Minimum Viable Products for Essentialist Entrepreneurs
Building products for tech demos and beta launches. Test the hypothesis, find product market fit, and raise funds. Develop with narrow focus.Learn more
A clean website or mobile app providing a focused user experience is the best way to validate an idea. With an opinionated user flow, you decide how people should interact with your service.
Your MVP is your company.
Choosing the right partner can be the difference between a successful launch, and burning your budget and building features that never see the light of day. At MVP Engineer, our team strips out the fluff and targets your unique value proposition.
Test with real users, and iterate. Small codebases allow for fast iteration and little tech debt. We're here to facilitate and crystalize your vision and value proposition. Then, we will build your app with your input every step of the way, on budget. An all encompassing buildout for investor demos, testing marketplace, or launching to users. Built for efficiency, ready to scale to full product offering.
- Essentialist MVPs and Fractional CTO Services
- Guidance on technical strategy
- Go to market and product roadmap
- Investor pitch decks
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"I worked with Bill developing a first MVP for a key project. His support was instrumental in getting the project off the ground -- not just advising on technical aspects of the app, he also provided strategic advice regarding MVP objectives, sequencing of the build-out, user flow considerations, look / feel solutions, product optimization decisions, and more. I recommend him as an invaluable resource for help defining your vision."
Past MVPs and Examples:
Some past MVPs built:
Zagat: built the first iPhone app for the Zagat brand, allowed structured search for cuisines, automated lists for geographies and tastes.
Social Pomodoro: productivity tool for matching with accountability buddy, work in 25 minute increments to help with focus and ADD, in NodeJS.
Unsubscribe Robot: inbox unclutter tool. An "invisible app", you forward an unwanted email to the address to be unsubscribed.
Passenger AI: replaced automobile driver for everything but the driving. Used pose tracking and image change detection to see if there was a medical emergency, fight, or passenger forgot a cell phone or purse.
Frameworthy Films: demo to search movies from database, selecting scene and scrub to particular frame. Crop to the correct aspect ratio, and online checkout.
Examples of what you would get for major brands:
Google: page ranking a corpus as large as the Stanford research library. Based on number of backlinks or references from other articles. Give ten blue links.
Twitter: social network with users that have uni-directional following, can tweet 140 character messages. Straightforward "expert system" for ranking feed based on engagement, popularity, and frequency of tweets.
Netflix: video hosting and playback. Browse page using collaborative filtering on user shared preferences.
"Bill has the rare ability to bring order from complexity. He dove into a large and tangled codebase, and delivered what was needed in a fraction of the expected time. He has a clearheaded view of technical choices, and communicates them as such."
Fractional CTO -- Advising on all aspects of technical issues and MVP consulting. Diving into the business, and setting software strategy and tactics for the company.
MVP Building -- Full service dev shop for early stage projects. Building betas and prototypes from scratch.
Hiring Strategy -- Setting technical evaluation and personality filters for hiring engineers. Conducting interviews on behalf of the company.
System Design Docs -- Writing design docs for complex backend systems. Preparing your engineers for a successful and debt free technical delivery.
- Full Stack Web Development
- Mobile Web
- Expert Systems
- Machine Learning
- Advanced Algorithms
- Mobile Apps
- Backend Development
- Frontend Development
- Deployment and Micro-Services
- React Native
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"On my last project, I leveraged Bill's expertise to build an MVP for a Financial Betting concept. I had the experience in the baseball sabermetrics and Bill was extremely quick to understand the scope. Bill worked fervently and quickly to put together the MVP and delivered a thorough product. He showed his deep experience in tensorflow and web scraping to develop the proof of concept. I would highly recommend using Bill to build out your next vision."