Looking back on the first SimpleCrew sketches.

As people, we tend to normalize our current state, and take it for granted after a few weeks.

Like that whole idea that 2 months after getting a raise, it’s not your raise any more, it’s just your salary.

A similar thing happens in business. Every time we ship a major update or feature, we get a big rush seeing it make it’s way into your hands and getting feedback from you.

And then, after a few weeks, it becomes just another part of the app. Something we take for granted.

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How we came up with the idea for our startup.

I’ve been asked how we had the original idea for SimpleCrew a couple times in the last week, so I thought it’d be a fun story to share with you folks here…

An original SimpleCrew Development Screenshot

An original SimpleCrew Development Screenshot

When I was in high school, I started doing street team work for 930 club and Steez Promo around Baltimore/DC.

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3 Awesome Apps for Street Team Communication

3 Awesome Apps for Street Team Communication - By SimpleCrew, the Mobile App for Street Teams

SimpleCrew solves a very particular communication issue for groups and teams – namely, internal photo sharing for businesses.

Whenever your group needs to take and share photos internally – whether for documenting work, accountability, project management, or communication – SimpleCrew makes that sharing process easy, efficient, and painless.

But whenever you’re working with teams, broader communication is important. Whether through email, chat, or phone – other tools can help you keep in touch with your team, so you can work together more effectively.

Here’s a few tools we recommend that will fit nicely alongside SimpleCrew as you and your team do your thing:

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SimpleCrew.com Gets A Makeover

Over the last few weeks, I implemented a redesign of our marketing and sales page here at SimpleCrew.com.

This is the 5th design we’ve implemented for the site since first launching it in February 2012, and with it has come the most significant structural change to the website so far. Namely, I built this version of the website using a website builder tool for WordPress called OptimizePress, but more on that later.

Here’s a look into some of the past designs of the SimpleCrew website, and some insights behind the inspiration, design, and development for each.

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Key Android App, Database, and Server Updates

Over the last week, we’ve shipped a couple key Android App, database, and server updates to SimpleCrew.

The updates addressed a couple of the most urgent scaling issues we’ve faced to date.

Here’s a look into the recent updates, and the problems they addressed.

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Business Lessons Learned from Atlassian.

I like picking out heroes in business (and in life). People and companies whose mindset, actions, and achievements I respect and admire.

Folks like Paul Graham, 37Signals/Basecamp, and Instagram – these guys have been there, walked the path, and have left plenty of inspiration on everything from product features to marketing copy to business strategy.

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SimpleCrew Intro Plan Price Change

Hey folks.

This week, we’re raising the price of the SimpleCrew Intro Plan to $35/mo for all new accounts. Existing SimpleCrew Intro plan holders will not be effected by the price increase.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, you can email me at [email protected]

-Alan