Summa Coding – Time Tracking

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“The act of attaching task and time entries opens up a whole new world of transparency and accountability for what is happening with a project.” To improve the app development process, we recently went live with the alpha version of the time tracking module of Summa Coding.  We are currently using Asana for our project management and we use the Kanban methodology (a visual workflow) to manage tasks. A Summa-Kanban Board is under development that will replace Asana eventually but, for now we use custom fields in Asana to start gathering more metrics.  Each task that has been entered into Asana must be estimated and approved. We then use custom fields to help add estimated hours, complexity, categorize the task and include the source. Categories for task include things like…
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Introducing Summa Coding

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Creating a platform that puts procedures in place and tracks metrics for every part of the app development lifecycle. After 10 years of developing hundreds of mobile and web apps, the one thing I have learned is that you need to be constantly striving to improve as a company. Especially if you want to be the best software development partner possible.  We have always worked hard to provide excellent service, and to fairly work out any differences that might arise with a client. Despite our best efforts, bad outcomes still sometimes happen. Software development is extremely complex with an endless list of variables, many of which are not fully understood until you start coding.  Some examples of bad outcomes that sometimes happen are: estimates being off, scope creep and/or change in…
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How Technology Growth Transforms The World We Live In

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Clever Coding's CEO, Steven Moon, gives insight on how the world's living standards are tied to technologyDespite the doom and gloom of the media, the world is progressing at a rapid pace. The advances in quality of life across the globe over the last 200 hundred years has been nothing short of amazing.  I recently read Steven Pinker’s book Enlightenment Now.  The facts and statistics he lays out in his book are eye opening. In 1800, no country in the world had a life expectancy greater than 40 years. In 2015, the global average was up to 71 years. (1)  In 1800, 95% of the world lived in extreme poverty living on less than the equivalent of $1.90 a day. Today less than 10% of the world lives in extreme…
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Why app development projects go over budget and take forever to complete

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A common stereotype of software development projects is that they are going to go over budget and not be done on time. This stereotype is well earned as a significant amount of projects do go over budget and take longer than expected. The million dollar question is why? I think it boils down to a few factors depending on who you partner with to do the development work. Below are the top factors I have found to cause budget overruns and missed deadlines. The software development company knowingly underestimates the project The software development company is incompetent to do the project The person putting together the estimate is too optimistic The project isn’t scoped out properly The client changes direction frequently Scope creep Estimating Software is very hard to do…
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Apps and Revolutionizing the Medical Industry (II)

Apps and Revolutionizing the Medical Industry (II)

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Apps and the Medical Industry: Part 2 In our last blog post, we started talking about how apps can streamline communication in the medical industry. Oftentimes, communication is inhibited by both staff and patients’ busy schedules. Apps provide the ability to take some of the stress and difficulty out of this process. In our last post, our app development company went over some of the ways that mobile apps help with communication. We’ll continue this thought today and also discuss how these apps need to be programmed in order for them to serve their purpose: Doctor consulting When people get sick, they have to grapple with if their illness is severe enough to warrant a visit to the doctor’s office. Without a professional’s opinion, it’s hard to tell what the…
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Apps and Revolutionizing the Medical Industry (I)

Apps and Revolutionizing the Medical Industry (I)

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Apps and the Medical Industry: Part 1 Hello, and welcome back to the Clever Coding blog. We’re an app development company based in Lehi, Utah that works to provide thinkers with the tools to bring their ideas to reality. One thing that we’ve been focusing on lately, and what we believe deserves a lot of attention, is apps that are designed for the medical industry. We all rely on medicine to, well, keep us alive and healthy, and without doctors, nurses, and other staff, we’d be in a lot of trouble. Technology wears many different masks, especially in regards to the medical industry. Clearly, it’s helping with the tools and medicine itself, but it’s also assisting with something much more simple: communication. Mobile apps assist us with almost everything from…
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Is it Time for a Legacy Upgrade?

Is it Time for a Legacy Upgrade?

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Is it time to upgrade your mobile app or website? We can help Hello, companies and innovators alike. One thing that almost anybody can notice is the heavy reliance that almost every component of the modern world places on websites and mobile applications. For example, if you’re a business, you’re not going to have much success among the younger generations if you don’t have an attractive and functioning website. Long gone are the days where we would navigate via a physical map and find information on a business by looking in the Yellow Pages and giving them a call on a landline phone. However, while it’s definitely important to have a functioning website or mobile application, it’s just as important to update your technology regularly. As a web and app…
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Sectioning Elements in HTML

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What do sectioning elements mean for a web page? Welcome back to the Clever Coding blog. The app and web development world is an exciting place and people are always on the move towards innovation. However, while new technology is exciting, the only way that it’s going to make waves is if it’s created with precision. Sometimes, if you’re new to web or app development, some of the steps that you’re supposed to take when writing code seems unnecessary, as they take up time to implement and don’t have an effect on how the site or app even looks. One of these “unnecessary” seeming things is sectioning elements. Today, we thought we’d go over some of the elements used in HTML and why they’re actually important, even though they don’t…
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How to Make Sites More User Friendly

How to Make Sites More User Friendly

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Accessibility is the Future of Coding Hey there, and welcome back to the Clever Coding blog. We’re a mobile app and web development company located in Lehi, Utah, but we’re more than happy to help out anyone who wants to bring their app or site idea to fruition! We’ve been in the coding game for quite some time now, just long enough to notice some of the trends surrounding the industry. In the last few years, web developers, specifically frontend developers, have been trying to make their sites more user-friendly. Because the internet has an ever growing user base, it’s important to stay on top of the ways in which developers can implement accessibility tactics so that a wider range of people can use the site. If you’re interested in…
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The Programming Languages That We Use

The Programming Languages That We Use

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A bit on computer languages Hello and welcome back to the Clever Coding blog! In the web and mobile app development world, designers and engineers utilize a variety of coding languages that essentially serve as instructions for your computer’s hard drive. At Clever Coding, you provide our web and mobile app developers with your plan, they’ll write it into code, and then your computer will produce the output that is your website or mobile app! Neat, right? There are thousands of computer languages out there, each with their own set of rules and purposes. For example, the language used to code this blog is much different than the code used to send messages on your phone! The web and mobile app developers here at Clever Coding are experienced and savvy…
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