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

Does your platform or app solve a problem?

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Solve a Problem

Ultimately, a product or service exists to solve a problem, or it addresses a need or goal of the customer or user. Without that fundamental piece, a platform or app is doomed to failure. Understanding this is an important part of validating your idea.  This article looks at what to consider, and why it’s important to understand the problem your … Read More

What is a Wireframe?

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A wireframe is a drawing of a screen as it might appear on a website, an online platform or a mobile app. Wireframes are very powerful tools for describing what you want to build, and for illustrating your idea. In this article, I’ll explain the different types of wireframes and how you can use them to create your platform or … Read More

Idea validation isn’t much fun, but you should still do it

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As you may know, I’m a big advocate of idea validation – the activities around deciding whether you should pursue your idea. In a previous article, I talked about why it was important, and some ways that you can get an initial view of whether your idea is a good one. With alarming stats on small business and new product … Read More

Get from “idea to launch” with my new checklist!

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If you’ve got a great idea for an online platform or mobile app, but you’re not sure where to start – you’re not alone. Tech can be intimidating for those that have never had any experience with it before. Sometimes you want someone to guide you through the process – but you just can’t afford to hire someone to help … Read More