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.
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?
Whatever your experience and background, your ideas and goals can be brought to life with the right execution strategy.
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.