How to build a Texas mobile app startup that will go the distance.

How to build a Texas mobile app startup that will go the distance

We’ve all read those “it was great while it lasted” posts from startups that didn’t quite make it. Perhaps they launched but couldn’t turn a profit, or didn’t even get to launch stage. Either way, everyone loses – the company, the investors and the customers. Don’t put yourself in that position. Here’s how to build […]

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ICOs and Texas startups.

Texas startups and ICOs: what’s the deal?

Most commonly Texas startups fund their growth through bootstrapping or venture capital investment (or a profitable product!). But with the ever-increasing interest in cryptocurrency we’ve been seeing more startups turning to ICOs (initial coin offerings) as a way to shore up their finances. So what exactly is an ICO, and why would Texas startups consider […]

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Validate your mobile app startup idea

How to validate your mobile app startup idea

So you have a brilliant mobile app startup idea you can’t wait to build. But whether you actually should depends on whether you can validate your idea. What do we mean by that? Basically, it’s whether your intended audience needs your app – and will pay to use it. If they won’t, your app won’t […]

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Financial tips for your mobile app startup in texas

Show me the money: money tips for your mobile app startup

So you’re an entrepreneur thinking about launching a mobile app startup in Texas. Good job! We’ve spoken before about how Texas is the place to be for both startups and enterprise, so you’re on to a winner. However, before you set up shop or commission your mobile app, take some time to consider the financial […]

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7 reasons to launch a startup in Dallas, Texas.

7 reasons to launch a startup in Dallas, Texas

Considering launching a startup in Dallas, Texas? Good thinking. When it comes to startups, Silicon Valley gets most of the love (and media coverage). But Texas is boomtown for startups of all types. Houston, Austin and our hometown of Dallas are all well-known for being tech-forward and business friendly. And that’s only increasing. 1 DFW […]

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Why most mobile app startups fail

Most mobile app startups fail. Don’t let yours be one of them.

Mobile app startups are highly represented among the booming startup scene. But for every 10x “unicorn”, there are thousands of startups that don’t make the grade. Of these, some grow but fail to become profitable. Others struggle with growth and demand. And plenty more fail to even get off the ground. Here are the main […]

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Recruit well to knock your mobile app user research out of the park

Every mobile app has something in common: they’re made for people. You wouldn’t build a house without thinking about how people live. So don’t build a mobile app without thinking about how people will use it. Mobile apps don’t begin with coding. They begin with research, and lots of it. One crucial component is user […]

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Touchtap 2.0: introducing our app development studio’s new look!

Touchtap continues to grow and evolve, and our branding is keeping pace. Today we’re proud to unveil our updated logo and wordmark.   We’ve retained our iconic Touchtap blue and our friendly sans serif type, but we’re looking to the future with an updated logo that reflects the multiplicity of ways we engage with apps […]

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App developer job glossary: who does what?

So you’re building a mobile app and you’ve got an app developer (us, maybe?) lined up. But while you’ll typically have one point of contact for the job, there are plenty of others working behind the scenes to get your app built. Let’s take a look at some of the job titles you’ll come across […]

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The mobile app development terms you need to know

So you’re building a mobile app, but you don’t speak tech jargon. But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the key terms, acronyms and phrases you’ll probably come across. Agile development Sounds nimble, doesn’t it? Agile is a type of software development methodology. Note: it’s a project management approach, not […]

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