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Custom Software Development vs. Off-the-Shelf: How to Choose a Winner
You’re probably thinking we’re biased on this question. After all, custom software development is 90% of what we do. But you might be surprised to find out how often we wrestle with this dilemma ourselves. Even though the most common title in our office is developer, we still invest in...
5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Freelance Developer
You found a talented freelance developer and built the first version of your app. This new piece of technology has proven it’s worth for your business. You’re adding features and relying on it more everyday. But at a certain point, you may need to trade up for a larger development...
The Case of the Missing Product Owner
I’ve been doing some research about our history at Gaslight. We’ve worked on almost 100 different software projects over the past six years which works out to about 16 projects per year. Out of those 100, we can count the unsuccessful projects on one hand. And that means we’ve delivered...
Releasing CRäKN, Weeks 11 & 12: Cutting Scope and the Birth of CRäKN Vox
This post is part of a blog series that follows along as we work with our client, CRäKN, to build a software-as-a-service app. First post here. Building custom software means making difficult choices. This week the team sat down and took a look at the original story map they created...
Accounting for Custom Software Investments: The Best Approaches for Businesses
This is a guest post from the AccountingDepartment.com, which offers comprehensive online accounting and accounting services for established businesses. You’ve already invested – or are thinking about investing – in custom software for your business. But how do you categorize this investment for tax purposes and financial statements? And are...
Releasing CRäKN, Weeks 7 & 8: Racing Toward the First Dollar of Revenue
This post is part of a blog series that follows along as we work with our client, CRäKN, to build a software-as-a-service app. First post here. It’s always a little crazy in the middle. At this point, we’re just shy of the halfway mark for the initial 19-week build we...