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The AppIt Ventures Curbside Tool – FAQs

Hi there! We're AppIt Ventures, a custom software and mobile app development company in Denver, Colorado. We've worked with companies from across a variety of industries including healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, business services, self-care, government (including building the popular myColorado app), and more. Our passion is in taking great ideas and existing business models and recreating them in custom software solutions for our clients. In light of the current COVID-19 situation,…
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mobile app maintenance and support

Maintenance and Support Options for Your Application

Many companies hire software development shops to build their apps, websites, or custom software either because their current staff lacks the bandwidth or know-how or because they don’t employ any developers at all and contracting the work out is cheaper. Cost savings make hiring a software development shop an attractive option; however, the drawbacks are usually associated with ongoing support once the app is built. Because companies have more clients…
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Mobile app design

Top Design Trends for 2020, According to Our UX Designer Emma Porter

The world of web and mobile app design is constantly evolving and being pushed to new horizons. For a UX designer, this means there is always an opportunity to learn and grow, something many would agree is one of the best parts of the position. Learning new tricks, studying new trends, and discovering new tools is important for every designer and integral to the success of designing/building world-class apps.  As…
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ADA Compliance for Websites

ADA Compliance for Websites

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires certain businesses to make accommodations for people with disabilities. These requirements are now applied to websites due to their interpretation as “places of public accommodation.” In order for your business to avoid a fine, it is important that you understand what updates need to be made and how to take action. This article provides an explanation of ADA compliance, as well as a…
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RFP

Using RFPs to Better Vet Vendors

Intro A request for proposal (RFP) is a critical step toward getting funding for a project. Typically, those in charge of fundraising have to gather a certain number of responses from potential vendors to bring back to investors, effectively proving the cost of the project. The problem is, if RFPs aren’t smartly written and researched, they could create gaps in features or pricing disparities that lead to underfunding and project…
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Tech Debt: What You Need To Know

As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you may be looking for cost-effective shortcuts for mobile app and/or web app development. Most commonly, these shortcuts come in the form of open-source code or code snippets/libraries that can be easily utilized, sparing the cost of creating the entire code base from scratch. A large percentage of apps are built this way, so it doesn’t mean the end of the world if…
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custom software development

Should a Non-Tech-Savvy Entrepreneur Bring On a Tech Co-Founder?

The Worry It’s hard to imagine any new business idea in today’s world that doesn’t involve technology in at least some way, big or small; however, often the people dreaming up these great ideas don’t have a tech background. When it comes to fleshing out the idea and getting their business off the ground, entrepreneurs can understandably feel a little bit vulnerable when it comes to making decisions on tech.…
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Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

Over the past five years, cyber attacks on small & medium sized businesses (SMBs) have increased at a startling rate. As larger corporations have looked to protect themselves by investing more in cybersecurity, smaller businesses lacking the resources to follow suit have become ever more vulnerable as the low hanging fruit for cybercriminals. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2018 State of Cybersecurity survey, the percentage of SMBs affected by cyber…
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Healthcare App

Healthcare Apps are Changing Patient Accountability

Introduction As the number of health-centric applications on the market has continued to rise, it comes as no surprise that more and more of them are focusing on patient accountability. Whether you define self-care as the first step in the patient journey or the last, healthcare experts agree that holding patients accountable for their own injury and illness prevention has been a challenge. In a previous blog, we wrote about…
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App Store Optimization

App Store Optimization (ASO)

Introduction to App Store Optimization With over 6 million apps available for download between the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, it can be tough to ensure that yours stands out from the crowd. The good news is, there is a process called App Store Optimization (ASO), a critically important part of launching and maintaining your application, that will help make your product page the best it can…
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