How to build trust in your marketplace app startup

Trust is crucial to the success of your marketplace app startup. In a peer-to-peer environment, people on both sides of the transaction are taking a risk. The buyer might not get what they’re paying for; the service provider might not get paid, or might end up dealing with damaged goods. Unsurprisingly, these concerns will have […]

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Managed marketplace startups are the next big thing.

Why managed marketplace startups are the next big thing

Managed marketplace startups are the hot new trend. Little wonder, since there’s big money involved – done right, they could disrupt the $10 trillion service economy. As a studio that’s worked on a few marketplaces that are taking their industry by storm, we’re 100% on the managed marketplace train. Let’s take a look at what […]

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What goes into a mobile app startup design brief

Preparing a design brief for your mobile app startup

As a mobile app startup you probably have a clear vision for your project. One of your first challenges will be to clearly communicate this vision to a design studio. This is where a design brief comes in. The goal of a brief is to ensure that your studio knows exactly what your goals are, […]

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Should your mobile app startup build or buy its backend?

One of the early questions your mobile app startup will face is whether to build or buy your backend. The answer is that it depends. Let’s take a look at what a backend is, and why you might choose to build vs buy it. What’s a mobile app backend? There’s more to mobile apps than […]

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Feature design for your mobile app startup

When working with a mobile app startup, one of the first things we do is distill an idea or product down to its core feature. Once that’s been determined, we consider and add additional supporting features that will deliver measurable ROI. Deciding to add a feature to the app design for your mobile app startup […]

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Launching a Texas mobile app startup in a crowded space

Launching your Texas mobile app startup into a crowded vertical

You have a great idea for a Texas mobile app startup, but someone has got there before you. In fact, you’re moving into a crowded vertical or niche. So where to from here? Should you go back to the drawing board, pivot or push ahead? Here’s what to do if your startup space is brimming […]

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Budgeting for your Texas mobile app startup

Budgeting for your Texas mobile app startup

You’ve got a brilliant mobile app startup idea that’s passed your market validation test with flying colors. Now you’re ready to bring it to life. But before you do, you’ll want to sit down and define your budget (and your business plan). Here are a few things to consider along the way. Why does the […]

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Validate your mobile app startup idea

How to validate your mobile app startup idea

So you have a brilliant mobile app startup idea you can’t wait to build. But whether you actually should depends on whether you can validate your idea. What do we mean by that? Basically, it’s whether your intended audience needs your app – and will pay to use it. If they won’t, your app won’t […]

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Financial tips for your mobile app startup in texas

Show me the money: money tips for your mobile app startup

So you’re an entrepreneur thinking about launching a mobile app startup in Texas. Good job! We’ve spoken before about how Texas is the place to be for both startups and enterprise, so you’re on to a winner. However, before you set up shop or commission your mobile app, take some time to consider the financial […]

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7 reasons to launch a startup in Dallas, Texas.

7 reasons to launch a startup in Dallas, Texas

Considering launching a startup in Dallas, Texas? Good thinking. When it comes to startups, Silicon Valley gets most of the love (and media coverage). But Texas is boomtown for startups of all types. Houston, Austin and our hometown of Dallas are all well-known for being tech-forward and business friendly. And that’s only increasing. 1 DFW […]

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