MVP Development

Discover the essentials of MVP development with Lexunit. Learn how to define, build, and launch a Minimum Viable Product to validate your business idea, gather user feedback, and iterate efficiently. Ideal for startups and innovators.

MVP Development
MVP Development step-by-step
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What is an MVP?

An MVP, or Minimum Viable Product, is a software or hardware product with just enough features to be usable by early customers who can then provide feedback for future development. This feedback is crucial for guiding the direction of your product, ensuring it meets the needs of your users.

What is not an MVP?

PoC vs. Prototype vs. MVP

You might often hear the terms PoC (Proof of Concept) and Prototype alongside MVP. While they're related, each serves a different purpose, targets a different audience, and takes different amounts of time to create.

A small project to prove an idea is feasible
An early version of a product, can be an interactive demo
The first working version of a product with enough features to serve early users
To check if an idea or tech problem can be solved
To present the future product and gather UX/UI feedback
To gather early adopters, generate revenue, and collect feedback for further development
Target Audience
Internal teams, PO, tech team
Internal teams, Stakeholders
External users, end users
Short, a few days to 2 weeks
Medium, a few weeks to a couple of months
Longer, a few months (3-4) until launch
Success Criteria
Proving technical feasibility
Getting positive feedback on concept and design
Achieving user adoption and receiving positive feedback

Steps to Build an MVP

You've just reached the part where the steps to build a successful MVP are clearly outlined. This section takes you through each crucial phase, ensuring you understand the entire lifecycle of creating a successful MVP.


Define the Business Need

Start by clearly defining the business need. Through several iterations, we’ll understand exactly what you need and help refine the plans to fit within the MVP framework.


Finalize Core Features

Determine which essential features the product will include. Based on this, we’ll create a detailed project plan outlining scope, timeline, deliverables, budget, and project management framework.


Development Phase

UX and UI Design

Finalize the design in an iterative process. If you already have designs from the prototyping phase, we’ll use those.


Turn plans into a functional product. Create the front-end for user interaction and the back-end for functionality.


Conduct testing parallel to development to ensure quality.



Deploy the solution so it’s available to users. Depending on complexity, we might set up testing and staging environments before going live.


Maintenance and Support

Ensure the product continues to operate smoothly and stays up-to-date with changing standards.

How can you source the creation of an MVP?

You have several options for turning your idea into a product and every of them has its own pros and cons. Here, we created a comparison of the two most common approaches so you can understand it a bit deeper.


  • ✔️ Direct oversight of development
  • ✔️ Alignment with company culture
  • Higher costs
  • Longer time to build a team
  • Full managerial efforts needed


  • ✔️ Cost-effectiveness
  • ✔️ Easy access to expertise
  • ✔️ Quick start
  • Less control, potential misalignment
  • Communication challenges (time zone, language barriers)

Why Choose Us?


Competitive Pricing

Our team, based in Eastern Europe, focuses on using off-the-shelf and open-source solutions for fast and efficient development. Use our price estimator to get an idea of the costs involved in bringing your idea to life.


Diverse Background

Our team includes Project Managers experienced in agile/waterfall product building, Designers, Full stack developers, Data engineers, and PhD-level ML engineers.


Proven Track Record

We’ve completed several successful projects with US-based partners, emphasizing continuous communication to ensure alignment with the partner’s vision. Check out our Clutch .

Quick Response

We effectively address time-zone differences to ensure smooth collaboration.

Industry Experience

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