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About the Episode
Do you want an easy way to publish a mobile app through your WordPress blog? Well today’s guest built that platform and he talks about his story along with advice on how to find a technical co-founder. Also listen to his tip about practical entrepreneurship and how you push yourself to do the things that frankly just need to get done.
From Selling Boats to Building Apps
Scott was a music major in college and sold boats after graduating. During his time in that boat company, they were in need of a website and Scott started tinkering with Dreamweaver and built their first website. When he left the company, he applied to be a graphic designer but turned out doing websites in there as well and so he eventually got better at it. From there, he did client work and built a WordPress theme company which took off due for a couple of years. When a partnership went sour, he explored the idea of integrating WordPress into mobile apps and went on the look for a technical partner. We was able to close off a deal with a studio to become his partner and shares a tip to everyone that meeting people in person is light years beyond from simply knowing them online. Scott feels that this is the whole reason why his business really took off.
His Two Cents for Entrepreneurs
For Scott, being a practical entrepreneur simply means doing what needs to be done and figuring out how to do it. If you don’t have the skills, learn them. The biggest thing to learn as well is not being stuck and just do stuff despite your fear of making mistakes as it is part of the journey.
And in landing good partnerships, Scott emphasizes the value of meeting partners in person and in entering into a contract, he is always over cautious because of his previous experiences. Your expectations and goals should be aligned, safeguards should be included in the contract such a share selling restrictions. Have lots of conversations and ask as many questions as you can.
What advice would you give to anyone looking to build a mobile app?
Check out Ionic framework if you are looking at building hybrid apps.
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