Anna Kozlovskaya

Business Consultant at Cyfrania

Django vs Ruby on Rails: Which Framework Is Better

Building a new web application from scratch is no small feat. With so many moving parts to consider, from databases and security to UI design and scalability, entrepreneurs and developers need to choose their technology stack wisely. One of the most crucial early decisions is which web development framework to use as the foundation. In the world of open source frameworks, Ruby on Rails and Django are two of the most popular options…

Ruby vs. Python: Which Language Is Right for Your Project?

Python and Ruby stand out as two prominent programming languages, each with its own unique strengths and weaknesses. According to Statista's 2023 ranking of the most popular programming languages, Python holds the third position, with 49.28% of respondents stating they use it. In contrast, Ruby ranks 16th on the list, with 6.23% of respondents indicating its usage.  With so many projects powered by these app development…

How to Develop a Mobile App for Kids

As digital natives, today's youth are highly engaged by the technology at their fingertips. In 2020, kids ages 5-16 spent over 4.5 hours per day using screens for entertainment (according to research by Digital Marketing Institute). This highlights the massive opportunity to develop engaging content and useful apps for children. There is huge potential for education and entertainment apps tailored to children's interests. This article provides guidance on successfully developing a mobile app for kids. The first step is to conduct thorough market…

Must-Have Features of a Sports App

There are millions of sports fans and enthusiasts in the United States. Some of them passionately support an NFL team, others follow every Formula 1 Grand Prix. Sports apps are among the most widely used means for fans to stay up to date on the latest news about their beloved teams. It's understandable why some modern entrepreneurs choose to establish their businesses in this domain and invest in the development of sports apps. In one of our previous articles, we explored the process of sports app development in depth and put together a step-by-step guide that…

SaaS and Its Benefits for Business

Software as a Service (SaaS) has become an increasingly popular model for delivering software applications over the internet. SaaS provides a way for businesses to access software apps without having to install and maintain them on their own servers. The SaaS market is predicted to grow over 20% annually, reaching $122 billion by 2025 according to Statista. As SaaS adoption accelerates globally, it is transforming how businesses leverage software. In…

Choosing the Right Framework: React Native vs. Swift vs. Kotlin vs. Flutter

Building a mobile app is all the rage these days! With over 5 million apps across iOS and Android, the opportunities seem endless for developing mobile apps. However, with so many technology options, choosing the right framework can feel overwhelming for beginners looking to build mobile apps. As a non-technical founder or product manager, terms like “native”, “cross-platform”, and…

How Much Does It Cost to Build an eCommerce Website?

As a business consultant, I frequently browse Quora.com and Reddit.com, platforms where I can ask questions and connect with people who offer valuable insights and interesting answers. After spending a lot of time on these sites, I've come to the conclusion that when people are discussing website or app development, they have price in mind first and foremost. Price, price, and nothing but price. Cost analysis is usually reduced to multiplying the number of development hours by the average programmer's rate. In my opinion, it is better to consider the cost on a specific example. Let's take an…

How to Build a Successful Sports App in 2024?

The world is crazy about sports. This is a fact that can be easily confirmed by statistics. In the USA, 70% of the respondents identify themselves as sports fans. No wonder sports applications are gaining more and more popularity. First of all, let us understand what sports apps are and what they have in common. These apps are aimed at sports enthusiasts, fans, and athletes and offer a variety of functionalities to enhance their sports experience. Such apps are designed to provide users with information, updates,…

Must-Have Features of a Fintech App

What is a fintech app? How to build a fintech app? These questions are popular among modern entrepreneurs who keep up with the times and follow the latest technologies. Fintech is one of the most developed and promising industries in the world today. It includes a huge list of services: payment of bills, money transfers, insurance, investments, management of crypto exchanges, various types of loans, and, of course, banks. The fintech industry was [growing at an extraordinary…

How to Build a Fintech App in 2024: Step-by-Step Guide

Fintech is the industry that is leading the global growth rate. This is quite logical, as it is characterized by security and convenience when compared to traditional forms of financial services. The major factors that have accelerated the development of this industry are the growing consumer demand for online financial services, increased adoption of innovative technologies among banks and financial institutions, and recent socio-economic changes due to the pandemic. As a result, more and more traditional financial institutions as well as technology startups are looking to develop their own…

App Maintenance Costs and How to Reduce Them

The application development lifecycle consists of the planning, development, deployment and maintenance phases. Each of these phases is associated with certain costs and expenses. Before the start of application development, every entrepreneur is faced with the task of choosing the most suitable price contract: time and materials or fixed price. In the development stage, it is essential to consider the salaries and wages of the app development team. The deployment phase includes the cost of installing and configuring servers,…

Time and Materials vs Fixed Price: Which Fits Your Business?

Money and deadlines are the two aspects that concern entrepreneurs the most when they want to develop an app or a website. This is not surprising, as everyone wants to save money and realize their idea as soon as possible, as time plays against them in the highly competitive IT world. When searching for developers, the entrepreneurs should pay attention not only to their professional skills, expertise and experience, but also to the pricing contract they use. The early outsourcing contracts were traditionally based on a fixed price model, but nowadays, another business…