We established Pepper Networks LLC in September 2011 to design and build the Timebox App. It took us just about 12 months to get version 1.0 ready for the App Store and then another couple of months before it was finally available.
Over the last 5 years we have learned tons of stuff about Apple, iOS, multiple generations of iPads and iPhones, a variety of development environments such as Swift, the App Store, app pricing, screenshots, video, app marketing & PR, user interfaces of all different sizes, fonts, sharing with friends, family and numerous other companies such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc., our customers and their photos and stories, printing, notifications, corporate finance and funding, business models, competition, iCloud, photo storage & organization, security & privacy, and digital preservation. We’re still learning and love what we do!
Even though Timebox has changed over the years (thanks to your feedback!) our goal is still the same - to help people enjoy their photos and stories so they can remember their lives.
When we show people or share specific photos or videos in our Timeboxes of our dog Clover, a trip or cutest niece or nephew they ask how we made the video, found the photo or video, about the timeline or what’s that app called again. They sometimes say Timebox is exactly what they've been looking for because they want to do stuff with their photos and need help.
One of our biggest challenges these days is getting discovered. Five years ago it wasn’t as difficult as it is today. The App Store has millions more apps than it had then. We’re a small, family-owned company with limited marketing resources and we count on word-of-mouth recommendations. Hearing about Timebox from a friend is the best.
We’ve got designs for Timebox 5.0 and are just getting started. Can’t wait to tell you more about it when we're a little further along.
If you love Timebox please tell a friend! If you have a minute to add a rating and/or review to the App Store we’d appreciate it.
Thanks for being a Timebox customer!
Mary Ellen & Len