Who owns what? And why does it matter?

When a dev shop builds a mobile app, typically they sign a contract saying that they won’t reuse anything they build for you with other clients— they’ll build every single feature from scratch. If you’re using Facebook login, they’re building that again for you. If you’re integrating payments, they’re spending time getting that set up. Every line of code will be written for the first time. … 

 

Hatch Story: xnumbr, by Trent

This guest post was written by Hatch user Trent Brown for our Hatch Stories series.

In February of your Firstie (senior) year at West Point you find out where you’ll be stationed for the next few years of your Army career. The night you find out is called “Post Night,” and it’s a pretty big deal.  You might find out, as many do, that you’re going to be based at Fort Hood in the small town of Killeen, TX, or another tiny town somewhere in America. You’ve probably never been there, and likely don’t know many people living there that you can lean on for advice. … 

 

Teams on Hatch

Building a successful company is rarely a solo endeavor. Most of our users have cofounders or partners in their company, so one of the first features we built out was team management. With Hatch, you can add your team members, your accountant, your investors, your mom, and your teddy bear to your dashboard. Your team will be able to make design changes and send push notifications, and your stakeholders will be able to check out your stats at their convenience. … 

 

Keeping up with software updates and design trends

One of the biggest challenges with mobile is keeping up with the software updates. Mobile hardware is changing every year, and with that apps can capitalize on new phone components (e.g. force touch, sensor ID, NFC, screen size). It doesn’t help that mobile software is constantly being updated to maximize the possibilities with new hardware and take advantage of new technologies. Because everything is evolving so quickly, keeping up with it all is a full-time job for many engineers. …