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How to startup by not outsourcing your product development

Business season is picking up and the mobile app market is humming at a higher pitch again. We are getting a lot of startup app idea inquiries that repeat the 3 following questions. A lot of them are not good candidates to be taken by...

Why Android projects are postponed in early stage startups

Photo by Uncalno Tekno A common scenario that we get to see a lot is when a startup starts building their solution on all mobile platforms at once before figuring out what software design, user experience, or feature-set meet the needs of their customers. A startups is...

Celebrating yet another app launch

River (on the right saying hi) was visiting us in Vancouver today so we decided to do our usual tradition of celebrating with sushi. Yesterday another app that we had developed was published on the app store. It was the Lafarge ePod iOS developed by...

VentureBeat Roadshow Vancouver Mobile Developers

VentureBeat Roadshow Vancouver Mobile Developers event

We are at the VentureBeat Roadshow Vancouver Mobile Developers event and John Koetsier just took the stage. He is giving some great numbers about the success and failure of mobile apps. More is on the way. Rastin Mehr our CEO and President is here. Come and...

Keep the Technical Design Specification short to stay creative

Photo by Tobias Toft Our first time enterprise clients keep reminding us through their projects that we should read their technical design specifications (TDS). Whenever a detail comes up through the project, they become furious and tell us that this particular issue was on the page...

Enterprise is still figuring out agile app development

  Photo by Dean Meyers Software is essential to Enterprise and they are still figuring out agile app development. How so? Until now they were either obtaining turnkey solutions or subscribed to software as a service (SAAS) solutions. Turnkey solutions require upfront licensing fees, installation, configuration, certified IT...

How mobile apps are improving field service management efficiency

Photo by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Field service management mobile apps are replacing the conventional methods that involved paper trails and manual work. These app are used by technicians, repair personnel, and inspectors in oil, mining, forestry, and transportation industries. We even met with a...

Are you building an enterprise aspiration app?

Photo by reynermedia Last week while having coffee with Boris Mann and talking about the state of consulting and product development in Vancouver and other markets, this topic came up and I should give him credit for inventing the term: Aspiration App. What is an aspiration app? An...

Lean Entrepreneur Program

Lean Entrepreneur Program is now offered by LaunchAcademy

Launch Academy is now accepting new students for their Lean Entrepreneur program through which you'll learn the foundations on how to validate and execute your startup idea successfully. The Lean Entrepreneur Program is built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. At LaunchAcademy you will also have the opportunity to attend...

Hyve Mobile App Is Promoting Vancouver Bars and Nightclubs

We can't emphasize more how proud we are of the Hyve app founders. Our projects are normally focused on Enterprise, but once in a while we help local startups build the first release of their products. They bring us variety and unique challenges. Unfortunately most...