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    1. How to Create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP): Best Examples and Key BenefitsDmitryCEOMVPProduct GuideHomeBlogEntrepreneurshipHow to Create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP): Best Examples and Key BenefitsPublishedFeb 14, 2019UpdatedNov 26, 202139 min readAs an entrepreneur, you may eventually come to the point of planning a startup and launching your software product. Initially, you only have the idea of the project. What’s next? MVP development for startups is something that will help you at the beginning. You will learn what it is from this article. But first, some statistics. In 2020 the failure rate of startups exceeded 90%. And Euler Hermes’ latest research is even more disappointing. It shows that the number of global business bankruptcies will have increased by 15% by 2022. Can you guess what the reason is? It is a lack of demand among the users in the market. That’s why when you have a brilliant idea, do not rush building a fully-featured product and spending months on hard work. There’s a more efficient way to initially understand whether your idea will be required in the market. And this implies developing a minimum viable product (MVP). This popular approach in startup product development will help you test your business idea and save both time and resources. This way, you understand what users need and can create an offering that they are ready to pay for. Thanks to this article, you will know how to define a minimum viable product. You will also learn all about the MVP approach. We will start with the definition of this term and take a look at the best minimum viable products built by famous companies. Finally, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to create a minimum viable product.

      Thanks to this article, you will know how to define a minimum viable product. You will also learn all about the MVP approach. We will start with the definition of this term and take a look at the best minimum viable products built by famous companies. Finally, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to create a minimum viable product.

    1. How to Choose a Reliable SaaS Application Development CompanyKateCloud & SaaS Product ResearcherDmitryCEOSaaSHomeBlogEntrepreneurshipHow to Choose a Reliable SaaS Application Development CompanyPublishedAug 5, 2020UpdatedAug 5, 202012 min readCurrently, SaaS is the largest segment of the global public cloud services market. The growing SaaS industry provides an equal-opportunity atmosphere for businesses. It concerns enterprises from startups to tech giants – and any size in between. It explains why traditional software companies, like Microsoft and Adobe, decided to look into that direction too. Indeed, the time is ripe for developing a SaaS application now. But however tempting it may be, do not dive in headfirst with launching a SaaS product, because sometimes, it can be very challenging. That is why we have prepared a guide on finding a SaaS application development company that will be your best bet.

      Looking to build a SaaS app? You will need help of a reliable development team. Check our advice on how to choose a SaaS development company.

    1. Avoid These Costly Mistakes During Web Application DevelopmentDmitryCEOCustom SoftwareHomeBlogTechnologyAvoid These Costly Mistakes During Web Application DevelopmentPublishedJan 16, 2020UpdatedJan 16, 202015 min readAccording to the Startup Genome Report, over 90% of startups fail after launch. There can be different reasons like skipping the market research, hiring wrong specialists, too early scaling, and so on. However, one of the most important elements of startup success is the product you provide. Neglecting estimates, avoiding the MVP stage, designing unnecessary functionality, and saving time on testing may become fatal errors that can result in a complete failure. In this article, we will tell you about the most costly mistakes you should avoid during web app development to succeed after product launch.

      According to the Startup Genome Report, over 90% of startups fail after launch. There can be different reasons like skipping the market research, hiring wrong specialists, too early scaling, and so on.

      However, one of the most important elements of startup success is the product you provide. Neglecting estimates, avoiding the MVP stage, designing unnecessary functionality, and saving time on testing may become fatal errors that can result in a complete failure.

      In this article, we will tell you about the most costly mistakes you should avoid during web app development to succeed after product launch.

  2. Nov 2021
    1. Do you have a high-quality and almost irresistible application in your bag? Your potential customers will not enjoy your app to the full if they cannot access it easily and quickly. That is why you need to consider how to choose the right SaaS hosting provider carefully. In this article, we will review different SaaS cloud hosting options and their strengths and weaknesses. Read on to find out how to make hosting for your SaaS application reliable, cost-effective, and scalable.

      Do you have a high-quality and almost irresistible application in your bag? Your potential customers will not enjoy your app to the full if they cannot access it easily and quickly. That is why you need to consider how to choose the right SaaS hosting provider carefully.

      In this article, we will review different SaaS cloud hosting options and their strengths and weaknesses. Read on to find out how to make hosting for your SaaS application reliable, cost-effective, and scalable.

    1. 4 Best Payment Solutions for Online MarketplacesDmitryCEOMarketplaceHomeBlogEntrepreneurship4 Best Payment Solutions for Online MarketplacesPublishedAug 7, 2020UpdatedAug 7, 20209 min readDid you know that payment solutions for online marketplaces can shape your e-commerce business and its success? Thus, Uber succeeded in its global expansion right after it switched to Braintree. In early Uber’s scaling, even a dollar-euro currency conversion wasn’t available. Now, with Braintree, it processes mobile payments in 130 currencies in 80+ countries. Of course, each marketplace faces its own payment challenges. So, you should rely on a payment solution with the features vital right for your e-commerce platform. To identify them, let’s dig deeper into two-sided marketplace payment processing, and analyze the best payment gateways for marketplaces.

      Did you know that payment solutions for online marketplaces can shape your e-commerce business and its success? Thus, Uber succeeded in its global expansion right after it switched to Braintree.

      In early Uber’s scaling, even a dollar-euro currency conversion wasn’t available. Now, with Braintree, it processes mobile payments in 130 currencies in 80+ countries.

      Of course, each marketplace faces its own payment challenges. So, you should rely on a payment solution with the features vital right for your e-commerce platform. To identify them, let’s dig deeper into two-sided marketplace payment processing, and analyze the best payment gateways for marketplaces.

    1. Spree Commerce: How to Quickly Build an Ecommerce WebsiteAlinaE-Commerce & SaaS StrategistMarketplaceProduct GuideHomeBlogEntrepreneurshipSpree Commerce: How to Quickly Build an Ecommerce WebsitePublishedAug 31, 2020UpdatedAug 31, 202011 min readThe hype around Amazon and eBay has driven up the demand for marketplace development services. Business owners turn to software consultancies to launch a thriving e-commerce website. Here comes a question: what do they need to get the most successful online marketplace website? We believe that a profitable e-commerce project starts with the right tech stack. The main qualities that a modern marketplace should possess are scalability, easy customizations, and flexibility. Therefore, it’s important to choose the technologies that will help these qualities.

      The hype around Amazon and eBay has driven up the demand for marketplace development services. Business owners turn to software consultancies to launch a thriving e-commerce website. Here comes a question: what do they need to get the most successful online marketplace website?

      We believe that a profitable e-commerce project starts with the right tech stack. The main qualities that a modern marketplace should possess are scalability, easy customizations, and flexibility. Therefore, it’s important to choose the technologies that will help these qualities.

    1. 10 Best SaaS Startups in 2022 for Your InspirationDmitryCEOStartupSaaSHomeBlogEntrepreneurship10 Best SaaS Startups in 2022 for Your InspirationPublishedJul 29, 2020UpdatedNov 5, 202111 min readToday, the SaaS industry is gaining momentum. According to research, 80% of businesses already use at least one SaaS application. Hence, building a SaaS company is currently a skyrocketing business idea. To help you find inspiration and launch the best SaaS startup ever, in this article you will find 10 great examples of SaaS startups you can learn from. All of them produce valuable and fast-growing products for now. Likewise, Growthlist and AngelList marked them as promising SaaS startups of 2021-2022. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at them.

      Today, the SaaS industry is gaining momentum. According to research, 80% of businesses already use at least one SaaS application. Hence, building a SaaS company is currently a skyrocketing business idea.

      To help you find inspiration and launch the best SaaS startup ever, in this article you will find 10 great examples of SaaS startups you can learn from. All of them produce valuable and fast-growing products for now. Likewise, Growthlist and AngelList marked them as promising SaaS startups of 2021-2022.

      Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at them.

    1. POC vs MVP: What to Choose to Build a Great ProductDmitryCEOMVPHomeBlogEntrepreneurshipPOC vs MVP: What to Choose to Build a Great ProductPublishedNov 10, 2021UpdatedNov 11, 202115 min readWhen it comes to creating a new product or implementing a new feature, you need to test it first. The best way to do so is to check your idea with the appropriate steps. There are several software product stages: PoC, prototype, MVP, etc. What is the difference between proof of concept vs. MVP? Why are these stages essential? When should you build a Minimum Viable Product? This article focuses on two fundamental approaches that help test your idea quickly and create a successful solution.

      When it comes to creating a new product or implementing a new feature, you need to test it first. The best way to do so is to check your idea with the appropriate steps. There are several software product stages: PoC, prototype, MVP, etc.

      What is the difference between proof of concept vs. MVP? Why are these stages essential? When should you build a Minimum Viable Product?

      This article focuses on two fundamental approaches that help test your idea quickly and create a successful solution.

  3. Oct 2021
    1. Cloud vs On-Premise ERP: Which is right for you?

      Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is extremely important for businesses’ success, so choosing the right ERP for your company is critical and it's even more critcal if you're thinking about erp development. In this article, we dive deep and explain the difference between cloud-based and on-premise ERP systems, compare top ERP systems, and give you tips based on Steelkiwi’s experience.

    1. Types of ERP Systems

      Learn about different types of ERP software solutions — custom, ready-made, cloud, on-premises, industry-specific, generic — and get our suggestions for the leading ERP software. Which is best for you? Or, maybe it's time to think about erp development for your custom needs?

    1. Here's a framing I like from Gary Bernhardt (not set off in a quote block since this entire section, another than this sentence, is his). People tend to fixate on a single granularity of analysis when talking about efficiency. E.g., "thinking is the most important part so don't worry about typing speed". If we step back, the response to that is "efficiency exists at every point on the continuum from year-by-year strategy all the way down to millisecond-by-millisecond keystrokes". I think it's safe to assume that gains at the larger scale will have the biggest impact. But as we go to finer granularity, it's not obvious where the ROI drops off. Some examples, moving from coarse to fine: The macro point that you started with is: programming isn't just thinking; it's thinking plus tactical activities like editing code. Editing faster means more time for thinking. But editing code costs more than just the time spent typing! Programming is highly dependent on short-term memory. Every pause to edit is a distraction where you can forget the details that you're juggling. Slower editing effectively weakens your short-term memory, which reduces effectiveness. But editing code isn't just hitting keys! It's hitting keys plus the editor commands that those keys invoke. A more efficient editor can dramatically increase effective code editing speed, even if you type at the same WPM as before. But each editor command doesn't exist in a vacuum! There are often many ways to make the same edit. A Vim beginner might type "hhhhxxxxxxxx" when "bdw" is more efficient. An advanced Vim user might use "bdw", not realizing that it's slower than "diw" despite having the same number of keystrokes. (In QWERTY keyboard layout, the former is all on the left hand, whereas the latter alternates left-right-left hands. At 140 WPM, you're typing around 14 keystrokes per second, so each finger only has 70 ms to get into position and press the key. Alternating hands leaves more time for the next finger to get into position while the previous finger is mid-keypress.) We have to choose how deep to go when thinking about this. I think that there's clear ROI in thinking about 1-3, and in letting those inform both tool choice and practice. I don't think that (4) is worth a lot of thought. It seems like we naturally find "good enough" points there. But that also makes it a nice fence post to frame the others.
    2. As with this post on reasons to measure, while this post is about practical reasons to improve productivity, the main reason I'm personally motivated to work on my own productivity isn't practical. The main reason is that I enjoy the process of getting better at things, whether that's some nerdy board game, a sport I have zero talent at that will never have any practical value to me, or work. For me, a secondary reason is that, given that my lifespan is finite, I want to allocate my time to things that I value, and increasing productivity allows me to do more of that, but that's not a thought i had until I was about 20, at which point I'd already been trying to improve at most things I spent significant time on for many years.
    3. A specific example of something moving from one class of item to another in my work was this project on metrics analytics. There were a number of proposals on how to solve this problem. There was broad agreement that the problem was important with no dissenters, but the proposals were all the kinds of things you'd allocate a team to work on through multiple roadmap cycles. Getting a project that expensive off the ground requires a large amount of organizational buy-in, enough that many important problems don't get solved, including this one. But it turned out, if scoped properly and executed reasonably, the project was actually something a programmer could create an MVP of in a day, which takes no organizational buy-in to get off the ground. Instead of needing to get multiple directors and a VP to agree that the problem is among the org's most important problems, you just need a person who thinks the problem is worth solving.
    4. Unlike most people who discuss this topic online, I've actually looked at where my time goes and a lot of it goes to things that are canonical examples of things that you shouldn't waste time improving because people don't spend much time doing them. An example of one of these, the most commonly cited bad-thing-to-optmize example that I've seen, is typing speed (when discussing this, people usually say that typing speed doesn't matter because more time is spent thinking than typing). But, when I look at where my time goes, a lot of it is spent typing.
    5. It is commonly accepted, verging on a cliche, that you have no idea where your program spends time until you actually profile it, but the corollary that you also don't know where you spend your time until you've measured it is not nearly as accepted.
    6. I'm not a naturally quick programmer. Learning to program was a real struggle for me and I was pretty slow at it for a long time (and I still am in aspects that I haven't practiced). My "one weird trick" is that I've explicitly worked on speeding up things that I do frequently and most people have not.
    1. Choosing a PWA Development Company: Key Points to ConsiderAlinaE-Commerce & SaaS StrategistDmitryChief Executive OfficerPWAHomeBlogEntrepreneurshipChoosing a PWA Development Company: Key Points to ConsiderNov 10, 202012 min readThe term “progressive web application” has been floating around recently. So what are PWAs: a buzzword or a decent alternative to native apps? Codica team firmly believes that this technology can be beneficial for businesses. It is not by chance that we have added PWA apps to our list of prominent web development trends for 2020. This technology offers users an app-like experience. Besides, progressive web applications are easy to install, launch, and maintain and they cost less compared with building native apps. To launch a successful progressive web application, you need to partner with a reliable PWA development company. Here comes the most difficult part. There are plenty of software houses offering similar services. The question is: How do you find the right one? To make things easier for you, we covered the key factors you need to consider while choosing a PWA development partner. Besides, in our article you will find out why building a PWA can be challenging even for experienced software development companies.

      Progressive web applications are considered one of the most important web development trends for 2021. PWAs are easy to launch and maintain, being a great alternative for native apps due to their cost-efficiency.

      In this article, we will discuss the main points of choosing the software provider for building your progressive web app.

    1. Leading SaaS Trends for 2021 You Shouldn’t MissDmitryChief Executive OfficerSaaSTrendsHomeBlogTechnologyLeading SaaS Trends for 2021 You Shouldn’t MissDec 1, 202012 min readNowadays, different kinds of businesses are extensively moving to the cloud. O’Reilly reports that 88% of the respondent companies had used cloud services before lockdown and expect their further growth by Q2 2021. Therefore, SaaS application development looks also like a profitable venture today. Yet, to stay afloat in the cloud arena, you need to arm your offering with precise technology and fresh tools. In other words, you need to keep your eye on the future of SaaS. To help you deploy the promptest cloud solutions, in this post, I collected the top SaaS trends for 2021.

      SaaS application development looks also like a profitable venture today. Yet, to stay afloat in the cloud arena, you need to arm your offering with precise technology and fresh tools. In other words, you need to keep your eye on the future of SaaS.

      To help you deploy the promptest cloud solutions, in this post, I collected the top SaaS trends for 2021.

    1. How Mobile Travel Application Development Is Changing the Tourism Industry: Global Insights

      Technology has transformed the landscape of all industries. The tourism industry is no exception. The travel industry was crushed by COVID-19. In this article we'll talk about the past and present of the travel industry and how tourism app development can help it recover.

    1. Vue.js vs React: Comparison of Two Most Popular JS FrameworksEugeneFrontend DeveloperVueReactHomeBlogDevelopmentVue.js vs React: Comparison of Two Most Popular JS FrameworksSep 23, 202126 min readNowadays, every company aims to create a high-quality web solution within a short time frame. To put it into practice, the developers’ community chooses from many JavaScript libraries and frameworks and debates to find the best one. At Codica, we consider Vue.js and ReactJS the most rapidly developing tools for the front-end development for many reasons. While these technologies can help create the same products and applications, both of them have pros and cons. The purpose of this article is to compare Vue.js vs React.js in different aspects: from general information to technical features. Both these web development tools have mature communities, wide support and popularity, but Vue.js is a framework and React is a library. So, why do we compare oranges and apples?

      Nowadays, every company aims to create a high-quality web solution within a short time frame. To put it into practice, the developers’ community chooses from many JavaScript libraries and frameworks and debates to find the best one.

      At Codica, we consider Vue.js and ReactJS the most rapidly developing tools for the front-end development for many reasons. While these technologies can help create the same products and applications, both of them have pros and cons.

      The purpose of this article is to compare Vue.js vs React.js in different aspects: from general information to technical features. Both these web development tools have mature communities, wide support and popularity, but Vue.js is a framework and React is a library. So, why do we compare oranges and apples?

  4. Sep 2021
    1. The process of pharmacy application development is not much different from any other. Nevertheless, it is crucial to find a company that can take into account all the needs of your business and implements them in a customized solution. Using a ready-made template, you simply dissolve among competitors, and a completely individual solution will allow you to implement all your plans. Remember to have good contractors implementing this solution.

      Currently, delivery options for basic needs such as food, groceries, clothing are available to any business, and the pharmaceutical industry is no exception. It means customers expect their medicines will be delivered in time without any interruptions.

    1. Providing simple solutions while designing and building the software is Software Development Consulting. These are third-party service providers that help you build your online presence. They charge a fee to help you meet the particular needs of your business.
    1. Hire FinTech Software Developers 

      FinTech companies handle terabytes of sensitive data including payment histories, bank accounts, identity information, social security numbers, and passwords.High-performance, secure, reliable, consumer-focused, scalable, future-oriented, and built around specific needs — these are the key characteristics of the fintech software we develop. Hire only professional fintech software developers for your project.

  5. Aug 2021
    1. Question and Answer Website Development: Functionality and Best PracticesTimur YilmazTech JournalistMarketplaceProduct GuideHomeBlogEntrepreneurshipQuestion and Answer Website Development: Functionality and Best PracticesAug 25, 202117 min readSocial media is a jumping-off point for many people to get informed. Yet, on such platforms, users are more likely to voice opinions rather than share knowledge. That's when the websites to ask questions become a good help. For example, Quora's monthly active user base grew from 200 million to 300 million in 2018 alone. In 2021, the 6.6 million downloads of the Reddit app represented a 128% increase over the previous year. What is a selling point for this kind of platform and how to build one? How do they remain beneficial in a years-long run? How Q&A websites managed to survive social network dominance? Read on to find out.

      Social media is a jumping-off point for many people to get informed. Yet, on such platforms, users are more likely to voice opinions rather than share knowledge.

      That's when the websites to ask questions become a good help. For example, Quora's monthly active user base grew from 200 million to 300 million in 2018 alone. In 2021, the 6.6 million downloads of the Reddit app represented a 128% increase over the previous year.

      What is a selling point for this kind of platform and how to build one? How do they remain beneficial in a years-long run? How Q&A websites managed to survive social network dominance? Read on to find out.

    1. I always had to set the height of them literally almost 50% taller than the content itself to accommodate for the innards growing when the form was submitted with errors (the error messaging expanded the height). If I didn’t, the submit button would get cut off making the form un-submittable.
    1. With the digital revolution, outsourcing software development has emerged as a global trend. Initially, getting software projects done on a budget was the main reason for outsourcing, but now the need for outsourcing varies.
    1. Work From Home Trends: Future of Remote Working in Post Covid-19 WorldDmitry ChekalinChief Executive OfficerTrendsHomeBlogTechnologyWork From Home Trends: Future of Remote Working in Post Covid-19 WorldFeb 10, 202111 min readGlobal lockdown due to Covid-19 made companies extensively shift to working from home. Apparently, telecommuting integration turns out to be deeper than we all expected. It is clear now that online work from home is going to be the “new normal” in 2021 and beyond. As such, to stay on track, you need to keep your eye on upcoming changes. In this article, we collected the main remote work trends to help you better adapt to the post-pandemic era. Here, you will also learn the key reasons why remote working is the future.

      Global lockdown due to Covid-19 made companies extensively shift to working from home. Apparently, telecommuting integration turns out to be deeper than we all expected.

      It is clear now that online work from home is going to be the “new normal” in 2021 and beyond. As such, to stay on track, you need to keep your eye on upcoming changes.

      In this article, we collected the main remote work trends to help you better adapt to the post-pandemic era. Here, you will also learn the key reasons why remote working is the future.

    1. How to Make a React Progressive Web Application (PWA)Eugene VolkovFrontend DeveloperKate KikidzhanCloud & SaaS Product ResearcherReactJavaScriptPWAHomeBlogDevelopmentHow to Make a React Progressive Web Application (PWA)Oct 7, 202021 min readThe early bird catches the worm. But the situation was not so favourable back in 2007 when Steve Jobs proposed the idea of web applications to be the model for iPhone Apps. Back then, the tech community was not yet ready to bring a huge interest in web apps. But since 2015, tech giants like Google and Microsoft have been preparing the tech ground for progressive web apps (or simply – PWAs). And now, PWA became a must-have technology for both giant corporations and small startups. Twitter, Starbucks, Google, and Aliexpress use progressive web apps to boost their online presence. At Codica, we have been helping our customers to develop their businesses by building robust PWA for our customers since 2015. That is why we have created this comprehensive guide on how to create a PWA with React. Also, you will see the most prominent progressive web app examples.

      The early bird catches the worm. But the situation was not so favourable back in 2007 when Steve Jobs proposed the idea of web applications to be the model for iPhone Apps. Back then, the tech community was not yet ready to bring a huge interest in web apps.

      But since 2015, tech giants like Google and Microsoft have been preparing the tech ground for progressive web apps (or simply – PWAs). And now, PWA became a must-have technology for both giant corporations and small startups. Twitter, Starbucks, Google, and Aliexpress use progressive web apps to boost their online presence.

      At Codica, we have been helping our customers to develop their businesses by building robust PWA for our customers since 2015. That is why we have created this comprehensive guide on how to create a PWA with React. Also, you will see the most prominent progressive web app examples.

    1. SaaS vs PaaS vs IaaS: Choosing the Best Cloud Computing ModelAlina NechvolodE-Commerce & SaaS StrategistSaaSHomeBlogTechnologySaaS vs PaaS vs IaaS: Choosing the Best Cloud Computing ModelJun 12, 202011 min readThe usage of cloud computing has long been a standard practice for businesses. More and more companies harness the power of the software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) models. Thus, they can save on hardware and protect their sensitive information from hacking and internal data theft. In this article, we discuss the SaaS vs PaaS vs IaaS models and define their principal differences. What are the core parameters for comparison? They include primary characteristics, usage, the main benefits, and drawbacks.

      The usage of cloud computing has long been a standard practice for businesses. More and more companies harness the power of the software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) models. Thus, they can save on hardware and protect their sensitive information from hacking and internal data theft.

      In this article, we discuss the SaaS vs PaaS vs IaaS models and define their principal differences. What are the core parameters for comparison? They include primary characteristics, usage, the main benefits, and drawbacks.

    1. Best SaaS Product Ideas You Should Try in 2021Kate KikidzhanCloud & SaaS Product ResearcherSaaSStartupHomeBlogEntrepreneurshipBest SaaS Product Ideas You Should Try in 2021May 6, 202117 min readIn 2020, the cloud market and its most notable players, such as Google, Microsoft, Adobe, and Salesforce, cannot be taken lightly. Cloud software distribution, namely SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS models, invaded the technology world and will not go away any time soon. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic increased the importance of remote work for a business to survive, as well as high profitability. That is why the demand for SaaS solutions that tend to be more cost-effective has risen markedly. And we believe that it is better to ride the SaaS wave now rather than regret missed opportunities later. So we have prepared for you a list of SaaS product ideas that will be a great deal for cloud-based solutions for startups in 2021.

      In 2020, the cloud market and its most notable players, such as Google, Microsoft, Adobe, and Salesforce, cannot be taken lightly. Cloud software distribution, namely SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS models, invaded the technology world and will not go away any time soon. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic increased the importance of remote work for a business to survive, as well as high profitability.

      That is why the demand for SaaS solutions that tend to be more cost-effective has risen markedly. And we believe that it is better to ride the SaaS wave now rather than regret missed opportunities later.

      So we have prepared for you a list of SaaS product ideas that will be a great deal for cloud-based solutions for startups in 2021.

    1. How to Calculate the Cost to Build a SaaS App in 2021Dmitry ChekalinChief Executive OfficerAlina NechvolodE-Commerce & SaaS StrategistSaaSHomeBlogEntrepreneurshipHow to Calculate the Cost to Build a SaaS App in 2021Jan 6, 202114 min readHow much will it cost to build a SaaS app? If you decided to follow the latest trends and invest in SaaS development, this question is relevant more than ever. This blog post is written to help you clear up this matter. Here, we will cover in detail the main factors that define the final cost of building a SaaS product. They include the project scope and timeline, API integration, and the required functionality. Also, you will learn how the total cost of a completed software-as-a-service product changes depending on the chosen SaaS development service provider.

      How much will it cost to build a SaaS app? If you decided to follow the latest trends and invest in SaaS development, this question is relevant more than ever.

      This blog post is written to help you clear up this matter. Here, we will cover in detail the main factors that define the final cost of building a SaaS product. They include the project scope and timeline, API integration, and the required functionality.

      Also, you will learn how the total cost of a completed software-as-a-service product changes depending on the chosen SaaS development service provider.

    1. How Much Does it Cost to Create a Classifieds Website Like CraigslistDmitry ChekalinChief Executive OfficerAlina NechvolodE-Commerce & SaaS StrategistProduct GuideHomeBlogEntrepreneurshipHow Much Does it Cost to Create a Classifieds Website Like CraigslistDec 27, 201918 min readOnline classifieds websites have replaced printed ads in many ways. They help find a job, a place to live, a car, and other things we can’t do without in our everyday life. In addition, people actively use these platforms to buy or sell second-hand items. You have probably heard of Craigslist - this classifieds website is among the 20 most visited websites in the US. In this article, you will learn how to build a website like Craigslist. We will analyze how classifieds websites work, discuss revenue models that help reap profits from this type of online platform, and functionality they should have. Finally, you will take notice of the issues you may face when building a classifieds platform.

      Online classifieds websites have replaced printed ads in many ways. They help find a job, a place to live, a car, and other things we can’t do without in our everyday life. In addition, people actively use these platforms to buy or sell second-hand items.

      You have probably heard of Craigslist - this classifieds website is among the 20 most visited websites in the US.

      In this article, you will learn how to build a website like Craigslist. We will analyze how classifieds websites work, discuss revenue models that help reap profits from this type of online platform, and functionality they should have. Finally, you will take notice of the issues you may face when building a classifieds platform.

    1. How Much Does it Cost to Build a Website Like IndeedDmitry ChekalinChief Executive OfficerProduct GuideHomeBlogEntrepreneurshipHow Much Does it Cost to Build a Website Like IndeedJan 23, 202021 min readJob search websites have revolutionized the employer-employee relationships. No printed classifieds on the walls and no extra movements. Everything you need to do is to visit such a platform, enter the position details and choose the most relevant option to hire or apply for. Indeed is the most visited platform among other job-related online marketplaces. In this article, you will find out what makes Indeed so famous and special. Besides, we will discuss the challenges you may face before and during the development process, the things to consider before starting, and the functionality your platform should have. On the whole, you will know how to create a job search website like Indeed using 3 effective solutions.

      Job search websites have revolutionized the employer-employee relationships. No printed classifieds on the walls and no extra movements. Everything you need to do is to visit such a platform, enter the position details and choose the most relevant option to hire or apply for. Indeed is the most visited platform among other job-related online marketplaces.

      In this article, you will find out what makes Indeed so famous and special. Besides, we will discuss the challenges you may face before and during the development process, the things to consider before starting, and the functionality your platform should have. On the whole, you will know how to create a job search website like Indeed using 3 effective solutions.

    1. Right-to-left Software Development

      The Middle Eastern market is growing at a rapid pace, and, as a result, demand for IT products is also booming in the region. At Steelkiwi, we have vast experience developing web and mobile solutions for the Middle Eastern market. We understand that RTL design is about more than a different text direction — it's also about different cultural patterns. Have an idea for a bidirectional application? Drop us a line. We’d be happy to help with yout RTL software development needs!

    1. Travel, Transportation, and Hospitality Software Development

      No matter what you want to build ― a hotel management system, ticket aggregator, travel guide app, or resort booking platform ― we’re here to help. Developing a travel solution should be as stress-free as the vacation itself. Looking for a travel app development company? We’re all ears. Drop us a line and we’ll get back to you.

    1. How much Does It Cost to Create a Bidding Website Like eBayDmitry ChekalinChief Executive OfficerMarketplaceProduct GuideHomeBlogEntrepreneurshipHow much Does It Cost to Create a Bidding Website Like eBayFeb 19, 202021 min readE-commerce platforms offer a greatly simplified shopping experience. People can purchase any kind of goods or services in a matter of minutes. We believe you have definitely heard of eBay - one of the most popular marketplaces in the world. This website gives you an opportunity to supply and purchase any product you can imagine. Hundreds of categories allow attracting lots of users interested in most of the spheres. This way, the platform generates an enormous profit. You may wonder how to build a website like eBay right? In this article, we will share steps on how to make a website like eBay, including the required functionality. Also, you will find out the pros and cons of auction websites.

      E-commerce platforms offer a greatly simplified shopping experience. People can purchase any kind of goods or services in a matter of minutes. We believe you have definitely heard of eBay - one of the most popular marketplaces in the world.

      This website gives you an opportunity to supply and purchase any product you can imagine. Hundreds of categories allow attracting lots of users interested in most of the spheres. This way, the platform generates an enormous profit. You may wonder how to build a website like eBay right?

      In this article, we will share steps on how to make a website like eBay, including the required functionality. Also, you will find out the pros and cons of auction websites.

  6. Jul 2021
    1. How We Delivered MVP for PlanMyKids - Kids Activities Marketplace (Case Study)Alina NechvolodE-Commerce & SaaS StrategistEugenia ChernukhaProject ManagerInessa IshchenkoUX/UI DesignerMarketplaceCase studyHomeBlogCodica WayHow We Delivered MVP for PlanMyKids - Kids Activities Marketplace (Case Study)Jul 15, 202118 min readIn today’s hectic life keeping children busy after school is a pressing issue for many parents. Not only should they find the most suitable activities for kids, but they also have to monitor the schedule on the go. Such activity booking marketplaces can become a silver bullet for both parents and service providers. Such platforms make it easier for both parties to plan, book, and coordinate these activities for children. Today we would like to share our experience in building a kids activities marketplace. We will lead you through the key stages of custom software product development in our company - from a discovery session to the product launch.

      Today we would like to share our experience in building a kids activities marketplace. We will lead you through the key stages of custom software product development in our company - from a discovery session to the product launch.

    1. What is Project Discovery Phase in Custom Software DevelopmentDmitry ChekalinChief Executive OfficerDaniil TorkutDeveloper AdvocateCustom SoftwareHomeBlogEntrepreneurshipWhat is Project Discovery Phase in Custom Software DevelopmentMar 30, 202012 min readSo, you came up with a new product idea. What’s next? For sure, you want to get a time and cost estimation from a software agency. However, most likely, they won’t be able to provide an accurate timeline and development costs after your request.The matter is that to provide an estimate, a development team needs more information than you think. Is there any solution in this situation? Sure, it is a project discovery phase.In this article, we will share a brief overview of a project discovery stage, and cover its goals, main tasks, and results for customers.

      So, you came up with a new product idea. What’s next? For sure, you want to get a time and cost estimation from a software agency. However, most likely, they won’t be able to provide an accurate timeline and development costs after your request.

      The matter is that to provide an estimate, a development team needs more information than you think. Is there any solution in this situation? Sure, it is a project discovery phase.

      In this article, we will share a brief overview of a project discovery stage, and cover its goals, main tasks, and results for customers.

    1. How Much Does It Cost to create a Website Like Amazon?Dmitry ChekalinChief Executive OfficerDaniil TorkutDeveloper AdvocateKate DavydovaMarketplace Growth StrategistMarketplaceProduct GuideHomeBlogEntrepreneurshipHow Much Does It Cost to create a Website Like Amazon?Dec 10, 201917 min readToday, the ability to make a purchase in 1 click means nothing extraordinary. Still, in 1999, it was a sensation. The sensation caused by Jeff Bezos and his website, Amazon, now loved by millions of buyers and suppliers. Six figures of digital transactions, product listings, and new users prove the platform's success and constant growth.In 2018, Amazon's stock value rose to make the marketplace worth $1 trillion. The store that was started in the garage has become the second company after Apple Inc.Wondering how to build a multi vendor marketplace like Amazon? In this article, we will cover the main points to take into account when creating a similar e-commerce platform.

      Today, we know Amazon as one of the Big Four tech companies along with Google, Apple, and Facebook.

      How did it hit the big time? This question intrigues both entrepreneurs who are going to launch a multi-vendor online marketplace and owners of existing platforms.

      In this post, we want to discuss the core technical aspects that deserve your attention when you are going to launch a similar website including the right tech stack, required functionality, and the key MVP features.

  7. Jun 2021
    1. The salary for each profession varies from similar factors. What determines the salary of software developers? After reading this article, I concluded that the greatest role is played by the country in which the developer works. For example, there are countries where developer salaries are much lower, although skills are not inferior. Skills, background and many other points also affect. Enjoy reading!

    1. Hire Django Developers: Freelancers vs Agencies

      If you’re a business owner looking to hire Django developers remotely and aren’t sure which to choose — freelancers or a software development company — you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll discuss how to find and hire Django developers and how to differentiate a great developer from the rest

  8. May 2021
    1. Offshore development is the proven way for people looking to bestow their businesses with perfect technology to maintain their potency and competitive edge in the market. From leveraging top talents and speeding up the development process to utilizing the latest technology stacks and minimizing the budget, outsourcing software development brings all these options for startups and enterprises in 2021.
    1. It is never just the developers or coding that makes an app successful. The fact is – there are piles of factors contributing to the success of a mobile app; Like the business idea, look and feel of the app, user journeys, efficient algorithms, architecture solutions, adequate risk management, security, and so on.
  9. Apr 2021
    1. Do You Need To Build a Custom Real Estate CRM?

      What’s the best CRM for real estate? That’s the million-dollar question, isn’t it? TopProducer, BoomTown!, Contactually, Wise Agent, Realty Commander ― there are tons of great real estate CRMs, and it’s impossible to say which system is best. Every system is great, but they all may be missing something you want. Choosing the right CRM is one of the most important decisions impacting the evolution and growth of your business.Should you go with custom real estate CRM software or use a ready-made solution? We’re here to help you find out.

    1. Clubhouse has really made a fuss around the digital world. It’s hard to imagine a person who hasn’t heard about this app, celebrities who joined it, or pranksters who already managed to confuse the audience. Taking into account the skyrocketing popularity, “how to make an app like Clubhouse” has become an urgent question in the software development business. 
  10. Mar 2021
    1. Want to know how to build a taxi app that will become the next Uber or Carb? It is a reasonable question considering how convenient and cost-effective it is to use a taxi instead of maintaining your own vehicle. The best way for a cab company to ensure this convenience for customers is to build a taxi booking app.
  11. Feb 2021
    1. How do you know if source maps are working correctly? Try adding a syntax error to one of your assets and use the console to debug. Does it show the correct file and source location? Or does it reference the top level application.js file?
    1. I started Trailblazer GmbH 4 years ago with my relocation from Australia back to Europe. One of our consulting clients is the central police department of a German state that has kept me busy for more than three years now.
    1. Trailblazer extends the conventional MVC stack in Rails. Keep in mind that adding layers doesn't necessarily mean adding more code and complexity. The opposite is the case: Controller, view and model become lean endpoints for HTTP, rendering and persistence. Redundant code gets eliminated by putting very little application code into the right layer.
    2. Trailblazer offers you a new, more intuitive file layout in applications.
    3. Instead of grouping by technology, classes and views are structured by concept, and then by technology. A concept can relate to a model, or can be a completely abstract concern such as invoicing.
    1. ActiveInteraction plays nicely with Rails. You can use interactions to handle your business logic instead of models or controllers.
    2. Why is all this interaction code better? Two reasons: One, you can reuse the FindAccount interaction in other places, like your API controller or a Resque task. And two, if you want to change how accounts are found, you only have to change one place.

      Pretty weak arguments though...

      1. We could just as easily used a plain object or module to extract this for easy reuse and having it in only one place (avoiding duplication).
    1. We could quite easily create a model class that isn’t based on ActiveRecord and have it work as Rails is quite decoupled from ActiveRecord, but there are advantages to keeping our model class inheriting from ActiveRecord.
    1. With the introduction of CPUs which ran faster than the original 4.77 MHz Intel 8088 used in the IBM Personal Computer, programs which relied on the CPU's frequency for timing were executing faster than intended. Games in particular were often rendered unplayable. To provide some compatibility, the "turbo" button was added. Engaging turbo mode slows the system down to a state compatible with original 8086/8088 chips.
    1. Telemedicine Software Development

      By providing custom telemedicine software development services, our aim is to transform the way patients and healthcare providers communicate by using emerging technologies. Our developers ensure your telemedicine solution complies with regulatory standards such as HIPAA and HL7 and all telemedicine software development standards.

    1. Extending Education Beyond Four Walls

      Digital learning offers a productive alternative to conventional classroom-based learning. With eLearning solutions you can access learning materials at any time and on any device. Have a great idea for a custom education software? Steelkiwi offers educational innovators a full-cycle eLearning software development strategy featuring advanced technologies, lean design, and an emphasis on learners

  12. Jan 2021
    1. Steelkiwi’s Experience Developing a CRM System for Client Management

      Still not sure do you need a custom CRM or not? Just think about it: quality ready-made CRM solutions are expensive, while usually, your company does not need the whole set of provided functions. The cost of a custom CRM development also is not chip, however, when you are building a CRM system, you pay for the functions required particularly by your company. Plus, employees will not spend a lot of time exploring the new product, because CRM is initially created under the workflow, already established in the company.

    1. artificial intelligence seems to be the future of software

      Is this because AI will write the software? At some point the programmes (and data they need) will be too complex for human beings to understand.

  13. Dec 2020
    1. How an In-House Online Ordering System Can Help a Restaurant Thrive

      These days, online ordering is a lifeline for restaurants, and it's hard to deny the benefits of using an in-house online ordering system. You could sign up on food delivery portals to get more customers, but why would you want to share your profits when you can have an in-house online ordering system instead?

    1. We are unapologetic tinkerers who neither invent the wheel, nor are satisfied with the wheels already at our disposal. The best scholarship and the best pedagogy take the best of what already exists and make it better, at least better for the task at hand. We need to embrace this identity as hackers, acknowledge our indebtedness to those who have gone before us, forsake the illusion that we are creating (can create, should create) something wholly original, but also refuse to take for granted the things that have been passed down to us.

      I think that this might be where I'm missing something. The article is about the relationship between open-source software development and scholarship, but now we're talking about "hacking" as the equivalent of a software developer. And I'm not sure that I agree with this.

      I don't think that software-developers think of themselves as hackers. For me, there's an underlying subversive nature in the hacker category, which need not be present in a software developer. There's a conflation between software developer and hacker, which misses some of the nuance that's necessary.

    1. We usually only see people launching projects once they're already done. I'm sure there are countless more unfinished and unlaunched side projects that the world will never know about. Don't let your side project become one of them.
    1. Keep in mind that as a software developer, of any degree, learning is continuous. New technologies, new ways to write code, not so new approaches, persisting patterns. Read books, watch online courses, follow tutorials, keep learning!
  14. Nov 2020
    1. A Comprehensive Guide on the Dedicated Team Model: Explaining the Concept, Advantages, and Pitfalls

      Take a look at this detailed article by Cleveroad explaining what is dedicated team model.

    1. Are you looking the familiar customer software development companies? Contact the top 10 custom software development companies for your need and desires. This is vital for business owners seek the professional experience and operate globally and reach the audience quickly.

  15. Oct 2020