Building a mobile app involves a lot of work, a lot of sleepless nights and thousands of dollars spent on designers, developers, and marketing. It isn’t nice when at the end of the journey you end up with 30,000$ debt and 30 monthly users. So, let’s talk about some actions you can do to make […]
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Today I Learned – a series of articles where I share short notes about the things I learned and found interesting. You can expect information about new tools, libraries, tips & tricks and interesting articles I found. Enjoy! CefSharp – [.NET library] https://github.com/cefsharp/CefSharp It’s a .NET library which lets you embed Chromium Browser in .NET […]
In the previous post of the series, we discussed the importance of researching your competition. Now that you have a proper background check, you can jump into the next step – defining your app functionality. How not to do it There are two types of mistakes when people start bringing their app ideas into life: […]
When I first started my company in 2005, I wasn’t a freelancer – I was designing and creating apps for Windows Mobile platform and selling them directly to customers (14.95$ for an alarm clock!). I loved it! Being fully my own boss I could experiment with new stuff, spend countless hours on ‘meaningless’ details and […]
Some time ago I installed RescueTime and started tracking how I spend my work time and if I could do any better. One of the things that surprised me, is how much time I spend in ‘Communication’ category. In the past, I’ve spent even 10-15% of the time there, but now I managed to get […]
In my work, I often get approached by friends who share this brilliant app idea with me and ask for an opinion. When I sit down with them and ask the details it turns out that they haven’t figured it out yet and in general are quite surprised that so much work is involved. I […]
One of most often struggles I see in my freelancing work is the problem of fixed price projects. The very popular scenario I see when I negotiate a project is this: the client provides basic specification, some wireframes or designs and asks – how much will it cost? In the past I would sit down […]
The short answer is: Yes, we do. I really can’t see a reason why you wouldn’t want to spend some resources on adding them to your app. However most of the time I have to work some extra time to convince my clients that they should add some budget to analytics setup. They know what they’d […]
Last week I ran my first marathon race. After 4 months of preparation, more than 100 hours of training and over 50,000 calories burnt, I’ve accomplished one of my goals for this year. The race was a great experience; however, there were some hard moments at which I started thinking about how to actually compare […]
Having spent 10 years working as a mobile developer and consultant, I want to share what I’ve learned about managing a team of developers. For starters, let’s talk about several symptoms of bad project management. Most of my career I’ve been working as a freelancer, and these examples are based on remote type of work. […]