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Last Updated: 8 Aug 2023

- 7+ years of commercial experience in IT - Experience in developing applications using Java, Kotlin - Excellent knowledge in OOP - Experience in using Design patterns (MVP, MVVM) - Experience in using SQLite - Good logical thinking, hard-working, self-learning, result oriented - Good attention to details. - Upper-Intermediate English - Availability starting from 01/08/2023

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- 12 years of commercial experience in IT - Experience in developing applications using Kotlin, Java - Excellent knowledge of OOP - Experience in using Design patterns (MVVM, MVI, MVP) - Experience in using SQL/NoSQL databases - Good logical thinking, hard-working, self-learning, result oriented - Good attention to details. - Upper-Intermediate English - Availability starting from ASAP

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Last Updated: 19 Oct 2023

- Over 7 years of commercial experience in IT as an Android Developer; - Proficient in Java and Kotlin programming languages; - Strong knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) principles; - Experienced in using Design patterns such as MVP and MVVM; - Skilled in using Android SDK and various libraries/frameworks including RxJava, Jetpack Compose, Dagger, Hilt, Room, Navigation, Google Maps, Firebase Analytics, Firebase Crashlytics, and Firebase Cloud Messaging; - Familiar with Clean Architecture and Retrofit for building robust and scalable applications; - Proficient in using source control systems like GIT and tracking systems like Jira and Trello; - Experienced in Agile development methodologies such as SCRUM and Kanban; - Upper-Intermediate level of spoken and written English; - Successfully delivered projects in various domains including in-store and online shopping, retail and distribution, taxi services, sports, and job search; - Strong attention to detail, logical thinking, and result-oriented mindset.

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Oleksandr T., Senior Android Engineer

Last Updated: 4 Jul 2023

- Senior Android Engineer with 6+ years of commercial experience and strong organizational skills. - Proficient in Android development using Java, Kotlin, and libraries like Retrofit and Room. - Expert in methodologies like MVC, MVVM, Clean Architecture, and SOLID principles. - Comfortable working with REST API, version control tools like Git, and project management through MVP. - Upper-Intermediate English - Available ASAP

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Dmitro B., Lead Android Developer

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2023

Senior Android Engineer with over a decade of experience in building commercial applications, expertly versed in Android SDK, Kotlin, Java, and a variety of frameworks and libraries such as Retrofit, Moxy, Dagger 2, and Jetpack compose. Highly skilled in object-oriented architecture, patterns, and network communication protocols like MQTT and HTTP/HTTPS, with proficiency in Binary Data Protocols and general algorithm construction. Demonstrates a solid track record in leading teams through the full lifecycle of application development, from requirement gathering to deployment on the Google Play Store. Holds a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences and excels in a fast-paced agile environment, bringing a wealth of knowledge in architecture solutions, API design collaboration, and advanced Android UI/UX. Recognized for leadership, impeccable time management, and effective communication skills alongside a commitment to code quality and software excellence.

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Hard skills of a MVP Developer

As an MVP Developer, you need to possess a range of hard skills to excel in your role. These skills vary depending on your level of experience, whether you are a Junior, Middle, Senior, or an Expert/Team Lead. Here are the hard skills required at each level:


  • Programming Languages: Proficiency in one or more programming languages such as Java, Python, or JavaScript, along with basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.
  • Database Management: Understanding of relational databases, SQL, and basic data modeling concepts.
  • Version Control: Familiarity with Git and the ability to use version control systems effectively.
  • Problem-Solving: Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to debug and troubleshoot code.
  • Testing and Debugging: Knowledge of unit testing frameworks and debugging techniques to ensure code quality.


  • Software Architecture: Understanding of software architecture principles, design patterns, and the ability to apply them in projects.
  • Web Frameworks: Proficiency in one or more web frameworks such as React, Angular, or Django.
  • API Development: Experience in designing and implementing RESTful APIs to facilitate communication between different components of an application.
  • Performance Optimization: Knowledge of techniques to optimize application performance, including code profiling, caching, and database query optimization.
  • Security: Understanding of web application security principles and best practices, including knowledge of common vulnerabilities and how to mitigate them.
  • Agile Methodologies: Familiarity with Agile development methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban, and the ability to work in an Agile team environment.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Strong communication and collaboration skills to effectively work with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.


  • Architecture Design: Proficiency in designing scalable and maintainable software architectures, including microservices and distributed systems.
  • Cloud Computing: Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud, and the ability to deploy and manage applications in the cloud.
  • DevOps: Knowledge of DevOps practices, including CI/CD pipelines, infrastructure automation, and containerization technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Performance Tuning: Expertise in optimizing application performance and scalability, including load testing, horizontal scaling, and caching strategies.
  • Leadership: Strong leadership skills and the ability to mentor and guide junior developers, as well as coordinate with other teams and stakeholders.
  • Code Review: Proficiency in conducting code reviews and providing constructive feedback to ensure code quality and maintainability.
  • Continuous Learning: A mindset of continuous learning and keeping up with the latest technologies and industry trends.

Expert/Team Lead

  • Strategic Planning: Ability to define the technical vision and roadmap for the team or project, aligning it with business goals.
  • Project Management: Experience in leading and managing software development projects, including resource allocation, timeline management, and risk assessment.
  • System Design: Expertise in designing complex and scalable systems, considering factors like performance, reliability, and security.
  • Code Quality and Standards: Proficiency in establishing and enforcing coding standards, best practices, and code quality metrics across the team.
  • Technical Documentation: Ability to create comprehensive technical documentation and architectural diagrams to facilitate knowledge sharing and onboarding.
  • Team Collaboration: Strong collaboration skills to foster a culture of teamwork, knowledge sharing, and continuous improvement within the development team.
  • Client Interaction: Experience in interacting with clients, understanding their requirements, and providing technical guidance and solutions.
  • Innovation and Research: Proven track record of innovation and the ability to research and introduce new technologies and frameworks to improve the development process.
  • Codebase Maintenance: Expertise in maintaining large-scale codebases, refactoring legacy code, and implementing strategies for codebase health and maintainability.
  • Technical Leadership: Demonstrated technical leadership skills, including the ability to inspire and motivate the team, provide technical guidance, and make informed decisions.
  • Team Management: Experience in managing a development team, including hiring, performance evaluation, and fostering a positive and productive work environment.

Cases when MVP does not work

  1. Complex projects with high technical complexity: In cases where the project has a high level of technical complexity, the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) approach may not be suitable. Developing a functional and fully viable product may require significant time and effort, making it impractical to deliver a simplified version quickly. Examples of such projects include advanced AI systems, complex enterprise software, or intricate hardware products.
  2. Regulatory or legal constraints: Some industries, such as healthcare or finance, are subject to strict regulatory and legal requirements. These constraints can limit the ability to release an incomplete or simplified version of a product. In these cases, it may be necessary to ensure compliance with regulations from the initial stages of development, which can make the traditional MVP approach challenging to implement.
  3. Products with a strong brand or reputation: For established companies with a strong brand or reputation, releasing a minimal version of a product may not align with their existing image. Customers may have high expectations based on previous experiences with the company, and delivering an incomplete product could potentially damage the brand’s reputation. In such cases, a more comprehensive and refined product launch strategy may be preferable.
  4. High competition and market saturation: In highly competitive markets with saturated offerings, simply delivering a basic version of a product may not be enough to differentiate oneself. Customers have numerous options available, and a minimal product may not capture their attention or meet their needs adequately. In such cases, a more feature-rich and differentiated product may be required to stand out from the competition.
  5. Products requiring extensive user education or behavior change: Some products require significant user education or behavior change to be effective. Releasing a minimal version of such products may not provide users with a clear understanding of the value proposition or the desired behavior change. In these cases, a more comprehensive product experience, coupled with educational resources and support, may be necessary for successful adoption.

TOP 14 Tech facts and history of creation and versions about MVP Development

  • The term “Minimum Viable Product” (MVP) was coined by Frank Robinson in 2001. He was inspired by the Lean Startup methodology and the concept of “build-measure-learn.”
  • The first documented use of the term MVP in the tech industry was by Eric Ries in his book “The Lean Startup” published in 2011. Ries popularized the concept and emphasized the importance of validating ideas through early customer feedback.
  • In 2000, Kent Beck introduced the concept of “Extreme Programming” (XP), which emphasized iterative development and continuous testing. This approach heavily influenced the MVP methodology.
  • The first version of the MVP framework was released in 2003 by Ries and his team at IMVU, a 3D avatar-based social platform. They used the MVP approach to quickly test and iterate their product based on user feedback.
  • In 2009, Dropbox famously used the MVP approach to validate their idea before investing substantial resources in development. They released a simple video demonstration to gauge user interest, and the overwhelming response validated their product’s potential.
  • Facebook’s “Like” button, introduced in 2009, is an example of an MVP feature. It allowed Facebook to test user engagement before fully implementing the feature across their platform.
  • In 2010, the popular ride-sharing service Uber launched its MVP in San Francisco. Initially, they only had a limited number of drivers and focused on testing the demand for their service in a specific market.
  • The MVP approach gained significant traction in the startup world due to its ability to reduce time and cost. By focusing on the core features and quickly obtaining user feedback, startups can avoid unnecessary development and pivot if needed.
  • Google’s Gmail, released in 2004, was initially an MVP. It offered a large storage capacity compared to other email providers at the time, and its success led to further development and feature enhancements.
  • Twitter, launched in 2006, started as a side project within the podcasting platform Odeo. The team developed a simple messaging service as an MVP, which later evolved into the widely used social media platform we know today.
  • The MVP concept aligns with the Agile software development methodology, which emphasizes flexibility, collaboration, and continuous improvement. Both approaches focus on delivering value to users quickly.
  • In 2015, the MVP approach was further popularized by the book “The Lean Product Playbook” by Dan Olsen. The book provides practical guidance on how to apply the MVP methodology effectively.
  • Spotify, the popular music streaming service, used the MVP approach to test its product in a limited market before expanding globally. This allowed them to refine their platform based on user feedback and tailor it to different regions.
  • In 2013, Airbnb used an MVP approach to test their concept by creating a simple website that allowed users to rent out air mattresses in their living rooms. The success of this initial experiment paved the way for their platform’s growth.
  • The MVP approach has been widely adopted across various industries, including e-commerce, healthcare, finance, and more. It enables companies to validate their ideas, mitigate risks, and deliver value to their customers faster.

Soft skills of a MVP Developer

Soft skills of a MVP Developer are crucial for success in the software development industry. While technical skills are important, soft skills play a vital role in collaborating effectively with team members, understanding client requirements, and delivering high-quality solutions. Here are the key soft skills required at different levels of experience:


  • Effective Communication: Ability to express ideas clearly and actively listen to others.
  • Problem Solving: Aptitude for identifying and resolving issues efficiently.
  • Adaptability: Flexibility to learn new technologies and adapt to changing project requirements.
  • Teamwork: Capability to work collaboratively with team members to achieve common goals.
  • Time Management: Skill to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines effectively.


  • Leadership: Capability to guide and mentor junior developers in the team.
  • Critical Thinking: Aptitude for analyzing complex problems and developing innovative solutions.
  • Conflict Resolution: Ability to resolve conflicts and maintain a harmonious team environment.
  • Client Management: Skill to understand and address client needs and expectations.
  • Decision Making: Capability to make informed decisions based on analysis and evaluation.
  • Presentation Skills: Ability to effectively communicate ideas and solutions to stakeholders.
  • Time Management: Skill to handle multiple tasks and meet project deadlines.


  • Strategic Thinking: Capability to align software development with business objectives.
  • Project Management: Skill to manage projects, allocate resources, and ensure timely delivery.
  • Empathy: Ability to understand and empathize with team members and clients.
  • Negotiation Skills: Aptitude for negotiating contracts, timelines, and project scope.
  • Quality Assurance: Capability to ensure high-quality standards in software development.
  • Mentorship: Skill to provide guidance and mentorship to junior and middle-level developers.
  • Team Collaboration: Ability to foster collaboration and synergy within the development team.
  • Client Relationship Management: Skill to build and maintain strong relationships with clients.

Expert/Team Lead

  • Strategic Planning: Capability to plan and execute long-term software development strategies.
  • Team Leadership: Skill to lead and inspire a team of developers towards achieving project goals.
  • Business Acumen: Aptitude for understanding the business context and making informed decisions.
  • Innovation: Ability to drive innovation and explore new technologies and methodologies.
  • Conflict Management: Capability to handle and resolve conflicts within the team.
  • Client Engagement: Skill to actively engage with clients and understand their evolving needs.
  • Technical Expertise: Aptitude for in-depth technical knowledge and expertise in the field.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Capability to establish and manage strategic partnerships with external stakeholders.
  • Risk Management: Skill to identify and mitigate risks associated with software development projects.
  • Continuous Learning: Ability to stay updated with the latest industry trends and technologies.
  • Decision Making: Capability to make critical decisions that impact project outcomes.

What are top MVP instruments and tools?

  • Google Analytics: Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that provides comprehensive statistics and analytical tools for website and app owners. It was launched in 2005 and has since become one of the most widely used web analytics tools worldwide. With features like real-time reporting, audience segmentation, and conversion tracking, Google Analytics helps businesses understand their website traffic and optimize their online presence.
  • Trello: Trello is a web-based project management tool that uses boards, lists, and cards to help teams organize and collaborate on projects. It was released in 2011 and quickly gained popularity due to its simplicity and visual interface. Trello allows users to create boards for different projects, add lists to track progress, and create cards for individual tasks. It also supports team collaboration through features like comments, attachments, and due dates.
  • GitHub: GitHub is a web-based hosting service for version control using Git. It was launched in 2008 and has since become the largest host of source code repositories in the world. GitHub provides developers with a platform to collaborate on projects, track changes, and manage code repositories. It offers features like pull requests, issue tracking, and code review, making it an essential tool for software development teams.
  • Slack: Slack is a cloud-based instant messaging and collaboration platform designed for teams. It was launched in 2013 and has gained widespread adoption in the business world. Slack allows teams to communicate through channels, share files, and integrate with other tools and services. Its powerful search functionality, threaded conversations, and extensive app integrations make it a popular choice for team communication and collaboration.
  • Adobe Photoshop: Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing software developed by Adobe Inc. It was first released in 1988 and has since become the industry standard for digital image manipulation. Photoshop offers a wide range of tools and features for editing, retouching, and enhancing images. It is used by photographers, graphic designers, and digital artists for tasks like photo editing, graphic design, and creating visual effects.
  • Microsoft Excel: Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program developed by Microsoft. It was first released in 1985 and has become one of the most widely used spreadsheet applications worldwide. Excel allows users to create and format spreadsheets, perform calculations, and analyze data. Its powerful features like formulas, pivot tables, and data visualization make it an indispensable tool for data analysis and financial modeling.
  • WordPress: WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) used for website creation and blogging. It was released in 2003 and has grown to become the most popular CMS in the world, powering over 40% of all websites on the internet. WordPress offers a user-friendly interface, customizable themes, and a vast ecosystem of plugins, allowing users to create and manage websites without the need for coding knowledge.

TOP 10 MVP Related Technologies

  • Python

    Python is a versatile and easy-to-learn programming language. It offers a wide range of frameworks and libraries, making it ideal for MVP development. With its simple syntax and extensive community support, Python enables rapid prototyping and efficient code development.

  • JavaScript

    JavaScript is a popular programming language for both front-end and back-end development. It allows for interactive and dynamic web applications. JavaScript frameworks like Node.js and React.js are widely used for building scalable and robust MVPs.

  • React Native

    React Native is a cross-platform framework that allows developers to build mobile applications using JavaScript. With its reusable components, React Native enables faster development cycles and cost-effective MVP creation for both iOS and Android platforms.

  • Ruby on Rails

    Ruby on Rails is a web development framework known for its simplicity and productivity. It follows the convention over configuration principle, allowing developers to focus on building the app’s core functionality. Ruby on Rails is well-suited for MVP development due to its rapid prototyping capabilities.

  • Angular

    Angular is a powerful JavaScript framework maintained by Google. It provides a robust structure for building scalable and feature-rich web applications. Angular’s extensive ecosystem and modular architecture make it a popular choice for MVP development.

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    AWS is a cloud computing platform that offers a wide range of services, including storage, computing power, and database management. With its scalability, reliability, and pay-as-you-go model, AWS provides an ideal infrastructure for hosting and deploying MVPs.

  • Docker

    Docker is a containerization platform that allows developers to package applications and their dependencies into portable containers. It simplifies the deployment process and ensures consistent performance across different environments. Docker is widely used for building and deploying MVPs.

How and where is MVP used?

Case NameCase Description
1. AirbnbAirbnb started as an MVP development project with the goal of connecting travelers with spare rooms in people’s homes. By creating a simple website where hosts could list their accommodations and travelers could book them, Airbnb validated the demand for this type of accommodation service. The MVP allowed them to test the concept, gather user feedback, and iterate on their product to eventually become a global marketplace for vacation rentals.
2. DropboxDropbox used MVP development to revolutionize cloud storage and file sharing. Initially, they created a basic product that allowed users to easily store and share files in the cloud. This MVP helped them validate the need for such a service and understand user behavior. With the feedback and data gathered from the MVP, Dropbox was able to refine their product and add features that catered to their users’ needs, ultimately becoming one of the most popular cloud storage platforms.
3. InstagramInstagram started as a simple photo sharing app with limited features. The MVP allowed users to upload and apply filters to their photos before sharing them with their followers. This minimalistic approach helped Instagram understand user preferences and behavior. Based on the feedback and data collected from the MVP, Instagram expanded its feature set, added video sharing capabilities, and became one of the leading social media platforms in the world.
4. UberUber’s MVP development focused on solving the pain points of traditional taxi services. The initial version of the app allowed users to request a ride and track the location of their driver. This MVP helped Uber validate the demand for a more convenient and efficient transportation service. By collecting data on user preferences, driver behavior, and demand patterns, Uber was able to optimize its service, improve user experience, and expand to numerous cities worldwide.
5. SlackSlack revolutionized team communication with its MVP development approach. The initial version of Slack provided a simple chat interface for teams to collaborate. By releasing an MVP, Slack was able to gather feedback from early adopters and refine its product based on user needs. This iterative process allowed Slack to add features like file sharing, integrations with other tools, and become one of the most widely used team communication platforms.
6. KickstarterKickstarter used MVP development to create a platform where creators could showcase their projects and raise funds from backers. The initial version of Kickstarter offered a basic crowdfunding mechanism, allowing creators to present their ideas and collect pledges. This MVP validated the concept of crowdfunding and generated interest from both creators and backers. With the insights gained from the MVP, Kickstarter expanded its platform, added features like project updates, rewards, and became a leading crowdfunding platform.
7. SpotifySpotify’s MVP development approach allowed them to disrupt the music industry. The initial version of Spotify offered a simple music streaming service with a vast library of songs. By releasing an MVP, Spotify was able to gather user feedback and iterate on its product. The data collected from the MVP helped Spotify understand user preferences, create personalized playlists, and introduce features like social sharing and algorithmic recommendations. Today, Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming platforms worldwide.

Pros & cons of MVP

9 Pros of MVP

  • 1. Faster Time to Market: MVP allows you to quickly launch a basic version of your product, which means you can get it into the hands of users and start gathering feedback early on. This helps you validate your idea and make necessary improvements before investing more time and resources.
  • 2. Cost Effective: By focusing on developing only the core features of your product, MVP helps you save money on unnecessary development and avoid investing in features that may not be well-received by users. This cost-effective approach allows you to allocate your resources more efficiently.
  • 3. User-Centric Approach: MVP encourages you to prioritize user feedback and incorporate it into the product development process. By involving users from the early stages, you can better understand their needs and preferences, leading to a product that is more tailored to their requirements.
  • 4. Reduced Risk: By testing your product idea with an MVP, you can minimize the risk of building a product that fails to meet market demand. The early feedback and validation obtained through an MVP enable you to make informed decisions and mitigate potential risks before scaling up.
  • 5. Flexibility and Iteration: MVP allows for flexibility and iteration during the development process. As you gather feedback and insights from users, you can iterate and refine your product, incorporating new features and improvements based on real user data.
  • 6. Focus on Core Value: MVP forces you to identify the core value proposition of your product and prioritize its development. This helps you avoid feature creep and ensures that your product delivers a strong value proposition to users right from the start.
  • 7. Competitive Advantage: By launching an MVP early, you can gain a competitive advantage in the market. Being the first to offer a solution, even if it’s a basic version, can help you capture early adopters and establish your presence before competitors catch up.
  • 8. Efficient Resource Allocation: MVP allows you to allocate your resources more efficiently by focusing on essential features and functionalities. This prevents resource waste on unnecessary development, ensuring that you make the most of your available time and budget.
  • 9. Learning Opportunity: MVP provides a valuable learning opportunity for your team. Through the development and launch of an MVP, your team can gain insights into user behavior, market dynamics, and product-market fit, which can inform future product iterations and improvements.

9 Cons of MVP

  • 1. Limited Functionality: One of the drawbacks of MVP is that it offers limited functionality compared to a fully developed product. This may lead to a less comprehensive user experience and potentially limit the initial appeal of your product.
  • 2. Potential User Dissatisfaction: Since MVPs often lack certain features and functionalities, there is a risk of user dissatisfaction if their expectations are not properly managed. It is crucial to set clear expectations and communicate that the MVP is a basic version with room for future enhancements.
  • 3. Increased Development Effort: While MVP focuses on developing the core features, it may still require significant development effort to create a functional and reliable product. This can be challenging, especially if you have limited resources or tight timelines.
  • 4. Market Perception: Launching an MVP may impact the market perception of your product. If users have a negative experience with the initial version, it can be difficult to change their perception and regain their trust in future iterations of the product.
  • 5. Balancing Priorities: Determining which features to include in the MVP can be a balancing act. It requires careful consideration of user needs, market demands, and available resources. The challenge lies in selecting the right features that provide value while keeping the scope manageable.
  • 6. Limited User Base: Since MVPs are typically launched with minimal features, they may only attract a smaller user base initially. This can limit the amount of feedback and data you receive, potentially delaying the validation process and extending the time required for further iterations.
  • 7. Potential Development Complexity: Depending on the nature of your product, developing an MVP might still involve complex technical challenges. This can lead to increased development time and effort, particularly if your product requires integration with other systems or technologies.
  • 8. Market Competition: Launching an MVP exposes your product to market competition earlier. If competitors catch up quickly and release a more comprehensive solution, they may overshadow your MVP and capture a larger share of the market, making it harder for your product to gain traction.
  • 9. User Perception of Quality: Since MVPs are often associated with basic functionality, some users may perceive them as lower in quality compared to fully developed products. This perception can affect user adoption and acceptance, especially if your competitors offer more polished alternatives.

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