LimeTech Blog

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

In this 10-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. …

Read More icon

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…

Read More icon

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…

Read More icon

Tech That Subtracts

We aren’t unique in the San Francisco area in that we often struggle with the fact that our lives have become increasingly complex, with constant demands on our attention and time. Sometimes it seems like the speed of life is accelerating every week. There are so many tech products out there that promise to help us become faster, smarter, and…

Read More icon

For Entrepreneurs: Contact Management and CRMs

If sales is the lifeblood of any business, then your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system would have to be the blood bank. Without a centralized place to keep track of your conversations with prospective customers, it is nearly impossible to stay on top of leads. For some entrepreneurs, though, a CRM system can be overkill. Sometimes a basic way of…

Read More icon

Ten Online Tools To Help Your Business Be More Productive

Save Time And Be More Productive With These Ten Online Tools It seems like there are a bazillion applications vying for your subscription these days. It can be hard to determine what's worth investing your time and attention in. Below are ten online applications that can help your business be more productive. All of these tools have been around long…

Read More icon

SF Startup Social

If you're thinking of launching a Bay Area startup, then you're missing out if you're not already immersed in the vibrant scene of mixers and pitch events in San Francisco's SoMa district. We recently attended two startup events specifically hosted to facilitate the success of startup entrepreneurs. The two events were distinctly different, but both gave us the opportunity to…

Read More icon

Hacking for Education

2021 Update: DonorsChoose.org is raising funds to help teachers and schools respond to COVID-19. Check out some of the worthy programs that could use your support. DonorsChoose.org DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that connects potential donors with classrooms in need. They've facilitated over $80,000,000 in giving to thousands of public schools. They  are currently running a contest called Hacking Education:…

Read More icon

Some Tips and Apps for Tax Season

If you have an inkling that you might want to upgrade your business technology, 2011 is the year to do it, thanks to generous deductions and bonus depreciations through the federal government's small business jobs package. As described in this article, many companies are taking this opportunity to upgrade their technology and/or equipment, and taking advantage of these federal incentives…

Read More icon