Web/Mobile App
Development & Design Contract

This is a Website Development and Design Contract dated: _____________________________
in between, [developer/development company] ___________________________(signed),
[developer address]_____________________________________________________________
and
in between, [client – company] ___________________________(signed),
[client – company address] ______________________________________________________
[client – company address] ______________________________________________________
and effective on (date): ____________________________.
As the “client”, I declare this to be a valid contractual agreement for services I requested by email/fax:
Email A: __________________________________________________________________
Email B: __________________________________________________________________
Fax Number: ______-______-_____________
are to also be consider as a “Request for services” under this contract.

This contract is based on: Website Dev. & Design and/or Mobile App Dev. & Design.

Summary:

We’ll always do our best to fulfill your needs and meet your expectations, but it’s important to have things written down so that we both know what’s what, who should do what and when, and what will happen if something goes wrong. In this contract you won’t find any complicated legal terms or long passages of unreadable text. We’ve no desire to trick you into signing something that you might later regret. What we do want is what’s best for both parties, now and in the future.

So in short;
You are hiring us to [design and develop a web site or mobile app] for the estimated total price of [total – verify email or text message for reference] [budget $_____(client input)] as outlined in our previous correspondence.
{{{Of course it’s a little more complicated, but we’ll get to that.}}}

What do both parties agree to do?

You: You have the authority to enter into this contract on behalf of yourself, your company or your organization. You’ll give us the assets and information we tell you we need to complete the project. You’ll do this when we ask and provide it in the formats we need. You’ll review our work, provide feedback and approval in a timely manner too. Deadlines work two ways, so you’ll also be bound by dates we set together. You also agree to stick to the payment schedule set out at the end of this contract.
Us: We have the experience and ability to do everything we’ve agreed with you and we’ll do it all in a professional and timely manner. We’ll endeavor to meet every deadline that’s set and on top of that we’ll maintain the confidentiality of everything you give us.
Getting down to the nitty gritty

Design

We create look-and-feel designs, and flexible layouts that adapt to the capabilities of many devices and screen sizes. We create designs iteratively and use predominantly HTML and CSS so we won’t waste time mocking up every template as a static visual. We may use visuals to indicate a creative direction (color, texture and typography.) We call that ‘atmosphere.’
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to review our work and provide feedback. We’ll either share a Dropbox folder or Github repository with you, or a link to the site mockup online under a temporary domain (not yet visible to the public) , and we’ll regularly contact you in regards to the progress of the project build. If, at any stage, you’re not happy with the direction our work is taking, you’ll pay us in full for everything we’ve produced until that point and cancel this contract.

Text content

Unless agreed separately, we’re not responsible for inputting text or images into your content management system or creating every page on your website. We reserve the right to determine what may be included in the project build, and we will bill accordingly. We provide professional copywriting and editing services, so if you’d like us to create new content or input for you, we can provide a separate estimate for that. We also provide, at a separate cost, professional translation for your website from English to French, and we can implement this at an additional cost to you as it is not included in our basic services.

Graphics and photographs

You should supply graphic files in an editable, vector digital format. You should supply photographs in a high resolution digital format. If you choose to buy stock photographs, we can suggest stock libraries. If you’d like us to search for photographs for you, we can provide a separate estimate for that.
HTML, CSS and JavaScript
We deliver web page types developed from HTML markup, CSS stylesheets for styling and unobtrusive JavaScript for feature detection, poly-fills and behaviors.

Browser testing

Browser testing no longer means attempting to make a website look the same in browsers of different capabilities or on devices with different size screens. It does mean ensuring that a person’s experience of a design should be appropriate to the capabilities of a browser or device.
Desktop browser testing
We test our work in current versions of major desktop browsers including those made by Apple (Safari), Google (Chrome), Microsoft (Edge), Mozilla Firefox and Opera. We’ll also test to ensure that people who use Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 for Windows get an appropriate experience. We won’t test in other older browsers unless we agreed separately. If you need an enhanced design for an older browser, we can provide a separate estimate for that.

Mobile browser testing

Testing using popular smaller screen devices is essential in ensuring that a person’s experience of a design is appropriate to the capabilities of the device they’re using. We test our designs in:
iOS 9: Safari, Google Chrome Android: Google Chrome on Android Emulator
We won’t test in Blackberry, Opera Mini/Mobile, specific Android devices, Windows or other mobile browsers unless we agreed separately. If you need us to test using these, we can provide a separate estimate for that.
We can develop and design a Mobile Application on the iOS and Android platform at an additional cost. The Mobile Application project is charged as a separate development, and is discussed at the time of this agreement. The costs for both can be combined in a promotion as decided by both parties.

Technical support

We are also affiliated with a website hosting company, “AppDoozyHosting” at http:///www.appdoozyhosting.com, so we offer support for website hosting, email or other services relating to hosting. You may already have professional hosting and you might even manage that hosting in-house; if you do, great. If you don’t, we can set up an account for you at our preferred hosting provider. We can set up your site on a server, plus any statistics software such as Google Analytics and we can provide a separate estimate for that. Then, the updates to, and management of that server will be up to you.

Search engine optimization (SEO)

We don’t guarantee improvements to your website’s search engine ranking, but the web pages that we develop are accessible to search engines. We also provide ongoing SEO services at an additional cost to you, if agreed to be discussed at the time of contract.
Changes and revisions
We know from experience that fixed-price contracts are rarely beneficial to you, as they often limit you to your earliest ideas. We don’t want to limit your ability to change your mind. The price at the beginning of this contract is based on the number of weeks that we estimate we’ll need to accomplish everything you’ve told us you want to achieve, but we’re happy to be flexible. If you want to change your mind or add anything new, that won’t be a problem as we’ll provide a separate estimate for those additional weeks.

Legal stuff

We can’t guarantee that our work will be error-free at the final stage of the website/application  build and so we can’t be liable to you or any third-party for damages, including lost profits, lost savings or other incidental, consequential or special damages, even if you’ve advised us of them. Finally, if any provision of this contract shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed sever-able from this contract and shall not affect the validity and enforce-ability of any remaining provisions.

Copyrights

First, you guarantee that all elements of text, images or other artwork you provide are either owned by your good selves, or that you’ve permission to use them.

Then, when your final payment has cleared, copyright will be automatically assigned as follows:
You’ll own the visual elements that we create for this project. We’ll give you source files and finished files and you should keep them somewhere safe as we’re not required to keep a copy. You own all elements of text, images and data you provided, unless someone else owns them.
We’ll own the unique combination of these elements that constitutes a complete design and we’ll license its use to you, exclusively and in perpetuity for this project only, unless we agree otherwise.

Displaying our work

We love to show off our work, so we reserve the right to display all aspects of our creative work, including sketches, work-in-progress designs and the completed project on our portfolio and in articles on websites, in magazine articles and in books.

Payment schedule

We’re sure you understand how important it is as a small business that you pay the invoices that we send you promptly. As we’re also sure you’ll want to stay friends, you agree to stick tight to the following payment schedule.

[Payment details] Your deposit shall be $250.00 to start the project.
[Payment schedule]Each stage of the project build, we will determine the overall cost, and charge this according to the progress made on the project build. This will be payable upon receiving the invoice issued by us, (the developer).
We issue invoices electronically, and sent by email. Our payment terms are 15 days from the date of invoice. All proposals are quoted in [CAD] or [USD] based on your location, not ours, and payments will be made at the equivalent conversion rate at the date the transfer is made.
*You agree to pay all charges associated with international transfers of funds. The appropriate bank account details will be printed on our electronic invoice. We reserve the right to charge interest on all overdue debts at the rate of [1.5%] per month or part of a month.

Cancellation Policy

You may want to cancel the agreement before the project has been completed. You have every right to cancel any project at any time. We will of course respect this cancellation request, as a (request to cancel our web and mobile app development and design services, and/or custom graphic design project(s)) and you will be expected to provide only the amount due based on the hours spent on the website or mobile app development, and/or custom graphic design project(s). The cancellation will include any and all costs related to tools, hosting fees, email package fees, template costs, domain costs, and any and all related to the website build. Translations are done by a third party, and are due on delivery. This is billed to you by AppDoozy and can be applied to your final invoicing.

Read more for our full Cancellation Policy here.

Features

FREE Features may include

  • WordPress Template Installation on Service / Customization
  • Site/Database Backup Tool Integration
  • Website Security Integration
  • Payment Processor Integration for Ecommerce
  • SEO Site Tools Integration
  • Social Media Share and Link
  • Contact Form Integration
  • Site Main Menu and Footer Development and Integration

Additional Features (may not be included for FREE due to Licenses)

  • WPML EN FR Translation Integration – under my lifetime license
  • Woocommerce – Ecommerce Integration
  • Ecommerce Payment Processor (anything requiring license request (ex: Stripe))
  • Landing Page Integration
  • Live Chat Integration (customer support tool) – requires license
  • + any additional plugins / integration’s / customization’s as needed

But where’s all the horrible small print?

Just like a parking ticket, you can’t transfer this contract to anyone else without our permission. This contract stays in place and need not be renewed. If for some reason one part of this contract becomes invalid or unenforceable, the remaining parts of it remain in place.
Although the language is simple, the intentions are serious and this contract is a legal document under exclusive jurisdiction of [English and Welsh] courts.

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The dotted line

Signed by and on behalf of [developer / company name] Anthony Marshall, C.E.O Chief Developer at AppDoozy (this is an authorized digital signature)
Signed by and on behalf of [client / customer name] ____________________________________, _Client (this is an authorized digital signature)

Date [date] ______________________________(today’s date)
Location [city/state/province] – (this is an online digital submission)

*This contract is based on services requested by the customer of the developer for Website Development / Design, and / or Mobile Application Development / Design, and is a legal binding contract.

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PLEASE PRINT THIS LEGAL BINDING CONTRACT, AND KEEP FOR YOUR RECORDS.

THIS FORM HAS BEEN DIGITALLY SIGNED AND STANDS AS OUR AGREEMENT.

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IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS IN REGARDS TO THIS LEGAL BINDING CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT THEN CONTACT US DIRECTLY BY EMAIL AT SUPPORT@APPDOOZY.COM, OR CALL US AT 1.877.505.8294. WE WILL HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU.

YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT LEGAL AT LEGAL@APPDOOZY.COM.