How to build a successful web application?

Bootyard helps you build and launch a successful web application by working together starting from idea generation, planning, design & development to deployment. Before you jump in to work with us, we want to provide you a better understanding on our process.

We think win-win thus, we outline the steps necessary to move forward.

How to launch my web application idea?

You have a great idea that you feel could be the next big thing but don't know where to start. Where to find a team to build your idea? What technology stack would be use? You then think about the project cost, timeline and more. Starting out, it could be a mess when you don't have a clear picture on where and how to start.

Our role is to help you launch your product starting from stripping down your ideas to outline the project scope for your minimum viable product (MVP).

Step 1: Planning stage

A few questions you need to ask yourself first before jumping immediately on letting someone develop you idea:

  • Who will use my product or who are my customers?
  • What industry does my product fall? (i.e. game, ecommerce, travel, etc.)
  • How much is my budget?
  • When is my desired timeline?

Normally, your idea is vague from the start. And you ask yourself, "How to launch my product that fits my budget?. At the start, chances are you don't understand the features you want to implement but roughly, you have an idea on the functionalities you like. We often refer to it as user stories.

So for the planning stage, we will do it together. You formulate your lists of functionalities/features you like into User Stories and we will make a blueprint for your project.

Here's a sample format of a User Story

As a <"type of user">, I want <"some goal"> so that <"some reason">.

A few examples on how to formulate a User Story:

  • As an member, I want to browse travel packages so that I can pick the best but affordable travel package.
  • As an admin, I want to add set of questions so that members on my app will have to answer.
  • As a user, I want to send the landlord my resume online so that I don't have to print my resume anymore.

The user stories will be our starting point to understand the project scope.

Step 2: Design, Mockups and Wireframes

This is an important step in project planning because this is where we cement our ideas together. You would understand the workflows better and the features that will be implemented. Take note: We take wireframes seriously and this is for your own sake.

Step 3 - Start Development

With wireframes ready and approved, we start with development. We will provide you a link where you can get updates real-time and you access anywhere, on any device, so you get to know the progress of the project.

Step 4 - Deploy Project

You choose what server you want to use: Heroku, AWS, Windows Azure? Depending on what your web app is, we will give you the best advice on how to keep your server costs low, maintanable and manageable. In that way, we take away your worry on technical issues.

Maintenance

Our team will be your technical arm and consultant. We will help you maintain your web application so you don't have to worry on technical issues or any workflow changes as you gather customer feedback. All you need is to focus on your customers, users to grow your business. If you decide to get your inhouse team of developers, we will gladly help orient and train them so they can get up an running in no time.

If you have more questions, we'll be happy to discuss it with you. Just email us at info@bootyard.com. Expect to get a response within 24 hours.