How Post-Launch Support Can Get Your App More Users

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It’s a common misconception that releasing an app involves coming up with an idea, building the app and releasing it into the wild. You don’t just send it out on its way and cross your fingers that the mobile community will embrace it in their millions.

It is true that developers have to come up with a technical solution, create the app and then release it – but your work doesn’t stop there. Post-launch support is one of the most overlooked pieces of the app development puzzle.

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The New Android World in 2015: Developing Apps for All Devices

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In June, 2014 at their annual I/O conference, Google made the huge announcement that there are 1 billion Android devices that are in use across the planet.

As of Q3 2014 over 80% of the world’s mobile devices were running Android. This is thanks to the low cost of Android devices and the fact that there is more of a variety in comparison to those running iOS or Windows. And many analysts believe that their lead is set to increase in the future.

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5 Steps to Beautiful iOS 8 Design

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According to statistics, over 70% of all iPhones and iPads use iOS 8. Called the “biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the App Store”, iOS 8 adds to the major redesign of iOS 7 and offers a smoother more intuitive experience.

With iOS 8 poorly designed apps can no longer get away with it. Users expect design to be fluid, bold and easy to use. It’s up to you to make good use of iOS 8’s new additions. Failing to do so will turn users away upon seeing a screenshot – they won’t even bother to download your app.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Scrum Software Development

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A framework for the agile software development method, Scrum is one of the most widely used development methods around. It promotes team collaboration and allows teams like ours at EL Passion to be flexible and self-organize to get the job done efficiently.

But when you know nothing about Scrum, terminology like ‘Sprints’, ‘Scrum Masters’ and ‘Product Backlog’ can be incredibly daunting. It might even put you off using Scrum altogether.

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Why Hourly Rate App Development Beats Fixed Price

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Choosing between Fixed Priced and Hourly Rate (also known as Time and Material) contract is an important decision you need to make when starting a project. Some development agencies offer both types, while others agree on one of the two. There are many discussions on which contract type is the best for software development and design.

Let me explain why at EL Passion we decided to bill by the hour. In this article I’ll try to compare the two types of contracts, so you can make an informed decision which one fits you best.

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8 Key Attributes of a Successful Scrum Product Owner

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In the Scrum software development method, teams are made up of the Product Owner, the Scrum Master and the development team. Of these, the Product Owner represents the best interests of the stakeholders and the needs of the customers, making sure the team keeps both in mind.

As a result, the Product Owner is also responsible for the company’s business value. They are accountable for delivering value/profit to the business and are in charge of the product backlog.

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The time and budget it takes to develop your Ruby on Rails web app

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The question I hear the most is ‘how much will it cost to build my app’? The short answer is: It depends. Both design and development are creative processes that are difficult to estimate.

However, you need to know how much time and how big a budget you should have to release your idea to the world. In this article I’ll try to touch on the subject of Ruby on Rails app development cost and timeframe.

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How Outsourcing App Development Can Benefit Your Business

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Creating a successful app is no easy feat. If you’ve come up with a killer app idea that can disrupt present solutions, you’ll still have to brand it, market it and build it in the first place.

Building the app itself might be tricky. You’ll need to make sure core functionalities are implemented well, bug free. It’s a process of trial and error that might prove difficult for some.

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