How much does an app cost?

The answer is of course: “it depends”. This is certainly way too vague from a business perspective. To give you a ballpark estimation what app can cost, here’s a list of famous startups that got seed money to implement their ideas with apps: Uber: $200.000 Instagram: $500.000 Tinder: $485.000 Postmates: $750.000 Snap: 485.000$ Note that […]

Jitsi for the win

Everybody seems to make video calls all the time these days. The usage of Zoom has skyrocketed and so have the privacy issues with this videoconferencing app. As alternative we recommend Jitsi. It’s open source (yay!), it uses a good level of encryption (yay!) and you can install it on your own server (yay!). And […]

Why buy the pig in a poke (or the cat in the bag)?

What pig? What poke? The proverbial pig in the poke (or cat in the bag) is the email newsletter and the purchase is the registration. Email newsletters are not a very exciting topic and yet important for many businesses to provide customers with information. Why? Newsletters are a great tool for businesses: you write an email […]

Trends, Costs and Benefits of mobile Shopping Apps

Having an App for your business is much more than “nice to have”. Basically, with your business App you engage your customer base and drive your sales. Trends Recent numbers by Apptopia show a strong trend towards shopping apps. Worldwide downloads grew to 5.70 billion in 2018, a plus of nearly 10% over 2017. Android […]

Lush connects online and offline

Lush’s new flagship store in Tokyo is a good example how online and offline commerce can be connected. For example, the Lush app offers services that give customers information about “naked products” when they are scanned. The app recognises objects from the store, looks up information and presents them to the customer in several languages. […]

Fallacies and Pitfalls in building (hybrid) Progressive Web Apps

We’ve rolled out our first wave of (hybrid) Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) to our customers during the last couple of weeks. Using a PWA based approach speeds up the development process for sure, however building hybrid PWAs which run a native web container had some challenges. Design Considerations Before we started to implement the hybrid […]

Ephemeral Apps

In the past, there was an app for everything. People were happy to download those apps. However, people evenually got tired from installing apps for everything. It’s easy to see why this has happened. Some apps did not live up to the expectations, other apps are often used sporadically for a very specific task. For […]

Introducing the Boerseviertel App

We are proud to announce the brand new Boerseviertel App. The App is our first hybrid App that blends Progressive Web App technology with our active App framework. We invested heavily in the offline capabilities and are using Service Workers and local storage to provide a fully native experience to our users. The app itself […]