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Mobile apps are one of the most common products created by startups today. Many startups come up with an app idea that will require a big budget to develop. Over the past few years or so, apps have become a big deal and many people are looking for help with their app idea. Often, they are shocked to learn how expensive it can be to get their full app developed. No matter how big and elaborate an app idea is, and how complicated it will eventually become, I always propose to build an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) for under $20K.…
Your association strives to bring great value to its members--news and information resources, community management, social networking, opinion research, fundraising, public relations, and so much more. But, if your association is like most, it is delivering its value via email and website at best. While businesses and government organizations are increasingly turning to the power and convenience of mobile technology, only about five percent of associations currently offer their members a mobile app. That seriously needs to change. Mobile technology has grown rapidly and nearly everyone now uses a smartphone to access information. Nothing can connect members to associations more…
You can develop the world’s greatest mobile app, but it will never succeed unless you introduce it to users. Obviously, that will require marketing and advertising expertise, which can be extremely costly, especially if your app is creating new markets or radically innovating existing markets. So, how can you get the marketing and promotional support your app needs, when you have limited financial resources? . Thanks to the hundreds of successful apps our team has developed over the years, we’ve gained significant experience in helping our clients promote their mobile apps. Here are some some general tips for you to…
So, you have come up with a great mobile app idea and you want to protect your idea with a patent. What do you need to know? First, you need to know that applying for a patent is a very detailed, often tedious process. However, you can make it easier by knowing some key things about the patenting process. When entrepreneurs ask me how to patent a mobile app idea, this is what I tell them:   1. Do a Patent Search or App Idea Search. This is the very first thing you should do.  Often, a simple Google search…
If you have an exciting idea for a new mobile app, but are new to the world of mobile app development, you may make the common mistake of thinking least about the thing you should be most concerned about--protecting your idea. The instant your brilliant mobile app idea comes to you is the time for you to start protecting it.  Here are some tips, gleaned from our years of experience working with startups, that you should consider: 1. Always use a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a standard document that you can use to protect your app…
Anytime you want to work on an App idea, it’s important to know the cost you can expect to turn your idea into reality. There are currently three million apps in various app stores, and they all have been developed with different budgets. If you call several app development companies to figure out the cost of a given project, you can expect to get very different answers. It may be impossible for you to know which number is most appropriate. It takes time and effort for both the Idea Owner and the App Developers to come up with the most…
Several of you have been planning to build a mobile app; and you will need a good mobile app developer to help you achieve your goal. Finding a good Mobile App Developer can be a tedious job.  This is a very special skillset and you may have to do some homework before you start out to find right developer for your project. There are several companies and independent developers who have this skill set, but not everyone is the right fit for you. If you have not hired an app developer in the past, it might be a very difficult…
There are many ways to develop mobile applications and many app software tools to use in the process. Recently, the ratings and review firm Clutch interviewed our team on three different app development software. The three different software represent three different methods of developing apps, Native iOS, Native Android, and development using cross-platform tools. Our team heavily leans towards developing in native environments but there are many times that developing using a cross-platform tool may be a better fit for a client’s needs, whether it is budget or time frame, cross-platform app dev software can be the right solution. Our…
Many individuals and companies are coming up with new mobile app ideas to make it big in their field. They either want to reach a new audience or better serve their existing customers. However, people are relatively unaware of the steps or process needed to turn a mobile app idea into reality. Due to lack of expertise and information among startups and established companies, most of them don’t know how to go about shaping the app idea. I have been helping several companies build their mobile app. Here are the 10 key steps I have followed in my 6 years…