Software development is an expensive part of the journey of a startup. Speed of development can make the difference between getting off the ground or crashing and burning. The technology stack you build your app with plays a big role in that equation. Today we’ll offer up the non-technical startup founder’s guide to our preferred programming language and framework for the server side when building an app: Ruby on Rails (RoR).
For a startup, timing is everything. If you spend too long formulating your ideas, you run the risk that your competitors beat you to market - or worse, your idea becomes obsolete. Alternatively, if you spend too long developing your product before launching, you risk running out of money, and crippling your business right from the start. Fortunately, it's possible to speed up your SaaS product development process - and mitigate the risk of being outpaced by competitors - without burning through your cash reserves.
Consider this your cheat sheet for developing your startup.
So you want to know how much it will cost to develop your new SaaS app or software project. You’re hoping a seasoned developer can review your materials, talk it through with you, and then come up with a number.
We’ve built and worked with hundreds of different software products since 2008, when we first opened our doors. Over the years, that experience has resulted in a fine-tuned methodology to set our clients’ software products up for excellent performance. The way we work allows us to meet you where you are in the lifecycle of your product. You may have an idea that needs to be developed into a completely new product, or you may have an existing app needing improvement. Either way, we direct our efforts where they make the greatest impact for you. I’d like to show you a little more about how we do that here.
Developing your minimum viable product is a crucial first step on your startup journey. One of the most common challenges faced by non-technical founders is how to handle the development work, when they lack the technical skills themselves. One option is to outsource development of your MVP - but is this a good option for your startup?