Things go wrong when people drift from their area of expertise.
It’s the same with software. Businesses know how to grow their business with better technology. Uber can get you a driver in seconds. Fedex makes sure that millions of packages get to the proper destination on time.
Why do political campaigns believe they should develop their own apps? It’s enough to make a veteran progammer cry.
Lessons from Silicon Valley
Startups focus on their unique value proposition. They get products to market quickly by building on pre-existing software platforms. This saves both time and money. AWS and Azure continuously improve their software platform to make them better for developers. Everybody wins, innovation flourishes when everyone does what they know best.
DemLabs is a non-profit that evaluates new approaches in campaigns. It tests innovative, affordable apps that are commercially available, scalable, proven and widely used. DemLabs connects these innovative new approaches from Silicon Valley with Democratic and progressive groups so they can do more with less money and risk.
Use this checklist to decide whether to build your own app or use an existing one.
DemLabs has tested these apps in political, activism and advocacy campaigns. All the apps are affordable and those in red are free.
Stick to what you do well. Please, don’t reinvent the wheel.
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