Couple years ago we started development of our first app. You may know it – TrashOut. It`s pretty cool app for reporting illegal dumping all around the world. We started this idea, because we wanted to change the world (as everyone else :P). TrashOut was really great and huge project, where we learnt a lot. In those years not many people were doing mobile development in Slovakia. Not many designers knew that mobile design is different from the web one. So it was tough.
Titanium appcelerator (multiplatform framework) was the first tool we used. It is easy to use platform with good possibilities for starting developers. But quite soon we realized that if we want to have full control over the code and have no limits in development, we need to do it differently. That`s why we jumped into native development. Native development is basicly writing code for each platform from a scratch. No shortcuts means longer development, but much better user experience, stability and speed.
These changes were appreciated widely and we became winner in the category Best app of AppsRullez 2012.
Winning this competition was great for us and we realized 2 things:
- First of all – TrashOut makes sense.
- Second of all – professional jury appreciated our app from many perspectives – stability, user experience, design, …
It was something like wind in the sails and we started thinking about making apps commercially. And we made it.
We founded GoodRequest.
Creating apps for clients have one great advantage – we are always into something new. No stereotypes, no boredom. Well, of course it is really challenging sometimes, but we like it. We like it so much, that we are excited to start new project almost every 3 months. Reason is simple, we truly believe that mobile phones are changing the way we live. Phones and its applications influence our lives on daily bases. That`s why we want develop such applications, which makes our lives easier, richer or simply more fun. And this should be our contribution.