When building new digital products, it's important to match innovation with technical excellence and test the assumptions behind the product often and with the right tools.
Proof Of Concepts (POC), Prototypes, and Minimum Viable Products (MVP) are all used to validate the idea of a digital product (mobile app, website, etc.) at different stages.
Mobile Proof Of Concepts (POCs)
A POC is used when testing the feasibility (technical and integration) of a feature.
The purpose of a POC is not only to test the technical feasibility of a feature from a technological point of view but also to show the integration constraints, and to highlight its potential downsides.
At appssemble, when we build a POC, we also create a report in which we highlight all the technical, integration, and user experience constraints that we've identified while testing the POCs idea. By doing so, a POC achieves its purpose, that of validating the feasibility of the feature, and presenting all the possible downsides of the approach.
Why build a POC?
- Innovation — POCs are usually built when trying to prove if it's possible to achieve a certain feature using the current technology or the current tech stack. This is especially useful when trying new technologies such as AR/VR
- Increase interest — POCs could also help startup founders prove the feasibility of their core feature to a board of investors, or their target customers.