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Budget change request
Kindly allow a budget change of an additional $474 to approximately cover additional costs incurred during the project and to cover the Apple iOS developer fee, Google Play Store developer fee and the hosting fee (we need this for storing collected usage information). This is 18.96% variation from the original budget.
Development cost for contractors went up by a bit due to certain additional requirements we worked with like gathering usage data and few more additional work we needed done. The earlier estimate did not cover the Google Play Store fee (of $25), the iOS developer fee (of $99) and hosting requirement for collected usage data (estimated at approx. $200 per year). The decision to collect data was made mid-way into the project for metrics. Around $150 should cover the contractor costs for additional hours spent on programming.
- Hi Hari. I would like to hold off on approving this request until your Final Report is approved. It looks you've gotten a good start, but there are several sections that aren't yet started. As soon as your report is finished and ready for review, I'll make sure to provide feedback right away so we can move forward with your budget change request. In the meantime, could you please provide an exhaustive list of what the increased funds are covering? For example, you mention requirements for gathering usage data and "a few more additional work" needed. It would be helpful to have complete documentation for what your budget change request will cover. Thanks, --Marti (WMF) (talk) 21:47, 24 July 2015 (UTC)