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. … 

 

How we enabled live design editing

After dropping out of college, I was building websites and mobile apps to support myself. In that process, I realized that I could easily change website content, colors, and fonts, but the same capabilities didn’t exist for mobile apps. I was unbelievably frustrated by having to re-submit mobile builds to the app store any time I wanted to change the color of a button (and not to mention the week it would take to get approved). … 

 

How we came up with our Hatch values

Since starting Hatch, we had a few simple values that we rolled out over time. We knew that loyalty was important to us, and we told people during our interview process that “everyone does sales and everyone does customer service” at this company. We knew, though, that we wanted our founding team to formally design our values alongside us. We believe that values should be created by the team and for the team, not mandated by a few select people. … 

 

Hatch Story: The Whole Truth Booth, by Maribeth and Nina

This guest post was written by Hatch users Maribeth Romslo and Nina Sharma for our Hatch Stories series.

The idea for The Whole Truth Booth was born via text message a few days after the 2016 Election. We are best friends who met more than 15 years ago while launching our careers in New York City. We’ve been there for each other through all types of ups and downs in our lives – marriages, children, divorce, international travel, illness, road trips, and many many laughs. We even ran a marathon together. … 

 

Why we started building custom apps

We started building Hatch so that any ambitious person with a great idea could build a mobile app. WordPress for mobile apps.

Easy to say, tough to do. … 

 

How Donald Trump funded our startup

(This article was originally posted on Medium.)

It was the Friday before MLK Weekend. Like many founders, we were draining our personal savings and struggling to find the light at the end of the tunnel. It had been five months since my co-founder Param Jaggi and I had founded our company Hatch (a mobile app builder) and we hadn’t had many good days since. … 

 

A super-brief introduction to our company, our blog, and our team

It’s hard to believe that it was just a few months ago that we came together and founded Hatch. A lot has happened since then and a lot will be happening in the coming months as we launch our product, onboard our first users, and forever disrupt the mobile app market. In this blog, you’ll be able to follow it all. …