HIPAA compliance and your mhealth app

HIPAA compliance is a must for anyone sharing and storing medical records. As of 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has had consequences for any technology platforms that store and share protected health information (PHI). This includes apps. What counts as PHI? Under the law, PHI is defined as information about health […]

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Gig economy apps

How Gig Economy Apps Are Changing the Labor Landscape

If today’s gig economy apps are any indication, the contract labor market is booming. And the tech industry has played a major role in both responding to and driving this shift. Think companies like Uber, Fiverr and Grubhub, all of which allow workers to take gigs either as their main job, or as a “side […]

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Mobile app scalability matters.

All the way up: mobile app scalability

Tech people talk a lot about mobile app scalability. But what exactly does it mean, and how do you do it? Scalability is about how well your app can accommodate growth. The term “growth” can be used in two ways. One refers to an increase in users. The other refers to how easily new features […]

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Are your favorite mobile apps secure?

Are your favorite mobile apps secure?

Just how secure are your favorite mobile apps? According to research from WhiteHat Security, probably not secure enough. This spells trouble for both users and businesses. Some 85% of apps violated one or more  OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) top 10 mobile risks. This means that the vast majority of apps out there are […]

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5 star reviews for mobile app development studio Touchtap!

Touchtap’s mobile app development expertise highlighted on Clutch

At Touchtap we’re all about the experience – the experience you have with us and with the services we provide to you. We’re now enhancing the experience with a new profile on Clutch. Clutch allows our clients to speak freely and openly about their experience with us so that prospective clients can get the full […]

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Web apps, native apps and hybrid apps: what’s the difference?

You’ve built a business case for your mobile app. Now the next question is whether to opt for a web app, a native app or a hybrid (cross-platform) app. Let’s take a look at the difference between the three so that you can make the decision an easy one. Web apps – what are they? […]

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Texas app startup: why qualitative data matters

Is your Texas app startup forgetting about qualitative analytics?

If you want your Texas app startup to succeed you need to listen to your customers. But while it’s tempting to fire up that analytics screen and start crunching the numbers, too often this approach means skipping hearing from your users themselves. We get it: quantitative data is easy to collect and analyze. But without […]

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Diffusion of innovation for your Texas mobile app startup

How to encourage adoption of your Texas mobile app startup

Chances are you have a marketing plan for your Texas mobile app startup – and an exit strategy for when you hit it big. But going viral or topping the App Store charts isn’t just about haplessly throwing a bunch of advertising money around. Unless you want to burn through your bootstrapping funds or your […]

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Launching a Texas mobile app startup in a crowded space

Launching your Texas mobile app startup into a crowded vertical

You have a great idea for a Texas mobile app startup, but someone has got there before you. In fact, you’re moving into a crowded vertical or niche. So where to from here? Should you go back to the drawing board, pivot or push ahead? Here’s what to do if your startup space is brimming […]

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Budgeting for your Texas mobile app startup

Budgeting for your Texas mobile app startup

You’ve got a brilliant mobile app startup idea that’s passed your market validation test with flying colors. Now you’re ready to bring it to life. But before you do, you’ll want to sit down and define your budget (and your business plan). Here are a few things to consider along the way. Why does the […]

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