Also catering to your need to hoard articles you’ll never read.
Or at least to save them for later and then forget all about them until you’re stranded on an airport with patchy Wi-Fi and a several hours delay on your hands.
The simple, yet popular concept raised funds from Foundation Capital, Baseline Ventures, Google Ventures, and Founder Collective, and has managed to live quite a lifespan for a startup — almost a decade!
And during that time, it has not only survived, but also gathered and retained 17 million registered users.
The tchochke you find in your Pocket
But it has also long surpassed its role of your virtual content junk drawer and is pivoting towards a social recommendation platform, allowing you to connect your Facebook, Twitter and Google account to get content from the people you already know, or to pick from a list of popular influencers.
The web app has pretty much similar features, as the whole point of Pocket is to enable you to access your saved content regardless of the device you’re using. It’s no wonder that web app development takes as long as for that of a mobile app:
Marko decoding the web app and Vlado writing estimates for the iOS part.
Press “Save” in less three months
If we put 2 iOS, 2 Android and 2 web developers on the job, it would take a bit over two months to develop the whole thing.
And the final numbers would look like this: