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Apps4Android/Eyes-Free Assistive Technology (AT) Applications:

Economies of Scale

Last updated on April 27, 2011,

Important Note: Please see the listing beneath this table for the cost of similar, commercial, AT Applications

Android Accessibility Application Category of AT Application Initial Release Date Total Eyes-Free Accessibility Application Downloads1 Since Initial Release Total Apps4Android Accessibility Application Downloads Since Initial Release Total Eyes-Free Accessibility Application Users1 Since Initial Release Total Apps4Android Accessibility Application Users Since Initial Release Percent of Users to Downloads Since Initial Release Today's Date Total Days on Android Market Since Initial Release Average Downloads per Day Since Initial Release Total Initial Development Costs Including Testing on Multiple Android Smart Devices Average Maintenance, New Relase, and Support Cost per Year Total, Approximate, Maintenance and Support Costs Since Initial Release Total Cost for Everything Since Release Cost to User Total Cost per User Since Release
Speaking Pad® AAC 10/28/09   830,000   622,500 75.00% 04/27/11 546 1,520 $6,000 $2,400 $3,590 $9,590 $0.00 $0.02
Talking Caller ID® Talking caller ID 10/28/09   350,000   210,000 60.00% 04/27/11 546 641 $6,500 $2,600 $3,889 $10,389 $0.99 $0.05
SMSpeaker® SKS Messaging 10/28/09   46,000   41,860 91.00% 04/27/11 546 84 $6,000 $2,400 $3,590 $9,590 $0.00 $0.23
Talking Compass Talking Compass 10/28/09 48,000   38,400   80.00% 04/27/11 546 88 $7,500 $3,000 $4,488 $11,988 $0.00 $0.31
Accessible K9 E-Mail/K-9 Mail® Smart Device Screen Readers 10/28/09   1,200,000   960,000 80.00% 04/27/11 546 2,198 $35,000 $14,000 $20,942 $55,942 $0.00 $0.06
TTS Extended 10/27/09 3,000,000   3,000,000   100.00% 04/27/11 547 5,484 $18,000 $7,200 $10,790 $28,790   $0.01
TalkBack 10/27/09 2,500,000   2,000,000   80.00% 04/27/11 547 4,570 $35,000 $14,000 $20,981 $55,981 $0.00 $0.03
Talking Dialer 10/28/09 46,000   32,200   70.00% 04/27/11 546 84 $15,000 $6,000 $8,975 $23,975 $0.00 $0.74
Eyes-Free Shell 10/27/09 47,000   28,200   60.00% 04/27/11 547 86 $40,000 $16,000 $23,978 $63,978 $0.00 $2.27
Eyes-Free Config Manager 01/01/10 9,200   5,520   60.00% 04/27/11 481 19 $6,000 $2,400 $3,163 $9,163 $0.00 $1.66
IDEAL Web Access Pack® 07/15/10   40,000   32,000 80.00% 04/27/11 286 140 $20,000 $8,000 $6,268 $26,268 $0.00 $0.82
SoundBack 02/08/10 400,000   240,000   60.00% 04/27/11 443 903 $6,500 $2,600 $3,156 $9,656 $0.00 $0.04
KickBack 02/09/10 400,000   240,000   60.00% 04/27/11 442 905 $6,500 $2,600 $3,148 $9,648 $0.00 $0.04
eSpeak for Android 10/20/10 3,000,000   2,940,000   98.00% 04/27/11 189 15,873 $30,000 $12,000 $6,214 $36,214 $0.00 $0.01
Better Voices for Cupcake® 02/15/10   4,700   4,465 95.00% 04/27/11 436 11 $10,000 $4,000 $4,778 $14,778 $0.99 $3.31
Accessibility Preferences 09/09/10 40,000   32,000   80.00% 04/27/11 230 174 $4,500 $1,800 $1,134 $5,634 $0.00 $0.18
Keyboard Tutor KB Tutor 03/16/11 4,000   3,600   90.00% 04/27/11 42 95 $8,000 $3,200 $368 $8,368   $2.32
IDEAL Magnifier® Video Magnifiers 08/18/10   35,000   28,000 80.00% 04/27/11 252 139 $10,000 $4,000 $2,762 $12,762 $0.00 $0.46
WalkyTalky Way-Finding System 10/08/10 40,000   34,000   85.00% 04/27/11 201 199 $10,000 $4,000 $2,203 $12,203 $0.00 $0.36
Intersection Explorer 10/20/10 13,800   11,730   85.00% 04/27/11 189 73 $15,000 $6,000 $3,107 $18,107 $0.00 $1.54
IDEAL Talking Barcode Reader/Maker® Talking Barcode Readers and Makers 06/06/10   35,000   31,500 90.00% 04/27/11 325 108 $10,000 $4,000 $3,562 $13,562 $0.00 $0.43
Image Viewer (with Animation)® Image Animators 05/17/10   40,000   38,000 95.00% 04/27/11 345 116 $8,000 $3,200 $3,025 $11,025 $0.99 $0.29
iAugComm® AAC 10/28/09   495   446 90.00% 04/27/11 546 1 $15,000 $6,000 $8,975 $23,975  $4.99 $53.82
IDEAL Text Enlarger® Text Enlargement 12/20/10   4,500   3,375 75.00% 04/27/11 128 35 $7,500 $3,000 $1,052 $8,552 $0.00 $2.53
Ask Eindroid® Interactive Voice Response 10/28/09   450   383 85.00% 04/27/11 546 1 $10,000 $4,000 $5,984 $15,984 $0.99 $41.79
Rock Lock Accessible MP3 Player 05/23/10 12,100   9,075   75.00% 04/27/11 339 36 $6,000 $2,400 $2,229 $8,229 $0.00 $0.91
Onymous App Installer® General Application Installer 07/05/10   70,000   67,200 96.00% 04/27/11 296 236 $8,000 $3,200 $2,595 $10,595 $0.00 $0.16
Access 4 Vodaphone® Accessibility Application Installer 02/05/11   4,200   4,200 100.00% 04/27/11 81 52 $4,000 $1,600 $355 $4,355 $0.00 $1.04
Access 4 Sprint® Accessibility Application Installer 02/05/11   4,000   4,000 100.00% 04/27/11 81 49 $4,000 $1,600 $355 $4,355 $0.00 $1.09
Access 4 AT&T® Accessibility Application Installer 02/05/11   4,200   4,200 100.00% 04/27/11 81 52 $4,000 $1,600 $355 $4,355 $0.00 $1.04
Access 4 Verizon® Accessibility Application Installer 02/05/11   3,900   3,900 100.00% 04/27/11 81 48 $4,000 $1,600 $355 $4,355 $0.00 $1.12
Best Voices for Android® Accessibility Application Installer 02/05/11   4,750   3,325 70.00% 04/27/11 81 59 $4,000 $1,600 $355 $4,355 $0.00 $1.31
Access 4 T-Mobile® Accessibility Application Installer 02/05/11   4,500   4,500 100.00% 04/27/11 81 56 $4,000 $1,600 $355 $4,355 $0.00 $0.97
Vista Center Accessible YouTube Viewer 04/25/11   Just Released                        
Speech-Enabled CoolReader eBook Reader 05/10/11   200,000   180,000 90.00% 04/27/11     $10,000 $4,000   $10,000 $0.00 N/A Until May 10, 2011
IDEAL Advanced Web Browser Accessible browser TBA                            
Access 4 All Other Carriers® Accessibility Application Installer 02/05/11   25,000   25,000 100.00% 04/05/11 59 424 $4,000 $1,600 $259 $4,259 $0.00 $0.17
Totals and Averages:     9,560,100 2,906,695 8,614,725 2,268,853         $398,000 $159,200 $167,335 $565,335   $0.05

 

Notes:

  1. Includes both K-9 Dog Walkers' cost (estimated) to develop K-9 Mail client plus the cost to develop the code that rendered their K-9 Mail client fully-accessible.  The accessibility code has been integrated into K-9 Mail. See: http://tinyurl.com/2dvg59h

  2. Includes the cost of testing and fine-tuning this accessibility application across multiple devices before releasing it to market. These costs were absorbed by Apps4Android and were not part of the actual development cost of the application.

Cost of Commercial Alternatives to Apps4Android's Assistive Technology Software Solutions

 

Talking Barcode Readers

Video Magnifiers

Smartphone Screen Readers

Talking Compass

GPS Systems

Voice/Braille Notes
(See Android Voice/Braille Note Project)

Talking Caller ID/Talking SMS Messaging
AAC Devices

 

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