What is an MVP? According to Wikipedia an MVP (minimal viable product) is a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers, and to provide feedback for future development. Some experts suggest that in business to business transactions an MVP also means saleable: “it’s not an MVP until you sell it. Viable means you can sell it”. Before you decide to build a new product or application, make sure you define your MVP first. It is very common that a client approaches us with an idea to automate or streamline existing processes to increase productivity. We find that often that their ideas are very large and can take a long time to develop. This can cause a lot of a lot of feedback, delays, changes and revisions. Even worse, when put in production, the actual usage is much lower than expected. These problems can happen because you didn’t take an MVP approach or the MVP was poorly defined. You […]
Build a mobile app or a mobile web application?
We often hear from our clients the following phrase “I need a mobile app that does…”, and sometimes there is a misconception of not knowing exactly how the mobile world works. So, do you need to build a mobile app or just a mobile website/application? First things first: What’s the difference between a mobile website and a mobile app? An app is a program you install on your mobile device from places like iTunes and Google Play whereas a mobile website is a site or application you open and use in the browser. What is a Mobile Website or Responsive Website? Website need to be responsive (mobile friendly), which means that it has to have a “mobile version” which probably looks a little different comparing to the “desktop” version because it is adapted to work on small screens like a cell phone or a tablet. You can even have different versions between cell phone and tablets, meaning that you have […]
Mobile Apps For Your Business – are they the future?
For good or for bad, thanks to technology leaders like Steve Jobs we have a high number of the global population always checking their phones day and night. Apps have become part of people’s lives regardless of age, gender, race or religion. You can find an app for almost everything (and really everything!), even for things you are probably thinking of right now… “there is an app for that”). But, what about businesses? Is it possible to have mobile apps for your business that are focused to help you to either grow or work better? For me, the answer is clear: why not? It doesn’t matter what your business does, there is a great chance that an app can be developed for your business and that mobile app, if properly used, can get you to the next level. It could simply help you out by saving time and making your life and business easier. Don’t think that an app as just […]