Key Industry Insights
Want to understand how software development can transform your industry? The K-Optional essential playbook showcases what’s possible for your business.
What to expect when hiring a development firm
How do development firms price applications? As a client, what are the best ways to optimize on value? Since we get these questions a lot, we put together the complete guide. Hope it gives you a window into the software development world!
Why we’re moving away from Firebase
We’ve launched dozens of applications on Firebase, utilized nearly every facet of the platform, and designed a playbook for scaling gracefully. Suffice it to say, it’s proven an invaluable tool for K-Optional Software. As recently as March 2022, our developers were cheering innovations like Firebase Extensions. Unfortunately, three major developments in the past few months have polluted the developer experience and consequently K-Optional will shift towards alternatives for green projects.
Software start-up system essentials
Wondering what fundamental systems to adopt for your early-stage startup or idea? Here’s our definitive guide distilled from four clients that white-label K-Optional Software’s development services. These approaches range from hyper-minimal to hyper-thorough.
The perils of single-client SaaS products
Subscription revenue is the gift that keeps on giving; who doesn’t value long-term and predictable income? Multi-billion-dollar companies like Adobe have transitioned their products to subscription-based payments for good reason. Even so, product creators might be overly-disposed to conforming to this model- alternate pricing systems often make more sense depending on a few aspects of the user-base.
A nuanced strategy on build vs buy
The phrase “build vs buy” describes the frequent business decision on whether to use an off-the-shelf solution or to build one from scratch. K-Optional Software has experimented with various build-vs-buy strategies & has evolved accordingly: 1. Build everything 2. Buy whenever possible 3. Buy with a migration strategy
How to build an app in two days
In this article we will tell you how we built an app in two days. Hopefully you will be able to use it as a template next time you have an idea and want to test it out!
K-Optional Software - The Ultimate Developer Engagement
We’ve thought very hard about how to best align incentives in a product development engagement. We tried a bunch of things over the years, cataloged what worked, and relentlessly iterated. We’ve landed on what we believe to be the fairest and most sustainable deal for our clients.
Building MVPs with K-Optional - The Pipeline
Through dozens of minimum viable products, K-Optional Software has mastered the craft. We know the things that tend to pop out at you during the process, and how to handle them. We've distilled our experiences into a robust pipeline optimized for helping you launch your vision in a timely manner.
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