So i have this awesome idea for an app.Not a new idea since proprietary software currently limited to windows and mac already exists.I like what the current software does but have ideas to improve it and want a native Linux version.Now if my coding skills were at an acceptable level i would likely scratch my itch and code something up.Since i feel like im still in nappies when it comes to reading/writing code, have very little patience,i thought well maybe i could just pay someone to take my idea to reality.
Having a mortgage, i figured i could probably afford to pay someone to work part time for around $60h 8hrs a week for around 6months.
Am i better getting someone to work an 8 hour day or a couple of hours each day?
Understanding many developers expect much more $$ per hour then willing to pay are outsourcing options like upwork viable? Having poor coding skills myself, how in the world am i in a position to even hire/find a decent coder? Pay a 3rd party to recruit?
Would i be better going to my local university and posting a job notification to less qualified students ?
So my thought process was to pay a developer to bring my ideas to a working beta then release the code as an open source project.Keep the developer around for a couple more months fixing bugs/polishing so on .
So say a couple of folk went hey thats not a bad program here is a pull request. Since not really in a position to determine good bad code, and not wanting to pay a developer indefinitely to review/approve others code, what suggestions would folk have in transitioning this over to a self governed community run project, so it can constantly be improved beyond my financial input.How does one take it from hey this is what feature/function i want thats why i got it built like this to letting the community take control?
Concerns = The program works but when released everyone says code is such shit it needs a total re write
Dreaming the unachievable dream.