Custom software development pricing: A guide for non-technical people

Let’s not beat around the bush. Custom software development doesn’t come cheap. Fortunately, there are questions you can ask to ensure you don’t waste money on software development. But how much should you budget in the first place? You’ll encounter various pricing models on your journey to determining the upfront investment into your software. Each […]

Taking new form: Polymorph’s Rebranding Story

Polymorph, as a company, is officially a teenager We celebrated our 10th anniversary in 2022, and after a decade of growth and change, our brand needed a makeover. It was time to dig deep, do some soul-searching, and rediscover who we are and how we, as a company, want to be seen in the world. […]

4 Pitfalls to Avoid When Building Custom Software

If you enjoyed our previous blog about the three-legged stool of custom software development, you will now understand the balancing exercise required to build successful software and maximise your return on investment. We highlighted how custom software development can benefit businesses of all sizes – but only if it’s approached correctly.  By its very definition, […]

Maximise your return on investment with the software development planning canvas

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Software development: Don’t get caught building software with no real value

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 […]

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