It’s been a long year. The last six months have been an incredible journey filled with setbacks, accomplishments and as of today fulfillment. As of today we are finally shipping the latest and a full rewrite of Open Home Pro into customers hands.
The purpose of this post is not about the app, but about the people that helped or inspired its being built.
Bert Toledo – without her we never wouldve started building ohp. She inspired it with her frustration and it turns out 14,999 others have her problem too. She’s my rock. Best girlfriend in the world.
Josh Elman – On September 11, 2010 Josh offered his initial feedback of my mvp product and I thought it was spot on. He talked a lot about focus and simplicity. I would find myself rereading this email a few times over the course of development.
Michael Dearing – When I met with MD he said one word that changed our design forever. Photos. Photos are everything in real estate and they are everything in our app.
Ryan Spoon – Ryan has always encouraged me to take the leap. Without his advisement and resources we never wouldve shipped. God bless him.
Chris Smith – Chris really put OHP on the map by talking about how great it was for agents at Inman’s Agent Reboot conference held in major areas throughout 2011.
Egg Haus – Rob and his team were exceptional to work with. We developed some really great methodologies throughout the app that we agreed our innovative and great for our user base. The design work done in this app I’d argue is the strongest in the real estate industry. The landing pages look so good i’d hang them on my wall. Bravo.
Robert Malko – Robert barely exists online. He has no Twitter or Facebook profiles, but boy does he work his ass off. He poured countless hours to help get this out the door, including 16 straight yesterday.
I had two great interns for a few weeks along the way. Sam and Kirk thanks for the help figuring out conversion numbers.
Chris Lim – Chris was instrumental in getting us enough funding to build towards our vision. His enthusiasm is his best quality. He got me excited to keep pushing towards the finish line.
Angelo DiNardi – Angelo hadn’t done much iOS programming when he turned my original powerpoint slides into a functional app. He’s ridiculously solid and has one heck of a head of hair.
Steven, Tristan, Tyler, Can, Mona and rest of the artists formally known as Apture. Thank you for forcing me to build a better product. The polish that we put into every pixel really pays off for every user.
Last but not least mom, dad. I think nearly every phone call we’ve shared you two have asked how is it going. Not once did you ask when is it shipping?