Tag: app development

Why Wireframes Win Over Clients

Why would anyone care about a barebones wireframe? Because basic layouts can help you demonstrate your competency to potential clients. Oursky’s working relationship with a client begins with understanding the problem they want to work and developing a user story. We share our early designs in the conversation to demonstrate our working style before they make their decision. This small investment builds trust with potential clients, helps secure contracts, and begins great working relationships.

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Why Side Projects Help Companies: 10 Ways it Helped Mine

Facebook Notification Chima Open Door

I got an e-mail in the middle of the night. I opened it to discover that the Android version of our Chima Open Door app was finished.

“As long as it’s not something your boss told you to do, the job gets done so fast.” Recently, I joked about one of our new side projects, Chima Open Door, on Facebook.

This post is about our latest side project, Chima Open Door, why I support my team to pursue their own projects, and how projects like this benefits Oursky as a company. Continue reading

How to Start a Business While Working Full-Time

Balancing your side business and day time jobSo you’ve come up with a killer business idea and decided to make it happen. Now you’re struggling and being held back because you’re still trying to find a way to balance it with your day job and  your rest. Some of you have probably already thought about quitting your full-time job at some point for this startup idea, which could be good because your startup requires focus and speed, so if you can afford the cost of living, investing, and possible failure, this is definitely a great option for your business. However, it might not be the best option for young and new entrepreneurs with minimal funding. Building and launching a startup could be stressful and difficult, especially when you have a 9-to-5 job.

So what now? How do you keep your startup idea rolling while working full-time? The answer is you keep everything as lean as possible.

 

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Lean Project Management: Field Notes from 8 Years of Development

As Will Rogers put it, “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.” It’s essentially a project manager’s (PM) job to both design the track for the team and make sure they get through it. When Oursky first started 8 years ago as a 3-person team, we were our own PMs. Since then, our company has expanded to a 40-person company with offices in Hong Kong and Taiwan, managing up to 15 projects at a given time. We pride ourselves on producing high-quality products, and we’ve not been afraid to evolve as our company has grown.

The key to our success today is project management. This post will share the 5 key things that our project managers do to lead teams that build great products and have fun along the way!

 

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From MVP to Best of Year App featured by Apple

As an 8-year-old digital product studio, Oursky has worked with a number of great clients on building great products. Throughout the journey, we have learnt a lot in refining our MVP approach and process. This experience has helped us build mobile apps for our clients that are featured by App Store, got millions of downloads and active users, and loved by users.

 

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