The official iOS 7 release is right around the corner. Judging by what we’ve seen in the beta versions, some significant changes are coming to iOS development cycle. These changes are no doubt important for project cost estimation, that’s why our cost estimation experts asked iOS developer Victor Kotov to discuss with project managers and fellow iOS developers what pitfalls could the new OS conceal.
Since most of the information is for developers only and shouldn’t be shared with third parties until the official release date, no accurate figures for time/cost estimation were announced. Nevertheless, the round table was very useful as Victor shared his views on upcoming challenges and suggested extra questions to be discussed with clients at the start of a project, whether it’s an update of an existing iOS 6 app or development of a brand new one. The discussion was focused on two main themes: changes in design and coding. Stay tuned for our next blog post in which we’ll talk more about how the new iOS release will affect time and cost estimation for mobile development projects.