This episode is special because we tell the stories of building our app company from the ground up over the past eight or so years! We talk a lot about our first app and how we built it with no experience because we truly hope it will inspire some of you to try something scary in the future. That said, we’ve accumulated a good bit of experience 6-10 apps later (it depends how you count them!) and we’re excited to share our journey with you in this episode!
-We talk about pre-Internet life. We’re among the last generation of people who remember a totally unplugged childhood. We both grew up with no home Internet and no smartphones, which is so crazy to think about now. We each once took a cross-country road trip with paper maps—so weird!
Links to our apps …
A Beautiful Mess App
Our first app! You can read about our first app launch
Party Party App
Our second app. You can read about it
A Color Story App
We have a bunch of great tutorials for A Color Story
A Design Kit
We talk in the episode about how
Previous to this app, Emma and I had never had a partner as a founder, but for Filmm and for Template (below) we partnered with
OK, so I had to go back and record a disclaimer since we talked rather confidently about how
I will say, I have NEVER been this excited about an app. I have all the butterflies of our first app all over again, and it’s going to be VERY exciting to see you all using it soon!
Before I move on from apps, I just want to acknowledge that YES it feels weird to talk about our successes so openly. For years, we sort of tried to minimize that part of it because it felt like bragging. But on the flip side, we are experiencing so much freedom on our new platform via the podcast. And to be honest, it feels really good to be super open about all kinds of different topics. We really feel like it’s worth it (but still please don’t leave us mean comments, OK, PLEASE). ?
OK … moving on to the other segments!
You can watch some
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Love you! Elsie + Emma