November 25, 2016

Some Words From the Big Guy

Surely, you haven’t missed that we’re going public. And what better way to celebrate this than with a few words (brace yourself for a wall of text) from His Excellency himself? Well, except for the old run around in bunny suits and grope the most criminal looking guys you find, of course. Since our bunny suits are at the dry cleaner’s, give it up for our CEO, Patric Bottne!

What a journey. From exploding servers and instant noodles in air starved basements to fancy coffee and meetings with global heavy-hitters. From la vida locash to money rain from investors and our upcoming listing on the stock market. Yes, what a journey it’s been. From sleepless nights to even more sleepless nights. You would think I’m tired by now. But no, not at all. I’m just damn proud. So now I’m going to brag a bit, because I think we’re worth it.

When AppSpotr was founded we had a clear vision. We wanted to democratize the app market. Do for apps what WordPress has done for websites and Photoshop for image editing. Obviously we still have a long way to go before reaching that goal, but we’re moving forward at full throttle. Despite AppSpotr’s shy age we’ve already managed to innovate the app business a number of times. Like when we introduced our built-in graphics editor and real-time previewer. Now neither of these features is AppSpotr exclusive anymore. Go figure.

The road has been ridden with challenges and setbacks, but we never gave up. Determined to finish what we started, we kept our eyes set on the horizon. And really, in retrospect it feels like we would never have gotten to where we are today if it weren’t for all those hardships. What I’m trying to say is we didn’t succeed despite them, but because of them. The competence and belief in both our vision and each other that we’ve gained from this are absolutely priceless.

Today AppSpotr has over 200,000 users in more than 180 different countries. And we’re growing faster than any of our competitors. In short, we’re on a roll. But this journey is far from over. Really, it’s only just begun.

Along with our planned listing on the stock market, we’re getting another ten million from investors. This money will help us develop new premium features, recruit even more users and boost our sales. And even more importantly, pave the way for our biggest and most groundbreaking upgrade ever: a marketplace where coders and designers can sell their creations and help take our tool to the next level. The day noncoders, coders and designers all meet around AppSpotr, nothing is holding us back from becoming the world’s biggest platform for app building.

So join* us and tag along on the journey to a full-fledged “WordPress for apps”. I’m looking forward to serving you plenty of more bragathons on our way there.

Peace the **** out! / Patric Bottne

* Sorry, peeps and companies in Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Japan and the United States. You may not be eligible to buy AppSpotr shares.

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