Spark Solutions team leads Spree Commerce open-source development project. We’ve proposed the new Spree Commerce development roadmap for 2016 and we are coordinating community collaboration to make Spree the best Ecommerce platform in the world.
You want to build the Next Big Thing. And you have a pretty good idea how it should work, look & feel. Great, now it’s time to find a dev team to build your MVP. But how much should your MVP cost? A freelancer will tell you it should cost $5,000 to $15,000. An experienced CTO will tell you it should cost between $50,000 and $150,000. Which one is right? Are they even talking about the same thing? No, they’re not!
SPOILER: it will cost you $50k to develop a Twitter MVP, $100k for an Instagram, $500k for a Facebook and $1M for an Uber. US dollars when hiring a US dev team.
A functionality of adding images to new or existing products is a must for any eCommerce application. This feature is also included in Spree and with a quick configuration works very well within the USA.
St.Louis based startup Greetabl.com was transformed into a scalable and automated one-stop-shop for creatively-curated gifts and greetings that are personalized with Instagram photos, packaged and sent in just a few clicks. This enabled the startup to scale, fundraise and compete for larger market share as well as bigger ROI.
“We threw a lot at the Spark team and wanted everything ‘yesterday’. They did an outstanding job executing our vision. We have big plans, and a lot of new things to build, and we look forward to working with Spark for years to come.” – said Joseph Fischer, Greetabl founder & CEO.
This week, thanks to the hard work of our CEO Damian Legawiec, we have open sourced our very own kick-off bundle which we use as a starting point for all eCommerce and Rails related projects at Spark Solutions.
The starter-kit is available on GitHub and should be very helpful not only to Spree developers, but to anyone who is seeking a reliable platform for a scalable online store. Quick and easy setup makes the repository a remarkable ready-to-develop foundation, which is packed with all of the newest technologies shortening time-to-value for your client or yourself.
Slack is a great messenger app and a collaboration tool for teams that we at Spark Solutions are using on a daily basis for our internal and external communication purposes. It reduces email clutter and makes our working life simpler, more pleasant and at the same time more productive – as advertised.
What is also nice about Slack are broad possibilities of integrating external software development and project management tools with Slack channels.
It’s already 2016 and it looks like a lot is going to happen in the ecommerce and startup world. Big fairs, conferences, workshops, networking, pitching opportunities and a whole lot of other activities you can attend if you’re interested in aquiring some useful knowledge and valuable connections.
The events are plenty all around the world, but we have prepared a list of the ones that we find most interesting and fun:)
How much should a Minimum Viable Product cost? How much time should an MVP take to build and launch? These are the questions our clients ask us and every time answering these questions comes down to one simple conclusion – we understand and define MVP differently. 🙂
Our CEO Damian Legawiec has recently been invited to present at ReactJS Warsaw meetup attended by a few dozens front end developers. The presentation included the introduction to Flux as well as examples of its practical implementations.