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The Importance of Releasing Early and Often in App Development

The Importance of Releasing Early and Often in App Development

One of the most important aspects of maximally effective app development is to release software features early and often. No matter what stage of app development you’re in, the sooner you can get essential feedback from your target users, the stronger the product you will ultimately build. Releasing early and often is an iterative process wherein repeated cycles of agile operations work toward continuously refining and enhancing the user's experience using your software. With each iteration, development moves forward by achieving incremental benchmark goals within each cycle. We accomplish this at Code Hangar through sprints that typically last two...

Why Sprints are Key to Successful App Development

Why Sprints are Key to Successful App Development

Startups need to stay competitive and use their limited resources in smart ways. We believe that is best accomplished through an agile framework that takes an iterative approach and develops software incrementally. Because the software development process is an ongoing one, sprint cycles create that agile framework that allows teams to pivot much more easily in order to respond to a number of changing priorities. However, a sprint based pricing model versus a project based price for development can be confusing if you are not familiar with it. Project based pricing may seem more straightforward because you can define all...

Take Your App Idea to a Prototype in 5 Easy Steps

Take Your App Idea to a Prototype in 5 Easy Steps

A software prototype is a necessity for anyone who is in the early stages of an app development process. It will help you understand your own product better which will allow you to communicate your vision more effectively to software developers, future users, and even potential investors. In this blog, we’ll break down the five steps needed to take your idea for an app to a clickable digital prototype. 1. Define the App’s Users The first step in early app development work is to define the core users of the app. While you might have a long term...

13 Questions to Ask an App Development Team Before You Hire Them

13 Questions to Ask an App Development Team Before You Hire Them

You’ve reached the stage in your startup where you need to hire a software development company. The developer you work with will build the foundation of your app which will dictate decisions possibly for the life of your company. Plus, it’s easily one of the largest first expenses for a startup which means you need to choose who you decide to work with carefully. Ian and I founded Code Hangar because we understand the important partnership between development companies and startups. That’s why we really want to develop good working relationships with the companies we partner with....

Technology Incubator Programs in Orlando

Technology Incubator Programs in Orlando

Orlando has a vibrant startup community and there are many organizations in Central Florida that are integral in providing resources for the community. Luckily, one of those resources are incubator programs which help tech startups who have little money but need access to resources like mentorship, coworking spaces, staff that can help with business models, intellectual property laws, and advice on funding and building teams. While there are multiple programs to choose from, they all offer different resources and focus. Some programs are for entrepreneurs who are just in the ideation stage while other programs are geared towards scaling companies...