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Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combination (or Why Diversity Matters to Us)

Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combination (or Why Diversity Matters to Us)

The Vulcans had it right with their saying “infinite diversity in infinite combination.” Because when you don’t limit your scope of potential combinations, the possibilities are endless. To be the best at what we do, we want to build a company that values diversity. While discussing diversity can too often seem like a superficial corporate initiative, it’s very significant to us. At Code Hanger, we believe it is important to be intentional about surrounding ourselves with diverse groups of people. It’s not just going to happen on it’s own. Most importantly, the biggest reason we think...

Our Company Values and the Culture it Fosters for Our Team

Code Hangar started as an idea between Ian and I to bring together a collective of developers who could leverage their expertise as needed. However, over the years we’ve figured out our core strengths as a company and the clients we serve best. Today we specialize in rapid minimum viable app development for growth stage tech startups. At the heart of our company is still that vision for a collective culture of developers working towards similar goals. However, as we have grown, we’ve decided to structure our company differently than our original vision of independent developers working together....

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...