Custom Web development, startup advice, App Design Services

Shipped. The Vaporware Blog

Get the latest expert advice on custom web app development, minimum viable products, and startups.

Blog Feature

development | minimum viable products

Is your Minimum Viable Product really minimum?

By: Dan Moore
January 19th, 2017

Having consulted with over 30 startups in the last 3 years, we have experienced working with entrepreneurs that have never launched a company or product before into the marketplace.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

How to Define the Features of your App

By: Dan Moore
October 25th, 2016

You've created the next Facebook. Billions of users are logging into your app every month to get the latest news and updates from the world -- but you didn't always have this success. What were the first two features that you launched?

Read More

Share

Technical MVP Tips For The Non-Technical Startup Founder

Technical MVP Tips For The Non-Technical Startup Founder

Whatever your experience and background, your ideas and goals can be brought to life with the right execution strategy.
Subscribe and get instant access to this ebook.

Blog Feature

The bottom line

By: Dan Moore
May 2nd, 2016

What will my complete app cost for Vaporware to build it? The majority of the applications that are built today are not inventing new technologies but are using proven technologies to deliver innovative experiences. For these applications, software apps are the core of a User Experience that is highly scalable and therefore profitable. But if you're looking to build one of these apps, how much should you expect to invest by the time it's complete?

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

apprentice | development | testing

Rails Feature Tests With RSpec and Capybara-Webkit

By: Robert Cox
February 8th, 2016

Using RSpec and Capybara-Webkit provide a great workflow for writing feature tests for your rails application.  This allows you to write automated tests that are simulating page visits, clicks, filling out forms, etc.  This can be extremely valuable in that it is checking every layer of code behind the processes that you instruct it to perform.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

A Focus on User Experience

By: Dan Moore
August 30th, 2015

Here at Vaporware, we're focused on delivering the right products to markets in short deliverable sprints. All products, including minimally viable ones, require the right team of people coming together in a streamlined fashion to deliver on the business goals.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

An Open Source Project for the Triangle Community

By: Dan Moore
June 29th, 2015

Vaporware is heavily involved in our local community. Free office hours, sponsoring events, and online tutoring are just a few of the ways we're committed to growing the community that created our company -- The Triangle Region of North Carolina.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

Let's change the way we talk about failure

By: Dan Moore
May 5th, 2015

At Vaporware, Failure is in our blood. We consistently deliver the lean startup in practice with our clients, which includes a constant dose of failures. While most of these are small in a controlled environment, sometimes our public failings can be incredibly discouraging to our perfectionist human nature. But with Fail Fest this month, we hope to help change the discussion.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

The Premier #Chat for The Triangle's Startup Community

By: Dan Moore
March 4th, 2015

Here's a new experiment -- we're excited to introduce you to a no-shills virtual co-working community for the entire Triangle. While we're excited to see how it'll evolve, here's a short primer on how to get started.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

Learning from Failures and Vaporware's First Finished Relationship

By: Dan Moore
February 25th, 2015

At Vaporware, we celebrate our capacity to fail. Whether it is the creative nature of development or our constant drive to improve, failure is a key part of our entrepreneurial culture. Learning from failures is one of the underlying principles of the Lean Startup -- and a practice we perform with our clients through every phase of development. We’re so passionate about these principles that we also practice lean principles on our own business, including the importance of failure.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

development | startups

Ongoing Communication, Development Valuation Part 3

By: Dan Moore
February 10th, 2015

To continue the conversation of valuing development, we're going to explain how we use the expectations (covered in the first chapter) to help mitigate the risks (identified in the second chapter) with the crucial concept of ongoing communication. While this defines a process and mindset that is used throughout the relationship, communication practices are often not discussed or considered at the beginning of a relationship. Vaporware takes great pride in defining communication practices for a healthy relationship up front. If the communication expectations don't match (or become misaligned) it can often cause rifts in a relationship that fall to a bitter end.

Read More

Share