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Interview with Jordan Cohen

Today I chat with Jordan, from vroomity, the author of b.bear abc, another app made with Kwik, available at Apple’s AppStore.

Alex) Tell a little bit about you and your company
vroomity is a startup devoted to creating mobile apps. Its creation was a direct response to the discovery of Kwik, which has enabled a complete app development and launch cycle without software coding.

What is your app about?
Our first app, b.bear abc, teaches the lowercase English alphabet and requires no prior knowledge of letters. It features a simple and elegant learning path, gentle testing, and gorgeous hand-drawn illustrations.

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How Kwik helped you to build it? Any favorite features?
Designing the app was a way to learn the features of Kwik, and in turn the features of Kwik ended up shaping the design. Kwik’s ability to turn an image into a button that triggers multiple events (e.g., hiding and showing other images, playing sound and animations) was extremely helpful. The Preview feature, which puts together a full build and automatically launches Corona’s simulator, made it possible to quickly iterate through a number of variations – especially of simple animations – to complete a section. And though probably underrated, the simple “copy page” feature – which copied not just the images but all of the accompanying Kwik information – easily saved 50 hours of work.

What is your overall experience with us (product and services)?
Learning any new software application always brings with at at least a small amount of frustration, and I found that barrier was easily passed with Kwik, in part because the design makes it fairly easy to learn, and also due the the incredibly responsive support. I got specific answers to my questions, and that guidance saved me a great deal of time.

What is next for you and your company?
Next will be an updated version of the lowercase abc app, only because the speed of development became so fast it was impossible to resist. Then comes an uppercase version of the abc app, which will be so easy to build it’s almost criminal. More educational apps for the younger child, plus a true storybook, are also in the pipeline.

Congratulations Jordan!

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