Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Development

If you've got a great idea for a mobile or web application, one of the first steps to take is to create a “minimum viable product”, or MVP for short. The idea behind an MVP is to prove your concept with an initial version of your product which has enough features to satisfy early adopters.

Why build an MVP?

Build-up

An MVP is preferable to building a prototype or proof-of-concept in that you don’t have to throw it away when you decide to go ahead and build the full product - you simply build on top of the MVP to add more features.

Move fast

By building an MVP you can validate your idea quickly, focus on solving real-world problems, and avoid building the wrong features. This means you can launch your MVP to your target market fast.

Save money

Building an MVP is a cost-effective process that limits your financial risk and allows you to try out an idea or concept. You won't need huge investment to build your MVP.

Without our digital service we couldn't start to help businesses and customers work together to create better off-line experiences. Bad Dinosaur have helped us deliver the first piece of that puzzle which is incredibly exciting.

Tom Harries, Founder of Vocal
Tom Harries, Founder of Vocal

How it works

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Workshop

We’ll aim to do 3-4 hours of workshop sessions with you - we’ll get to the bottom of what your idea is, who will be using your MVP, what they will be able to do etc.

We call this a brain dump

Design

Clickable prototype within the first week - we work fast and send regular 'snapshot releases' so you can get your hands on a basic version of your MVP app as soon as possible.

We call this a brain dump

Development

Building the functionality of your MVP app. We work "agile" which means weekly catch-ups with you where we will show you the progress since our last meeting.

Weekly development catch-ups

Pilot

Within just a few short weeks, we will have turned an idea in your head into an MVP app that is ready to be put infront of investors, early adopters or even paying customers.

Future work

We’re not just here at the start, your MVP is just the beginning

Release

A new version out to the world!

Design/develop

A few days or a few weeks - you decide

Feedback

Prioritise new features and fixes

Feedback

Prioritise new features and fixes

Design/develop

A few days or a few weeks - you decide

Release

A new version out to the world!

How much does it cost to build an MVP?

Our MVP projects typically range from £20,000 to £40,000 depending on requirements. If you're willing to keep the MVP as simple as possible, you will be on the lower end of the scale. If you need to release a beautiful looking app to multiple platforms, it will cost nearer £40,000.

You won't necessarily need to fund the whole project yourself: There are many grants available for people looking to build an MVP. We can let you know about the grants that might be available for your project.


How long does an MVP take to build?

On average, building an MVP takes about 25-30 days with a team of 2 people. This is actually the ideal length of time - any longer than this, and you risk losing focus and building too many untested features.


How do I get my MVP project started?

The first step of the development process is to discuss your project in detail. In our workshop sessions you'll work directly with experienced designers and developers, covering key topics such as the problems you're trying to solve, the people that will use your product, and how you imagine people will flow through your application.

Got an app idea?

We'll help you build and launch it

Got an app idea?

We'll help you build and launch it