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Answering Your Questions about Custom Mobile Development

in Culture /

Benefits of Hiring a Boutique App Development Company

At Big Fish we refer to ourselves as a boutique app development company. The word "boutique" sums up

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in App Maintenance & Marketing /

You’re Never Told to Ask Your Android Developer for This – But You Need It!

Preamble: Awhile back, I wrote a post that explains why it's so important that your company receives a

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in App Development Process /

6 Mistakes Companies Make When Buying Custom App Development

Having an application custom-developed makes it possible to get exactly what you need, and nothing more, without compromise. 

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in App Maintenance & Marketing /

What Are the Ongoing Costs of Owning a Custom App?

If your company is planning to invest in a custom mobile app, it's important to have a big

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in Field Service /

7 Ways Mobile Apps are Transforming the Field Service Industry

Efficiency, productivity and customer satisfaction all have one thing in common. They can suffer in the field service

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in App Development Process /

How Much Does a Mobile App Cost?

Hiring the Big Fish team to develop your mobile app can cost anywhere from $25,000 to $100,000+. Variables

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in Mobile App Basics /

Who Owns Your Source Code?

Unless you've had a bad experience that put it on your radar, or you're a software developer, "source

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in App Development Process /

Why Do App Development Companies Require “Discovery” to Provide a Quote?

So you've been contacting app development companies to get a quote for a custom mobile app. Each time,

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in App & Software Industry Trends /

Disruption Starts with Disagreement

Last week I attended a TED Talk Think Tank at the Centre Club in Tampa. We watched, and

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in Mobile App Basics /

Do We Need An App, or a (Responsive) Website?

Here's the thing. Apps have become "trendy". There is a field of thought that says every company needs

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in App Maintenance & Marketing /

Software is Never Really “Done”

Today I'd like to discuss the sometimes stated notion of software, or a mobile app, being "done". (read

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in App Development Process /

Always Ask Your App Developer This Question!

I won't make you scroll to the bottom for the answer. Here is the question you should always

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in App & Software Industry Trends /

We Switched from HipChat to Slack. Here’s Why.

It's hard to believe there was a time when our team used email to communicate with each other.

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in Mobile App Basics /

Custom Versus Pre-Built Mobile Apps: When Does Custom Make More Sense?

I will be the first to say that not every company needs a mobile app - let alone

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in Culture /

No, We Don’t Outsource Abroad. Here’s Why…

At Big Fish, we develop custom software (mobile apps) for our clients. Every week we receive calls and

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in App Development Process /

Start With the MVP – Why More Features Is Not Always Better

Most Valuable Player? Nope. Minimum Viable Product. That version of your mobile app that has "just enough" features

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in Culture /

Why We *Specialize* in Mobile App Development

Yesterday I landed on the website of a small (less than a dozen employees) marketing firm that claims

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in App Maintenance & Marketing /

What to Include In Your Mobile App Maintenance Plan

One of the biggest mistakes your company could make when planning a custom mobile app build, is not

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in App Development Process /

Death, Taxes and Software Estimations

Let's talk about software estimations. In other words, that oh so common question: How long will it take

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Transforming Customer Service With a Mobile App

Times have changed, and so have consumers. Millennials now outnumber Baby Boomers as the largest living generation in

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in News /

Tampa Bay Technology Forum 2016 – A Recap

Earlier today I attended the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, in downtown St. Petersburg. It was put on by

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