Interview with Khoury Apps
What’s your name and where do you come from? My name is Hasseb-Harry Khoury, everyone calls me Harry. I am from Australia
How did you spot a space in the market for your product or service? We see types of apps that we believe could be better, either in design or function, and we go ahead and do it!
How long did you think about your business before bringing it to life? Honestly, not long at all. Pretty much just dived headfirst in.
How did you raise the funds to start your business? Most of the equipment I needed to start, I already owned. All you need is a mac computer and a developer licence, not much else was needed to start.
How do you stay informed – networking, newspapers, social media? I follow a few apple developer blogs. Apple themselves have a dedicated page to inform developers of changes to the App Store and other relevant info. I read a lot of books too, reading is essential!
Tell us about one of your business low-points and what you learnt from it I would say the launch of our first app. We did not receive a great number of downloads, and our revenue for that first month was around $2. What we learnt is that we needed to know the target market in depth, and actually have a business model, one that actually can work
Name five qualities people need to be successful in a job like yours Perseverance, hard working, problem solving, great with people, willing to ALWAYS learn
Do you have a business mentor? No, but I do have several contacts I go to for advice with certain things, such as marketing, which I am yet to be an expert in
What’s been your favourite piece of press coverage so far? Actually, we have not yet had any press coverage
Name one of your favourite start-ups The team that created Monument Valley, ustwo Games. I love great design
Quick fire round!
Apple or Android? Apple
Mac or PC? Mac
Apples for hand or melons for feet? Melons for feet
Name two chocolate bars you would put together to make a super bar Crunchie and Flake
Khoury apps are an application and development studio, some of their products include: DayCount, Inspire and ReAct.
You can find his apps here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/developer/hasseb-harry-khoury/id1088093463