As Fit with Friends becomes an app, it would be neglectful of me not to mention and introduce you to the fantastic team of people making this happen! I am thankful to have the support, guidance, and friendship of some really awesome people through this process.
Fit with Friends is being developed by a software company in Albuquerque, called 11 Online. Although you probably haven’t heard of them yet, they have been involved in Fit with Friends since July of 2016, mentoring and advising me through the process of building a business.
I met Josh and Eric, the 11 Online founders, in a learn to code class in Albuquerque. They were excellent teachers who did a great job of not making me feel dumb, even though I knew nothing about coding.
(Honestly, I think they were also very impressed with the incredible website I built, which said “What the hell are you doing here!?” in huge letters at the top. Amazing, I know.)
Anyway, after class, I chatted with Josh and Eric about Fit with Friends (then Get Fit 2016). At the time, it had been going on for seven months, and had about 40 users. I was interested in turning it into a business, but not quite sure where to start. Josh and Eric encouraged me to test the market, and see what would happen if I asked people to pay for it.
As you may know, asking for $7 per month hasn’t turned many people away! We considered this to be a proof of the concept. People liked Fit with Friends and were willing to keep participating, even on a Google Spreadsheet!
When I lived in Albuquerque, Josh and Eric continued to meet with me and help me turn this thing into a reality! Around the same time I was really trying to figure out how to develop a Fit with Friends app, 11 Online merged with another company, Hermes Development, growing to 10 employees.
With more time and more employees, 11 Online offered to help me build the Fit with Friends app! We worked out the details and came up with a plan that works well for both them and me.
I am thrilled to see the progress and work with such a great team. Not only are they awesome developers, but as a staff, they are participating in Fit with Friends! As 11 Online helps me build the app, I do my best to motivate them to take a pushup break every so often.
11 Online is a full software development company, and more! They offer services from design to development and consulting to content marketing. They are even helping me design the Fit with Friends logo. Not only are their skills top notch, but I also appreciate the advice and knowledge that the team brings. They have been great about working with me across the country as well.
I am glad to put a face behind “the elusive developers” as we get ready for Fit with Friends to materialize into a mobile app! Please check out who they are and what they do, and feel free to drop them a tweet at @eleven_online!
As always, be on the lookout for more updates.
PS – If you ever need a website or app developed… this is who I’ll recommend!