Build one database for $1,000. 

The developer will also configure GraphQL to support mobile application API calls. Our scope of work template recommends charging $1,000 for one API.

Phase 3: Front End for $2,000

To close out the project, the full-stack developer will also work on the front end of the mobile app. Considering expanding the team or delegating some of the workload? This iOS app development scope of work template offers flexibility and makes it easy to bring on a back-end developer and a front-end developer instead of a full-stack developer. 

The developer will complete the build-out of the iOS mobile application using SwiftUI. Our scope of work template suggests charging $2,000 for one application. 

Once the proposal is approved, you can easily turn your scope of work into an invoice with just one click using Wethos.


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