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The transportation industry is huge and broken.
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The Opportunity

Global transportation industry revenues exceed $4.8 trillion*. At the same time, the industry is broken and lags behind the accelerating pace of mobile technology. There’s no surprise that the fastest growing transportation startups apps are Uber, Lyft or Postmates.

But that represents only a tiny fraction of the opportunity in the transport and logistics market. With 2.2 billion smartphone users, big changes are going to happen. Take advantage of the opportunity and build the next generation of mobile technology that will fix the market forever.

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Number of smartphone users worldwide from 2012 to 2018 (in billions)

Challenges

Regulations

Transportation industry is traditionally a highly regulated market. There are two choices: either grow fast like Uber and let regulators adjust or design your product accordingly. Either way, it’s something that should form an important part of your product strategy.
 

High Burn Rate

Given the time and scale it takes to grow a transportation startup, you’ll need to give yourself enough time to build your business. This means building an efficient business model on top of your technology so you can increase your runaway and grow faster.
 

Risk Management

For an app that connects mobile and offline markets, risk management is absolutely critical. In the early days, you need to build a reputation, customers trust by delivering a secure and flawless user experience ultimately leading to network effects, and word of mouth that fuels the user growth.

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Take advantage of the opportunity

In trying to disrupt an existing industry, it has to grow at a breakneck pace. With a little margin for error, it will require scalable technology and flawless user experience. You’ll need to identify the right users segment to launch in and define a minimum viable product so you can test your assumptions early and rapidly.

The rest comes down to seamless execution, superior product with viable sales and distribution model.

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  • There's not much humility in their vision: they say openly they want to do what Henry Ford did to cars, or what Rockefeller did for oil. They want Appster to be the ideas development hub of the world.

  • Only the best engineers: "Applying for a job at app-building company Appster, seems a little like applying for a high-security-clearance government job."

It All Starts With the Right Strategy

A great idea is only part of the story. What makes ideas successful is the perfect execution. From fully fleshed-out wireframes, customer personas to an elevator pitch, our product strategists will help you develop a product strategy that aligns perfectly with your business goals.

Instead of following some generic specs or business plans, we will help you identify the minimum feature set and, working hand-in-hand with real customers, we’ll progress towards finding a product market fit.

Our approach is designed to help minimize the risk of failure and develop a product that works in the market. Using our industry expertise and financial industry partners, we’ll help you take your idea from initial concept to a working app with users and a viable business model.

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How Can We Help?

Product Strategy

Building a disruptive technology starts with the right focus. We’ll help you define a minimum feature set, establish feasibility and lock down the product positioning.

Idea Validation

Every idea is built on some educated guesses. We’ll help you develop a minimum feature set, designed to collect enough data feedback from real customers, so you don’t have to rely on guessing.

UX Design

Design is about how the app works. The ultimate consequence of a great design is high user adoption. We believe in clean, simple, user-centric design that aligns with your business goals.

Development

We’ll provide you with a full team of expert strategist, developers and designers to build an app that’s according to highest design and technology standards.

Capital Raising

We have developed a series of workshops to help you prepare your company for a VC investment and take the right steps towards landing your first investment deal.

Post-launch & Scale

Once the official version hits the market, we’ll help you collect user data to improve the product, and can provide access to our full stack marketing team.

Appster has been featured in

Their audacious vision is to help transform the most innovative and challenging ideas into reality, by becoming the leading technical co-founder for entrepreneurs.

Forbes Magazine
August 2014

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