How can I get an app made?

Episode 1074 (1:53:23)

Kevin from Los Angeles, CA

Kevin has an idea for several apps and wants to know how he can get them made, and then get a patent on them. Leo says that it's easier to get a patent if he has a working app. But app ideas can be patented with a sketched out concept as well. But this is also what creates patent troll lawsuits. Where could he find coders for making the app? Leo recommends eLance.com. There are good and affordable programmers there. There's also StackExchange. He should make sure he doesn't bypass their method of contact as it's there for his own protection.