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A non-technical look at mobile app development
Presented by The Jed Mahonis Group

30: Savon Sampson - McKesson Sales App

Published February 18, 2020

Tim chats with Savon Sampson, former senior marketing director for McKesson, to find out how one of the largest companies in the world built their mobile app. She shares how the idea for the app came about, the steps she took to find a technology partner, the struggles the organization faced in getting the software adopted, and the things she would change if she had to do it all over again.

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29: Jonathan Hassell - Hassell Inclusion

Published February 4, 2020

Tim talks about all things accessibility with Jonathan Hassell of Hassell Inclusion. They discuss the importance of inclusive design, how to shift your organization’s mindset to think about accessibility in everything you do, and what you can do to make your app usable by the 20% of the world with a disability.

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28: Dr. Courtney Hill and Adam Choe - Yonder

Published January 21, 2020

Tim chats with Dr. Courtney Hill and Adam Choe of Yonder, an app for helping young children prepare to visit the dentist. They discuss the history of Yonder, how important it is to find the right fit for a development team, the brutally honest feedback that comes from having a target audience of 3-5 year olds, the joys of bootstrapping a business, and some tips for working together as a team.

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27: Questions to Ask Your Development Team

Published January 7, 2020

How can you, as a budding app owner, decide which app development team to hire? Tim provides a list of questions you can use to interview potential developers, as well as what answers you should be looking for.

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26: 2020 Mobile Predictions

Published December 24, 2019

Predicting what will change in technology in the coming year is always a fruitless experiment... but let’s do it anyway! Tim and Rob chat about 9 technology trends and where they see the industry moving in the new year.

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25: What Does an MVP Look Like?

Published December 10, 2019

Tim and Jenny take popular apps and break down what they would look like as a Mininum Viable Product (MVP), along with the pros and cons to releasing an MVP.

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24: How to Keep My Mobile App Secure

Published November 26, 2019

Security is a never ending game of cat and mouse, and it is important to do the fundamentals correctly to reduce your chances of a breach. Tim chats about all things related to making sure your mobile app system is secure.

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22: App Development Lifecycle Series - Deploy

Published February 22, 2019

In Part 4 of our App Development Lifecycle Series, Tim breaks down the final stage of development: deployment. We share our process for shipping production-ready code to the App and Play Stores, what to expect during the review process, and how this phase loops back to the strategy phase.

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21: App Development Lifecycle Series - Develop and Test

Published February 8, 2019

In Part 3 of our App Development Lifecycle Series, Tim breaks down the Development and Testing Phases. We share how we work with our clients to develop custom mobile app systems, as well as how we test them to make sure they work how you (and your customers) expect it.

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20: App Development Lifecycle Series - Design

Published January 25, 2019

In Part 2 of our App Development Lifecycle Series, Tim breaks down the Design phase. Design is not only how your app looks, but also how it works. In this episode, we share how we work with our clients to design a valuable and easy-to-use mobile app experience for their users.

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19: App Development Lifecycle Series - Strategy

Published January 11, 2019

In Part 1 of our App Development Lifecycle Series, Tim breaks down the Strategy Phase. A well-considered strategy is critically important to the success of any project, especially a complex mobile app project. In this episode, we share how we work with our clients to build a plan for delivering an app that meets their business goals and provides value to their users.

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17: Amanda Brooks - FASTZach

Published September 10, 2018

Tim sits down with Amanda Brooks, creator of the FASTZach routing app, to discuss the lessons she learned in building a mobile app from the ground up.

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10: Explaining Common Mobile App Terms

Published March 30, 2018

Mobile app developers throw around a lot of jargon and buzzwords, but you don't need to fear them! In this episode, Tim and Rob explain several common acronyms and terms you'll hear when working with a development team.

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9: Is Your App Idea Good or Bad?

Published March 16, 2018

Validating an app idea requires objectivity, introspection, and a bit of blind faith. Tim and Rob discuss three metrics they use when approached to determine whether or not it would make a good mobile app.

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7: The Server

Published February 16, 2018

Most mobile applications (especially on-demand apps) require a server to keep everything running smoothly. In this episode, Tim and Rob explain what a server is and the role it plays in your mobile software system.

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