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Market Based Product Development vs. Custom Software Development

Making a decision about what exactly your business is can sometimes be a complicated thing; but, it is important to know what kind of business you are really in.  In general, new product development is said to involve two different concepts. Here we have the two examples: market based product development houses and custom software development houses.  What are the differences? Can you be both?

  • 25 February 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 946
User Experience That Customers Run From

Last week we started a series of articles about bad user experience: here; this week we are going to continue our tour into the land of unfortunate user experiences.  This week I want you to picture finding a great new app.  Picture downloading that app.  Picture launching that app on your phone for the first time. Now picture... what?  You don't know what to do next.  You've never used this app before and there is no first time running help that pops up to help guide you along the way.  You're not interested in taking the time to sit down and figure the whole thing out.  Now it's gone to the back burner and eventually, when you need more memory on your phone, you'll delete it and move on.

  • 13 May 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1764
5 Most Innovative Apps

There are a massive amount of apps out there in the world.  Some are a little more original than others for sure.  We specialize in custom application development and have personally helped develop several apps for different business across different markets.  Innovation, originality, usability, and functionality are all key.  Here are a few other apps out there that tick all of those boxes.  These are some of the most innovative apps on the market, they may get your creative juices flowing into an idea all your own.

  • 25 February 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2176
SDLC: What You Need to Know About Developing Custom Software Solutions

​Last year, I developed a series of articles to break down the steps involved in developing Custom Software Solutions.  I want to take a look back over that series to show you again what it looks like inside the process of building these solutions and answer any questions you may have on the process, expectations, or end results.  The benefits here are limitless.  It's important to be aware of what the steps are, to assess how a business consulting organization can help, and to launch a successful custom software application that's right for your organization.

  • 4 February 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2361
Keep an Eye on Apple’s iBeacon
After its quiet announcement of a new feature called iBeacon back in June, Apple hasn’t revealed a whole lot about its potential and intended purposes. That hasn’t kept us from being very interested. What iBeacon does is it allows a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) enabled device to turn into a beacon that has the ability to transmit data to iOS7 devices once they’re in range (within 160 feet). They’re extremely significant because they have location accuracy higher even than GPS. Recently, the interest of retailers (like Macy’s) has been piqued because these iBeacons can be used to geofence areas like indoor spaces. They do this using signal emitters or other iOS devices that are low-cost.
  • 4 December 2013
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 3834
Phase 3: Custom Application Development

Let’s finish up our look into how custom applications are built. You can find the first two sections here and here. We’ll finish up this series with the last few steps: Alpha Release, Beta Release, Production Release, and Iterate.

  • 9 May 2013
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2436
Phase 2: Custom Application Development
We started our look into how custom applications are built and the step by step breakdown used to get this process moving: here. Now let’s move on to the next four steps involved in this progression.
  • 29 April 2013
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2934
Phase 1: Custom Application Development

Have a great idea you’d like to put into motion?  Maybe you have an idea about having an idea but you’re not sure what the process would be.  Confused yet?  We offer Custom Application Development, but what does that mean to you exactly?  Let’s take a look into how custom applications are built and the step by step breakdown used to get this process moving. 

  • 2 April 2013
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 3330
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Consultants: The Importance of Being an Expert

​As a consultant, you’ll run into situations nearly daily where you are meeting new people who want to hear about what you do. I get questions regularly on topics that I consult on. Many times these conversations come up on the spot and out of a normal business environment.  So, what do you do when you’re approached, totally unprepared, and you have to talk about your business out of the blue? Do you know your business well enough that you can stop whatever you’re doing and come up with an intelligent informed conversation? As a consultant, this is a must.
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