I bean asked in freelancing website to tell (for an android project)

brief description of HOW I would go about implementing the project
and outline of how you would approach the project

What am i supposed to tell?
technical details of project?
software development life cycle?
any suggestions please

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Hah, funny to see Peter's take on this. I always ask these three basic questions:

  1. What general approach will you take to this project?
  2. When do you expect to have it completed?
  3. Is there anything that I can clarify?

The basic reason for #1 is that it gives me a quick overview of how well several contractors understand my needs (about 70% of the time there's a fundamental misunderstanding which avoids a lot of hassle later on). Here's what I look for:

"From what I understand of the requirements, you're looking for a application that returns the user's proximity to a database of craft breweries that accept MasterCard based on your API data. This sounds pretty straightforward. First, I'll evaluate the API protocol to connect it with data storage in your application. Then, I'll use geolocation data from the phone to create an array of distance within 100 kilometers and display up to 20 of the lowest available entries. From there, I'll post the searches to the search history. Let me know if that sounds good to you, or if you have other ideas for how we could make this happen. I'm open to different approaches. I would advise you to consider one small suggestion though - detecting whether GPS is turned on at the point of search and prompting the user to turn it on."

That demonstrates both know-how and flexibility.


This is one of those "stupid" questions clients ask trying to determine if you are a good fit for them.

As such, there is no proper answer to this. You can either find a good text on project management and paste it.

Or do as I do - simply describe all steps you undertake from the moment you get the project to its finalization. This will be your approach to project management.

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