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Cost Analysis Fixed cost includes - Cost of developing the app = $55200 - Cost of making the website = $5000Cost of maintenance of the system = $1000 per year Cost of equipment = 475/pcs Income Analysis Activation code = $5 per code for a specific community garden Advertisement fee = $0.01 per click on the website or App Ps: An assumption of an increase of 20 community gardens per year A community garden contains an average of 75 consumers of the activation code of the App. A consumer views the website or App 3 times per day. Break even point 7500/1500=5The break even point is reached in the 5thyear.Sustainability Financial 12
- The sustainability to finance is relatively high due to the breakeven diagram. When exceeding the equilibrium point of costing and earning, the system starts to gain the profit which makes the program financially sustainable due to the steady income. - To make the financial sustainability to the greatest extent, the development team needs to focus on app/website efficiency. In order to improve the efficiency, a checklist of monitoring the accuracy and efficiency is required. Just imagine, if a bug happens on the app/website, more time will be used for the app development team to debug thus require more of the system updates hence leads to a bad finance sustainability. However, rapid updates and releases do not equal a negative financial impact. As a normal computer user, we all know that rapid updates gives the mobile apps/websites a vigorous nature and therefore a more sustainable financial impact. - According to the ‘App Genome Report’ from 2010 to 2011, a significant amount of applications are offered free to users with about 65% of all applications in Android Market and about 33% in App Store. Therefore to make the product financial sustainable, purchasing in app is considered to be a good way. Imagine in the app store if you would prefer downloading a free-of-charge application or paid apps before using? By experiencing the basic function of the app/website, user can choose to activate the full version to unlock more functionalities. The above scheme not only improve the competitive of the product but also provide the users an on trial experience before actually purchasing the product and hence result in a long term financial impact. Social - The design of website and application provide a convenient communication channel for gardeners in the region. They now have a convenient place to exchange ideas, views, and potions of growing plants and can also share their achievement with not only their community members but also the whole city - The design of application and website can bring a huge social impact as the communication channel not only feed off interactions among people and the community but also leads to more inclusiveness towards the great impact of urban greenery - According to the ‘Localytics / Research Now Smartphone User Study’, 13
- The top 5 reasons that people stop using certain apps are: • They don’t need the application for a certain reason anymore

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