Interview with the co-founder of Dubble, Adam Scott
June 26, 2015
Adam Scott is the co-founder of Dubble. For those unfamiliar with Dubble (shame on you), it is a social photo app that lets you create double exposure photos with other photo enthusiasts. The app is very easy to use, social, fun to play around with and you can get creative with your photos on a new level. We met Adam at a BetaPitch event for entrepreneurs and had a chance to get the lowdown on how Dubble came together and to explore the broader topics involved!
What inspired you to create Dubble?
I was inspired by "film swapping" when people shoot a roll of 35mm film and send it to someone to shoot over it. It is amazing to do and see what you get back but with postage and processing costs it is time consuming. I wanted to bring this random serendipitous experience to the smartphone generation.
What are some of the early challenges you faced and how have you addressed them?
We were building something new and it was hard to communicate what we were doing. We know now the best way is to keep it simple. Initially we overcomplicated everything.
Where would you like to see Dubble in the next 3 years?
With over one million monthly active users making amazing images and meeting up to talk about them!
Entrepreneurs are always busy. What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive?
I am a bit different to most Founders - 35 years old with three kids, so I only have a small time to get my stuff done so I am forced to work when I can and as hard as possible. Ultimately I need shit loads of coffee and quick gym sessions.
You must be very tech-savvy. What apps, software or web services are your favorites?
I am more photo-savvy than tech-savvy, I love shooting and editing photos on my phone. Software-wise I love Google Drive, you can do anything, anywhere and with anyone.
Who has influenced your thinking and might be interesting to others?
Probably other entrepreneurs from Ignite, a startup accelerator I was working at in Newcastle.
One non-tech thing you cannot live without?
The ability to just go out and walk. I clear all my thoughts during a long walk. I actually got the idea for dubble whilst walking.
Lastly, do you have any advice for aspiring app developers?
A LOT! Mainly however I would say to never try to be fancy with your user interface. If bigger apps do things a certain way then that is the way to do it!
We'd like to thank Adam Scott for his time! What is your best advice for a startup? Let us know in the comments section!
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