Need a Mobile App? I Might Develop It for Free

As you may know, I’ve left the SharePoint scene to do things I believe have a brighter future. Search the blog for more details and I’ll leave the ranting for now.

Regardless, the path on which I’m currently walking is mobile app development. I want to see whether it’s fun, which it currently is, and possibly whether I can make a living from it.

I’ve done a number of apps so far, and most of these are what I call grinding apps. It’s a term I started using during the days of USPJ Academy for exercises you use to get the basics of a task or task set into your blood, so to speak. Repeat the basics often enough and they get so familiar you can spend actual time on build great software rather than plumbing.

However, I’d like to start looking at more useful apps and while I’m doing so, I’ll work on an apprentice’s salary. That’s great news for you because that means you can hire a highly experienced and skilled developer at a fraction of the price you’d normally pay.

When doing SharePoint development, I invoiced $200 per hour because I was worth that much (and in virtually all my projects, I delivered way more value than $200 per hour). I still do that for SharePoint, but for mobile app development, you can currently hire me for a mere $50 per hour.

No, I don’t negotiate, but like I’ve always done, I charge only when I’m actually producing value or code for you. If I’m fumbling or have to learn new stuff to do tasks for you, that’s on my time, not yours. 

I do Android and Windows Phone development, and I can probably pick up iOS if it’s absolutely vital to you. I can build in Xamarin or native code and I’d be happy to offer advice on which options make sense.

Keep in mind, though, that although you will get production grade code, fully tested and verified, harnessing my over 20 years of professional and 30 years of hobby software development experience, I’m doing this to learn, so the calendar time taken may be longer than you expect.

But here’s the rub… I may even work for free for you. If you have a fun, interesting, or particularly worthy project, or you are an awesome person or work for an awesome organization, as judged solely by me, I may work for free for you. That may be the whole project or parts of it, for example to get to a proof-of-concept stage for funding or something like that.

So, what are you waiting for? Ah, yes, how to reach me.

You can email me at furuknap @, or use the contact form on

So, let’s talk and see whether we can do something interesting together.


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Bjørn Furuknap

I previously did SharePoint. These days, I try new things to see where I can find the passion. If you have great ideas, cool projects, or is in general an awesome person, get in touch and we might find out together.

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