Who's a project manager? Do you need one for your software project? Development companies offer services of project managers to their clients, but what's the actual use of hiring yet another person to work on the project? The client naturally wants to know what he/she will pay for, and whether it's worth it. These questions always arise if the client has no previous experience of working with a software company. So who is the person that drives software projects?
The mobile world and the mobile market have had both the 'bright' and 'boring' times. It's quite an unusual classification, but it's generally this way from the user's point of view. What do we mean by the 'bright' times? These are pivotal technical innovations, successful experiments with shapes, materials and sizes. Nokia has turned mobile phones into style accessories. Another 'reinvention' of a mobile phone was made by Apple in 2007. The market of touchscreen-based devices started blooming and forced out phones with physical keyboards. Now touchscreens are no longer the privilege of the high-end market, since cheaper Android devices proved that a touchscreen smartphone can be affordable.
Whoever says that naming a mobile application is easy, must have never had such a responsibility. Well, unless there was a truly great idea that suddenly dawned upon that person. But in most cases it isn't so, and many people have to wait a while until this idea arrives. Then there are all of these ideas gathered, and one has to make the final choice, which isn't a brief task either. If there's a team of decision-makers, it's even harder. But at least we can give you some tips that we believe will help you make the best choice.
Outsourcing has acquired a stereotype of being cheaper but far less reliable than in-house software development. It's easy to agree with the 'cheaper' part, otherwise outsourcing wouldn't be such a popular solution nowadays. And it is, both for mobile startups and for businesses with different core competences. That's even more acute in terms of budget, if the need for software developers is temporary. If you are in this situation when you need nothing less but a right choice, which questions should you ask yourself? How will you understand what you exactly need? If you are still in doubt, here we would like to share our thoughts, which may prove useful to you.
Business is all about buying and selling, and the quintessence of that is e-commerce. However, as we stepped into the mobile era, it is more of m-commerce we are speaking. We buy and sell everything through the Internet, we browse online shops using our mobile assistants, and we are more focused and purchase-oriented when we do so. It is not the first year we make online purchases, and certainly not the last one. Let us take a brief journey through some m-commerce statistics that you might find interesting.
May you enjoy the wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
Here is a special recipe from MobiDev that will keep you warm and cheerful throughout the holiday season:
Take half a glass of luck and a spoonful of joy.
Thoroughly stir until consistency.
Then remove melancholy (if any). It's a bad ingredient for this meal.
Heat until you feel the aroma of happiness and thankfulness.
The perfect spice will be good impressions to your liking.
Find a cup of inspiration. Pour it carefully over everything you do.
Bon appetit! Take your time, don't hurry, there's a beautiful season up ahead. Have a joyful Thanksgiving!
When you hire a software company for your project, their main task is delivering a product that will satisfy your demands. The requirements that you set, the features that must be done, and in the end the product that works - everything simply like you want, according to your own vision of the product. But will the product that satisfies you, satisfy the end users? Does this product solve their own problems? Well, it's for them to judge.
When your application is successfully launched, there comes a question - should you allow your developers place it into their portfolio? Well, this question may arise even before the development, and it's a very ambiguous question. On one hand, it can result in mutual promotional benefits. On the other hand, it always concerns peculiar risks that you will face. We aren't quite speaking of the case when the company took a minor part in creating software (well, there are different cases). Hereby we mean that your company has conducted the whole development cycle, and the quality of resulting software really speaks about their skills, their competence.