Time is of the greatest essence for any Startup. Specifically, for the software product based startups, the development time is most crucial and consuming before the ‘real business’ takes off. By Real Business I mean getting the product ready for the market. The best win-win situation is spending least possible development time and achieving the best possible output. How to make this possible is the real game?
I am the CTO at a budding startup – “GrownOut”, and have built the product from ground zero to the stage where we have a good client base today; my biggest learning has been that product technology should evolve faster than the consumer behaviour.
GrownOut is also a Startup!
We at GrownOut do not compromise with user experience, which means, we strive to produce the best possible output. For us in the B2B market, getting that product market-fit was really important. To achieve that, one needs to keep the following points in mind:
- There will be multiple iterations (in our case 4) of the product. And by iterations I mean, developing your products Alpha version, then Beta, Zeta till Omega. So don’t worry and keep evolving.
- But more importantly, this means the development cycle has to be really short in order to make the product market-fit at the earliest.
- Choosing the right technologies and frameworks is crucial to complete 4 iterations in just 1 year.
I know your curiosity has been aroused and you would want to know what technologies we had used/using to provide the best user experience, and to satiate the hunger for knowledge of our developers. The technologies which we use have in a way helped maintain a happy team and also build a low cost effective model in the minimum possible development time.
Let’s get to the technologies
- Meteor.js (framework built on node.js)