Mobile App Development Agreements on A Flat Fee

Overview of App Development Agreement

If you hire a person or company to develop some or all of your mobile software application (i.e., an “app”), a clear and concise app development agreement can help ensure you get what you pay for. 

Over the years, we have helped numerous start-ups with preparation and negotiation of an app development agreement. 

The Importance of A Well-Written App Development Agreement

An app development agreement will outline the key benchmarks of the project, specify timelines and deliverables, as well as payment expectations. Most importantly, a strong app development agreement can ensure you will own all the intellectual property related to the app, and that the developer will not use a third party’s intellectual property in your app.

Don’t Fall For DIY and Online Fast/Cheap Shops

Some companies try to minimize app development agreements by documents found online or inexpensive online services like and hope they have done things correctly. The danger with cookie-cutter forms or “do it yourself” is that, if your app development agreement isn’t comprehensive and clear, it may not adequately protect your specific interests. 

For related information, visit our Software and Copyright legal services page.


App Development Agreement Flat Rate Pricing Options


For a flat fee of $2,000, we will:

  • Contact you to gather information about the project;

  • Prepare a draft app development agreement and template for the statement of work; and

  • Answer questions and make minor revisions to the initial draft to get you closer to a final version.Contact us for additional information

Contact us for additional information

We also bill for software related and technology related legal services on an hourly basis due to complexity. See Engaging with Us for how we interact with clients.

Benefits of Our Flat Fee App Development Agreement Pricing Program

Many business owners need legal help negotiating and creating an app development agreement, but are afraid of paying unknown, possibly huge legal fees. To ensure against potential “sticker shock” of a huge legal bill, our firm tells clients upfront what costs to expect from us regarding their app development agreement. 

With our flat rate services, you get the best of both worlds:

  • Professional Service

  • Price Predictability

You deserve trustworthy expert advice and assistance to walk you through the entire process of creating your app development agreement at an affordable, transparent, and predictable cost.

The Not So “Fine Print”

Limitations, Conditions, and Caveats

In some instances, a flat fee is not appropriate.  Of course, we can most likely assist, and would tell you in advance what costs to anticipate. 

Moreover, the flat fee does not include any additional work, such as significant revisions to the documents, or additional agreements such as app licenses, employment agreements, or other contracts.  Any additional work would be extra and billed at our standard hourly rates.   

This page is for information only and does not constitute legal advice nor our engagement as your legal counsel.  We reserve the right to change or discontinue any of the flat fee services provide on our web site at any time.  All services are subject to our conflicts policy, Terms of Service, and the execution of our Flat Fee Engagement Agreement.


All flat fees must be paid in advance.  Invoices or requests for retainers for future work needed will be sent in accordance with our standard billing process. As a courtesy, we accept most major cards and can accept online checks.


Additional Hourly Software Related Services

In addition to our flat fee app development agreement services we offer a comprehensive range of technology, ecommerce, business and corporate services, including:


Software Protection Questions?

Read Latest Developments in Software Law