The Story Behind ShutterSpots
Andrew Yates, Founder
What inspired ShutterSpots?
I have always been interested in photography and each time we go on retreats at Buffer I look into the best places to shoot nearby. So an idea around “Yelp for Photo spots” was born. I have always used small side projects to learn more about iOS and so ShutterSpots was a great project to dive into Swift.
How did you get started?
I was building an app called Alpenglow, which wasn’t completed but I started ShutterSpots using that code base. Alpenglow was an idea I had around getting alerts about good sunrises/sunsets based on other users ratings an hour or so ahead. I then started building out a ShutterSpots MVP, which is what hit the App store. I already had an icon designed way before completion, which was great motivation to get it out.