What can you do to reduce the cost of building an online platform or mobile app?

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Reduce Costs

In my last article, I looked at some of the major things that can affect the cost of building an online platform or mobile app. This article is going to look at some of the ways you can reduce your initial costs, without severely compromising your idea and the quality of the final product. The most effective way to reduce … Read More

How much does it cost to build an online platform or mobile app?

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How much does it cost to build a platform or app

Cost is a big factor with any investment, and software development is no different. So, how much does it cost to build an online platform or mobile app? The answer – it depends. You might be able to get away with $10,000 or it might cost you $200,000+. Yes, an infuriating and vague response, but unfortunately, very true. Think along … Read More

Do you really need a mobile app?

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Blog Post Cover Post Mobile App

Mobile apps are the ‘in’ thing. About 119,000 new apps were added to the Apple App store last year. However, the question I always want to answer is – do you really need a mobile app to make your idea a reality? Apps are very powerful things. You can do so much with one. Just look at your own phone … Read More

Common mistakes when determining whether you will make money

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Common mistakes when determining whether you will make money

In my last article, I talked about how to figure out if you’ll make money from your online platform or app. This article looks at some common mistakes that people make when they’re assessing their idea. Given that the simple equation for making money is that revenue (number of sales x price) is greater than your cost, then there are … Read More

Will your platform or app make money?

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Will your platform or app make money?

The idea of building a platform or app and having this steady stream of passive income is very attractive prospect. Unfortunately, the question of how to make money from an app is not so clear cut. There are a lot of factors that affect success, but often the issue is that the numbers weren’t right in the first place. It … Read More

Why you should build a prototype?

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Prototyping is a common approach for developing a mock or sample product to help test concepts before building out the real thing. It’s used in all different industries and can come in all shapes and forms. In this article, I’ll look at what a prototype looks like for online platforms and apps, and how it can help you build a … Read More

What are acceptance criteria?

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Acceptance Criteria

Acceptance criteria define what the system needs to be able to do in order to be considered ‘complete’ from a software development point of view. In essence, they’re a set of tests that you conduct to confirm that your platform or app does what you want it to. In this article, I’ll look at what they look like and how … Read More

What does CRUD mean?

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CRUD Operations

When you have an idea for a platform or app, you might start paying closer attention to ones you use today, or new ones that do similar things to what you want to do. What you might notice is that there are some common things that you do in each of them. If you’ve added something, viewed a list of … Read More

What’s the difference between Web Design and Web Development?

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Web Design vs Web Development

Do you know the difference between web design and web development? I often see people looking for recommendations for one or the other, but did you know that when you’re building an online platform or mobile app, you might actually need both? Traditionally, these two disciplines were quite separate and distinct. However, over the years, the line between the two … Read More