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Code Story Review - August 2020
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Five years ago, Mark started a side project, building a weather app that combined up to date weather with his wife's beautiful landscape illustrations. Shortly after - Apple started promoting their apps, and their business started to take off. Today, they have ventured into nature based mindfulness apps, through their company known as Wild Ventures.
Yoshi Yokokawa quickly figured out that in order to scale this quickly, his solution would need to work with existing brokerage firms and banks. It was at this pain point that he decided to pivot and build Alpaca, the best way for developers to trade US stocks through an API.
I recently had the opportunity to chat with Arsalan on the Mentoring Developers podcast, to talk about wearing many hats, transitioning from developer to CTO and much much more. Check out the episode, and Arsalan's podcast at the link below.
Dan Burcaw found out that there weren't many app millionaires in existence - so, he and his co-founder set out to build a better way to sell subscriptions inside app experiences, not only by abstracting the tech bits, but by using machine learning to prompt users at just the right time.