Be an Apptrepreneur (n) App entrepreneur; creator of a mobile app for business and profit
Building an app into a business is expensive and time-consuming. From software development to hosting and data managment to graphic design and user experience, you can easily spend $100,000 or more for the simplest app and spend 6 months or a year of your life working on getting your idea to market.
We've built hundreds of projects over our combined years of app, software and business development experience and offer a cheaper, faster way to determine whether your app can become a viable business. SAVE TIME AND MONEY!
Raika Technologies designed the Apptrepreneur brand programs to help potential app entrepreneurs just like you get answers from real users in your target market, to help you decide whether your idea can become a regular income stream, quickly and efficiently.
We conduct planning and design sessions to understand your app idea's core competency and target functionality
We help you create target audience personalities and determine market viability definitions like pricing and revenue models, add-on and up-sell opportunities, and expected up-front investment
We build your app, focusing on core competency and base functionality, to be functional on iOS and Android devices and installed on your own target devices for demo purposes
Now you take your app and execute on the plans we've built for market testing with boots-on-the-ground app demos and actionable requests
We use the experience and feedback from your real target users to determine necessary shifts in your app's core functionality or in your target user personalities
We help you look at everything you've learned and assess the real viability of your idea to produce meaningful income and ROI expectations
From back-of-the-napkin idea to functional app in 6 weeks or less*, prototypes are a great way to demonstrate core functionality
Prototyping produces a functional at a fraction of the cost, eliminating the need for a huge up-front investment in technologyand development
With your prototype in hand, you can get feedback from real users on pricing, features and idea viability... Real feedback from real users, fast!
Don't spend tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars and a year of your life building an app without knowing if you have a viable market. We will work with you to define your app and your target market, build a functional prototype that you can put into the hands of potential customers to gain feedback and gauge interest, provide on-going coaching and business development support, and help you understand your gathered data to determine whether it's worth spending your precious time and hard-earned money getting a full product to the marketplace.
Political Smackdown is a game originially thought-up during the rather tumultuous and polarizing 2016 election cycle and was designed to be an outlet for venting frustration in a fun way.
Our team helped the app's creator design the initial prototype, created basic graphics and interactions, and identified target user personas. We then spent three months market testing the idea, getting feedback from real people using the app, and refining the final product based on feedback and watching user interactions.
Play the interactive game now!
To Play: Choose your favorite (or least favorite) politico using the link under the picture.
Choose a sticker from the options below the politico. Positive stickers will produce a happy reaction; negative stickers will produce the opposite. Some politicos have special action stickers that do fun things specific to their personalities.
Swipe or tap without a sticker just to vent frustration!
60-90 minute conference call
Market and competitive analysis
2-4 page analysis report
Next steps and options recommendation
Design and product definition sessions
Market research and analysis materials produced
Funcitonal, self-contained prototype for demo purposes
Weekly conference calls
Data compilation and interpretation
Final ROI analysis and next steps and recommendations
Contact us for information about building a prototype of your project or a fully functional app or software project that is production ready
Cynthia brings a unique skillset and over 20 years of experience to the Raika executive team. Her background began primarily in UI development, and transitioned throughout her career through the entire stack. However, she discovered early on that she possessed a natural ability to see new business opportunities, build profitable revenue models, discover prime and emerging target markets, and build efficient teams. As a result, she has built, run and sold several companies in her career, as well as consulted for many other companies to take underperforming software teams and products and turn them into cash cows.
Grant can fix any ugly piece of code and is an architectural master. He has over 30 years of experience in design, delivery and support of medium and enterprise-scale systems across a wide range of industries on heterogeneous platforms. He provides excellent technical leadership for development staff of all levels of experience and is relentless in pursuit of process improvement and best practices. Grant has a track record of marrying advanced concepts with current technologies to produce efficient, high-performing systems and drive advancements in development, as well as consistent improvement of business user experience through standardization and automation.
Darrell is the resident DevOps experts, in addition to being a well-versed full-stack developer, developing web sites and web applications since the mid 1990’s. His past projects include SourceForge.net and SecondLife.com. He is a graduate of the inaugural Denver class of the Founder Institute.