1. What was your inspiration for your new app?
“Alice took an HCI class in the spring that got her thinking about how we explore and understand information, and how information is interconnected through links or relatedness in many dimensions. We realized that lists only offered one dimension, and we thought that was kind of boring and didn’t make a whole lot of sense. We knew that we wanted to do something in the space of app discovery and all the app discovery engines we knew about used lists, so we thought we’d try something a bit different.”
2. How hard was it to create this particular app?
‘Probably what took the most time was designing and implementing so many different approaches before arriving at the current version of our app. We actually developed the web app first, and Kenrick, who does our Android dev, was able to figure out some really interesting ways to share code between the web app and Android app that made developing the Android app much more efficient than it could have been.”
3. …and if Google gave any resistance to it since you basically reinvented it’s wheel.
“We don’t see our app as “reinventing Google’s wheel”. If anything, we want to help Google’s Play Store to thrive by making it easier for developers to get noticed and for customers to discover new apps. We haven’t heard anything from Google yet, but are planning to reach out to them after we’ve grown some more.”
4. Also How do you feel Google’s new Play update will affect you and other Devs when updating your android apps?
“We’re very excited about Google’s new delta updates. Our app is quite small, but since it is so new we know we’ll be releasing updates frequently as we fix bugs and respond to user feedback, so it’s good to know that downloading these updates won’t be a hassle for our users anymore!”