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How To Create A Minimum Viable Product

How To Create A Minimum Viable Product
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Emre Sokullu, founder and chief architect of GROU.PS There’s been a lot of talk on the concept of minimum viable product lately, but not much has been written on how to actually implement one. Having gone through the process of developing one of the earliest social software mashups (GROU.PS) in PHP six years ago, and LoveBucks, a node.js Javascript app that is the Facebook “Like” Button for online content monetization (both alone), I want to describe to you a little bit what has really changed in web application development in recent years and the beauty of minimum viable product. 1. Build it on Facebook Platform Don’t build your membership stack from scratch, let Facebook Connect handle it. 2. If your product starts life as a web app, chances are you may not be able to create a mobile experience from day one. 3. 4. Bootstrap.js depends on jQuery. 5. 6. 7. 8. Don’t use pages, tour sites, or heavy javascript demos to explain your product. 9. 10.

How much recurring income do you generate, and from what Haha, fair question. I'm really really proficient in Java. I used to teach it in school, I've done it professionally, etc. But it really breaks down when I get to the Android gui+os-specific things. Of course, all of the information is there, and perhaps it's worth reading all of it, one page at a time, in order become a proficient android programmer. It looks like the documentation has gotten much, much better over the past couple of years, so maybe you've inspired me to give it a fair shake. Podcast Ep. 2 with Amy Hoy: Pricing, Products, And Passion Keith and I recorded the second podcast, this time with special guest Amy Hoy. (If you missed the first podcast, see here.) We’re still searching for a format which really works for us, so this is a work in progress. Please share your thoughts with us on what you like/don’t like about it. This podcast was recorded two months ago, largely because Keith and I got too busy to do the editing and post it. Major topics for this podcast included: why businesses are not price sensitive and how to price SaaS directed at themhow bootstrapping product businesses with a side of consulting worked outthe psychology of happiness Download Links Podcast link (MP3, 23 MB, approximately 80 minutes.) Subscribe in iTunes &tc: The feed technically includes all posts on this blog, but if you put it into iTunes or your iDevice, it will slurp in only the audio posts. Transcript Patrick: Okey-dokey. Amy: Yeah. Keith: Alright. Patrick: We don’t have intro music. [laughter] Amy: Hello.

A/B Testing Tool | Split Testing and Multivariate Testing Software - Visual Website Optimizer What I Learned From Increasing My Prices Sharebar Last month Bidsketch had the biggest increase in revenue it’s ever had. Before that, the biggest increase in revenue came when FreshBooks emailed a million people and mentioned Bidsketch as a new integration. I got so many new sales notifications that day, I thought someone had hacked my server. It was nuts. Last month’s increase in revenue was double that one. Conversions and traffic didn’t increase, though. It was a long process and took a lot of work but it’s one of the best things I’ve done since launching Bidsketch. Note: To help me out with these changes I read The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing and enlisted the help of Chris Hopf. The problem with my old plans… When I first launched Bidsketch I experimented by raising my prices for new signups until I found the most profitable price point. Unfortunately, those pricing experiments took place with weak messaging and badly designed plans. This is what I had before the change: Problem #1: Plan names. Problem #3: Plan limits.

Double Your Freelancing Rate in 14 Days 4 ways to keep your startup out of legal trouble I used to work as a startup attorney and now I’ve co-founded a startup that in part helps entrepreneurs get legal services, so I’ve seen startups make a lot of legal mistakes over the years, and there are a few that I keep seeing repeated. These mistakes are almost always the result of a simple failure in common sense; I’ve seen entrepreneurs of all pedigrees make them. Here are the top four: Mistake 1: Not having every founder sign up to a vesting schedule and an intellectual property assignment agreement. If a founder leaves early on, it is a sour note when the remaining team continues to pour their soul into the company while the departing founder holds a large ownership stake. Another sore point, and potentially fatal result of a departing founder, is when founders leave with important intellectual property assets of the company. Mistake 2: Signing agreements without fully understanding the consequences of key clauses. Every business relationship should have a contract.