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 to start to solidify your app idea into reality. You’ve heard the buzzwords “MVP” and “Validation” but have no real grasp on what these terms mean. It is for folks like you that we put together a concise and distilled visual tour. The infographic below shows what an MVP is and what it entails in keeping app development cheaper and impactful. We hope it will ease you into your app journey.
Infographic provided courtesy of Gravit-e Technologies
A Build-Learn-Repeat Process
So, there you have it. A comprehensive guide to MVP development to help ease you into your journey of tech entrepreneurship. Following good ideation practices, an MVP is conceptualized with a clear value proposition in mind. It is then planned through documenting the MVP’s feature and visual requirements. An MVP is essentially a working and basic execution of your app concept. It’s a cost-effective product that is first built, designed to be simple but effective. Its proposed value (as formalized through assumptions made in market research) is validated by early users whose behaviour and feedback drive its iteration towards a more complex and polished product. The MVP methodology follows a build-learn-repeat process that keeps app development cheaper, more agile and more impactful to your app’s intended users.
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Klaudine Esperat is a recent enthusiast of Latin dance, particularly with sensual bachata. When she’s not heating up the dance floor with her team, traveling and staying up to date with Vancity’s local entrepreneurship scene, she writes original content and conducts business development for Gravit-e Technologies. If you would like to have inside information on Vancouver’s foremost app development resources, she is your girl to contact!