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Constraints, constraints, constraints, thatís the name of the game. Not only are you constrained to a small space on a small screen that fits inside your pocket, but when you are developing your mobile app, give yourself some constraints.
What does that mean? Build an MVP quickly, not a most valuable player although we do want it to become a most valuable player in the app store. Build a minimally viable product. Why minimally viable? ...more
By: Russell Berry on 19/01/2017
Ever wondered what it takes to bring a mobile app to life? In this article weíll explain the process our customers go through when they hire us to build their mobile app and take it to market.
The first step is that flash of insight - the idea. Once a client has an idea we recommend they compile details by answering some of the following questions:
ē What platforms should this be on Ė iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Ph...more
By: Kim Lomas on 29/11/2016
We get asked a lot of times about how you can go about selling your app to a company or third party. Well, hereís some general advice that can help you do it.
Firstly, there are so many apps out there, in fact 4.5 million to be a little more precise! Therefore your app, no matter what it does, has to be really really good to make a mark. Actually, itís got to be more than good, it has to at least be bordering on amazing! Most apps out t...more
By: Rod Joseph on 26/09/2016
In this article I want to talk about how to market your app with next to no marketing budget. The first thing youíll need to be clear about, regardless of whether or not you have a marketing budget, is that itís absolutely vital that you still undertake marketing activities. Even if you have little or no marketing experience at all there are still some really simple things you can do to increase the awareness and drive downloads of your app.
By: Russell Berry on 16/02/16
I was amazed at a stat I discovered the other day. There are roughly 7.1 billion people living on the earth, 4.2 billion of which own a toothbrush. However, this was not the stat I was amazed at, I went on to discover that 5.1 earthlings own a smartphone. Whatís amazing here is that there are almost a billion people out there that own a smartphone but not a toothbrush Ė staggering!
We know that smartphone and other mobile devices are cha...more
By: Kim Lomas on 04/01/2016
So, the iPad Pro, isnít it just a really really large iPad? Well, Iíve just discovered itís not really that simple. Weíve taken a closer look at Appleís new offering and the first few things we wondered were, is it a laptop? Is it a sketchbook? Is it a mini TV? Or is it even an extremely expensive lunch tray? Ok, itís pretty easy to make fun of the iPad Proís large screen but itís that 12.9inch screen that makes it one of the most versatile ga...more
By: Rod Joseph on 13/11/15
The latest iPhone and Android plus-size smart phones (phablet) were revealed within 3 weeks of each other, leaving some consumers wondering which one to choose?
Brand Loyalty definitely still plays a part in the consumer decision. With Apple you could argue that consumers buy into the prestige factor, and secure systems. With Android price and accessibility does play a part. Some consumers are less loyal, and just want a phone that sui...more
By: Russell Berry on 04/10/15
Constraints are the name of the game, not only are you constrained to a small space on a small screen that fits inside your pocket, but when you are developing your mobile app, give yourself constraints. So, what does that mean? Build yourself an MVP, not a most valuable player (excuse the Americanism) although we hope that it will become the most valuable player in the app store. What I actually mean is build a Minimal Viable Product.
By: Rod Joseph on 16/09/15
Do you know how big mobile is? Mobile is big, mobile is really big. In fact mobile internet market user share is around 40% of all internet traffic. Current reports show in coming years mobile users will surpass desktop users by 2 to 1. In fact mobile is so important right now that Google has enforced penalties to sites that arenít mobile friendly. Can your business afford that kind of loss? The good news though is that you can now play on the...more
By: Russell Berry on 08/06/15
As an app development company we are often asked by potential clients how they can protect their app from other individuals or companies copying their idea. So, I thought Iíd just spend a little time giving some general advice to help people understand what the limitations are.
Firstly, this is not some sort of legal advice, Iím not a solicitor and donít represent a law firm. I just work with developers and clients on a day-to-day basis...more
By: Kim Lomas on 29/04/15
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