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Designing an app with a template: Should you?

Starting from scratch can be a very daunting prospect. Whether you’re making pie crust, or designing an app, beginning with no foundation can lead to a lot of second guessing down the road. Of course, any professional chef (just like any professional developer) won’t be phased by starting with basic ingredients that are paired with […]

How to: Find a top app designer

Finding the right app designer is a process that should never be taken lightly – there are so many app development companies out there, and each has their own approach to app design. So how are you supposed to know what to look for? How do you cut through all the chaff? How do you […]

How much does it cost to implement real-time updates in your app?

We’re on to the next chapter of how much does it cost to make an app?, and this addition we’re covering real-time updates. At their most basic level, real-time updates provide data that allows users to make more pertinent and informed decisions, and to then take action (at the right time) based on that data. […]

Login capabilities

How much does it cost to implement login capabilities?

There’s a lot of apps that require a login feature – mostly out of necessity for the app to work properly – but data has shown giving users the ability to personalize their experience within your app is a powerful UX strategy when used to increase your user retention. There is, however, one major downside […]

Why D&D is the perfect team building exercise for your company

“You feel the rotting plank give way beneath your boot, and watch as the shattered splinters fall the hundred-or-so feet that separate you from the roaring rapids of the river below. You hear the snap of a rope from the cliffside ahead of you, and then feel the bridge jolt. What do you do?” This […]

NS804 – What we’re all about

We were recently named a top boutique app developer of 2019 by Clutch. It’s kind of awkward, if we’re going to be honest. Not because we think we don’t deserve it, or aren’t honored to be included next to developers like Dogtown Media and Red Foundry – it’s just we don’t usually talk about ourselves. […]

How much does it cost to implement backend CRM software?

Continuing with our quest to provide you with the most comprehensive answer to the question: how much does it cost to make an app?, it’s our next addition to the fray – and this time, we’re going over the cost of backend CRM (Customer Relationship Management) integration. There’s the usual simple answer (that really doesn’t […]

How to build a MVP iOS app

Building an app is never a simple process – but there are steps you can take to make your app’s development as smooth as possible. In a follow up to our Which is the better platform for a MVP? blog, we’re going to go step-by-step through the development of a MVP iOS app – from […]

Guest blog: Google Analytics for mobile apps is shutting down. Users move to Kumulos Analytics.

This is a guest blog written by our good friends at Kumulos, specifically Caroline McClelland, Kumulos’ Marketing Manager. With 17 years of marketing management experience in global organizations including information technology, financial services and retail, Caroline has great passion for mobile marketing and building high performing digital teams to work creatively in all areas of […]

How much does it cost to implement wearables?

Just how much does it cost to implement wearable technology with your app? We have the answer, but before we get into it, let’s look into where the wearable market is today, and how it got there. A brief history of the future If there’s one burgeoning technology that has “future” written all over it, […]

Stories from the office – subverted expectations

When I got into work this morning, right after the first two sips of coffee, I saw an inspirational video posted by one of my LinkedIn contacts. It was a challenge he sent out – to make today the most productive we can. I had been on a productivity hot streak – I had written […]

What are the steps to creating an app?

Do you want to create an app, but have no idea where to start? That’s okay! It’s actually not that complicated, as long as you have a roadmap to guide you. Naturally, just like any idea or business venture, the first step is: Ideation Whether your idea comes from inspiration from your daily life, or […]

Android or iOS – which is the better MVP platform?

If you’re planning on making a MVP (minimum viable product) app, there’s a good chance your reasoning fits one or both of these criteria – time is of the essence, and/or you have a limited budget. No matter what your reasoning is, however, the benefits of a MVP app’s model of development boil down to […]

Improving inventory and supply chain management with an internal business app

Inventory management and supply chain management aren’t the flashiest of a company’s operations, nor do they seem like their efficiency could be improved by an app. But just as inventory and supply chain management are crucial to the success of a small, medium, or large business, so to are these core operations the perfect area […]

How much does it cost to implement push notifications? – with Kumulos

Push notifications are a fantastic and proven strategy used to increase both user engagement and user retention – but are they worth the cost? The short answer: most of the time. But let’s get into the reasons why. The cost of implementing push notifications Let’s start with the lowest cost option first – sending out […]

Android or iOS development – which costs more?

Developing an app is never an inexpensive endeavor, which is why it’s always important to cut any unnecessary costs. What’s the most significant variable to the cost of developing your app? Android, or iOS? After identifying your targeted pain point, the next question you should always ask yourself is this: which platform do I launch […]

How much does it cost to add a GPS & mapping API?

How much does it cost to include a GPS and mapping API in your app? Depending on what you want your app to achieve, the answer can vary drastically. It also depends on the API you want to use, the type of app you’re making, and the functionality you want your map to provide. Let’s […]

How to build a mobile app: App lifecycle Management

App lifecycle management, which we’ll be referring to as ALM from now on, is the totality of managing the processes, systems, and people that make your app: market research, ideation, coding and design, testing, launch, analytics, and updating your app throughout its time on the App Store or Google Play. Let’s explore ALM: Step 1: […]

Android development: What you need to know

Continuing from a previous installment of How to Build a Mobile App: The Ultimate Guide, we’re on to the next major player of the mobile market; Android! If you own anything other than an iPhone, it most likely runs on the Android Platform. Mainly programmed using JAVA, Kotlin, and C++, Android boasted a global market […]

App development pitfalls

When you’re building an app, it’s much more important to know what not to do than it is to follow a step-by-step checklist that lays out the path to success. There’s a good reason for this – every app’s path to success is different, and something that’s right for one app could be completely wrong […]