the dedicated app tender site
If you’re a developer or need an app
developed, welcome to Appcity
contents
3.	 why use appcity
4.	 how it works
13.	faq
16.	 tender costs
17.	 ad packages
18.	 strategic partnerships
20.	 ...
why use
appcity?Bidding sites don’t provide the necessary framework for
organisations looking to develop high value apps, ...
submit
tender
how it works...
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
pre-
qualification
shortlist created
by publisher
bid request &
specificatio...
1   submit
tender
The Publisher submits
a tender to appcity
The tender is checked,
then added to the site for
developers t...
2Developers search for the tender on
appcity, and are able to read a short
summary of the project
Tokens are exchanged to ...
3shortlistcreated by publisher
The publisher views the list of
developers who have expressed
an interest
Developers portfo...
4
Requests for proposals are sent to
the chosen developers along with a
full brief and information package
Deadline is set...
5Developers write a proposal,
based on the brief and information
received
Full bids are submitted to the
tender publisher
...
6
The publisher clarifies the received
bids and assesses the developers
Chosen developers are requested
to present their p...
7The preferred bid is chosen
by the developer
Budget is agreed with the
developer
Deadline for project
completion is agree...
8project
commences
NEXTPREVIOUS
why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscon...
faq
What is appcity?
appcity is the only online Tender portal
dedicated to the development of all app
types. Whether you d...
faqdeveloper
How is payment arranged
for the Developer?
How is payment arranged for the Developer?
Remuneration is organis...
faqpublisher
How do I upload a Tender?
Simply log-in to your account and navigate to
the Publishers Dashboard and click on...
tender costs
The cost for each Tender application is dependent on the value
the Publisher places on the project.
If the bu...
ad packages
Publishers have the option of making their advertisement a ‘Featured Tender’.
The dedicated advertising space ...
strategic partnerships
There are currently two areas of
the site where we can offer our
partners advertising space.
Primar...
strategic partnerships
There are currently two areas of
the site where we can offer our
partners advertising space.
When a...
contactthe Appcity team
Martin Lloyd | CEO  Founder | martin@appcity.org
Roger Norris | Creative Director | roger@appcity....
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Appcity is the only site dedicated to finding high value tenders for App Developers. Browse our tenders, read the latest app reviews and blogs, or contact us about our range of partnership options. We're here to find the right projects for you.

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  1. 1. the dedicated app tender site If you’re a developer or need an app developed, welcome to Appcity
  2. 2. contents 3. why use appcity 4. how it works 13. faq 16. tender costs 17. ad packages 18. strategic partnerships 20. contact us NEXT
  3. 3. why use appcity?Bidding sites don’t provide the necessary framework for organisations looking to develop high value apps, and tender sites in addition to being expensive, are often guilty of posting irrelevant projects poorly matched to individual requirements. Appcity is the worlds first online tender portal dedicated exclusively to apps. There are no subscription fees or contracts, simply apply only for the tenders that sound like a good fit for your capabilities. NEXTPREVIOUS why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscontents the dedicated app tender site [ 3 ]
  4. 4. submit tender how it works... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 pre- qualification shortlist created by publisher bid request & specification bid submission by developers clarification & presentations bid chosen project commences The process is easy to follow and at appcity we try to make it as simple as possible, by providing tender publishers and developers alike a central specialist resource. The process is flexible, and the following guide is intended to show all the steps that can be taken through a formal tender process. NEXTPREVIOUS why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscontents the dedicated app tender site [ 4 ]
  5. 5. 1   submit tender The Publisher submits a tender to appcity The tender is checked, then added to the site for developers to find and apply for NEXTPREVIOUS why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscontents the dedicated app tender site [ 5 ]
  6. 6. 2Developers search for the tender on appcity, and are able to read a short summary of the project Tokens are exchanged to view the entire tender A capability statement is submitted by the developer pre-qualification NEXTPREVIOUS why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscontents the dedicated app tender site [ 6 ]
  7. 7. 3shortlistcreated by publisher The publisher views the list of developers who have expressed an interest Developers portfolio, CV and capability statement are available to the publisher The publisher identifies possible developers for the project NEXTPREVIOUS why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscontents the dedicated app tender site [ 7 ]
  8. 8. 4 Requests for proposals are sent to the chosen developers along with a full brief and information package Deadline is set for tender submission bid request & specification NEXTPREVIOUS why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscontents the dedicated app tender site [ 8 ]
  9. 9. 5Developers write a proposal, based on the brief and information received Full bids are submitted to the tender publisher bid submission by developers NEXTPREVIOUS why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscontents the dedicated app tender site [ 9 ]
  10. 10. 6 The publisher clarifies the received bids and assesses the developers Chosen developers are requested to present their proposal clarification & presentations NEXTPREVIOUS why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscontents the dedicated app tender site [ 10 ]
  11. 11. 7The preferred bid is chosen by the developer Budget is agreed with the developer Deadline for project completion is agreed bidchosen NEXTPREVIOUS why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscontents the dedicated app tender site [ 11 ]
  12. 12. 8project commences NEXTPREVIOUS why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscontents the dedicated app tender site [ 12 ]
  13. 13. faq What is appcity? appcity is the only online Tender portal dedicated to the development of all app types. Whether you develop apps specifically for iPhones, or your range extends to game platforms and Smart TVs; appcity is the only site where you will find tenders for all of these in one place. Why should I use appcity? There are no contracts associated with appcity, simply apply only for the Tenders that seem like a good fit for your skill set. How does appcity work? appcity works by enabling organisations access to a dedicated group of app developers who operate across a wide discipline of operating systems and platforms. The organisations or ‘Publishers’ can then upload an app Tender to the site to receive qualified bids from App Developers. How does a Tender differ to any normal pitch? Tenders are usually reserved for higher value projects, where the organisation publishing the work needs to seek proposals from a wide variety of professionals; this enables them to source the most qualified person/ company for the project through a formal application process. What are the benefits of Tenders? Tendering enables anyone to apply for a specific project, and prevents organisations from simply passing work on to their preferred suppliers. Less formal, pitch-based applications are a more straight forward procedure whereby the client will approach an app developer directly and commission the work; however, this does not provide an adequate procurement framework for organisations seeking to publish higher value apps. What is a Tender? A Tender is a formal request by an organisation for professionals to submit proposals for completing the aforementioned project. What is a Publisher? Organisations using appcity to find app developers are referred to as ‘Publishers’, because they are publishing Tenders on the site. Commonly referred to as ‘clients’, we view all those that use appcity as clients and therefore don’t want to make that distinction. NEXTPREVIOUS why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscontents the dedicated app tender site [ 13 ]
  14. 14. faqdeveloper How is payment arranged for the Developer? How is payment arranged for the Developer? Remuneration is organised strictly between the Developer and the Publisher. We recommend that a contract detailing the payment structure is drawn-up and signed by both parties prior to any work commencing. Are all Tenders on appcity verified? Every Tender that is submitted to appcity is vetted and rigorously analysed to ensure both quality and validity. No Tender that is submitted to the site is published unless it has been verified by one of our team. How do I know when new Tenders are published? You can adjust your email subscriptions to receive emails on either a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Can I apply for a Tender once the deadline has expired? You have the option of contacting the Publisher directly to request an extension. However, Tenders are strict procedures and any proposals received after the stated deadline are generally not considered. Tips for developing successful Tender applications: 1. Be honest and realistic about what you can achieve – if the requirements of the Tender extend beyond your current skill set, either seek to partner with someone who can fulfill the need or do not apply. 2. Focus on the client’s needs – following the client’s instructions and supplying the requested information are matters of common sense, yet it is surprising how many bids fail in this respect. It is critical to gain in-depth knowledge about a client’s business environment, strategies and objectives before starting to prepare the bid. 3. Match the bid to the opportunity – successful bids never come from a ‘one- size fits all’ template. Cater your proposal specifically to the client’s individual needs. It is futile to submit a proposal that does not communicate distinctive benefits, both in terms of technical quality and value for money. NEXTPREVIOUS why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscontents the dedicated app tender site [ 14 ]
  15. 15. faqpublisher How do I upload a Tender? Simply log-in to your account and navigate to the Publishers Dashboard and click on the tab ‘Submit your Tender’. From there you will be able to either manually input all of the required text, or upload the Tender documents. What are the costs for publishing a Tender? Publishing a Tender is absolutely FREE! However, you may wish to opt in for the premium ad space to enhance your Tender’s visibility. See ad packages for details. How is appcity involved in the Tender process? appcity exists to connect App Developers with organisations looking to get apps developed. Once correspondence has started between the developer and the publisher, that is the extent of appcity’s involvement in the process. Any issues that may arise during the actual application process will need to be resolved between the Developer and the Publisher. What happens if we need to cancel the Tender? The Publisher may remove the Tender due to unforeseen circumstances; in this instance they will need to contact appcity directly using the contact form. The following will then take place: appcity will contact all developers who have applied for the project directly to inform them of the cancellation appcity will refund tokens to the value of those exchanged for the Tender application Any costs paid by the Publisher are non-redeemable How do we award a Tender? Once you have evaluated all bids and proposals, it is up to you the Publisher to contact the winning Developer directly. What information do I need to put in the description? The description should be a short summary of your app requirements in no more than 200 words. Information that should NOT be included in the description includes: Contact name Telephone number E-mail address Website Any Tender submitted for evaluation that does not meet these requirements will be rejected. NEXTPREVIOUS why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscontents the dedicated app tender site [ 15 ]
  16. 16. tender costs The cost for each Tender application is dependent on the value the Publisher places on the project. If the budget is undefined, a standard rate of 5 tokens will apply. Cost Breakdown Tokens Price (£) 5 10 10 (+1 free) 20 15 (+2 free) 25 20 (+5 free) 30 40 (+10 free) 60 Value Breakdown per Tender Tokens Value of Project (£) 2 5k 5 5k – 10k 7 10k – 15k 10 15k – 20k 15 20k – 25k 20 25k In what circumstances will refunds be granted? Under no circumstances will cash refunds be available. Each case will be treated individually, and evaluated by an appcity team member. There are some circumstances in which a refund of tokens will be considered, these include: Publisher has removed the Tender before the stated deadline The Tender is deemed invalid The Tender has been put on hold If you believe you are entitled to a refund of tokens for a reason which is not stated, please contact us. NEXTPREVIOUS why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscontents the dedicated app tender site [ 16 ]
  17. 17. ad packages Publishers have the option of making their advertisement a ‘Featured Tender’. The dedicated advertising space on the appcity website significantly raises your chances of receiving proposals from a wider variety of App Developers. Featured temder costs Package Length (days) Hours of Exposure Cost 1 30 120 £75.00 2 30 180 £140.00 3 30 240 £200.00 The ad will contain information such as; a short summary of your Tender, the type of platform the app is intended for and the country where the app will be made available. There are three different types of packages available, these include: Package One – ad runs across the whole site for 4 hours per day over a period of 30 days Package Two – ad runs across the whole site for 6 hours per day over a period of 30 days Package Three – ad runs across the whole site for 8 hours per day over a period of 30 days, and features in the weekly newsletter Ads will run intermittently over a 24-hour period to ensure maximum exposure across time zones. NEXTPREVIOUS why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscontents the dedicated app tender site [ 17 ]
  18. 18. strategic partnerships There are currently two areas of the site where we can offer our partners advertising space. Primarily, we are looking to feature Strategic Partners on our home page, beneath the ‘appcity process’ text. This page receives high levels of traffic and significant dwell time relative to industry standard. Your company’s logo will feature prominently and we are imposing a limit of six featured partnerships within this section. NEXTPREVIOUS why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscontents the dedicated app tender site [ 18 ]
  19. 19. strategic partnerships There are currently two areas of the site where we can offer our partners advertising space. When a Publisher submits a tender, they are re-directed to a ‘Thank you’ page that features the standard advertising packages across internal pages within the site. There is a section below where our partners can advertise their particular products at grass-roots level of the tender process. This encourages Publishers to think about how your product/service could be of benefit to their app campaign prior to any development phases. NEXTPREVIOUS why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscontents the dedicated app tender site [ 19 ]
  20. 20. contactthe Appcity team Martin Lloyd | CEO Founder | martin@appcity.org Roger Norris | Creative Director | roger@appcity.org Matthew Nightingale | Web Director | matt@appcity.org PREVIOUS why use appcity how it works FAQ tender costs ad packages contactstrategic partnershipscontents the dedicated app tender site [ 20 ]

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