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Band of Coders - Artificial Intelligence in Mobile Apps

Artificial Intelligence in Mobile Apps

Chatbots, machine learning, and speech recognition software like Siri and Cortana—whichever form it takes, it’s clear AI is here to stay. And if that’s the case, should you use AI in your mobile app? Some of today’s most popular apps, including Alexa, Pandora, Tinder, and Uber, all rely on artificial ...
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Band of Coders - Custom Android App Development: Beat the Competition by Thinking Outside the Box

Beat the Competition by Thinking Outside the Box

In 2019, more than 32 million businesses existed in the U.S. alone. For today’s entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs, that means it’s harder than ever to stand out from the crowd. A strong digital product goes a long way, but the competition is stiff there as well. As of 2020, there ...
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Band of Coders - Custom Android App Development: Cost vs. Benefits

Custom Android App Development: Cost vs. Benefits

Building a custom Android app can be expensive, but when you weigh that cost against the benefits, it’s usually a smart investment. A custom app can help your company or product stand out in a competitive market, increase productivity, and give you more control than you’d have with an off-the-shelf ...
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Band of Coders - Blogs - Front-End, Back-End, Full-Stack: What Kind of Developer Do You Need?

Front-End, Back-End, Full-Stack: What Kind of Developer Do You Need?

If you’re building a mobile app, website, or software application, you already know that you need a good developer on your team But what kind of developer do you need? We’ve compiled a simple, easy-to-understand guide to help you understand the different types of developers and figure out which one ...
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Band of Coders - Blog - App or Website? Which Do You Need First?

App or Website? Which Do You Need First?

App or website first? The answer depends on what your goals are, what your budget is, and what your company or product is designed to achieve. Apps can certainly be a great business venture. Today’s consumers use apps to shop, track progress, keep notes, navigate, and more. But for some ...
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Band of Coders - COMMIT TO THE PROBLEM, NOT THE SOLUTION

Commit to the problem, not the solution

Human instinct is designed to govern us toward pleasure and away from pain. We are neurologically wired for survival, which means the direction of our decisions and behaviors depends on the answer to the question: “Will it bring more pleasure or cause less pain?” We choose which products, services, and ...
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10 Stats You Must Know Before Building Your Mobile App - Band of Coders

10 Stats You Must Know before Building Your Mobile App

So you think you have what it takes to make the next big app?. That’s great if so, but before you start about transforming your idea into reality, there are more than a few things you need to consider. Allow us to present 10 stats you must know before building ...
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Why You Should Care More About User Experience and Design - Band of Coders

Why You Should Care More About User Experience and Design

The hype behind the mobile app seems to have largely cooled. From the exciting days of “there’s an app for that” to the oversaturated market in which we now find ourselves, the trend of mobile development seems to have moved away from innovation addressing challenges to an industry that favors ...
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Just In Time Delivery: The Story of Agile - Band of Coders

Just-In-Time Delivery: The Story of Agile

In a previous life, I used to work as an engineer. I used to monitor hundreds of American cars being built every day in automotive plants all over the good ‘ol US of A. These plants were huge. You could walk from one end of the plant to the other, ...
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Creating Corporate Soul – Band of Coders

Creating Corporate Soul

I am a happy person. I am a team player, enthusiastic, and creative. I get along well with others and play nicely in the sandbox. So it came as a shock a few years ago to find myself completely miserable at work. On paper, the organization had all the ingredients ...
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Your Spaceship Is Actually A Boat - Band of Coders

Your Spaceship Is Actually A Boat

Our team spent some time last week reviewing our marketing and messaging. As it often does, the topic of process, and specifically, scope management came up. We were outlining a few examples of how our teams work with our clients on scope management and how we explain software development when ...
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We Changed Our Business Name, Should You? - Band of Coders

We Changed Our Business Name, Should You?

A Cautionary Tale About Company Names and BrandingDo a search for “how to name your company”, seriously do it. Now try to follow the advice out there. No, try to follow just half the advice out there. From Namebots to hiring a pricey branding agency to engaging a psychic, is ...
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How Band of Coders Is Building a Better Community - Band od Coders

How Band of Coders Is Building a Better Community

Being part of a movement in our community not only inspires us to spread positive energy that can uplift our environment, it also can equip us with the skill set to make a mark on this world. By being positive influencers in our own communities, we can become the change ...
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Dave’s Dilemma - Fixed Price/Fixed Scope vs Fixed Budget/Variable Scope - Band of Coders

Dave’s Dilemma – Fixed Price/Fixed Scope vs Fixed Budget/Variable Scope

It was a dark and stormy night. Dave sat at his desk staring forward. Frozen. The ominous glow from his email inbox exposed his eerie pallor, the sweat on his brow and the ever-so- slight panic in his eyes. “I should have been home hours ago,” he thought to himself ...
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What is Your first Domino? - Band of Coders

What is Your first Domino?

When I was young, single digits young, I had one of those sweet domino sets. I’m not talking about a set of proper black and white dominos, oh no. I mean one of those play sets that contain not only multi-coloured dominos, but also ramps and other gadgets that allow ...
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Tips on Hiring Your Java Developer - Band of Coders

Tips to hire Java Developer for you team

Java is a staple of enterprise application development, and it is everywhere.  The language has been around forever in technology years, with 2015 marking the 20th year anniversary of the first public implementation of Java.  Very few languages can claim to have a thriving developer base and widespread adoption after ...
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Tips on Hiring Your Node.js Developer - Band of Coders

Tips to hire Node.js Developer for you team

Node.js has been getting a lot of attention in the technical press.  Node.js catapults JavaScript out of the browser and on to the server.  In other words, Node.js is a JavaScript runtime environment. The Node run-time environment includes everything you need to execute a program written in JavaScript.There are a ...
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Tips on Hiring Your Rails Developer - Band of Coders

Tips to hire Rails Developer for you team

Ruby on Rails is a very powerful framework in the web application space.  It is a very popular framework that runs many current web sites and there are always new sites being built with it.  If you find yourself in need of a Ruby on Rails developer you will face ...
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Fundation of a Javascript programmer - Band of Coders

The Foundations of a JavaScript Programmer: Prototypal Inheritance

JavaScript is a dynamic language that likes to play fast and loose with traditional programming rules.  This makes JavaScript an easy language to learn, but a challenging one to master.  The amazing library, jQuery, lowered the bar to being a JavaScript programmer even further by abstracting out the more complex ...
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How much will it cost to build my app? - Band of Coders

How much will it cost to build my app?

When looking for dependable partners to work with, referrals are key. For any software startup, the first order of business is to identify who you can depend on. In the same way you find a reliable mechanic, dentist, or investment manager, it is important to seek recommendations from people you ...
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5 Ways to Monetize Your App - Band of Coders

5 Ways to Monetize Your App

While most apps are fun, few are just a game to their founders. It takes far too much time, money, and effort to build an app for there to be any vagueness surrounding how it will generate income. Building an app is a business, and as such, it needs to ...
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Creating an App: Why you need an MVP - Band of Coders

Creating an App: Why you need an MVP.

Congratulations! You’ve finally decided to hit the “Go Button” on your big idea. You’ve spent months talking about it with your friends and family, and now you feel ready to give it a shot. After months of patient research and consideration, you are finally able to get your business started ...
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5 ways to test your app idea - Band of Coders

5 ways to test your app idea

What about a Snapchat for older people (with a slower message disappearance rate)? How about an app that reminds men to wash? What about a game that lets you pretend to be a samurai and chop fruit? We all have ideas.  If you sit quietly enough in a coffee shop, ...
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Start Up Resolutions, Procrastination and Pressing Go - Band of Coders

Start Up Resolutions, Procrastination and Pressing Go.

Are you tired of seeing yet another post on New Year’s resolutions? If so, you are in good company. It seems every year we dust off the same old advice and overload social media with it. What would you like to improve, learn, or change this year? Make your list, ...
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