Infographic: App Ideation to MVP Development

  MVP? Validation? Where Do I Start and What Does It All Mean? You’re an up-and-coming entrepreneur, or an eager “wanna-preneur” with a strong app idea, looking to develop your app in a relatively cost-effective manner. Your web search for guidance on app development has left you inundated with information and not quite sure where […]

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Creative Ways to Find a CTO to Help Build Your App

  It’s no secret the field of technology has exploded in recent decades. As it continues to expand exponentially, it just isn’t realistic to expect app creators to have the knowledge and expertise required for the countless aspects of technology management.   Whether you’re a single entrepreneur or if you’re part of a rapidly scaling […]

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3 Things To Avoid Asking Your Developer: Realistic App Expectations

  There’s no such thing as a “stupid question” (from an HR persspective). But developers are human and may  tense their jaws involuntarily in the face of certain requests. Avoid awkward situations and read this helpful list of questions to avoid asking a software developer. Remember that like any relationship, developers choose you as much as […]

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An Application Development Checklist for App Ideation

  Developers aren’t mind readers. Incomplete information and poor communication can derail a project before it begins. Before approaching a developer, you want to have the essential pieces of your app idea together to give your idea a chance to blossom into a great application. This application development checklist ensures that you’re prepared to give […]

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Blockchain: What is it and How is Canada Embracing It?

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies — you’ve probably heard these buzzwords reverberating across the fintech industry and beyond. Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, are just one of the many applications of blockchain, and they are effectively responsible for bringing blockchain into vogue. Bitcoin, the first iteration of cryptocurrency, and blockchain, the tech framework in which it runs, have been […]

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Gravit-e 5th Annual Summer Retreat

Earlier this week, Gravit-e headed out for its fifth annual company retreat. ‘Twas a fine outing on an otherwise mundane (albeit beautiful) Monday in mid-July.  As developers, we too need to ditch our desks once a while to take advantage of Vancouver’s oft-short lived sun. We shuffled out of our air conditioned office to get […]

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Legacy System: To Rewrite or Not To Rewrite?

To rewrite or refactor a legacy system, that is the question. The answer depends on the circumstances. Gravit-e has had its hand in both approaches. A legacy system that’s outdated or has gone awry can certainly be the bane of a developer’s existence. It’s not uncommon for clients approach us with software that is: Outdated […]

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Calculating the Total Cost of Software Ownership

Whether you’re using commercial software products or developing custom software to meet your technology needs there are always costs that need to be factored into your overall budget.  The term ‘Total Cost of Ownership’. or TCO, refers to the sum of all direct and indirect costs incurred by the software whether it be through development, […]

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