What is Technical Debt?

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Technical Debt

As your developers are building your online platform or mobile app, you might acquire something called “technical debt”. There’s a chance that you’ll never be told about it – and you won’t even know what it is, so I wanted to write this article to make you aware of its existence. There is no single way to build a platform … Read More

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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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

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

Agile – The buzzword for software development

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Agile

Everywhere you turn these days, people are touting the virtues of agile. Large corporations are adopting it in droves, and you won’t find a IT-related job spec that doesn’t ask for it. But what does agile really mean, and should you really care? When you want to get a website platform or mobile app built, your developers are most likely … 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

Welcome BoonCave (a software development agency)

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Welcome BoonCave

People with ideas for online platforms and mobile apps are always looking for a developer to build their products. Today, I’m really excited to introduce BoonCave to the Great Products Consulting Partner family. BoonCave, headed by Janahan Seelan, is a software development company based in Sydney. If you’re looking to use technology to solve problems in your business, or for … Read More

5 Foundations for non-tech people with platform or app ideas

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5 Foundations for non tech

Software technology projects can be tough at the best of times, but what happens when you have an idea for an online platform or app,  and you’ve never done anything like it before?  In this article, I’ll explore some of the ways that non-technical people can get the foundations to set themselves up for success. As someone that’s been in the industry … Read More

Why you shouldn’t always rely on a recommendation

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Getting a recommendation from a friend or an acquaintance is a great way to find people or things – a plumber, a builder, a lawyer, a restaurant, a product, etc. Whatever you need, someone out there has a recommendation for you. In a previous article, I talked about using referrals to find a developer, and in today’s article, I’m going … Read More