39 min

Product Development To Turn Your Idea Into Your Next App Scale-up with Andreas Creten # 180 SaaS District

    • Entrepreneurship

Andreas Creten is a software engineer and an entrepreneur who loves developing apps and building teams. He’s the CEO of madewithlove, an app development company that helps startups and established companies turn ideas into applications by offering development, consulting and ad interim management services, building both products and teams.
They have been CTO in over 60 companies, mainly operating as CTO ad interim. You can regularly find Andreas working on open-source projects and speaking at conferences around the world.
in this episode we cover:
00:00 - https://byldd.com/ (Byldd - MVP Development Agency Based in New York)
01:12 - Intro
02:19 - Introducing Legacy Code
04:16 - Top Red Flags On The Due Diligence Process
08:50 - What Is Technical Debt And How They Work It
11:40 - Balancing Technical Debt and Product Development
15:24 - Scenarios Where Refactoring The Code Can Work
17:25 - Tools That Madewithlove Use To Ensure Code Quality
20:20 - Building The Perfect Engineering Team
23:24 - The App Development Process With madewithlove
28:35 - Madewithlove in Terms of Size Today
30:07 - Andreas’ Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
31:13 - Andreas’ Piece of Advice for His 25 Years Old Self
32:51 - Andreas’ Biggest Challenges at Madewithlove
34:06 - Instrumental Resources for Andreas’ Success
36:54 - What Does Success Means for Andreas Today
38:07 - Get In Touch With Andreas

Get In Touch With Andreas:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreascreten/ (Andreas' LinkedIn)


Mentions:
https://basecamp.com/about/story (Jason Fried from Basecamp)


Books:
https://www.amazon.com.br/Getting-Real-Smarter-Successful-Application/dp/0578012812 (Getting Real by Jason Fried)
https://www.amazon.com.br/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Business/dp/1942788290 (The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim and Kevin Behr)


Tag Us and Follow:
https://www.facebook.com/SaaSDistrictPodcast/ (Facebook)
https://www.linkedin.com/company/horizen-capital (LinkedIn)
https://www.instagram.com/saasdistrict/ (Instagram)


More About Akeel:
https://twitter.com/AkeelJabber (Twitter)
https://linkedin.com/in/akeel-jabbar (LinkedIn)
https://horizencapital.com/saas-podcast/ (More SaaS Podcast Episodes)
https://horizencapital.com/saas-consulting-services/ (SaaS Consultants)
https://horizencapital.com/how-to-value-saas-business/ (Learn How to Value a SaaS Company)

Andreas Creten is a software engineer and an entrepreneur who loves developing apps and building teams. He’s the CEO of madewithlove, an app development company that helps startups and established companies turn ideas into applications by offering development, consulting and ad interim management services, building both products and teams.
They have been CTO in over 60 companies, mainly operating as CTO ad interim. You can regularly find Andreas working on open-source projects and speaking at conferences around the world.
in this episode we cover:
00:00 - https://byldd.com/ (Byldd - MVP Development Agency Based in New York)
01:12 - Intro
02:19 - Introducing Legacy Code
04:16 - Top Red Flags On The Due Diligence Process
08:50 - What Is Technical Debt And How They Work It
11:40 - Balancing Technical Debt and Product Development
15:24 - Scenarios Where Refactoring The Code Can Work
17:25 - Tools That Madewithlove Use To Ensure Code Quality
20:20 - Building The Perfect Engineering Team
23:24 - The App Development Process With madewithlove
28:35 - Madewithlove in Terms of Size Today
30:07 - Andreas’ Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
31:13 - Andreas’ Piece of Advice for His 25 Years Old Self
32:51 - Andreas’ Biggest Challenges at Madewithlove
34:06 - Instrumental Resources for Andreas’ Success
36:54 - What Does Success Means for Andreas Today
38:07 - Get In Touch With Andreas

Get In Touch With Andreas:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreascreten/ (Andreas' LinkedIn)


Mentions:
https://basecamp.com/about/story (Jason Fried from Basecamp)


Books:
https://www.amazon.com.br/Getting-Real-Smarter-Successful-Application/dp/0578012812 (Getting Real by Jason Fried)
https://www.amazon.com.br/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Business/dp/1942788290 (The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim and Kevin Behr)


Tag Us and Follow:
https://www.facebook.com/SaaSDistrictPodcast/ (Facebook)
https://www.linkedin.com/company/horizen-capital (LinkedIn)
https://www.instagram.com/saasdistrict/ (Instagram)


More About Akeel:
https://twitter.com/AkeelJabber (Twitter)
https://linkedin.com/in/akeel-jabbar (LinkedIn)
https://horizencapital.com/saas-podcast/ (More SaaS Podcast Episodes)
https://horizencapital.com/saas-consulting-services/ (SaaS Consultants)
https://horizencapital.com/how-to-value-saas-business/ (Learn How to Value a SaaS Company)

39 min