First of all, how are you and your family doing in these COVID-19 times?
Steve Moon: These are unprecedented times, and many people have been negatively affected, but it has given us more time with our families. It has been nice to spend quality time with each other where before the pandemic, we all seemed too busy with work, sports, extracurricular activities, etc.
Tell us about you, your career, how you founded Clever Coding.
Steve Moon: I was working as a freelance programmer in 2008 when the App Store first opened up for third-party developers. I developed one of the first 2000 apps on the App Store and fell in love with mobile development. I left my job and started Clever Coding full time.
How does Clever Coding innovate?
Steve Moon: Clever Coding has streamlined its processes by allowing all of our employees to work remotely. We utilize technology to communicate and stay current with our projects. Working remotely is a huge benefit to our employees, and it helps us attract high-level talent.
How the coronavirus pandemic affects your business, and how are you coping?
Steve Moon: With the pandemic, we were forced to have everyone work remotely. We soon found that we could still be very efficient and effective in this manner. We normally use video calls to communicate with clients, but we now need to meet in person. We now rent conference rooms.
Did you have to make difficult choices, and what are the lessons learned?
Steve Moon: Luckily, we have been very fortunate to continue to grow throughout the pandemic. We have acquired many clients who have reached out to us to help create technologies that innovate with the times and continue to strive during these difficult times.
How do you deal with stress and anxiety? How do you project yourself and Clever Coding in the future?
Steve Moon: Unfortunately, stress and anxiety are part of the job. We try to use technology to stay in touch with all team members as it seems isolation is a big contributor to stress and anxiety. Exercise and a healthy diet are important, and we try to have a good work/life balance.
Who are your competitors? And how do you plan to stay in the game?
Steve Moon: There are a lot of mobile development firms in the market today, but they aren’t all created equal. We provide a level of service and transparency that is above and beyond what most of our competitors are capable of.
Your final thoughts?
Steve Moon: Clever Coding has extremely experienced developers, which helps lower overall costs to our clients. We are dedicated to delivering high-quality apps that are built to scale from the ground up using the latest industry standards.