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Josh Pitzalis


Freelance Web Developer

"Josh was a delight to work with; always cooperative, creative, responsive and technically excellent at his job - went above and beyond."

Bec Evans and Chris Smith, Founders of Prolifiko.

" Super easy to work with."

Kristin Braddock, Founder of Sewing New Futures.

"Working with Josh was a great experience. His sense of design, aesthetics and flow of information was amazing. I am very pleased with his work and recommend him very highly."

Raju Arora, Founder of Kahanibaaz and Kautilya Books.

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Realsies

An app to help people put there money where their mouth is.

September 2017


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Ezether

A peer-to-peer ethereum exchange.

August 2017


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Tamuro

An audio chat application for strangers.

July 2017


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If you are looking for someone who will listen to your idea, understand what needs to be done, and then suggest the best way to structure and design your project so that it is easy to use, reliable and cost-effective to build, then I can help.

Feel free to contact me at hello@joshpitzalis.com

1. How much does a web application usually cost?

Depending on how complex you need the website to be, anywhere between $1000 - $10,000. I can provide an approximate cost and timeframe once I understanding the idea and what needs to be done.

2. Will you sign an NDA to protect my idea?

Absolutely. Here is a link to a Non-Disclosure Agreement that you can edit if you don't already have one ready.

3. Once I tell you my idea, what happens next?

After an initial conversation, I will be able to tell you if I can help build your project and I will give you an approximate cost and timeline for the project.

If you'd like to continue, the next step would be for me to put together a paid proposal.

Proposals takes a maximum of 2 weeks to complete and costs $500.

Proposals are non-refundable. However, if you want me to continue working on the project then the cost of the proposal is deducted from the total cost of the project.

The reason proposals are non-refundable is because I put a lot of work and time into a proposal. They are a unique solution to each project, not a generic template that I send out.

A proposal will outline the entire system, detailing each page in the platform and how they connect together. It will also include one or two finished pages to communicate how I envision the app will look. It will also include an exact price and timeframe broken into clear milestones.

You are under no obligation to continue the project with me after the proposal is complete. The ideas are yours because you have paid for them. You are free to change them in any way and have someone else build the product using my proposal.

4. What happens after a proposal?

The exact shape of a project is always different but each project is broadly broken into three phases.

First is the design phase.

I build on the design in my proposal and integrate any changes you want to include. If you have opted to have the designs tested then I spent about a week user testing the site remotely. The deliverables at this stage wireframes, responsive high fidelity designs for each page, a comprehensive list of user stories and, optionally, remote testing research results.

The second phase is the build phase.

This is where I build the system so that it each of the user stories can be completed on the platform. I then design the interface to match the design from the previous step.

The final phase involves testing teh application.

In this phase we deploy the application and stress test the platform with a small group of beta users. I write a comprehensive suite of integration tests and I run the platform through a comprehensive list of cross browser tests to make sure it works across different kinds of devices and browsers.

5. Do you provide support after the project is complete?

There is no need for continued support because I spend a significant amount of time writing tests and ensuring that the system has been severely stress tested before it is delivered.

If there are changes to APIs or if you want to add additional features, as an existing client, you are welcome to hire me on an hourly basis.

If you would like to have me on call, I offer blocks of 10 hours that can be purchased on a weekly basis.