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Opinion Business

Screw the minimum ‘viable’ product, let’s talk about value!

Chances are, you’re familiar with the term ‘Minimum viable product’. Colloquially abbreviated to ‘MVP’, these three words have taken the product development and lean startup world by storm for years.

And for good reason, too. Working with an MVP brings a whole host of benefits — it creates a framework for releasing new products quickly, without getting bogged down in the features that are nice, but not necessary, for your initial release.
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Development Business

The biggest benefits of Python, according to CKL

It isn’t easy to pick a technology for your new application idea. Everyone acts like the language they use is the best one out there (including us!). It’s hard for business owners to sift through the noise and figure out what tool is the right one for the job.

At Cheesecake Labs, we cut through the noise.

We’re clear about why we use Python — the benefits it brings to application development and the drawbacks too.
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Development Business

Building an app with Cheesecake Labs: Phase #4 Product Optimization

If you’ve been reading this blog post series since the beginning, you should have already gone through all Cheesecake Lab’s product development phases. Phase 1 helped you define your product and your goals, Phase 2 gave your app a design, and Phase 3 brought your product to life and released it to users.

Your app is out in the world now. But the most exciting — and important — weeks, months and years still lie ahead.
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Mobile Development Business

Here’s how the world’s most innovative brands use React Native (+5 great examples)

$143 billion was spent in apps and on app stores during 2020 alone. And this wasn’t a fluke. Close to 90% of mobile internet time is now spent in apps — a number that’s been steadily growing in recent years.

So if you’re gearing up to develop an app for iOS or Android, you’re on the right track. Businesses that invest in these platforms are not only going to remain more competitive, they stand to boost their revenue and customer engagement as well.
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Development Business

Building an app with Cheesecake Labs: Phase #3 Product Development

With this guide we come to the third phase of the Cheesecake Labs’ four-phase Product Definition, Design, Development, and Optimization process. But in no way is the ‘Development’ phase the final step in any app’s journey.

After the Product Development phase is complete, you’ll have a fully functioning market-ready web or mobile app — something we can continue to work together on, gathering user feedback, exploring your problem-solving proposition, and staking your place among competitors. It’s a significant milestone in your application’s lifecycle (and one to be excited about). It opens doors to a new chapter, where you’ll be iterating and improving on a live product. Continue Reading

User Experience Product Design Business

Building an app with Cheesecake Labs: Phase #2 Product Design

At Cheesecake Labs, we’ve created a four-phase methodology for successful app development: product definition, product design, product development, and product optimization.

Utilizing this process ensures an app meets — and often surpasses — the expectations of our clients, their stakeholders and, most importantly, the users.

In the first installment of this blog series, we explained how our first phase — Product Definition — helps set the stage for successful design and development. Now it’s time to look at Phase #2: Product Design. In this guide, we’ll explain how the Cheesecake Labs team approaches application UI and UX design — and why that unique approach delivers real value to your business. Continue Reading

Design Business

Building an app with Cheesecake Labs: Phase #1 Product Definition

So you’ve got a brilliant idea for a new app or service, your colleagues and team are all onboard. Great. Now you’ve started thinking about how to build it and who could help build it. Even better. But hold up a second, what exactly is it you’re creating?

Will your app have an audience when it reaches the market? Does it align with, and benefit your business strategy? Is there a clear problem being solved? These are the questions you need to ask before you get started. Continue Reading

Mobile Business

2020 Retrospective on Apple Announcements

As a leading iOS developer, going into 2021, we want to make sure you have all information at your fingertips on the various updates and announcements Apple has made throughout 2020. These enhancements could prove valuable to your business, or detrimental if you are not optimizing your applications.

As you review the below, keep in mind that Cheesecake Labs is happy to provide you a free consultation on how any of these updates could support your business and continue to build on a delightful experience for your users. Continue Reading