MVPs that become your finished product

MVP software development services that help you crystalize your definition of a minimum viable product that satisfies requirements of validated customer learning with the least amount of effort, while not resulting in a throw-away at the end of the process.

What is an MVP?

A minimum viable product (MVP) is a concept from Lean Startup that stresses the importance of learning in new product development. The author, Eric Reis, defined an MVP as “that version of a new product which allows a team to collect the maximum amount of validated learning about customers with the least effort.”

What is MVP Software Development?

MVP software development is an artform that combines rapidly constructing a product, while ensuring that product can iterate quickly and not become a “throw away” at the end. The process combines product management thinking, design thinking and engineering craftsmanship to ensure the people behind the product are successful at the end, once their vision has been validated.


 Our MVP Software Development Services

We help early stage concepts, whether for startups or established companies, become successful products.

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For us, design is not just about how a product looks, but how it works. Our user-centered design methodology is coupled with our team of incredibly talented UI/UX designers and product managers and product architects. We've designed and implemented custom software solutions for companies in almost every industry and bring that experience to your project.

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Building "systems" is way more complicated than building simple apps. Our highly experienced team understands the difference and brings that expertise to every engagement. We listen to your vision and create custom software solutions from the ground up. We can take the lead on your entire frontend, API and backend development bringing our vast architectural and design expertise to your project.

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We built a platform that takes care of most of the backend but our team is highly skilled at building custom frontend web and mobile  applications using any of the modern frontend frameworks. We can build everything from basic update screens to highly complex user interactions, all while ensuring both an amazing user experience and efficient use of computing resources on the frontend device.

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MVP Development

We can support your frontend application development efforts with custom backend development. This service includes configuration of the 8base Platform, development of backend logic, API development and integrations with other systems and APIs.

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Build a Minimum Viable Product with Maximum Architecture!

We see too many examples of MVPs that become complete throw-aways once their makers achieve market validation and capture real customers. In most cases, this creates major risk for all involved. The 8base Platform lets you rapidly build your MVP while never skimping on your products architecture. Go from an MVP with few features and few users to a high-growth company with a mature and scalable product without starting over.

Why 8base?

8base brings accomplished product designers and tech entrepreneurs armed with a platform built for exactly this purpose helping you bring your vision to life.

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Never worry about infrastructure limitations or a lack of reliability because 8base is built on AWS.

Product thinkers

We are more than just developers, we are highly experienced designers and operators of very successful digital products.

Build on a solid foundation

The 8base platform is designed to make building your product easy while ensuring the product is built correctly and can scale when the time comes.

Raise your next round

Early-stage products built by us have gone on to raise over 100 million in additional funding rounds.

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Early-Stage Product Success Stories

Read about our successes. Better yet, become one of them!

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What Are Customers Saying About 8base?

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Angel Lacret
Chief of Product Development @ Cobuild Lab
“8base cuts in half all the things that you need to do to create a well-designed application.”
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Eva Hankova
Front-end Developer, UI/UX Designer @ IBM
"8base's GraphQL API is amazing! It gives me everything I need to quickly build front-end apps with robust filters, sorting and pagination for my data with zero backend work."
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Ryan Macy
chief technology officer @ EvidenceCare
"GraphQL is a really amazing solution for a very serious problem, which is making APIs as usable as a UIs. That’s pretty much a requirement today for creating a great developer experience.”
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Christian Nwamba
Senior Developer Advocate @ Microsoft
“8base is a life-changing tool for developers. It's like Firebase but with GraphQL, relational data, flexibility and extensibility. I absolutely love it!”
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Sky Winston
Front-End Developer @ W+R Studios
“Speaking on behalf of front-end developers, what we don’t have is a way to easily get a back-end up and running. That’s why I’m so excited about 8base. It’s where I can go to do just that."
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Sam Woolerton
Analyst @ IT Partners Limited
" I detest DevOps, database migrations, and that sort of stuff. And literally, 8base handles all of that. So, it’s perfect for me. "
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Abdul Karmach,
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"We founded the company doing low code but hopped around different platforms because they all had critical limitations and dead ends. We needed low-code, but also complete flexibility — and that’s precisely what 8base provides. It allows us to build any application while dramatically reducing the expense and labor. "
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Mihir Shah
Co-Founder @ ITWOX
"The feedback has been that it's very easy for the new devs to understand the core concept of 8base. It takes about a day or two for them to really get up to speed."
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Josh Clements
Managing Director @ Integris Group
"Usually, you expect to get 80% of what you want with low code; the other 20% is nearly impossible and you just burn a ton of time trying to accomplish it. We have not encountered that 20% at all since transitioning to 8base."
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an MVP?

A minimum viable product (MVP) is a concept from Lean Startup that stresses the importance of learning in new product development. The author, Eric Reis, defined an MVP as “that version of a new product which allows a team to collect the maximum amount of validated learning about customers with the least effort.”

What is the purpose of MVP development?

The reason to develop an MVP is to optimize the time and initial investment required to begin testing hypotheses about your target market, requirements and tastes of your customers and other important drivers of success with your product.

An MVP helps you receive early data that confirms users’ interest in the product you are bringing to market. Benefits of this approach include:

  • Determining whether the product and its approach is appealing to users.
  • Saving time and money by making sure you are investing in a project that makes sense and features that make sense.
  • Discovering customers wants and needs.
  • Acquiring a user base and finding early champions of your product.
  • Attract early investors.

What is the difference between an MVP and a prototype?

An MVP is further along in the product development process than a prototype. For instance, a common approach to prototyping is to design a user interface using Sketch and wire it together so that it emulates a working system using InVision. However, this is not a truly functional software application. .

An MVP, on the other hand, is typically a functional application that has been reduced to its most basic features.

What is an MVP approach?

An MVP approach is founded on the premise that you can provide sufficient customer value by delivering minimal features that early adopters will use. You can then collect feedback that will enable you to build a better product that will resonate with future users.

You must understand what problems your market needs to solve. However, according to the MVP approach, you do not need to address every problem at once. Solve the most important and most basic problems, and then gather feedback. The idea is to maximize your learning and minimize your development costs.

Are MVPs only for startups?

When you’re developing new features, whether at a large or small company, you should typically start with an MVP. Determine what is “minimum viable” and release a basic version of a new feature to selected groups of users to test. Once you have feedback, improve the feature before releasing the official version.

This approach and what is determined to be “minimum viable” will vary based upon the nature of the business.

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