Why Starbucks dominates mobile transactions

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Starbucks was one of the first companies to embrace using an app, launching theirs in 2011, three years after the launch of the App Store. Within a year, they had over 26 million mobile payment transactions, proving their early adoption was a worthy investment. Since 2011, Starbucks has continued to invest in their mobile experience, […]

Building an app around the gig economy

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There’s been a lot of growth in the app market for creating part time and weekend opportunities.  A lot of these have appeared in the form of ride share apps and delivery services and more recently grocery shopping services (Shipt from Birmingham was acquired by Target at $550 million), but have slowly expanded into odd […]

How to choose the wrong developer

We’ve seen it again and again. A client comes to us with an app they started with another developer, but things didn’t turn out as hoped. Sometimes it’s because the first developer simply couldn’t build what they said they could, sometimes they took far longer than originally promised, and sometimes they kept asking for more […]

How much does it cost to make an app?

Every potential client who walks through our door inevitably asks the same question “So how much is it going to cost to make my app?” The short answer is, we don’t know without putting in some effort. Many development agencies will give you an estimate after hearing your idea, but you should know that those […]

Why consulting is always the first step for an app

It’s quite common for people who meet with us for a consultation hope that the meeting will conclude with a rough estimate for development. The truth is, rough estimates after just hearing an idea are grossly inaccurate and often intentionally high (or low, if someone’s being dishonest). To get an accurate quote for development, a […]