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Decisions made during times of uncertainty can often be influenced by subjective factors rather than objective data. Yet, these periods of instability, such as during an election year, underscore the critical need for businesses to rely on robust business intelligence (BI) solutions. This article explores how BI should guide business decisions, especially in volatile times, ensuring informed choices that drive success and resilience.
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With the rapid development of AI, the potential for artificial intelligence applications in education is often overlooked. In this article, we address the concerns associated with its implementation, but also explore its possibilities for positive utilization, highlighting the benefits it offers to both educators and students.
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AppIt today announced it has been recognized as 2024 Spring Clutch Champion by Clutch, the leading global marketplace of B2B service providers. This designation recognizes business service providers across the world for their industry expertise and ability to deliver exceptional results compared to other companies in their line of service.
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AppIt today announced it has been recognized as 2024 Spring Clutch Champion by Clutch, the leading global marketplace of B2B service providers. This designation recognizes business service providers across the world for their industry expertise and ability to deliver exceptional results compared to other companies in their line of service.
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In this article in our AI in business series, we discuss the benefits logistics and supply businesses have enjoyed by integrating Artificial Intelligence in their business systems to improve efficiency.
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With AI being the latest buzzword, the transformative role of AI in data management for businesses is often overlooked. We delve into the specific applications of AI, from data collection and organization to advanced analytics and visualization.
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Being included on this list with some of America's most iconic companies is truly an honor, one which we share with our clients, our team members, and our development partners. We're proud to be recognized by the Financial Times and Statista as one of America's 500 Fastest Growing Companies in 2024.
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Scalability ensures that your app evolves with your business needs. We discuss key strategies, best practices, and considerations to ensure your application can meet future business requirements.
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Acquiring new users for your mobile app is the first step in growing your user base. In this article, we discuss how to acquire new users and retain them through engagement.
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We unpack the intricacies of the APRA Federal Privacy Law proposal, offering actionable insights and expert analysis tailored to tech industry stakeholders.
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Forward-thinking companies are turning to business process automation software as a solution to streamline operations, boost productivity, and stay competitive in the digital age.‍ ‍In this article, we will explore the key indicators that signal the need for business process automation software.
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Clutch, the industry-leading software developer ranking service, has named AppIt Ventures as one of the "Game-Changing App Developers in Denver".
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Should you build custom software tailored to your specific needs, or should you opt for off-the-shelf solutions readily available in the market?
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We are thrilled to announce that AppIt Ventures has been listed as a leading women-owned business and one of Clutch’s top agencies in the mobile app development industry.
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Join us as we celebrate this prestigious achievement and delve into what it means to be recognized as a top woman owned app developers company.
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Read our comprehensive guide on how to plan and execute a mobile app development project, with advice on preventing common problems.
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Learn how businesses can utilize data security best practices and how apps can make use of these to meet compliance needs.
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In today's fast-paced and highly competitive business world, companies are always on the lookout for new ways to stay ahead of the competition. One such way is to build apps for employees that can help them become more efficient and productive in their work. In this blog post, we will discuss the reasons why businesses should build apps for employees.
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Discover why your business needs a mobile app. From increased customer engagement to enhanced brand recognition, unlock the potential of mobile today.
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All successful web app and mobile app development projects have three major things in common: 1) they fulfill a need or business requirement; 2) they adhere to expectations and are delivered both on time and on budget; and 3) they accomplish a clear business goal, providing both inherent value as well as tangible ROI. Here's what else makes a successful project.
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The value in any technology lies in how well it achieves a business outcome. Code reviews are an essential tool to help you increase productivity, decrease risk, and get full and detailed assessment on the health of your business application. See other reasons why code reviews are important and what to do if you are unhappy with your current development team.
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We use data in a variety of ways. One of the most prominent topics around data usage is the monetization of data and the ethics associated with it. Lampa and Moriuchi discuss thinking through the types of data you are monetizing, how you are doing it, and whether or not you are providing a benefit to your users in exchange for their personal and behavioral data.
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Wearable technology has evolved to improve experiences and outcomes for patients and providers. Here's how it will affect the future of healthcare.
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We are proud to announce that we are certified as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation's leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women.
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2020 proved itself to be a year full of unique challenges. The good news? Humans are nothing if not adaptable. People have always found ways to overcome any obstacles presented by their environment - it’s what we do best. We look at problems, find solutions, then adjust if it doesn’t quite turn out right. This is especially apparent in the tech industry, because technology, at its very core, is created to provide solutions to everyday (and sometimes not so everyday) challenges.
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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 failure. Here are some tips to ensure that your RFPs bring back thoughtful, all-inclusive, well-researched proposals that will get your project off on the right foot.
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We all have our favorite apps that we use to accomplish the things we want to do. A social media app helps you to keep in touch with friends. A messaging app helps you to chat with people and save on texting costs. There are apps to help you work out, apps to order groceries, apps to call a taxi, etc. For almost anything you could need – there is an app for that. But that doesn’t mean every app does a good job of solving that need with an effective mobile solution.
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Especially if you don’t engage with the field on a daily basis, mobile technology can quickly become confusing. Technical terms and jargon are a daily plight, and if you don’t know their meanings, it’s easy to simply tune out.Custom mobile software is a perfect example of this problem: at first, it sounds like just another word for a mobile app. But while it technically is, its implications differ to the point where it tends to serve a very different function. If you need help in understanding the differences between apps and custom software, keep reading.
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Explore the significance of UCD in the realm of product development and its distinctive features in comparison to traditional software development methods.
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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 we enter a new decade, I thought it was important to reflect on the past in order to prepare for what lies ahead. Reviewing past projects and discussion topics from 2019, I’ve summarized the trends that the UX Industry is most focused on. Here are the Top 3 UX Design Trends I have identified for 2020.
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Choosing a custom software development partner is probably the most important decision you’ll make when creating your mobile app. Much like a contractor for your home remodel, your software developer should be someone you can trust to be honest, reliable, and accountable throughout the duration. Likewise, if you’ve ever worked with a contractor before, you know that choosing the right one to begin with saves you headaches and money down the road–it’s hard, and expensive, to switch contractors mid-project. The same is true for your mobile app developer.
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There’s no question that mobile apps help to promote small businesses and the products or services they offer. However, getting your customers to use your app can sometimes be an uphill battle.‍It’s important to understand the role your mobile app plays in your bigger inbound marketing strategy. Last year, time spent on mobile apps surpassed the time spent on desktop Internet usage, this means it’s more important than ever to invest in mobile app development. However, once you have a mobile app, how do you get your customers to use it? ‍Here are three ways to get your customers to use your mobile app.
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Mobile applications are a vital part of the modern technological landscape. Whether for entertainment, productivity, or communication, mobile apps have become essential to our daily lives. But what goes into developing a mobile application? How do developers ensure an app is functional, reliable, and meets user expectations? That's where the software development lifecycle comes in.
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Did you know that the number of apps downloaded by Apple users reached 100 billion during the summer of 2015? And smartphone users are not all playing Candy Crush Saga or Flappy Bird. Business apps accounted for a little over 10% of all downloads on iTunes. With mobile users spending 86% of their smartphone use time on mobile apps, there is a huge market for apps.
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AppIt CEO, Amanda Moriuchi, speaks about the unwavering responsibility of providers in the tech and the custom software industries to be empathetic towards business owners. Custom Software and app development is a large investment, and the handwave can be lethal to a business.
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Discover the latest emerging technologies and trends shaping the future of mobile app development. Stay ahead of the game with AppIt Ventures.
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Now more than ever we rely on websites and apps as crucial tools in our daily lives. Designing apps for accessibility ensures that everyone, regardless of ability or circumstance, can effectively access and utilize these resources.
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We share our expertise on how our quality plans include four primary QA methodologies: functional testing, non-functional testing, automated testing, and continuous testing during dev ops to ensure our custom development projects are delivered with the required quality.
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The 2020 COVID-19 crisis has forced every industry to be remarkably adaptable, and the healthcare sector is no exception. While almost 80% of hospitals in the U.S. have some sort of telehealth service, many were underutilized prior to the viral outbreak.
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In this article we discuss technical debt, they type of technical debt, and the impact it can have on business operations.
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The number of mobile apps on the market has skyrocketed as people look to technology to make their increasingly busy lives more efficient. This trend spans all industries, and healthcare is no exception. According to Grand View Research, the global telemedicine market is expected to reach $113.1 billion by 2025 and according to Business of Apps, 66 of the 100 largest hospitals in the United States have some type of mobile app for their patients.
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We explore the concept of technical debt in depth to better understand how it affects your business, and how to manage and reduce technical debt.
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Our CEO reflects on the challenges she's faced in building a motivated, productive team and the lessons she's learnt along the way.
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Are you struggling with limited visibility and behavioral data on third-party community platforms like Kajabi, WordPress, Thinkific, and others? You're not alone. As you reach a certain level of traction, it may be time to consider building your own app to enhance control, visibility, and flexibility.
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Does it matter to the customer what programming language a mobile application is written in? They weren’t planning to read the code. Even so, It’s worth understanding a little about Apple’s move to the Swift programming language. It’s replacing the Objective-C language, which used to be the main language for writing iOS and OS X applications. This change is good news not only to the people who write the code but to the people who want new applications developed.
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Local and regional fashion boutique stores are owned and operated by entrepreneurs who understand how important their brand image is. They also understand what products are in demand, how to display them, and what to charge. Many fashion boutique stores also have a robust online presence with an ecommerce store. The question we’ll address in this article is: do small fashion boutique stores need a custom mobile app?
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Crowdfunding (also called crowdfunding, crowdfunding, and hyper funding) is often an excellent alternative to funding from investors for many entrepreneurs and small businesses. Crowdfunding allows hundreds or thousands of backers to spend money on a single purpose, like helping launch a new product. In return, supporters receive rewards, such as early product delivery, T-shirts, or backstage access to the development.
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If you have decided that your business needs a mobile app, the planning process is only beginning. The next question is an obvious one: do you build it, or do you work with external experts? And even once you have decided that you may not have the in-house expertise to build your own business app, another decision begins to loom: who should own your business app development?
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You might have an idea for a custom application, but your employees lack the necessary skill sets to develop it. This is where careful consideration is vital to choosing the right team extension model. 
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Whether you're a product owner of a large organization or an investor in a startup with a unique app idea, understanding the nuances of app patents and app copyright is essential. Each form of protection offers distinct advantages and serves different purposes, making the decision between them a critical one. This article delves into the specifics of these two intellectual property mechanisms.
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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are essential for the smooth operation of businesses. However, traditional ERP systems can be bulky and difficult to navigate, hindering their effectiveness. Specialized Apps can ground sound ERP systems and improve their efficiency. This blog post will discuss how specialized apps can benefit ERP systems.
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A code audit is a comprehensive review of source code that is used to identify coding issues and vulnerabilities. The purpose of a code audit is to ensure that code is secure, reliable, maintainable, and meets the organization's standards. There are three major types of code audits: manual code audits, automated code audits, and hybrid code audits.
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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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When developing an application, mobile app developers most often follow the standard development life cycle pattern – development, testing and production. For each of these stages, we have different API environments. For instance, when the app is in the development stage, it will communicate with development.api.com. Testing and production each have their respective API environments, too. In this article, we will discuss how to use Xcode targets to put a proper iOS app build system in place.
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In today's fast-paced and tech-driven business landscape, mobile apps have become an integral tool for enterprises looking to drive process efficiencies and increase revenue. However, choosing whether to build one large enterprise application or multiple smaller apps can be a complex decision that requires careful consideration of the benefits and tradeoffs of each approach.
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In the ever-evolving world of software development, quality assurance (QA) and code reviews are fundamental processes that ensure the delivery of robust, reliable, and efficient software. While both practices share a common goal - enhancing software quality - they approach it from different angles and at distinct stages of the development process. Let's look at these two critical components and understand their unique roles and contributions.
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Most of the iOS apps on the App Store have a UI representation of a list of items, so it’s clear that iOS developers spend a lot of time with TableView and CollectionView throughout development. At AppIt Ventures, we have been developing iOS apps since 2009 and adapting to all the tricks, improvements and new features that iOS offers. In this article, we want to share a concept called Self-Sizing Cells. While not a new topic (this was announced with iOS 8), we want to help beginners with more details and use-cases with Self-Sizing Cells.
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Behind the scenes of every successful mobile app lies a complex web of factors that influence its development costs, we discuss the intricacies of estimating and planning for a mobile app development project.
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What are progressive web apps? What advantages do PWAs have over native and hybrid apps? We created an explainer to answer these questions.
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We share our company's vision, and what we believe sets us apart from our competitors.
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When considering and planning a new software development project, one pertinent question that arises is whether a business should use offshore or nearshore software development teams. We discuss the differences between the models and offer key insights on determining which is best for your business.
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HIPAA compliance in mobile health app development is absolutely critical. If you are a healthcare provider looking to develop a mobile healthcare app that contains PHI, it is important for you to find a software development team you can trust to be HIPAA-compliant.
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Any smartphone owner knows: building your app is not a one-time process. Because of the ever-changing audience and technology needs, you will need regular updates to make sure that your piece of software remains relevant and successful over a long period of time.
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In the past few years, you have probably heard about the (IoT). Put simply, it describes the trend toward everyday items being connected to the web. From appliances like refrigerators to home security systems and thermostats, that connectivity is improving both function and convenience for consumers everywhere.
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The mobile app industry is constantly evolving and expanding, with new trends and technologies emerging every year. In 2023, we can expect to see some exciting developments that will shape the future of mobile apps. Here are the top 10 mobile app trends to watch out for in 2023.
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We discuss best practices for mobile app security, including secure data storage, authentication, updates, access control, and threat detection. Protect users and data, safeguard your app, and build trust.
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We discuss tips and trick to marketing your custom mobile app, including understanding your target audience and how to improve your app's visibility on the App Stores.
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Some interesting stats are found in an article titled, “5 Reasons Businesses Should Invest in a Mobile App”, showing the compelling evidence of why mobile app solutions outweigh mobile website optimization. This isn’t to say a business should ignore their mobile website (they shouldn’t), but it does suggest they should focus more on developing their business app first.
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In the ever-changing world of mobile applications, the key to crafting a successful app lies not just in innovative design and cutting-edge features but in a foundational understanding of the market. This article delves into the essential role of market research in shaping the trajectory of app development and explains what makes an app successful.
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During the new year, you can expect the gyms to be packed, you can expect people to say they will stop or start doing a certain thing, and many people will begin a new diet. Many people create resolutions, and almost as many people also break their resolutions.
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Mhealth apps are revolutionizing the healthcare industry by providing a convenient and effortless way for patients to access healthcare services. Hospitals are increasingly introducing mobile apps that enable their patients to easily access their medical information, schedule appointments and receive timely updates about available healthcare services. Mobile health is improving the patient experience, allowing them to be more involved in their own care and giving them better access to information about their health than ever before.
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Software testing is a crucial part of the software development lifecycle. It helps identify issues and bugs in software, ensuring that the final product meets the required quality standards. Testing can be performed manually, by human testers, or automatically, by testing tools and scripts. In this blog, we will discuss the pros and cons of manual testing versus automated testing.
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There’s no question that it’s tough to create an app that really stands out and gains a significant following in today’s crowded marketplace. That’s why a solid monetization strategy is vital before you launch — an app that manages to catch lightning in a bottle but is saddled with a suboptimal monetization scheme is a squandered opportunity you might never get again.
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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 checklist of updates you should be making.
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When deciding between the two main mobile platforms, iOS or Android, it's critical to understand their differences so that you can make the right decision for your business and customers. Take these facts into consideration when choosing which mobile platform to launch first.
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Learn more about the technical resources required to staff, support, and secure your operations and explore options for your application.
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The rise of the sharing economy has transformed the way businesses operate, providing new opportunities for entrepreneurs and established companies alike. At the heart of this transformation are custom mobile apps for logistics, which are powering the sharing economy and enabling businesses to streamline their operations and expand their services in new and innovative ways.
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Let’s say you have a product that can be used by 1,000 people today. When you ask whether this exact product can be used by 10,000 people tomorrow, you are looking at the scalability of this product. In other words, you are questioning whether you can scale this product so that more people can effectively use it.
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Developing an iOS app can be a great way for businesses to expand their reach and grow their audience. But, once you’ve had an app developed, you then must focus on getting that app downloaded by putting it in front of people that will be interested in what the app has to offer.
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Revolutions in technology are always fascinating to witness, and it’s exciting to try to predict where things will go. Currently, one trend is already earning headlines as the next massive gold mine: the Internet of Things.
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You’ve likely heard some news about “smart devices,” and maybe you even have some in your home or place of business already. The smart device movement adds internet accessibility to things like appliances and vehicles, and even to buildings themselves. For example, this allows you to do things like check the contents of your refrigerator while away from home, or to get detailed information about your vehicle’s status and current performance from your smartphone.
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In the beginning… there was a thing called a telegraph which started in 1792. Wait, this might be going back a little too far, especially considering most people don’t even know what a telegraph is these days.
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Like most entrepreneurs, when I bought AppIt Ventures, I truly dove in head first. Armed only with a personal commitment to do software better—with passion, empathy, transparency, and a deep concern for our customers’ outcomes—and a certain knack for finding, and hiring, good people, I jumped into the deep end. And, like many entrepreneurs, I was praised for this boldness; after all, it takes a lot of bravery, and a fair amount of recklessness, to venture into the great unknown that is starting your own business. But that’s just the beginning. How does a business pivot from that initial blind push into significant and lasting growth? 
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We touch on the Hierarchy of Business Needs and discussed how its foundation is built upon revenue. 
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Smartwatches were initially thought to be a gimmicky consumer-focused pieces of hardware when Apple first released its first watch a few years ago. However, as other brands have released similar smartwatches, it has become clear that these devices also have a lot of potential for the business world.
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What purpose does your mobile app solution serve? If you are looking to generate revenue through the app’s download price, you may need to look for alternative solutions. A report by the popular research firm Gartner found that by the end of this year, 93% of all mobile apps are expected to be free on the major platforms.
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When you decide to develop a business app, you’ve already taken the biggest step toward improving the online and mobile exposure of your brand. But the decision to move ahead in this process is only the first step in making sure that your business app development will actually be successful.
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This article covers how to install Flutter and the development environment, and also shares solutions for the most common requirements and issues faced in Flutter app development. The process below is more helpful for Android developers who want to try their hand at Flutter app development.
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We know that the process of mobile app development can be daunting, especially without the right development partner. To give you a better idea of the typical process of how to make an app, we’ve put together this list of the ten essential steps in developing and launching your mobile app, from conception to a successful and rewarding deployment. Not sure if you're ready to build an app? We have a resource for that too!
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An interesting thing happens when you start a mobile application development company – everyone starts coming to you with app development ideas. Over the years we’ve heard hundreds thousands of app development ideas. People usually have a good grasp on what it is they want to develop, but what’s less certain is how they’re going to actually start their business.
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Regardless of your industry, budget is likely a big question when choosing and implementing new software. That software may be designed to reach your audience or improve business processes; either way, you need to make sure that the expense required to build it will not outpace the tangible benefits you will get.
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Amanda Moriuchi, CEO of AppIt Ventures, discusses when to make an app, free versus paid apps, price point, vetting vendors and more with BBG CEO, AJ Vaden.
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Embarking on the journey to choose the right software or app development company is a critical endeavor that demands careful consideration and strategic decision-making. In a landscape teeming with options, the success of your project hinges on selecting a partner that aligns with your unique requirements and vision. 
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UX research interviews are effective tools for gathering data to improve user experience. Read our guide to find out how to ask the right questions and conduct successful user interviews for your app.
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Scientists estimate that the human brain can store the equivalent of up to 2.5 million gigabytes, while the largest hard drive in the world maxes out its storage at just 10,000 gigabytes.
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Traditionally, companies used large-scale databases as central data warehouses for their entire company. This changed as more companies embraced mobile applications and other remote computing devices. Over time, distributed database applications became the norm which required robust and powerful networks as well as a strong central database. However, this paradigm developed further into the mobile database systems we use today.
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Are you running your mission-critical operations on Excel spreadsheets? Our new eBook explains how spreadsheets are bad for business and how custom solutions can help you be more efficient and effective as an organization.
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Code reviews are an essential part of the software development process that can significantly improve the overall quality of your codebase.
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We’re long past the point at which mobile apps are mere vanity projects for businesses wanting to look good in the digital space. In 2015 and beyond, custom app development is making a tangible difference in how businesses and entire industries operate.
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Discover how the upcoming release of iOS 16 could and should influence your Apple app development strategy. From prioritizing privacy and accessibility to taking advantage of new features and focusing on user experience, this article explores key trends and strategies for creating innovative and user-friendly apps.

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