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Advice, devs and guidance any advice?

I am currently working on the development of a mobile app and need development support. i am currently finalizing the business plan and have already listed out core requirements/features/functionality and am currently working on UX and UI on my end. Need help figuring how to get developers involved without having them steal my idea? Any advice would be much appreciated.

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James Hipkin
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James Hipkin Advisor
CEO, Managing Director at Red8 Interactive
I wouldn't worry too much. Ideas are easy, execution is hard.

My company builds native mobile apps. Mostly we build websites but we also have guys who can build apps. If it's not too complicated we can likely help you. The developers are located in the Mid West. Ping me if you want to know more.

James
John W. Griffin
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John W. Griffin Entrepreneur
Co-Founder at Spiral Scout, Founder at Cutcaster, Co-Founder at Instigate Labs (Maker of Moment)
Look for an established engineer or agency. No good developer, designer or agency will steal your idea as that would crush any of their future business dealings with other potential projects. Plus, they generally don't have time to just take someone's idea and start working on something that they don't have the expertise within that particular market and/or promoting/marketing the idea once it is built. That is why they need you to make sure the business side is taken care of once they complete the technical side. You obviously need some level of trust and feeling secure though with the people you are speaking with.
Having your "idea" stolen shouldn't be your main concern. Finding the right, reputable agency or developer that is skilled in what you need is the hardest part. If you are really concerned, obviously have them sign an NDA but most times the most important part of an idea is the actual execution of it as a working product and market fit (if there is a market for it).
Full disclosure, I run a software development agency called spiral scouthttp://spiralscout.com and could talk to you about your mobile app and happy to sign an NDA. I have a mutual NDA you can use as a template for your dealings. If you want to send me a message and I can send it to you.
Jed Ng
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Jed Ng Entrepreneur
Corporate Strategist at Ericsson
I second James' sentiment. There are certain contractual mechanisms you can build to protect your idea. More important in my opinion is how you structure the project given the needs on time to market and capital efficiency. Happy to talk more about my personal experience if you would like.

-Jed
Diego Machado
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Diego Machado Entrepreneur
CEO & Co-Founder at TowerHouseStudio
Hi Eber, James is right, execution is everything.

I've a consultancy firm located in Uruguay (South America) we do fast prototyping of mobile app and web application mostly for startups located in the US. I think we can be of service to you providing both development as consultancy.

Feel free to contact me so we can have a chat and see how we can help you.

Logan Kleier
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Logan Kleier Entrepreneur
Founder/CEO at SecondSight. We tame application sprawl with simple, actionable SaaS application usage data.
I believe the bigger risk in startups is that no one knows about your idea/company; not that someone will steal your idea. I believe that secrecy tends to get in the way of building your company.

Of course the risk exists that someone will steal it, but good developers hear so many ideas for the "next big thing." A vast majority just want to get on with building a quality product as opposed to stealing your idea.
Zhenya Rozinskiy
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Partner at Agile Fuel
Don't worry about someone stealing your idea. If the idea is that great it would be fine to have competition. Your execution can still be better. Odds are someone else has the same idea anyway.

Philip Wilkins
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Philip Wilkins Entrepreneur
VP Sales @ Videonor
Check out Gigster. I've used them and they do amazing dev work. Philip Philip Wilkins [removed to protect privacy]
Andrew Parker
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Andrew Parker Entrepreneur
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Hi Eber, You could request an NDA if you are really protective of your idea, but a development company may be reluctant to sign because they most likely come across plenty of ideas weekly. Signing an NDA may tie their hands with future clients. But if your seeking an individual developer, who is looking to partner as a co-founder an NDA could work as a baseline. Did you do a thorough scrub of your idea to see if there are similar applications of it? Most original ideas already exist so being over protective could slow this process down. But if I were you, and my idea was rock solid, I would find a balance of revealing enough information about it without jeopardizing your idea to get an individual/firm interested. And speak generally about the concept while focusing on the possibilities of implementing your idea - backed by your own industry/market research of course. Then if they're interested, questions will follow. From here I would request the NDA when needed. Don't underestimate how difficult it is to find the right developer!
Douglas V Holloway
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President Multi Channel Distribution at ION Media Networks
Go overseas and put out to bid Sent from my iPad
Ema Chuku
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Ema Chuku Entrepreneur
Designer. Product Developer. Founder @ NuPad
This is a question that has been asked a million times.. I would recommend taking a moment and utilize Google and do a little bit of researching. That said, chances are your idea is already out there on the market. In this case focus on your excution tactics rather than someone stealing your idea.
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