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2020 is expected to become the year of mobile apps. This year, advanced technologies became available for most of the Earth population, and the number of Internet-connected gadgets became much bigger than the number of their users.

However, apps trends of 2020 are controversial. The augmented reality mobile commerce will increase the level of global consumerism. 5G Internet standard will soon make it possible for users to choose insecure cloud services and instead of keeping databases inside their devices. And Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence technologies development is likely to kill lots of well-paid human professions.

Let’s look upon main applications trends to decide whether we are living in times of opportunities or approaching the economical abyss. …


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When starting a project, we are often sure that our idea is impeccable and that a new product will easily take its rightful niche in the market. But it is not sufficient to have firm faith and a brilliant idea. Commercial success also requires meticulous work. The outcome of launching a new product also depends on the efforts that each project participant puts into it. To move towards that success, you need to define a clear requirement plan, namely a description of how you see the product in the future.


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In the previous part, we have started to learn how to define your business concept using the BMC approach and evaluate its potential. So, let’s continue.

BCM Customer Relationships


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A Business Model Canvas (BMC) is a concept developed by business theorist Alexander Osterwalder in 2004 as an alternative to complicated business plans. In 2020, the approach is widely used by both startups and large global corporations at the strategic management level.

Why is the tool so popular? A Business Model Canvas template is simple, highly standardized, and easy to comprehend. It requires minimal time to fill in the template and you can use any type of tool to work on BMC including Google Documents, paper, or advanced instruments like Strategyzer and Canvanizer.

Read this article to learn how to define your business concept using the BMC approach and evaluate its potential. …


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In 2020, the question of where to get investments from is hotter than ever. The Lorenz curve, which graphically represents the inequality of wealth distribution across the world, shows that a small number of global market leaders receive more than 85% of profits generated by the market in general. This is why timely and large investments for startups are so important.

The time of romantic prospects for small business has passed. If someone wants to claim their right for a piece of the market share, they must immediately go global and compete with major brands. Otherwise, they will simply be swallowed up. …


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Plan first, fundraise after. Business planning is an essential stage of startup development. A business plan gives readers the complete overview of what product you are planning to create, if there is any demand for it, and if you are likely to gain the revenue out your idea.

A technology startups business plan is usually presented to investors and partners. It is also a basic document that a team uses in order to check if its results meet project goals. Here, you’ll find the main tips on how to write an IT startup business plan correctly.

An executive summary: the most important in all startups business…


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Thinking of building cross-platform apps? Sounds like a brilliant plan.

Android and iOS mobile operating systems concurred the digital world. In 2018, 88% of 13.09 billion mobile devices use Google’s Android and around 10% of them are run on Apple’s iOS. In other words, both systems give you a significant opportunity to reach the target audience, however, choosing only one platform you are likely to lose up to half of your potential customers.

Cross-platform mobile development may be a great solution for those startupers who don’t have money to built two native apps and want to reach as many users as possible from the very beginning. …


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So you want to know the cost of app design to make your business digital? Many company owners tend to underestimate the app design price because they usually see only the end product that looks good and works well but don’t know the long meticulous process that stands behind every greatly-designed app. We’ll try to cover all mobile app design steps and stages so that you could estimate the essential budget for your future application.

The cost of designing an app varies depending on the complexity of your app, the type of the performer that you hire and even the country the designers’ team is from. An Indian freelancer’s pricing can be ten times lower than a Canadian outsourcing company’s, so here everyone has to choose the right balance between the cost and quality. The pricing list issue will be covered further in this article and now let’s find out what’s included in the mobile app design cost. …


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Your future product will not bring you profits if people do not need it. But how to determine if someone needs a product and not before the production start? Lean startup ideologist Erich Ries knows the solution. You need an MVP approach.

The article will help you learn what MVP is, how to apply the concept in your project, and of course which startups managed to hit the jackpot thanks to the MVP approach.

What is MVP and why does it matter?

MVP stands for a minimum viable product. The term was coined by Frank Robinson. …


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Cloud-based solutions are believed to dominate the digital world. According to Cisco, the cloud will host over 94% of workload and computing processes in 2021. The cloud approach is also becoming extremely popular in eCommerce and other specific business areas due to advantages such as scalability, enhanced productivity, traffic cost reduction, and significantly lower equipment cost.

Need numbers? Over 47% of businesses stated potential budget savings as the main reason for their cloud migration.

Besides, a cloud-based software solution makes digital operations more streamlined and provides businesses of any size with greater flexibility. …

About

Arslan Tayliyev

LANARS Founder, Entrepreneur, Proud dad. Working in IT industry for near 10 years. Run a tech company presented in Ukraine, Norway and Georgia.

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