In the idea stage, you imagine your product in a perfect, finished way and with lots of features that are utterly unrealistic if you want to ever create the first version. We had to cut a lot to create a minimal viable product. This was a really painful process because we had to postpone so many features that made the idea of SpotShot so great.
At the time we only had our front end developer Marcel that never created or published an app before. His challenge was to build a cross-platform app based on the designes our designer Jakob created. Marcel mastered the challenge by becoming a full stack dev that used the ionic framework to create SpotsShot for both Android and iOS.
After months of hard work, we finally released our first app into Apple's Testflight store and we invited friends and family to be our first testers.