It seems as though everything is going digital these days. From transportation, to finding food; we solve more and more of life’s little problems on a device. And with the ease, and prevalence, of smart phones, many people are solving their problems anywhere, any time. Yet at the same time, there are just as many people looking to create these solutions. But there’s a problem: How do you do it? How do you bring your idea to life (before someone else does)?
See, like many of you, we had the same idea–“Hey! That’s a great idea (for an app). But how do we get it done?”
So we went on the hunt. We started talking to friends, family, co-workers, Facebook, Craigslist, Fiverr, eLance, Thumbtack–you name it. What we found out is, there aren’t a whole lot of options. You can either a) have someone locally build it for an absurd amount of money (think upwards of $45-50k per app) b) have some offshore guy, who you can barely communicate with (which gets really frustrating–for both parties), build it for a reasonable price, or c) take a risk on one of these low-flying, Craigslisting, “developers”.
Learning From Our Experience
Well, we’ve tried them all:
There’s no way we’re paying $45k for a simple GPS-based app, I’m sorry. I don’t care if the developer’s percentage from total sales when the app takes off is next to nothing. We’re trying to get an unproven idea out into the market.
The guys from the third-world regions? The communication is terrible, arrogance is bred into the culture, and the time difference (12-15 hrs time difference) is ridiculous. No.
Then there’s the guys on Craigslist: Scum. Fast-talking, traveling salesmen, scum. Great personalities (funny individuals, with lots of character, don’t get me wrong), fun to be around–big talk, no walk. Countless times have we been burned. Nope. No more.
“So then, how do you get these built?” you might ask.
How We Do It
Well, through our countless interactions with the 99% of the crap out there, we’ve found a handful of genuine, hard-working, honest people. Not the fly-by-night individuals that ask for half up-front, then provide a non-functional mock-up stored on their server, and demand the rest of the money to finish (to which they then disappear, stop responding, and play the delay game). No, I’m talking about real people, who work hard for no money, and get paid on the back-end. These are the true cream of the crop.
So that’s how it started. We discovered this gap in the market for quality development at a reasonable price, and instead of building our own ideas, now we build yours. (Well, we build ours, too. But now we get to share the wealth!)
We are founded on honesty, integrity, transparency, ethics, and sound morals. Our mission is to help customers bring their ideas to life. We take your idea (after signing an NDA, of course), create your app, and/or your website, get the content produced, showcase it, and get it out there (into the public domain).
We might not be the most inexpensive, but the value we provide far out-weighs the competition. If you don’t believe us, go ahead, find out for yourself. We’re sure you’ll be back.
Kory Schmidt is a local to Santa Monica, Ca, has a background in software development, and has an eye for marketing trends and insights. He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, Monterey Bay.
The SEO Doctors
A boutique digital marketing agency focusing on Search Engine Optimization, and bringing dreams to life. We provide many other related services such as: Content Creation, Photography, Graphic Design, Video- and Post-Production; Web Design and Development, Software and Mobile Application Development. If you can dream it, we'll build it. We're the bridge, between dreams and reality