“I literally started with nothing,” Amber said of building her app.
From a technical perspective, BuildFire’s templates were easy to use and customize, which was a critical deciding factor for Amber. Pre-built templates sparked her creativity, and as she started working with the platform, she found not having a graphic design or development background was simply not an issue.
“When I first started building the app, I had no idea what I wanted it to look like,” Amber said. “I knew what information I wanted to give, but I had no idea what it could look like.”
While she was playing with different designs, she found the perfect theme for her app — a New York City train station theme. Incorporating train imagery for her app, On-Track For College, was the perfect way for her students to visualize getting on-track for college. And as a New Yorker, Amber felt it was the perfect way to incorporate her personality.
“I wanted to make sure that it looked that way so that people understand, I have a piece of me in the app as well.”
Because she was building an app on her own, Amber needed a partner with top-notch service. She loved that the BuildFire team was not only responsive, but also answered all of her questions thoroughly — even basic ones like how to change a picture or color.
Once BuildFire helped her through her initial questions, she found the platform’s resource library and support’s educational approach helped her figure out the tweaks and iterations on her own.
After about 3 months of building, testing and iterating, Amber released On-Track For College.
“I played around with it and I actually created something and I was like, whoa, awesome,” she said. “I can't believe I did this!”