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By John Lein
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About this project

I am a small (single) iPhone / iPad iOS developer that is working on a Landscape Contractor App that helps those in the industry to capture and create accurate costing of projects, when contractors need to calculate quantity takeoffs and prepare quotations related to the landscape design / construction of projects.

I have a working version in the Apple App Store, but it is in imperial only. This limits the apps ability to those countries that use the imperial measuring system. I would like to increase the usuable market by developing a "cousin"... A metric version. This would allow contractors and estimators around the world to use the app to their benefit.

I am a landscape architect by trade (+25 years) and have put much of that on hold the past few years to develop this contractor app. I know what is involved in estimating landscape projects, be it residential or commercial and have included much of the pedagogy of our trade into the app when possible. This makes the app very user friendly and intuitive.

The funds from this kickstarter account, will help to offset the hundreds perhaps thousands (may be over a year of development / design time) of hours required to code a "cousin" to the imperial version.

Would be nice to start this new project ASAP. I would then be able to continue to fine tune the existing imperial version and design the metric version for both the iPhone and iPad. Once that is complete, I'd like to turn my attention to a "sister" version to work on the desktop MAC OSX operating system.

Once iCloud support is included in code, it would allow the end user to move between the iPhone, iPad or desktop version, without having to lose or reload any data.

If you'd like to review my website and the existing landscape contractor app, you can review here http://www.leindesign.ca/apps/landscape_contractor/

I'd really love to take this app to the next level. With your help I can see it through to both a metric version AND a desktop version. If you are contractor, an estimator and or you love the landscape design and construction industry or even gardening in general, please help with any donation amount you can.

Sincerely,

John Lein

Risks and challenges

Finding time to complete this project and pay the bills is my biggest challenge. This is a labor of love and as such, I must continue to work at other jobs to pay the bills. With your help, I can devote more time to completing this project and get it out for spring 2017.

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