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San Francisco

There’s Nothing Cheap About Developing a Good App

By | Nov 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Why is app development so expensive? I get this question a lot, and it often comes from a shell-shocked CEO or CIO who discovers his five-figure-budget project ends up being six or even seven figures. That’s crazy. The easiest explanation to the question is…

Dev & Design

Seattle

How to Slow Your Burn Rate in Development

By | Nov 8, 2017 at 3:50 pm

When you are looking for differentiators in the market and a team that can help you build your product with the highest quality while maximizing your resources, that list gets much shorter. It happens when early-stage startups begin to take on funding. Once investors…

Dev & Design

3 Things to Know Before Building Your First Android App

By | Nov 8, 2017 at 8:30 am

Developing an app for Android is usually a little more complicated than coding for a desktop, although this will depend on the exact nature of the app you are producing and the hardware you are coding for. Android’s open nature makes producing apps on any…

Dev & Design

Seattle

How to Be a Productive Startup With a Remote Development Team

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Being a founder means you have multiple hats and you are constantly working in a high-octane, non-stop environment, and maintaining a high level of productivity with your team is key. While most early-stage startups have at least one technologically-based founder, as the company begins…

Dev & Design

You Won’t Succeed Until You Understand Both the Product and Customer

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 9:20 am

You can improve on your product by identifying your future customers and going out to get their authentic reactions. In order to be a successful entrepreneur with a groundbreaking product or service, the best thing you can do is leave your office. I know…

Dev & Design

Why Developers Are Using Crоѕѕ-Plаtfоrm Mоbіlе App Tech

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

Mobile app сrеаtоrѕ оftеn face the dіlеmmа of choosing the рlаtfоrm or tесhnоlоgу. Obviously, everyone wants tо get thе most out of thе fеаturеѕ and functions at thе lеаѕt роѕѕіblе соѕt. However, it іѕ not thаt easy as оnе hаѕ tо trаdе оff a…

Dev & Design

This Graphic Design Certification Could Be the Key to Your Career Growth

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 6:30 am

No two products are the same, but all products have something in common: they all use graphic design. A well-designed logo and attractive packaging can actually be the sole reason a consumer chooses one product over the other. So it’s no surprise that graphic…

Dev & Design

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a Logo

By | Jul 30, 2017 at 11:30 am

After creating a business plan, startups should create a logo that they can put on any document or piece of marketing they produce. The logo is a way to tell the world who you are. When you see a giant M with golden arches,…

Funding

Portland, Maine

Maine Voters Approve $50 Million Research and Development Bond

By | Jul 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The $50 million bond to support research, development, and commercialization efforts by Maine businesses has officially passed and been signed by the governor, the Secretary of State’s office announced Wednesday. Maine voters considered the bond issue at a special referendum election on June 13….

Culture

Micromanagement is Driving Your Employees Crazy, Stop it

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 9:20 am

If you know how to manage your employees correctly, there should be little they can’t do. In my experience, managers either walk on eggshells to ensure they don’t micromanage, or they’re oblivious to the fact that they’re micromanaging. For those who are aware of…

Jobs

Hiring Talent Is the Biggest Software Development Problem for Startups

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In the current climate, it’s not easy to get a job. Whereas candidates used to be able to lock down a position with a solid resumé and a charismatic smile, current applicants are put through arduous tests and stressful interviews just to be told…

Trends

San Francisco

10 Web Development Trends to Watch Out For in 2017

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The field of web development and design is improving at an incredible rate. The growth is increasing on a daily basis and it’s become incredibly difficult to keep up with the changing times. This makes it even more imperative for the professionals and developers to…

Funding

Portland, Maine

Report: Maine SBDC Clients Secured $47.1M in 2016

By | Feb 13, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Business owners who sought assistance from the Maine Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) raised $47.1 million in capital during 2016, more than any other year in the program’s 40-year history, according to the Maine SBDC’s recently released annual report. Maine SBDC surveyed 1,583 of their clients…

Tips & How To’s

For User Experience Design That Delights, Put People First

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

In a world saturated with web and mobile apps, great user experience (UX) design remains scarce. Maybe that shouldn’t be a surprise. After all, optimizing digital experiences for human behavior is always a challenge. As entrepreneurs or designers, it can be easy to fall into the…

Social Good

How Empathy-Driven Innovation Can Improve Your Bottom Line

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In the traditional paradigm, a rigid set of requirements dictates product design. Normally, when envisioning a new offering, a founder considers a few things: Would the new product offer more than the competition? Can it complement the existing product line? Would it appeal to…

Trends

4 Web Development Trends to Look Out For in 2017 [Infographic]

By | Jan 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Web developers lead very exciting lives. With technology evolving at an ever-increasing rate, you’ll never run out of new skills to learn or ideas to explore. While this can be fun for developers who love to code, it also means you should do your best…

Web

Why Web Designers Should Resort to Cross-Browser Testing

By | Dec 22, 2016 at 8:30 pm

The creation of a web theme that is unique and “infallible” is often challenging for any web designer. Even something simple can be a nightmare, as pages can appear differently in distinct browsers and devices. This is why testing designs before unleashing them to…