Web & Mobile app development boutique | VAIRIX


Last Wednesday 10th of June VAIRIX was on Universidad ORT Uruguay showing it's Inception Workshop for Entrepreneurs. The presentation was cool, with lot of questions from the atendees. Also we did one full activity, sharing the results and discussing them between the participants.


On March 25-27, VAIRIX was invited to be part of the '9th Summer Camp on Entrepreneurship' held in Medellín, Colombia. It is organized each year by the EAFIT University, one of the most recognized universities and pioneer in the entrepreneurship topic. The organization asked us to go there in representation of Uruguay to show the state of the uruguayan entrepreneurship & innovation ecosystem. VAIRIX talk was done in the section "Innovation and Entrepreneurship in LATAM countries: international guests".

The experience of being in Medellín is always a pleasure in all senses. People are great, the city is awesome and most important, you feel the innovation and the desire to improve the city in every person you came across. The whole country is being doing a terrific work to improve the...

It’s time for a little role play. Think about you (the reader) as one of the main stakeholders of a new and revolutionary mobile app thats your startup want to push to the market. Now, to add a little pressure, think that you have a meeting with investors coming up with a hard deadline, and they only will invest in your idea if they see some working version of the app.

Assuming that you already have the feature list, then you ask us “It’s a good idea to do a mobile MVP? because I heard that it is not.” Ok, let try to be straight with this and tell you how do we see it. The development of any MVP comprises a deep understanding of the core value of your product (those thing that make it special), so balancing “minimum” and “viable” is a major issue in this approach. But in mobile, we have to take special care of some things that will make the difference between a successful mobile MVP and a “zombie” app.

Thinking about the following story, the title of this case study should be "Pulling startup’s chestnuts out of the fire"... let us see why.

Couple of days ago a local web designer company called us since they have received very good references about our work.

They were calling us (Thursday, 5pm) because they had designed a webpage for some startup, but the RoR developer hired by the startup didn’t finish the work and disappeared. The real challenge is that the website needed to be shown to investors in a demo on next Friday (in less than 24 hours!). We took a moment to think about it, asked few more questions and then we jumped in. We started calming them, telling them that by the end of the next day their software would be up and running. After that Gastón and Alvaro, Vairix CEO & CTO , started to work together to reach that deadline.

Immediately we asked for all the necessary access (git, servers, hosting) and after setting up the...

MVP means Minimum Viable Product and it’s a core component of Lean Startup methodology [1]. An MVP is not a minimal product [2]. The technique involves the development of a product or website with the sufficient features to satisfy early adopters.This subset of possible customers are thought to be more forgiving, more likely to give feedback, and able to grasp a product vision from an early prototype or marketing information [3].

The final, complete set of features is only designed and developed after considering feedback from the product's initial users [4].

An MVP has three key characteristics:

  • It has enough value that people are willing to use it or buy it initially
  • It demonstrates enough future benefit to retain early adopters
  • It provides a feedback...

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