The Story of FirstWire apps
Team at FirstWire envisaged a future where people would be able to receive useful and interesting information by voluntarily subscribing to channels and topics and keep spam and unwanted stuff out. With this dream, we started working on our flagship product FirstWire.
Idea was great and team was excited. We began the development and gave ourselves three months to complete it. However one week into development and we realized that we would not be able to meet the deadlines as we have completely underestimated the intricacies of native mobile app development.
Mobile app development is remarkably different from web development as you do not have many ready to use templates to build upon. Each mobile OS platform is different from others, comes with multiple versions and always have some sets of obsolete libraries. In fact you have to consider hardware stuffs like screen sizes, manufacturer brands and so on.
We finally launched a great product (download it here ). Surely proud of it but no shame in admitting that we missed the deadline. All in all we had some great lessons.
Lesson Number One - Mobile App development is a time consuming and costly affair. It's not for the faint hearted.
Lot of other teams and businesses are facing the same problem with Mobile App development. They are stuck in lengthy and costly affair of mobile app development process. For us, the time has come to offer a more sensible & more efficient approach. We decided to break the status quo and launch a suite of ready to use mobile app templates which can be used for various industries and domains.