6 Ways to Save Money on App Development

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Six Ways to Save Money on App Development

It’s no secret that a custom software solution can come with a hefty price tag. But before you let the fear of the bottom line stop you from turning your innovative idea into the next big software success, let’s look at ways that the right development could help you cut costs while still delivering the perfect product. 

How to Build a Killer MVP App, Step 10: Maintain and Enhance Phase- Valuing the Cycle of Continuous Improvement Throughout Your App’s Lifetime

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How to Build a Killer MVP App, Step 10: Measure Phase- Determining Your MVP’s Success Using Key Performance Metrics

Over the last 15 years, Grio has collaborated with companies of all sizes to create hundreds of exceptional software solutions. Though there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to building an app, we’ve discovered that starting your journey with your Minimum Value Product (MVP) is a great way to set yourself up for long-term success. In this blog series, we are taking our hard-won wisdom and sharing Grio’s ten essential steps for building a killer MVP.

Throughout the last ten posts, we have helped you navigate the MVP development process, from initial conception to metric measurements. In our final post of this series, we will look toward the future, examining how maintenance and enhancement can guarantee the success of your MVP for years to come. 

How to Build a Killer MVP App, Step 9: Measure Phase- Determining Your MVP’s Success Using Key Performance Metrics

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How to Build a Killer MVP App, Step 9: Measure Phase- Determining Your MVP’s Success Using Key Performance Metrics

After helping hundreds of companies navigate the app creation process, we know that the work doesn’t stop at the public release. Once you release a killer Minimum Value Product (MVP), then it’s time to measure the MVP’s success and plan the next steps. We have perfected our measuring process, and are excited to share our hard-won wisdom with you in this blog series. 

In last week’s post, How to Build a Killer MVP App, Step 8: Release Phase- Making Sure You Practice Before Your Public Performance, we covered each of the steps needed to ensure your MVP’s release is killer. 

However, the work doesn’t stop once your MVP is released. In this week’s blog post, we cover the ninth step for building a killer MVP: the Measure Phase. Below, we will examine how you can use common metrics, such as active users, client acquisition cost, paying users, client lifetime value, and churn rate, to effectively measure the success of your MVP.

How to Build a Killer MVP App, Step 8: Release Phase- Making Sure You Practice Before Your Public Performance

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How to Build a Killer MVP App, Step 8: Release Phase- Making Sure You Practice Before Your Public Performance

Here at Grio, we know that there is no better feeling than basking in the glow of 5-star reviews during the public release of a new app. However, we also know that reaching that pinnacle can be challenging. Luckily, we have taken all of the tips and tricks we’ve learned throughout 15 years of app development and created Grio’s ten essential steps for building a killer MVP. 

In last week’s post, How to Build a Killer MVP App, Step 7: Stabilization Phase-  “Breaking” Your App So Your Users Don’t, we examined how a proper test plan can help you find issues in your MVP before your users do. 

In this week’s blog post, we cover the eighth step for building a killer MVP: the Release Phase. Releasing your MVP in the stages we discuss below will help you further test and perfect your MVP before its big debut. 

How to Build a Killer MVP App, Step 7: Stabilization Phase- “Breaking” Your App So Your Users Don’t

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How to Build a Killer MVP App, Step 7: Stabilization Phase- “Breaking” Your App So Your Users Don’t

Over the last 15 years, Grio has collaborated with companies of all sizes to create hundreds of exceptional software solutions. Though there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to building an app, we’ve discovered that starting your journey with your Minimum Value Product (MVP) is a great way to set yourself up for long-term success. In this blog series, we are taking our hard-won wisdom and sharing Grio’s ten essential steps for building a killer MVP.

In last week’s post, How to Build a Killer MVP, Step 6: Development Phase- Embracing Less Engineering and More Testing, we covered best practices for avoiding common errors associated with the development phase. 

In this week’s blog post, we cover the seventh step for building a killer MVP: the Stabilization Phase. We’ll explore how a proper test plan can help you find issues before your users do.

How to Build a Killer MVP App, Step 6: Development Phase- Embracing Less Engineering and More Testing

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How to Build a Killer MVP App, Step 6: Development Phase- Embracing Less Engineering and More Testing

Whether you’re creating an app for five users or five million, starting your app as a Minimum Value Product (MVP) is a great way to maximize your chances of success. At Grio, we’ve created hundreds of MVPs for companies around the world, so we have wisdom to share. In this blog series, we have gathered all of our best practices and organized them into Grio’s ten essential steps for building a killer MVP.

In last week’s post, How to Build a Killer MVP, Step 5: Design Phase- Taking Your Product from Paper to Prototype, we examined how to create a seamless user experience and polished look for your MVP using user flows, wireframes, style guides, mockups, user testing, and interactive prototypes. 

In this week’s blog post, we cover the sixth step for building a killer MVP: the Development Phase. The Development Phase is one of the most crucial in the MVP design process. Following the best practices below can help you avoid the most common pitfalls as you create your killer MVP. 

How to Build a Killer MVP App, Step 5: Design Phase- Taking Your Product from Paper to Prototype

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How to Build a Killer MVP App, Step 5: Design Phase- Taking Your Product from Paper to Prototype

At Grio, our 15 years of experience have shown us that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to building an app. However, after creating hundreds of apps for companies of all sizes, we believe that you can set yourself up for success by starting with a Minimum Value Product (MVP). In the sixth post of our eleven-post blog series, we are continuing to share our essential steps for building a killer MVP.

In last week’s post, How to Build a Killer MVP App, Step 4: Planning Phase- Creating a Plan to Successfully Navigate Your Project Milestones, we discussed strategies and best practices for creating an MVP design plan and explored the various components of MVP plans, including user stories, architecture, and conceptual designs. 

In this week’s blog post, we cover the fifth step for building a killer MVP: the Design Phase. We discuss strategies for creating a seamless user experience and polished look for your MVP using user flows, wireframes, style guides, mockups, user testing, and interactive prototypes. 

How to Build a Killer MVP App, Step 4: Planning Phase- Creating a Plan to Successfully Navigate Your Project Milestones

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Over the last 15 years, Grio has collaborated with companies of all sizes to create hundreds of exceptional software solutions. Though there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to building an app, we’ve discovered that starting your journey with your Minimum Value Product (MVP) is a great way to set yourself up for long-term success. In this blog series, we are taking our hard-won wisdom and sharing Grio’s ten essential steps for building a killer MVP.

In last week’s post, How to Build a Killer MVP, Step 3: Market Discovery Phase- Using Market Analysis to Gain Leverage Over the Competition, we explored how conducting a market analysis can help you identify your primary market and what sets you apart from the competition. 

In this week’s blog post, we cover the fourth step for building a killer MVP: the Planning Phase. We discuss strategies and best practices for creating a plan for your MVP and explore the various components of MVP plans, including user stories, architecture, and conceptual designs. 

How to Build a Killer MVP App, Step 3: Market Discovery Phase – Using Market Analysis to Gain Leverage Over the Competition

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How to Build a Killer MVP App, Step 3: Market Discovery Phase - Using Market Analysis to Gain Leverage Over the Competition

Over the last 15 years, Grio has collaborated with companies of all sizes to create hundreds of exceptional software solutions. Though there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to building an app, we’ve discovered that starting your journey with your Minimum Value Product (MVP) is a great way to set yourself up for long-term success. In this blog series, we are taking our hard-won wisdom and sharing Grio’s ten essential steps for building a killer MVP.

In last week’s post, How to Build a Killer MVP, Step 2: User Discovery- Letting User Needs Inspire Epics, we explored how identifying users and their needs can help you create epics that set your MVP apart from the competition. 

In this week’s blog post, we cover the third step for building a killer MVP: Market Discovery. We discuss how conducting market analysis can help you identify your primary market and find what differentiates your product from the competition.

How to Build a Killer MVP, Step 2: User Discovery- Letting User Needs Inspire Epics

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How to Build a Killer MVP, Step 2: User Discovery- Letting User Needs Inspire Epics

Over the last 15 years, Grio has collaborated with companies of all sizes to create hundreds of exceptional software solutions. Though there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to building an app, we’ve discovered that starting your journey with your Minimum Value Product (MVP) is a great way to set yourself up for long-term success. In this blog series, we are taking our hard-won wisdom and sharing Grio’s ten essential steps for building a killer MVP.

In last week’s post, Grio’s How to Build a Killer MVP, Step 1: Agile Development Methods and Divergent/Convergent Thinking, we explored how using Agile development methods, as well as divergent and convergent thinking, can help your team find and prioritize the best ideas for your MVP. 

In this week’s blog post, we cover the second step for building a killer MVP: User Discovery. We discuss how building epics by successfully identifying your users and their needs will help you create a viable, successful MVP.