Are you documenting your work well enough that someone ELSE could understand it? If you’re not, you should be, and today we discuss why.Read More
Why should the Startup Program matter to you as an entrepreneur exploring a new technology idea? Why would you even need it if you feel like you are very clear on what you need to build?Read More
Are you ready for investors, or is there more you could (and should) be doing on your own dime to forward your startup?Read More
Raika Technologies is proud to present this episode of The Raika Show, where we are discussing when (and whether) you should think about scaling your software project. It's our personal public service announcement, just for all you developers out there.Read More
If you're like most entrepreneurs with a great technology idea, you'll be tempted to skip all the planning and validation stuff and jump straight into building your product.
RESIST THE URGE.Read More
Raika Technologies is proud to present this episode of The Raika Show, where we are looking at anti-patterns that prevail in web and mobile app design.
Anti-patterns refer to mechanisms or design elements that are designed to increase engagement and user experience, but mostly end up detracting and creating frustrating interactions. We talk about the what and posit the why.Read More
Agile is designed to adapt to change extremely well. So why is it that teams never seem to be able to do just that, even when implementing Agile? Why is Agile never agile?Read More
When you're getting to the heart of your app or software idea to determine what needs to be in your prototype or MVP, you need to remember that any app that requires a bunch of pre-loaded data in order to provider value will be MUCH more expensive to produce. That's because you don't already have the data from the user's actually using your product, so you have to buy it from someone else.
If you're in that place, you haven't gone far enough into your idea to root out the intrinsic value of it. Create something that users want or need regardless of the resulting statistics and metrics, and you will curate the data over time. THEN you can add that value into your app later, and your users will be thrilled that now they can see what you see.
There's this misconception that you need to spend a lot of money on software before you put your idea out there. We say, "Oh, nay NAY!"
Build as little as possible to demonstrate your idea first... And then do a LOT of customer validation interviews to hone in on the core concept. You'll find out whether you're solving your users' problem or not very quickly and you won't spend tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars and years of time on something that doesn't quite hit the mark.
Keep It Simple, Sillypants!Read More