Native vs. cross-platform mobile app. Comparing the pros and cons.

What’s the right development approach for your new mobile app?  Should you build a native app for iOS or Android? Or take a cross-platform approach and build for both? Your development team can advise you, but ultimately the decision is in your hands.  First, you’ll want to be clear on your terminology. You’ll also need to consider the needs and…

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iOS or Android for your new mobile app?

iOS or Android for your new mobile app? These 5 questions will help you decide In this multi-part series we talk about how to explore, vet, and develop your great idea for an app. We move from the exciting early phases of brainstorming and ideation, to validating your idea, writing a mobile app project brief, finding the right partner, crafting…

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Planning your dream app? Let’s talk mobile app terminology.

Planning your dream app? Let's talk mobile app terminology. In this multi-part series we talk about how to explore, vet, and develop your great idea for an app. We move from the exciting early phases of brainstorming and ideation, to validating your idea, writing a mobile app project brief, finding the right partner, crafting a strategy, building and testing your…

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How to write a great mobile app project brief

How to write a great mobile app project brief In this multi-part series we talk about how to explore, vet, and develop your great idea for an app. We move from the exciting early phases of brainstorming and ideation, to validating your idea, writing a mobile app project brief, finding the right partner, crafting a strategy, building and testing your…

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Validating and mapping your app idea

Validating and mapping your app idea In this multi-part series we talk about how to explore, vet, and develop your great idea for an app. We move from the exciting early phases of brainstorming and ideation, to validating your idea, writing a mobile app project brief, finding the right partner, crafting a strategy, building and testing your app, and then…

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What to do if you have an app idea: getting started

In this multi-part series we’ll be talking about how to explore, vet, and develop your great idea for an app. We’ll move from the exciting early phases of brainstorming and ideation, to validating your idea, writing a mobile app project brief, finding the right partner, crafting a strategy, building and testing your app, and then taking your product to market. …

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How to save money on mobile app development

How to save money on mobile app development If you've been thinking of hiring a company to build a mobile application, you may be concerned about the potential for high costs and drawn-out timelines. These are valid concerns, as the cost and process for developing your mobile app can vary from one place to the next.  Many agencies also set…

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What is a minimum viable product?

What is a minimum viable product, and why do you need it? The 411 on MVPs A minimum viable product (MVP) is a concept popularized by author Eric Ries in his classic book "Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Products." The simple description of an MVP is that it's a basic, working version of…

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The Agile Family

How Agile is Your Family? The world of software development has influenced many sectors of business, but this is the first time we've heard of someone taking the methods of Agile software development and applying them to raising a family. Take a watch of this video and consider whether you're ready to embrace this concept of the "agile family." Our first…

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Join the Fight Against SOPA/PIPA

Looking for a way to participate in the fight against SOPA/PIPA without actually taking your site down? Local San Francisco startup CloudFlare has created an Anti-Censorship App that will enable you to blackout text on your website without pulling your site (which could have negative effects on your SEO) or altering any code. A black "censored" banner will also be…

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