Ever since this, I’ve created products and helped others plan and create products with this obsession for finding and facilitating the magic. In creating my own app and then advising countless others, there is always a way to do the tough work in design to make it simple and to work like magic in the hands of a user.
The unique part of my story is that apart from the last year, I worked for 10 years in a church. I still write and preach sometimes on Sundays, but it was about six years ago that I founded an app company and created an app for youth ministries. I did the product design, marketing and support while my co-founder was the primary developer.
A few years ago, that partner decided to exit the company. Over the next six to twelve months, I learned a lot about vetting devs, managing projects and moving an undocumented codebase from obj-c/core data to react native/realm. Finally launching the Android app alongside a re-engineered iOS app and creating an amazing experience for our users made all of the systems and management worth it.