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Software Development
Software Development
Curated resources for entrepreneurs who want to design, launch and market software or apps for their business.
When starting your software development project, it’s important to understand the language of software development to clearly communicate what you need from a developer.
What’s your stack? What’s an API? What’s Python? (hint: not a snake). Do you need a developer who writes in JavaScript or Objective-C?
If you don’t know the difference, have no fear, this is an awesome 7 day email course providing foundational information you need to understand how software development works, and feel confident talking about it.
Software Development Resources
Software development is divided into front-end and back-end, and what you interact with on a day-to-day basis would be considered front-end. The way the product looks and feels is crucial to its usability and usefulness to your target user. Many companies are now making UX/UI design a key component of their product teams. To learn more about the design world I’d recommend the UX Collective and once you’re ready to jump in, read about the types of designers and which one is right for your business.

The ultimate goal with user experience design is to never make your users feel like this:
Hi Ron
Hi Ron
Getting product users and keeping them
Once you’ve deployed your product, you’re going to need users. Marketing, advertising and content strategy are key to a product’s success but many of us don’t have the financial resources to spend thousands on marketing and sales software. If you’re just starting off, check out this success story on launching an app without spending a cent on marketing for a little inspiration. One key feature of any grassroots success story is to find your power users and build in share-ability.
Industry Stories
Shopify rolls out fraud protection to U.S. merchants – TechCrunch

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Techstars Startup Digest Software Development is curated by:
Selina McPherson Selina McPherson - Software Development for Tech Startups
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