Developments in the On-Demand Economy

GDPR Compliance – Not just an EU concern

The European Union’s General Data Protection  Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May of 2018 bringing with it host of obligations imposed on any company with dealings in the EU.  The GDPR is raising privacy expectations of companies worldwide.  Indeed, … Read More

The Importance of End to End Encryption

Encrypted communications are everywhere, from online banking to  chat apps like WhatsApp.  Put simply, encryption scrambles a communication or data transfer to stop people other than its intended recipient from reading it if they intercept it. Today’s end-to-end encryption is … Read More

The Hosting Trilogy – Servers Storage and Bandwidth

When designing a business plan for an on demand application, you must account for the costs of the hosting infrastructure where your application’s data will be stored, served and transferred.  Imagine thousands of users utilizing the storage requirements of your … Read More

Exploring the “Moonlighting Economy”

When we talk about on-demand apps, we’re talking about them from the point-of-view of being “low barrier to entry.” Essentially, this means that the qualifications needed to be a successful seller on these apps – for example, snow shovelling on-demand, … Read More

About Bugs

Bugs! No matter how many times coders swear they will stop writing bugs, those ubiquitous creatures keep surfacing.  Even with layers of testing defenses, inevitably, bugs make it into production, where users can experience them.  The solution?  Have contingency plans … Read More

THE IMPORTANCE OF SCALABILITY

Is your app ready for the future?  We’re talking about scalability, which refers to your app’s ability to handle the increasing demands of a growing user-base and integrate the new features and updates it will need to stay relevant. Test … Read More

Excelling as a Seller in the On-Demand Space

How do you price and market your services as seller in an on-demand platform?  If you’re in the same marketplace as hundreds of other home-repair contractors who fix decks, clean eavestroughs and change light fixtures, what separates you from the … Read More

Platforms for your App

What platforms should I build my on-demand app on? When it comes to developing any kind of mobile app, it’s very important to remember that each platform that you want to release your app on is going to require a … Read More

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