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I hope you had a successful and happy February!  In this month’s newsletter we highlight some common mistakes that we have watched companies make over the years when thinking about and developing a mobile application.

One of the most common mistakes that I constantly see out in the market to this day are companies not planning enough time and resources to complete a project.  An average mobile development project on the simple side can take 2 to 3 months, more complex projects can run up to as much as 4 to 6 months depending on the level of effort required and how many platforms are being launched.

And then there is the Apple approval process which can sometimes take up to as much as much as two weeks.  One of the best ways to ensure that you have allocated enough time and money to a proposed project is to start the planning process as early as possible and never assume something you programmed on the web will be as simple when you replicate it on a mobile device.

As always my door is open to discuss this in more detail.  I look forward to an early Spring 2012!

John Rainey
VP of Business Development
Accella
o. 410.982.6698
e. john.rainey@accella.net

Apple Developer Accounts

Why It's Imperative You Register Your For Your Own Account

Today's EngineerPart of the development process when creating an iOS application involves setting-up your own developer account for $99. We have heard from several of our current clients about their relationships with previsous developers who didn't require them to do this.

This was a BIG mistake that wound up costing our clients time and money; for some of our clients, we are working on helping them rebuild their app from scratch.

Find out why it's so important that you set-up your own developer account.

Seven Common Mistakes To Avoid When Building a Mobile App

Setting Up Your Own Developer Account is What you SHOULD do. Here are Seven Things You SHOULDN'T

Seven Mobile MistakesWhen designing, developing, and marketing iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Mobile Websites, we have seen a lot of thing that our clients have done right, and a lot that they could have done better. This white paper explores many of the biggest mistakes made when designing and developing mobile apps, as well as how to easily avoid them.

  • Don’t get Blindsided By A Wide Range of Bids
  • Don’t Choose the Wrong Development Firm
  • Don’t get burned by Missed Deadlines

Seven Common Mistakes To Easily Avoid in Mobile App Development.

Some Quick, Interesting, & Entertaining Links

A Hint at Android 5.0 Operating System - Jelly Bean
Update could come out in Fall of 2012. While most Android devices have yet to even update to Android 4.0 - Ice Cream Sandwich

Cut Those Costs! (But Not Tech)
Financial officers used to have a reputation in information-technology circles for putting the kibosh on promising projects when times were tough. But that isn't the case anymore.

Social Media is an Around-The-Clock Job
During Monday Night's Daytona 500, did Tide miss out on a great opportunity to capitalize on NASCAR using tide to clean up after a giant fire on the track?

Accella/StoryFarm Dominate at DuckPin Bowling
Here's a look at the score after one game of Bowling this past Monday night in Towson. Accella has teamed up with StoryFarm for this season's AAF league, we went on to win the two game match without even using our handicap points. Nice games Carin & Dan...John and Jon can use a little practice.

Duckpin Bowling Domination

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