Recently we had an opportunity to speak with Yury Bushev, the Founder & CTO at Mobibean, LLC about CodeSnack IDE
Please share with us the backstory of what motivated you to create this app.
As a software developer, I was looking for an app that could allow me to do my work from anywhere using just my phone. After researching the market, I didn't find a solution that worked for me and decided to create my own.
CodeSnack IDE is a mobile app that provides you with fast and easy-to-use tools that make it possible for anyone to create amazing programs on the go.
What features do you hope to roll out to your app in the future?
I hope to continue bringing innovating and pioneering concepts to life. From one version to another, we are spending days and weeks testing new features and evaluating usability. Fortunately, we have a lot of users who tell us what features they need. The next major software update will include Collaboration Sessions, allowing a group of people to write programs together in real-time.
What has been the most rewarding aspect of the creation of this app?
The fact that CodeSnack IDE had had a tremendous impact in the software development industry - expanding the way coding is done and making it readily available to a wider audience including those who were not previously able to code due to not having a PC.
Creating an original and innovative viral product that has had such a positive effect in the industry is definitely the most rewarding aspect.
What is the coolest or most innovative feature of your app?
To make a mobile IDE, a great UX is a must. Developers should only have to focus on coding since the app provides the required toolset and works robustly. In CodeSnack IDE, we make it possible to create any computer program using our convenient code editor connected to the Linux Cloud Container.
Which other mobile apps or technology have inspired you?
I was inspired by PC-based IDEs. Most of them are well-standing products with many years of improvement. Since I'm writing programs every day, I know products like JetBrains inside and out and enjoy doing my work using them. In CodeSnack IDE, my goal was to create a similar experience for mobile users. This goal was achieved since the app attracted 50 thousand happy users this year.
Do you have any recommendations or advice for others wanting to create a mobile app?
You should think that creating your own apps is like sharing your experience with a large audience. When you know how to do something better, it's time to package the idea into an app.
It's not a surprise that people love to learn new things and improve their workflow by using utilities that make it possible to make them more productive. The apps are a great way to reach people and positively change their lives.
How did you decide which platforms to release your app on and do you plan on releasing your app to other platforms?
Initially, the iOS platform was chosen because of the popularity of my other app on it. Apple supports great apps by directing more traffic to them and I love it. This helped engage more than 40,000 users on the CodeSnack IDE app in six months, which was fast. A few months later, the Android release happened. Because of the Hybrid app framework, it was pretty easy to adapt the app for a new platform.
How is your app different than the rest of the market? Which unique need does it fill?
Most products on the marketplace are intended for writing code only -- they are similar to text editing apps. CodeSnack IDE is the first mobile application that allows users to RUN programs right on the mobile device like they would on a computer. Another unique aspect of CodeSnack IDE it that it includes a Coding Intelligent Assistance feature that highlights errors in a user's code in real-time, allowing users to instantly catch their mistakes with no code compilation required. Finally, the CodeSnack IDE app is the first app that supports SSH code deployment. It allows users to ship projects to real servers, making their software available worldwide.
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