“The product that wins is the one that bridges customers to the future, not the one that requires a giant leap.”
–Aaron Levie, co-founder of Box
For all those who may know, seeing your app on Itunes Store is a big milestone. Its not only about having written a good app but more so about the recognition of being a part of the Elite few.
Apple has set some very high standards unlike Android where one could publish an app easily. The standards of testing, benchmarks against other apps, terms and conditions and even design and UX of your app also plays a huge role. To add to this you need to have many policies in place while following the best practices that Apple has mandated. And if you are a hardware-based app, that sends some data, which involves location, user data, user ambiance data, third party sensors etc., then it becomes very hard. Yet, surprisingly we made it (call it luck perhaps?)
Somehow it’s still such a huge deal. We spent many days and nights dreaming about this day and for that it makes it very special. We have built this app with a lot of love and heart into it.
We are writing this blog to say that we enjoyed this journey of learning Swift, talking to users to get the experience right, all the testing we had to do and building an app from scratch. Being a small team we were working round the clock to make this happen.
“The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.”
–Rob Kalin, co-founder of Etsy
We started building this in Feb 2018, we had a production-ready version in under two months, but just the launch time took us another two months. It is only in June that we have made it in store. We are so thrilled that we have made it amongst the other apps and our users can now get the best of what we offer on their Ipads and IPhones.
Users can now
- know about the air quality around them in real time
- Know about PM2.5 and how its affecting them
- See analytics about how healthy or unhealthy air that they have been exposed to
- Buy Air purifiers, give feedback
We will be making many more releases w.r.t feature and problem solving soon. If you are an Ambee user and have an iPhone, please download the app. If you are not then you can buy one at www.getambee.com.
We take feedback seriously and you may write to us on contact at (@) getambee.com.