Does NDA Really Work if You Sign it With Outsourcing Company?

There is a common sense though in such uncompromising protection of your ideas. Especially if you’re running Apple Inc., that builds its marketing strategy around intrigue and conspiracy. Or if you’re investing billions of dollars into R&D. And truth be told no one would violate confidentiality agreement signed with such companies.

On the other hand ideas worth nothing without execution. If you’re building a company, you need to multiply two things: idea & execution. From such point of view, additional precautions just gain you a little time and initiative against competitors. Specifically, by requiring a signed NDA you may win additional time before your rivals enter the market.

Top Trending Programming Languages of 2017

If you need a short answer to the question what programming language will run the show in 2017, there are three of them: Java, JavaScript, and SQL. However, this is the “answer 42”, which takes into account only current demand, popularity in business sector and average wages across the market.

How to Turn your Data into Asset and Improve your Customer Service

Meet Annie. She’s running a small financial consulting firm and dedicate all her energy to customer service and business process optimization. She barely had time to integrate a CRM and follow up all clients through it. Over a year her consulting division has grown from 4 to 16 people. One day, looking through a schedule of meetings she found that there are more appointments for the last week of each month and too many cancellations for the first week of the month. Turned out that the majority of appointments are canceled right after potential clients get a paycheck.

Annie advised to reschedule all appointments with potential clients to the end of the month, when they feel more insecure with their current financial situation and thus are more willing to get advice from a consultant. Guess what?Annie’s firm has doubled the number of clients in three months.

Blockchain VS Cloud: Best Features for Corporate Space

The recent Bitcoin hardfork once again turned attention to the blockchain tech that lies underneath the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has split in half on August 1, 2017. Many analysts perceive this move as a new round in the Bitcoin struggle to become a truly international currency accepted worldwide. Consequently, Bitcoin split poses hard questions about the potential of blockchain technology itself and its applications beyond cryptocurrency space.

And there are several good answers! As for 2017, we experience a rising interest in blockchain technology among our customers. Particularly they are interested in the new document exchange and storage solutions. We’d like to sort things out.

Best Text Editors for Code Review in 2017

We frequently report on the state of development process to our clients. Depending on the development stage the report may contain prototypes, wireframes or a list of completed milestones.

However, sometimes we’re asked to show the real code so that the client could check the quality by himself or send it to investors and in-house specialists. There is no big deal to show it on Git, but there may be complications in transferring data to the client separately so that he/she could review it later or forward to investors.

Best Examples of Apps and Websites Using AngularJS Framework

When you are checking Gmail, searching for a ride with Lyft or watching video-courses on Udemy, there is AngularJS making things happen. If you’re still in doubt whether to choose AngularJS for your future project, here’s a set of best AngularJS sites you may use as brand advocates.

How Web Development can Leverage your Business: CRM, ECM and ERP

How to achieve more results? How to improve the business processes in my company? We bet you ask yourself these questions. And the answer exists.

In the modern world, when everything moves so fast, the automatization of business processes is a must. Multitasking, huge flow of information and race for the best result take us to the place where we realize the need of implementing systematization of business.

Modern technologies offer such solutions as CRM, ECM and ERP systems that help to resolve this problem. In this article, we will make it plain to understand the meaning and the purposes of these systems.

Legal Pitfalls of App Development

Before starting the development of a mobile application you have hundreds of questions. And we bet that most of them are connected with the business idea of your app and a software development process. You are so excited about the fact, that your app will be soon developed, that you totally forget about legal issues, that need to be considered.

Fortunately, we gathered this information in one place for you.

Drone Mapping Software for Agriculture

The world’s population is projected to hit 9 billion people by the end of 2050. Naturally, the consumption of food will rise accordingly. Experts suggest a nearly 70% growth in demand for agricultural products and this is an optimistic forecast considering the overall shortage of cultivated areas and climate change.

Such high demand is pushing agriculture industry to embrace innovations and look for new ways in order to overcome productivity obstacles. Drones are one of the solutions that is already here to intensify farmers’ production.

How to Develop Live Streaming App for Business

Videos are trending. In fact, one-third of all consumed content is accounted for videos. Needless to say that pre-produced video content is the next big thing in online marketing. 74% of marketers and small business owners who used videos confirmed direct effect on their company. Cisco suggests that videos will account for 80% of global internet traffic by the end of 2019.

How to Power Up your Business with IoT apps

There will be about 212 billion devices by the end of 2020, IDC statistics suggests. It’s roughly 40 devices for each human being. All these things will grow in computing power and Internet of Things is called to unite them into the worldwide network.

This is the core idea and, at the same time, the biggest challenge that Internet of Things is facing nowadays. The industry is frequently mentioned in the articles, blog posts and tech reviews over the past few years, but few people know how to apply IoT in the real life right now.

How Much Money Can You Earn With an App?

The market of mobile applications grows by leaps and bounds. This huge industry is expanding every day and does not seem to stop. The army of developers is constantly increasing, the amount of apps and downloads flourishes. Therefore, the income generated by the industry of mobile applications beats all records.

The reasonable question is: how to create an app and make money on it?

Minimum Viable Product and Alternatives you May Consider

Building an MVP is a widely known practice that helped many entrepreneurs to save a lot of money and time on early stages of startup development. But what works for one doesn’t necessarily work for the others. And definitely without a clear understanding of MVP purpose you can lose more than win.

Best Types of Educational Apps You May Want to Develop

If you ever thought about developing your own education app and build a startup around it, now is a right time to do it! By its own, the education app may seem not so high-grossing product, but this is only a tip of the iceberg.

How Do Free Apps Make Money

There are more than 4,5 million mobile apps available for download in Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store combined. At first glance, the spike in popularity of apps is far behind. Mobile app market seems to be oversaturated and most of the apps are free for download. But the truth be told the app market continues to grow.

Statista sites that worldwide mobile app revenues in 2016 raised to $88.3 billion compared to $69.7 billion in 2015. About $20 billions surplus in a single year, considering that top gross mobile apps are free to download! So how to create an app and make money from it?

How We Work With Startups: Outsourcing Development Checklist

Few outsourcing development companies acknowledge that working with startups may be harder and much less profitable than making a product for the established enterprise. Which is why we’ve made our own five-step code, that ensures great results and drives the motivation across our team members when we’re working with startup owners.

Mobile App UX best practices of 2017

It must be acknowledged that User Experience design best practices and principles undergo relatively little change year over year. And 2017 has pretty much the same UI/UX mobile design practices.

This is primarily because the goal of user experience design stays the same – make users happy when using your product and get a desirable action. Users still have two hands, ten fingers, two thumbs and pretty much the same level of tech endurance. That is why previous UX practices are still relevant and applicable this year.

How to Properly Use Chatbots for Your Business? UX Tips & Tricks.

Chatbot trend has apeared two years ago and still on the table along with Big Data, IoT, VR, and Live Streaming. But! Unlike its competitors, chatbots are much cheaper in development and thus stand near to the consumer market than future techs like IoT. Moreover, chatbots have found their place in the business world and play a decisive role in a set of monetization strategies that are used to attract more customers and increase sales.

5 Hot Ideas for Location-Based Apps

Love it or hate it, but geolocation is present in more than 90% of apps installed on your smartphone. In fact, Touchscreen sensors, 3G, GPS and Camera functionality are four elephants on which the mobile app world is resting now. So, if you’re up to making a successful mobile app, you’d better take advantage of these technologies.

How Much Does it Cost to Develop an Uber-like App

The transportation market has undergone significant changes since the first iPhone hit the market in 2007. A huge popularity of ride-sharing mobile apps, as well as Uber’s launch in 2009, made possible for entrepreneurs to earn extra profits from centuries old taxicab industry.

How Often Should You Update Your App

Now your mobile app is finally ready, approved and released in App Store. New users are flowing into your app, you’re growing and get praising feedbacks from happy customers. It is about time to thinks about mobile app maintenance and updates. Plus, you definitely have on your mind new ways to enhance your mobile app.

How to Enhance Waterfall Software Development Model with Agile Approaches

The world is speeding up and being in touch with the market requires from entrepreneurs to act fast and respond to new challenges swiftly. Meanwhile, the waterfall software development model frequently depicted as a brake that slows the progress.

While more and more companies praise a customer-centric approach they are trying to make software products in a quick, Agile way. But do we necessarily need to sacrifice the quality in order to speed up the process?

Clients Talking – Andy Jones

Founder & President of www.PrivateEquityInfo.com

We’ve been working with Andy for almost 4 years. Andy is one of our best clients, and this is not just kind words. We had critical moments and unpredictable challenges that we managed to overcome together, thanks to the attentiveness and patience of our client.

Because of that shared experience and, as Andy likes to say – “chemistry”, we have built our relationship far beyond simple business cooperation. Andy Jones is one of our key partners and simply a good friend of the GBKSOFT team.

Risks Involved In Development: Is It Worth Taking A Risk?

Just like any business process, web and mobile development involves a number of risks. Sometimes, the number gets so big that you begin to wonder if it’s even worth the effort. Each risk, whether it relates to mobile or web development, can be backed up and managed. If it is not eliminated, it can still be turned into a “positive risk” (positive risks meaning). At GBKSOFT, we have developed an intensive risk management system. Here are some risks you may ask yourself and some solutions that we can provide to you.

How your Business can Leverage from Android Wear 2.0 Update?

If you are skeptical about smartwatches, Android Wear 2.0 release may change your point of view. Sounds doubtful? Well, let’s see.

For a long time Android smartwatches were on the sidelines of smartphones because many considered it as a niche device for runners and performance geeks. Very few people were interested in buying it as a separate gadget because smartwatches only have being paired with phones. But with the release of Android 2.0 update smartwatches are becoming mature and standalone devices.

Fixed Price VS Time and Material pricing model

There are two main questions that each client asks prior to starting development of software product: How fast it can be done and How much it’ll cost. While each company prepares time & cost estimation, there are no possible ways to come up with exact figures that will remain intact until the end of the project.

How to Choose Your Technology Stack

Think about tech stack as of a cocktail which includes numerous ingredients or software components. Take proper mix of programming languages, libraries, frameworks and it tastes outstanding. Of course some of those compounds have already become well-recognised standards among software mixologists.

The True Power of Augmented Reality software

When it comes to Augmented Reality the first thing that pops up in your mind is Pokemon Go, the chartbreaker that hit Apple’s and Android’s app stores last summer. But if you dive deeper you may realize that AR is still an underestimated futuristic tech.