What is an MVP in software development?
MVP is an important term in software development. It stands for “minimum viable product” and it refers to a piece of software that is released by a software development company prior to a final product’s launch. It is something that works and can be used by customers or a testing group, however, it will have limited functions and capabilities as compared to the projected final product.
A good example of this comes from the video game industry, in which trials and free demos of games to be released in the future are offered to users. Players can try out a limited version of the game with reduced capabilities, fewer levels, and even reduced graphic power, in order to see if they like the game and might like to purchase the full version down the line.
This same principle is often applied in the tech world and an MVP in software development is now a very popular option.