As a timely follow up to my Groupzz search engine post last week, here’s news of a new development house called Hashrocket which is promising to deliver a full blown Ruby on Rails web application in 3 days flat. It’s fixed bid pricing at around $30,000 to $60,000 but again it goes to show that traditional barriers to entry are all but gone in the web world nowadays, whether it’s at the $99.00 level or higher. It’s a great time to be creative!
Their main “product” is 3-2-1 LAUNCH, a “get a site built in 3 days” affair, where you can get whatever idea it is you want to be developed sorted out by Obie and his crack team of 9 developers and various subcontractors in just three days. That’s called cooking your Agile cake and eating it! The pricing model is fixed bid, in the range of approx $30k-$60k, but you’re getting a lot for your money, since the team has many different resources to pull on, including stockpiled library code, Flash exports, visual design talent, and so forth. You’ll also receive help with finding a qualified developer or team to take over the work once your week with HashRocket is up.