Jun 082016
 

When you have a cutting edge business idea it’s not enough. You need to have a team to build it some good tests and quality engineer to test it but will that be enough or do you need more?

I think the best rough strategy to launch a product is to prototyping first to get a working solution for your idea once you have that you need to hire a team for development, some good marketing, and some sales people if the profit model is to sell it and so on. But how will you get the budget you could always partner up with investors but there are also other ways to be funded.

Crowd funding is one of the options but you can’t just go there and ask for money you should at least prepare the below mentioned points before hitting to any of those sites.

Business Idea

Describe your business idea now it could be text but if it’s an animation or some nice scripted short client you will grab more attentions check out these crazy intro videos which are really cool

http://www.videobrewery.com/blog/10-best-startup-explainer-videos-ever

Financial Timeline

The funders are really interested in how you will spend the money and it’s even better if you tell them and how and when (considering the stage of the project you are in). Defining a timeline give them the overview of project lifecycle. There are many tools that could generate fancy timelines so use them.

Team

For transparency give the intro of the team that is involved and if possible a small interview of each member explaining about them and how they feel to be a part of that project.

Perks

That’s the best and the tricky part. Perks are something that you offer to your funders it could be many within a project starting from 1$ to as much as possible. But keeping a low amount is the best strategy. For low cost perks you can offer laptop stickers, t-shirts, mugs etc. For high paying funders you could offer them early bird release of your product.

Famous crowd funding sites

http://www.cuttingedgecapital.com/the-crowdfunding-platform-explosion/

The best practice is to hire a technical writer who could fix these technical documents and videos for you. There are many crowd funding exporters available who are really good at what they do and they can pitch your product better.

 Posted by at 4:35 pm
Feb 102015
 

So where are the things you need
Download these software

  • JDK (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html)
  • WAMP(only for SQL)
  • Tomcat (http://apache.mirrors.spacedump.net/tomcat/tomcat-8/v8.0.18/bin/apache-tomcat-8.0.18.zip)
  • Agilefant (http://sourceforge.net/projects/agilefant/)

JDK
Install it and set environment variables – this can be different on different computers so check the path
JAVA_HOME C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.8.0_31\bin
JRE_HOME C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7

Wamp
download wamp server (that is just to get the sql its quite easy) install it and to run it dont run skype or IIS
Start the server and run SQL console click enter for no password after that run these commands

 

Agilefant

unzip it and open the war file with win rar and under the WEB-INF folder open agilefant.conf
username = “agilefant”
password = “123456”
url = “jdbc:mysql://localhost/agilefant?relaxAutoCommit=true&;autoReconnect=true&;useUnicode=true&;characterEncoding=utf-8&;autoReconnectForPools=true”
and hit save

Tomcat

Unzip it and open the tomcat-user file.xml under apache-tomcat-8.0.18\conf path
now replace this

with this

 

 

Open the bin folder and run the startup.bat file

Open this link in the browser localhost:8080

Click manager app

Enter username tomcat pass tomcat

In the deploy section open the war file and click deploy and its done

Access it using http://localhost:8080/agilefant

Login pass is admin and secret

 Posted by at 12:08 pm
Jan 152015
 

There are soo many social network which hosts differnet types of behaviour. If you want to chat with pictures you can use Snap chat, if you want to only post pictures you can use Instagram and lets not forget the mother of all social network that is Facebook. But are they leaving good impact on us? How often are we using them?

According to Forbes and i qoute

“In the U.S., over 12.2 billion collective hours are being spent browsing on a social network every day.  This is costing the U.S. economy around $650 billion per year based on each social media user costing a company roughly $4,452 per year, according to data compiled by LearnStuff.com.”

That is a huge lost both in terms of money and in terms of productivity.

You can easily identify that either you are an addict or not by just obsoving you routine.

Are you waking up on time just just because you start using your phone during the night?

Do you intrerupt yourself just because you want to see some new notifications?

Do you worry when your phone is about to die?

How do you spend your time when your phone run out of battery?

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?

and many more.

 

 Posted by at 3:26 pm
Sep 122014
 

So here is a link of really nice lbrary used for data visualization. Check this as you will find some really nice interactive design.

https://github.com/mbostock/d3/wiki/Gallery

 Posted by at 12:24 pm