MVP Development

WHAT IS MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCT?

There are various definitions of Minimum Viable Product you can find on the internet. But this one is the closest: Minimum Viable Product is the first version of a mobile app that has only crucial features that define the purpose of your app.

MVP app is not a beta or poor version of a mobile application. It’s high quality and ready-to-use app that has user value. We are sure that creating a MVP first and not a full app with many features is the only right strategy if you want to create a successful mobile application.

TYPICAL APP STARTUP PROBLEMS

IMPLEMENTING MANY FEATURES

You probably heard about it, but we’ll never get tired of saying it! MVP app must include only core features. All other features can be added in the later updates. This approach will save you from implementing useless features that your users don’t need, and help you release the product sooner. And, of course, save your time and money big time.

A DESIRE TO REACH A BIG AUDIENCE

A decision to create an app for everyone and not a niche group to reach as many people as possible is a straight path to failure. What you have to do is to make a research and find out who are your potential users need your app. If you succeed in finding the right target audience, than you can be sure that your app can become a big success.

CREATING AN APP FOR MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

It’s clear that you want to have to develop iOS or Android, so you can reach many people. But don’t forget that it will cost you at least two times more. And you can’t be 100% sure in the success of your app until you release MVP app. The right decision would be to create a Minimum Viable Product for just one platform which is used most by your target audience. Eventually, if it will be reasonable you can develop an app for other platforms

CHANGING THE PURPOSE OF THE APP

There are situations when entrepreneurs start to think that an app idea they had is not that fantastic that they thought from the start. So, they start to change the logic of the app in the middle of MVP development. Sometimes new features they want to implement have nothing in common with the original idea, Of course, most of the times these leads to cost increase and app failure.

IGNORING MARKETING

One of the worst and most disastrous mistakes startup entrepreneurs make. They throw all their budget and even above it into MVP development, to create the flawless app. Thinking people will “stay in line” to download an app. But without proper app marketing, the chances of an app to skyrocket are close to zero. An app can’t become successful and popular if people won’t even know about it.

CHOOSING A COMPANY WITH LOW RATE

Sure, $10/hour looks soooo attractive! You can implement any feature you want in your first release. But the outcome actually will be catastrophic. These app developers will miss all deadlines, won’t be able to develop the features you want, and you will get a half-made app with lots of bugs. But there are big chances you won’t see a working app. Never go for a cheap app development company

HOW TO DEFINE CRUCIAL FEATURES FOR YOUR MVP?

The second step is to define which features are not only valuable for your mobile application but vital. We know this is very hard. It seems like absolutely every feature is crucial for your app, and this is normal. Try to look at your MVP features like necessary parts of a house. Initially, the house served simple goals – protection from the weather, foes and wild animals. Here’s how a house looks if we were talking about it as an Minimum Viable Product. Does it need walls? Yes, for sure. How many? Four (actually even three is enough – it would look like a triangle). Does it need roof? No doubt. Does it need door? Yup. How about windows? You might think that it is important, but in fact, you can live without windows. Do you see our point now?

OUR APPROACH

WHAT OTHER COMPANIES DO

WHAT WE DO

OUR APPROACH

  • You get your app to the market much faster
  • The risk of failing is 20% compared to 80% risk chance when you create full app
  • It’s easier to handle the payments, since you pay by portions
  • You faster start getting feedback from users
  • You can faster demonstrate your app for investors to raise funds
  • You have strong control over the process
  • You can change the schedule of updates and change features without any harm
  • Requires a lot of upfront work to plan everything right
 

APPROACH OF OTHER COMPANIES

  • Total price is slightly lower
  • In the end you have an app with many features that presumably will satisfy users
  • App development process requires less of your involvement
  • Great risk of app to fail to be created
  • The app with same features may be released while your app is in process
  • Many of the features can be unnecessary
  • Hard to get investments without working app
  • Very hard to make any changes during the process