Maximise your return on investment with the software development planning canvas

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Famous philosopher, writer and inventor, Benjamin Franklin once said: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” This statement is especially true when leading a software development project where you have to juggle various aspects of the software development process. We have adapted principles from The Lean Product Playbook by Dan Olsen to […]

Polymorph attends DevConf 2022: A State of The Developer Nation Address

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Polymorph Software Developer, Jaco du Plooy, attended the sixth annual DevConf in Johannesburg on 7 April 2022 and connected with many brilliant local developers. The conference brought the South African developer community together and boasted more than 30 talented speakers and over 450 attendees. This one-day conference created a community-driven, professional software developer-focused space for […]

Custom software and app development growth landscape in the Western Cape in the year 2022

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Digital technology – and with it, custom software and app development – is the defining megatrend of the modern era. For most companies, software and/or mobile apps are inextricably linked to their business operations and are also embedded in modern appliances and machines found across most industries. Software apps are also pervasive in our current […]

3 Areas where South African companies are seeing substantial business growth by investing in software development

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Two to three decades ago software development predominantly focused on creating stand-alone applications that could run on local operating systems such as desktops or mobile phones. Typical functions like accounting, word processing, CAD and speciality or other management services were some of the main uses. However, as organisations and individuals increasingly migrated to the cloud […]

5 South African software and app development trends in 2022 and beyond

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Technology in the 21st century is rapidly evolving and with it the potential for personal and business improvements. Globally, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and the internet of things (IoT) are all advancing at a high velocity with 5G rollouts and blockchain following suit. Despite these extremely exciting developments, it’s important to consider the software […]

App development: Don’t get caught building an app with no real value

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Currently, the Apple App Store grows with 1000+ apps per day which means competition is fierce and organisations can easily feel that they are missing out on an essential piece of the digital revolution. Nevertheless, businesses can make the fatal mistake of diving into app development unprepared and end up with an app with no […]

Mitigate Usability Risk – Make sure your mobile app is easy to use

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Like with any meaningful innovation, developing an app comes with several risks. Whether your users can figure out how to use your solution is one of the big 4 product development risks. This is known as usability risk and not addressing it early can result in your app failing. Usability is a measure of how […]

Understanding these 4 risks will help you build a successful app

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Developing a mobile (or web) app is an exciting opportunity that could lead to substantial business growth. Just like any meaningful innovation, app development includes a number of risks and analysing them should form an essential part of the planning process. Given the amount of time and resources that are typically invested in app development […]

4 Reasons why many good apps fail and how to avoid them

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App stores are brimming with mobile apps craving to make their mark. This leads to massive competition and makes it challenging for developers who are keen to develop a mobile app to grow their business. The reality is that approximately 80-90% of mobile apps in the app stores are discarded after only one use. So […]