This is how you test a mobile app

In a previous post we emphasized the importance of testing in your development process. This post will walk you through critical test cases many new entrepreneurs miss, and will serve as a starting point for your test coverage. Here are some test cases that are critical to cover in your application: Different screen sizes Android devices come in many, many …

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You’re doing it wrong: Skimping on design

This is post 5 of 6 in the series “How startups waste money on software” We’ve previously discussed a frequent and misguided way new entrepreneurs try to save costs: by using “cheaper” developers. This is often a costly mistake in terms of both time and money. This post will cover another common mistake: skimping on design. Entrepreneurs start with …

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Here’s how to decide what level of experience your developers should have

This is post 5 of 5 in the series “External Development Bootcamp” Hiring cheaper developers in an attempt to save money on a project is often a false economy. In this post, we’ll talk about factors you should consider to determine when to invest in top developers, and when less experienced developers can still provide value. Here …

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This is how to reduce your software development costs without sacrificing quality

How can I work with top developers and stay within my budget? There’s a common perception that top-quality developers are too expensive, and it comes with a hint of truth. As more and bigger organizations demand their services, quality mobile developers (and even the not-so-good ones) can command top rates. Some clients then attempt to …

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The Super Bowl 50 halftime show as a parable of software development

What are our best options? Adele, Taylor Swift, AC/DC. Too expensive. Coldplay bid 1/2 that. They’re pretty much U2. Our crowd wont know the difference. They’re here for the football anyway. […Halfway through planning] This is a disaster. How can we fix this? We’ll add a montage of past shows when we hired artists from our …

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The 5 signs you should not be spending money on software

This is post 3 of 5 in the series “External Development Bootcamp” Signs you should not be spending money on software This is part of a series of posts we’re writing to help entrepreneurs work better with external developers. This post will help you decide if you should wait before you hire a software developer. Software entrepreneurship …

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