We Made It

It was April 4th when Matt and Brandon approached me about LunchBunch, and I was excited to say the least. I was attracted by the idea of working on a project with passionate developers and on a product that I believed in—a product that you, the user, would find useful and enjoyable. After a few weeks of research and a little bit of coding, I decided that we needed to jump in with both feet, and I began devoting all of my time to LunchBunch. The first phase involved building out a backend infrastructure and API as well as developing the initial iOS and Android front-end apps. While designing the feature set and layout of LunchBunch, we began looking into the business model, logo and branding, website, and marketing. Each component was as exciting as the previous one, and it was so cool to see everything come together.

Today, it is November 4th, and we are only three days away from our initial public launch. I hope that you are looking forward to the release as much as I am! Looking back over the past seven months, it is amazing to see the progress that we have made; the process of designing a new product, learning the technology to implement it, and figuring out how to create a useful application has been so much fun and very rewarding. With everyone working on a different component and bringing their unique experiences and interests to the table, this really is an awesome team to work on, and I could not have asked for a better experience.

Starting a company after graduation was mostly exciting, but it was also difficult to know in which direction to take the company. After the past seven months of work on LunchBunch, I am certain I made the right choice. I know I speak for everyone on the team when I say that working on LunchBunch has been an incredible learning experience, and creating an application that is not only functional but also is useful for bringing people together is so rewarding. We are so exited for you to use LunchBunch, and we would love to hear from you; if you have any comments, suggestions, or questions, please leave a comment below. It is so cool to see all of the pieces fall into place, and I am excited to see how LunchBunch grows!

Ryan from The Bunch

About the Blog

Why blog about LunchBunch? For 3 reasons.

1. To tell a story
All startups go through a unique process to get from point A to point B.  We want to let people know about our process, we want people to share in the journey, and ultimately, we want people to understand who we are as individuals, as a team, and as a company.

2. To keep you up to date and in the know
LunchBunch is young, and we are aiming to be something that is useful to you and your friends.  We will keep you updated on our progress and future plans here.

3. To share our knowledge
Some of our posts will be technical and some will be business-related.  We have learned a lot from other blog posts, but we also had to figure out a lot by ourselves, whether it was navigating the waters of a startup, exploring the jungle of Android, or climbing the mountains of iOS.  We want to be able to pass along our experience in these areas and others for you to build on.  We encourage user involvement on this blog, so please leave comments so that everyone can learn from your experiences too!

The Bunch