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How much does it cost to make an app like Uber?

How much does it cost to make an app like Uber? The cost of app development (no matter if you’re building a game, fitness, or social app) comes down to three distinct factors: feature set, scale, and hourly rate. Every app’s feature set is a combination of different features that provide a cohesive user experience; […]

Why we build apps like Wine Swap and Brew Trader

We were asked something recently that made me stop to smell the proverbial roses. The question itself was pretty simple – but the answer isn’t. “Why do you make free apps using expenses from your own pocket? What do you stand to gain?” It would be simple for us to reply with something along the […]

Convincing your manager to let you play D&D as a team building exercise: Project proposal

You reach the end of the hallway, the entrance to your boss’s office looming before you. As you extend your arm to knock on the heavy wooden door, you hear a voice reverberate from behind the closed threshold. “Yup?” Your hand turns the cold steel handle of the office door – your manager sits before […]

eCommerce and ERP integration: Improving your B2B operations

Speed, efficiency, and long term goals – successful businesses in 2019 live by the pivot, and live for the future. Integrating your ERP (enterprise resource planning) with your eCommerce is both a quick pivot, and a good investment for the longterm – and if your B2B operations lack this integration, now is the perfect time […]

How to develop a MVP app when competition already exists

Developing a MVP app is great for beating your competition to market – but what do you do if your competition already exists? Competitive analysis is your answer – and a powerful tool for helping to create a successful MVP app. By conducting a review of your competition on the App Store or Google Play, […]

How do I build my first app?

Are you getting ready to make your first app, but you aren’t sure where to begin? Well, don’t worry – we’ve gone ahead and made you your very own app development roadmap! With a little bit of planning, some market research, and practicing the implementation of a few marketing fundamentals, you’ll be well on your […]

Improving your business development process with an internal business app

If you work in business development, sales, outreach – or any facet of business that deals with the exchange of goods or services for economic gain – you know the struggles of dealing with client expectations, leads going cold, client acquisition, and all the other challenges that come with the territory of selling – either […]

MVP development: Market research and pain points

Most companies and entrepreneurs conduct some form of market research before beginning the development of their app. The reasoning behind the methodology of this research is often flawed, however – and not geared toward seeking out the kernel of truth that promotes powerful product ideation. If the answers you’re searching for don’t lead to the […]

How much does payroll software implementation cost?

There are certain expenses every business has to accept – and one of the largest contributors to those reoccurring, inescapable costs is payroll. The time it takes to manage your payroll process will always need to be accounted for in your budget, but the time (and the resulting costs of the time and resources) spent […]

Top app design practices – 2019

Every year, mobile design evolves – and so far, 2019 has been big on embracing change. From foldable smartphones and rumors of those that even roll-up, to voice truly making an impact on the IoT. There’s a lot to keep track of and look out for, with such a rapidly changing digital landscape and app […]

Mobile App Developers

Five mobile app design ideas

Imagine you’re driving down the highway. Ahead of you are two cars, both of the same make and model, traveling down the road side by side – they’re even the same paint color. Despite these shared qualities, they’re easily distinguishable from each other. Why? The car on the right is ten years older than the […]

Android or iOS development – which costs more?

This blog was updated on July 3, 2019 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 […]

Custom app development costs

How much does it cost to develop a custom-made app? This is a question we are asked quite frequently – and the answer is so open ended that we felt it warranted its own blog. Regardless of what type of app you’re developing, there’s one factor that rises above the rest when determining the cost […]

Meet our newest CBO

We’re here with our newest CBO – Flea Van Schaack. We’ve been searching for a Chief Barking Officer for a while now, and we’ve finally found the perfect fit! Ever since we brought on Jacapo Lingenfelter as our CTO (Chief Terrier Officer), we’ve been searching for our next addition to the team. Flea has been […]

How to: Build a MVP startup

Sometimes, the only thing stopping a great idea from seeing the light of day (and consumer’s eyes) is a little know-how. If you’ve had a great idea for a MVP app for a while now, and want to start your own business based around it – but have no idea where to begin – we […]

Easy app development

How hard can developing an app really be? They’re pretty much just mobile versions of websites anyway – going the route of hybrid or web based apps should save both time and money, right? On the surface, these assumptions would seem correct – but for many reasons (which we’ll get into below), taking short cuts […]

How to: Get a low cost app developed

What’s the key to low cost mobile app development? Preparedness. But how are you supposed to know how to prepare if you’ve never built an app before? Well, as soon as it began, your search is over – below, you’ll find a step-by-step guide to the quickest and most affordable model of mobile app development: […]

Improving your employee training process with an internal business app

An enterprise level, internal business app is the perfect solution for innovating your company’s employee training. More accessible and less resource intensive than traditional employee training programs, internal business apps are, most importantly, much more cost and time efficient than their traditional predecessors. Internal business apps provide a platform that empowers the growth of your […]

Planning Apps

How design impacts mobile cost

Did you know a full service development shop will put, on average, 100 to 120 hours into designing an app’s UI/UX? That’s a significant amount time – and when dealing with large scale apps, such as social media platforms – or even larger design projects, like mobile games, design hours can skyrocket into the thousands […]

Mobile App Developers

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 […]