#024: Making An App Without Knowing How To Code, With Adrian and Alexander Bulley

Adrian and Alexander Bulley are the founders of Weqool, a social fitness app that helps you get fit, by working out with friends online.

They aim to reinvent the concept of online fitness by making exercise more fun, engaging and social, regardless of where you are at that moment in time.

Weqool

Main points of discussion

  • An introduction to Adrian and Alexander Bulley
  • We get an overview of Weqool
  • An insight into the “lean startup” methodology
  • We find out why it was important for Adrian and Alexander to be free from a “9 to 5” Job
  • Alexander shares how the idea of Weqool came about
  • What to do if you want to make a software product, but you don’t know how to code
  • How to find a software developer for your idea
  • What to do if you don’t have enough funding to pay developers
  • How speaking with developers can help you flesh out your idea
  • The benefits of creating a minimum viable product (MVP) when launching
  • We learn about how to negotiate cost with developers
  • How to evaluate which software developer to work with
  • The best place to learn about front end, and back end coding
  • We find out what is working for promoting Weqool
  • How to save money while creating promotional content
  • Where Weqool will be in 5 years
  • We hear about the monetising plans for Weqool

Key points you will learn

  • What to do if you want to make an app or software product, but you don’t know how to code.
  • How to find a software developer for your idea
  • The benefits of creating a minimum viable product (MVP) when launching

Links and resources mentioned

Homework

  • Use your ‘social capital’ to help your business progress

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