Scrum or waterfall

Scrum vs Waterfall Methodology in Software Development

Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming... If you are in IT you probably heard one of these buzzwords. They are all referring to software development methodologies which define the processes used to build software. To give you a short introduction on how software development is structured, in this post we are going to compare the oldest and today most popular development methodology - Waterfall and Scrum. The waterfall model is known as the traditional model, ie. for many decades this…

Is My Mobile App Idea Any Good?

There’s an app for that! Or maybe there isn’t and you’re ready to do something about it. You’ve set out on the journey of becoming an Appreneur but this lingering question is still unanswered – is my mobile app idea good? We’re here to answer that for you with a few simple things you should consider before jumping head first into development. Have you determined your niche? Just like any business, your app needs to target a specific niche in…
Pressbox and P&G

Partner Company Pressbox Acquired by Procter & Gamble

Chicago’s Pressbox, was recently acquired by Procter & Gamble to join the P&G family of laundry services, which includes Tide Dry Cleaners, University Laundry, and Tide Spin. Pressbox and Tide Spin are both concierge laundry services, with mobile applications streamlining the process from start to finish. The integration of these two platforms, to whatever extent that will be, is sure to bring an exciting new experience to their users. Through our partnership, we are proud to have supported Pressbox’s software since…
android or apple as first platform

iOS or Android: Which app version should you build first?

When you have a mobile app idea, you don’t only want to get it into the hands of users as soon as possible, but into as many sets of qualified hands as possible. The most obvious way to do that is to make your app accessible to every smart phone user in the world, or at least the two main players in mobile. So, you take a look at your capital and realize this is a champagne taste on a…
McClosky New Venture

Partner Companies Awarded at McClosky New Venture Challenge

On April 27th, 2018 two of FarShore’s partners, Impowerus and Explore Interactive, competed in the final round of the McClosky New Venture Challenge at the University of Notre Dame. The competition started in November 2017 when they, along with hundreds of other new venture groups, submitted an extensive application including an executive summary. Upon acceptance, the ventures submitted a detailed business plan and finally presented in the semi-final and final rounds April 26-27th. Impowerus is an online platform to connect…
crowdfunding for small business

Crowdfunding for small business: How to secure funding

When you hear the word crowdfunding your mind might immediately think of the campaigns people post on Facebook to help with their college books or spring break plane ticket. But, believe it or not, there are other ways to raise money for your small business other than posting a link on Facebook. Reward, debt, donation, and equity are four types of crowdfunding and each has its own set of benefits to bring to your company’s situation. Discovering the pros and…