The internet of things is a term that refers to the increasing connectivity of our smart devices. When planning out your next web or app project, this becomes relevant as you start thinking about the data you may need to power your app or the data you may want to make available to others through an API.

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Andrew:

We want to take data from that device and share it somewhere else, make it accessible somewhere else. Some kind of physical device and connecting those devices to the internet so that they can have extended capabilities.

Cris:

Very…


Code audits are a low cost, low investment process that will help your project maintain consistency and meet industry standard practices. Unless you’re planning to rebuild your app from scratch, then code audits are a benefit to every project.

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Cris:

What is a code audit?

Cody:

Code auditing prevents us from going down as a bad pathway.

Cris:

You’re looking for the red flags.

Cody:

So we’re looking for problem areas that could produce future problems.

Cris:

Thanks for joining today Cody. I wanted to talk code audits a little bit, so let’s just start by…


Getting an estimate or even a fixed-bid quote on a software project is actually quite difficult. Either, you will need to spend a decent amount of time researching and planning to get an accurate bid, or you will get a ranged estimate. Here’s how you can plan to budget accurately.

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Cris:

So Andrew, kind of talking about projects and when you’re planning out, obviously most customers are asking for estimations, or even when we’re working internally we’re having to estimate, but why is it so hard to make an estimate?

Andrew:

It makes it so hard…


At Bixly, it’s important for us to have a culture where any person of any background can succeed on our team. That means cultivating a culture of kindness and respect, making sure that once someone has been hired they are treated like they are a team member, and making sure new people you bring on continue carrying your culture in that same direction.

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Alexandra:

Hi, everyone. Welcome back to another Bixly Tech Tuesday. My name is Alexandra and I’m the Director of Marketing here at Bixly. I’m actually going to be in this next episode, along…


Building the perfect-fit, custom solution isn’t always the right choice for you or for you right now. If there’s an off-the-shelf solution that works for you, it may very well be the right choice. However, when you have something truly unique to bring to market or your scale has gotten to such a point that it no longer makes fiscal sense, then it’s time to build something custom.

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Alexandra:

Hi, everyone. Welcome back to another episode of Bixly Tech Tuesday. My name is Alexandra and I’m the Director of Marketing here at Bixly. Today we’re going…


We suggest having a familiarity with how software projects are structured and then finding great experts to work with. Otherwise, having a background in programming, project management, or design is a huge help. Even taking the time to fully scope your app, will make a smooth transition to getting it built right the first time.

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Cody:

Hello, welcome to another Bixly Tech Tuesday. This is Cody, and this is Cris. We’re going to be talking about tech experts today. And to get us started, we have an initial question. …


Before starting your project, it’s important to have realistic expectations of how long it takes to make custom software (and therefore how much it costs) before getting started. There’s nothing more disappointing than getting partway through a project only to realize you need to pause because you’re just too busy to dedicate the time it requires.

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Cris:

Hey, everyone. Welcome to another episode of Bixly Tech Tuesday. We’ve got Andrew and I sitting down to talk today about budgeting your time.

Cris:

So Andrew, how do you go about figuring out how to actually best budget…


Using domestic or overseas teams really depends on your budget, timeline, and how excellent your communication is. There is no one right answer here, but for Bixly we have found that there are fewer problems with communication, turnover, and burnout with our California based team.

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Andrew:

Welcome to another Bixly Tech Tuesday. On this Tech Tuesday, I’m joined by Bixly CEO, Cris Venegas, and we’re going to be talking about working with overseas teams versus domestic teams. And when I say domestic teams, those are just people in your local region, it doesn’t necessarily mean US-based…


Having excellent communication can make or break your project. Cris and Andrew discuss best practices, helpful tools, and some pitfalls to look out for. Finally they cover what to keep in mind when working with international teams.

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Cris:

Hey, everyone. Welcome to another episode of Bixly Tech Tuesday. Cris, here again with Andrew, our COO. And today we’re going to be talking about communication with your development team. So Andrew, what are some recommendations for like strong communication techniques with your development team?

Andrew:

Sure. So one basic one is that it’s important that you have…


Wireframes are among the best and cheapest tools for refining and defining your app idea. They can often be a great place to start getting feedback from potential users or investors before spending a single dollar. Check out what Andrew and Cody have to say about creating wireframes for your application.

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Andrew:

Welcome back to another Bixly Tech Tuesday. On this Tech Tuesday, I have Cody Beardsley with me, one of our senior developers and I’m Andrew, the COO at Bixly. We’re going to be talking about wireframes and how they can be beneficial to building…

Andrew Savala

COO at Bixly.com with a background in self-service payment kiosks and project management. Connect on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/redswimmer

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