[Working late...] Until 3am when we were releasing our first paid version of Outline+. But we had to resubmit on the next day anyway!
We are a small, young and inspired team of 5 developers, 1 designer, 1 customer supporter and 1 marketing guy. This is our first app together although all of us already worked on different iOS (and not only) apps.
What do you do for inspiration?
We read our reviews on the App Store :)
What do you regard as being your biggest achievement?
It's our app standings on the App Store. So far, we have been in Top 10 Free iPad apps and Top 20 Paid apps.
How do you relax or unwind?
Sometimes we just draw on our whiteboard, sometimes drink beer at a bar.
If you weren't working on the internet what would you be doing?
Everyone would do different things! Woodcarving, dreaming about working on the internet, driving a lorry and building doll houses.
What's your favourite part of your job? What's the hardest part of your job? What do you do when you get stuck?
Favorite part is to receive feedback from our customers and see that they love our app. The hardest part is probably to get hold of the Microsoft file format. When we get stuck we play our drum kit.
What's the longest you've ever stayed up working on a project?
Until 3am when we were releasing our first paid version of Outline+. But we had to resubmit on the next day anyway!
What software could you not live without?
Microsoft OneNote indeed and Xcode :)
In terms of software, is there anything new you have been playing with lately or that has impressed you?
The new game from Google called Ingress.
Who is your target audience?
Right now it's OneNote users who want to access their notes on the iPad. We are looking to expand our audience with general iPad users and people looking to work with their notes on Macs.
The web is getting out of the web. Do you find that thinking in digital solutions alone hinders you? Do you feel the urge to solve the problem using all mediums necessary?
Developing Outline+, planning its features and interface we notice how people take notes on paper, what tools they use in the real life and how thought and idea recording processes work. So we always think outside of digital and trying to combine analogue offline life with digital interfaces and conventions.
If you were a student entering this industry or an aspiring FWA award submitter, what advice would you give them?
You should love what you are doing, you should always think of people using your product, and... good luck!
What would be your ultimate vehicle to travel in?
Just use teleportation!
How do you keep your finger on the pulse of the latest web trends?
We are subscribed to dozens of RSS feeds, journalists and Twitters. Keeping up with what's going on is just a part of the daily routine.
What country excites you the most in terms of innovation?
China. The speed of technology development and hype around everything digital there are breathtaking.
What is the most expensive thing you have bought in the last week?
A trip to a ski resort for all our team :)
It has been a privilege, thanks very much
And thank you too!