On their way to launch the final product, startups have to make lots of decisions from mockup creation to feature design and budget revision. But deciding whether they should develop a minimum viable product, proof of concept or a prototype might be one of the most challenging. If you can’t decide which one to adopt or how they differ, here we will help you know the difference between POC, Prototype & MVP.   What is POC? A POC (Proof of Concept) is the best approach to verify the uncertain idea or the idea’s feasibility to be implemented. In case of mobile app development, a mobile app POC is typically a small internal project that is used before the actual development and launching of the product. POC is not usually something public, it’s actually a part of the project planning and feasibility study phase so it’s not shown to the end-users. It may not be a usable product at all since it focuses on verifying the idea and whether it’s applicable or not. Building a POC needs a sufficient amount of time and effort for the team to do their research and verify the idea before development. Its key pros that it verifies the idea, gives opportunity to innovative ideas,  reduces cost and time for feature validation and reduces errors and bugs in early stages as well.   What is Prototype? While a POC shows a product concept can be done, a prototype shows how the idea will be done. There are many methods for prototyping, but in mobile app development, a prototype usually starts with sketches interface and transforms into an interactive model that resembles the final product. In a prototype product designers test the mobile app prototype, navigate through the app and try the whole flow and user experience so they can add their new ideas for modifications and enhancements and eventually come up with the final product to be implemented. Its key advantages is that it gives early feedback for the products, identifies defects, gives better experience of the flow as well as simplifying complex ideas through visual effects.   What is MVP? An MVP (Minimum Viable Product) is a minimal form with minimum features of your product that can be published to the end-user and market. This method of development allows you to your end-users reaction to your product before you waste more money and resources building something that maybe unneeded and useless. An MVP is a functional product that has the minimum enough features for it to be delivered to its initial group of users. MVP is a standalone and initial system on its own as It represents the fundamental version of your system that end-users can try give their feedback for more enhancements. Its advantages is preventing waste of money, time and resources, gives insights and feedback and defines what the end-user really need.     Enozom has worked with different startups in different domains of industries and businesses. We at Enozom provide high quality custom Web Development & Mobile Development that can help your business grow. Contact us now for a free consultancy!    

     
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    Mobile apps and websites are now a necessity for almost all industries. And Real Estate is one of the major businesses that are depending on software solutions nowadays. So if you are planning to develop an app for you real estate business, here are some must have features so you end up with a successful app.   Categories and Filters Advanced filters and categories are essential features as they will help buyers to find the right property for them as it is the most challenging part of the process of buying or renting a house. That’s why you need categories and filters for your mobile app, as they’re the main tools that buyers will use.   Property Profiles The property profile must include detailed and comprehensive information about the property. Customers need to view photos of the properties, description about its facilities, and prices list of rentals or purchasing as well as the properties’ location on map.   Price Calculator Add a calculator to your mobile app to help users find out the final price of a home including loan interest in different banks. The calculator should be detailed, allowing users to choose the price of a home, their initial payment, the loan interest and the loan repayment period.   Maps A map showing the property location can help buyers know more about the area and the facilities and services available nearby. Also it’s helpful so they can reach the location when they are going to have an appointment in the property location.       Calendar Adding a calendar to your real estate app will help customers and real estate agents to manage their locations visits appointments. It’s an essential feature especially for real estate agents whose job depends on these appointments.   Favorites Customers must have the ability to shortlist their favorite properties, so a favorites menu in the app is an important feature that will help customers not to get confused and lose their selected properties. They can just keep them in one place and get back to them anytime.   Database & Listing A big database is important for your application, it’s a core feature for your app as you will have lots of listings of properties and buyers as well as real estate agents with all of their details and information.     We at Enozom provide high quality custom web development & mobile development that can help your real estate business or startup grow. Contact us now for a free consultancy!

     
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    Using a software to manage your business is now of any business essentials, sometimes it’s the business itself. But to buy a pre-built software solution or to build it from scratch? Here we will give you a little help to answer this question.   How Unique Are Your Requirements? When of the main factors to think about is what the functionalities you need for your business are and how unique they are. If you cannot find what you need in existing software solutions so you will need to have your custom software solution. Building your own custom software solution enables you to include all the functionalities you need the exact way you need them to be. It gives you total control over the development process so you can add any features you need and fits your business and challenges. It also allows you to add more features as your business grows and your needs increase. You can start with an MVP or a prototype and grow the software as your revenue grows. But if what you need is just the basic features and there are no plans to make customizations in the future, so you do not need to develop custom software and it’s better to get a readymade system to use for your business.   How Much Are You Willing To Pay? One thing to know about building a custom software that it is money consuming. Custom software as any customized thing, will cost more than a pre-built system. Although pre-built solutions are more reasonable for companies with limited budgets, it’s needed to be put into consideration that they can be not really economically feasible on the long run as sometimes you cannot make customizations that you need for your business, which may negatively affect your revenue and growth. So you need to think about the current and probable future state of your business to decide.   How Much Time Do You Have? Time is a one important factor to consider. Building a custom software takes a big deal of time. So you need to know is it critical or can you wait for a software to be developed. Using a pre-built solution is much more timesaving and you can start using it in a matter of days. In either cases you will also need some time for your team to be trained to use the new system, but of course it’s much faster in case of pre-built solution.   Maintenance! Once you got your software solution either custom or pre-built, it’s not over. You need to keep maintaining the system. For pre-built solutions maintenance can be a point of strength as the system will be already used and tried before and most of the issues and bugs are fixed. In custom software it’s still a new system that is in a trial and getting feedback period and it may take more time for the system to be completely stable. However it all depends on the developers’ skills, experience and work quality which of course you need to put into consideration in either options.     Here at Enozom Software we develop high quality software systems made by our team with experience web and mobile development in a variety of projects and industries.  Contact us now and get your quotation.  

     
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    We are now in an era where everything can be done by just one click on your phone. You can use different software solutions to do some work, buy stuff, rent a car or even watch a movie. Some businesses are actually the software itself. So now you are establishing your startup or company that is depends mainly on a mobile or a web app.  Now the question is what to do first? A mobile app? A Mobile Responsive Website? Or maybe both? It all depends on your business objectives. Here are some points to will help you decide what to start with.   The Business or Service Type The service you are offering is a big factor that you must think about. Some services can be offered by a website such as ecommerce platforms for everyday grocery shopping or maybe some tools for managing tasks and projects, which can be used on web or mobile versions. But there are other services that making a web version of the app doesn’t make any sense for them such as Ridesharing apps for example or Delivery apps where users will most probably out in the street and do not have access to computers. So you need to decide what the best option for your business and offered service. Application Use Rate    Is your service is something that is used regularly or it’s not really often used? If you think that your app will have a high use rate so having a mobile app is a good idea. Everyone now needs to access their most used tools quickly and easily so a mobile app for your business will enable users to access it anytime and anywhere. How Much Are You Going To Pay? Building a mobile app can cost you a lot. So budget is an important factor to take into consideration. Some startups begin with a website or an MVP of their service so they won’t pay too much in the beginning especially when the project is in the market testing and feedback phase. Then after you build your users base you can develop the bigger comprehensive version of the app. Offline Accessibility One of the advantages of mobile apps is that they can be accessible anytime and in sometimes may work offline. On the other hand, you cannot use web apps without internet connection and web browser. So if the service you are offering needs to be accessible with no internet connection so a mobile app is a good idea.   Building Customer Base For mobile responsive apps there’s one big advantage, which is that they are instantly available and can be easily found which in is a point of strength from the marketing and branding point of view. That will help you reach more customers and building your customer base easily. On the other hand in case of native mobile apps, you cannot reach your customers unless they download your app and the customer lifetime value is bigger after the customer downloads it. At that point you can have loyal customers.   Performance and Updates From performance point of view, mobile apps can win it and in most cases the mobile design and user experience is much better than that of a mobile responsive website. Mobile website is much more dynamic than an app in to update content. If you want to change the design or content of a mobile website you simply publish the edits and the changes are immediately available for users. But in case of a mobile app users will need to install new updates to be able to use them.   Here at Enozom we offer Web & Mobile Apps Development services. Contact us to get your quote now.

     
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