7 Reasons Digital Apps Go Over Budget

One of the problems experienced by both mobile app developers and app product owners is project cost overruns. Nobody likes them or plans for them out of the gate, but, they do happen, and the reasons can be summed up pretty clearly. First, a bit of perspective: If digital apps were like products on a supermarket shelf, they wouldn’t all be priced …

Shuffle App Development

10 Ways to Protect Your Identity on Your Phone

Introducing Shuffle, an app that provides you with multiple disposable phone numbers and email aliases on a mobile device, managed with the tap of a button. Shuffle is a handy mobile app for the smartphone that lets you create disposable phone numbers and email aliases to help protect your personal information. You can use the phone numbers to call, text, …

Silvercar and TIDE

  CabForward℠ is aggressively monitoring the TIDE of digital transformation that is happening all around us. New technologies and innovations are empowering today’s entrepreneur to bring fresh ideas to the market that often disrupt entire industries and affect our daily lives. One such idea is Silvercar, a relative newcomer to the car rental business that is shaking up that entire industry …

TIDE Disruption in Home and Business

We are continually amused and delighted by the digital transformation in home and business that we see coming to market as we continue the discussion about TIDE . . . Technology, Innovation, Disruption and Entrepreneurship. It’s all about how technology has evolved to enable entrepreneurs innovate and disrupt how everyday tasks are accomplished. Here are just a few of the changes …

TIDE of Change

Inevitably, in the digital app development world, CabForward℠ is involved in a lot of discussions with budding entrepreneurs about ideas for new products that could potentially change lifestyles, even entire cultures, around the globe. Digital transformation pretty much goes with the territory. Often those ideas are detailed and examined close up in a Discovery Session, where the idea owner meets …

Entrepreneurship in TIDE

We have discussed in previous posts how the opportunity for business entrepreneurship has broadened tremendously in recent decades as advancing technology has enabled digital transformation on an unprecedented scale. Your next door neighbor may have an idea for the next market-changing wizzy-whig, and is on the internet searching for off-the shelf, market-proven, components, and someone to put them together in a …

Navigating the TIDE Continuum: Technology, Innovation, Disruption, Entrepreneurship

By Lance Vaughn, CEO of CabForward℠ Anyone who keeps track of current business and technology news would be hard-pressed to disagree with the fact that we live in very interesting times with all the digital transformation that is happening. Technology is advancing at breakneck speeds and new tech startups are emerging daily to challenge incumbent businesses that have for so …

User Story Points

Unbundling Gets Back to the Minimum Viable Product

The unbundling of technology is the act of breaking an app into smaller parts, and is what some technology giants are undertaking with their apps today.  They may have released products with too many features, learned that some features are not wanted, or that some users only used a part of the app, while others used a different part. For …

Discovery Session

To Build Or Not To Build?

It is a foregone conclusion that the future of all computing – consumer and enterprise – is mobile. Consumers are busier, move quicker, and expect faster tools to improve their daily activities. Employees are consumers. In both cases, businesses must decide which tools their users require and then move quickly to fill that need, or else risk the likelihood that …

8 Steps to a Lean Canvas Business Plan

A planning tool we found helpful in designing our own CabForward℠ business, and helping others plan theirs, is the Lean Canvas. It is a delightfully quick way to define your business, without the need for a full business plan. Lean Canvas uses a 1-page business model that helps an early stage startup iterate quickly through their challenges and target markets, …