Holy Crap! Brit + Co. is Now an App!
We all know that “there’s an app for that” and in fact, we tend to write about really useful apps here on Brit + Co. all the time. But, what kind of hypocrites would we be if we weren’t also app developers ourselves? Sure, we’ve created web applications like our social wedding website creator, Weduary, but our bigger fascination these days has been all about mobile. That’s why we’ve spent the past couple of months designing, coding, iterating and then iterating some more on the brand new Brit + Co. app for iOS.
Why a mobile app, you ask? Turns out, more than 30% of our growing website traffic these days is coming from mobile devices. I suppose that’s not too surprising given that there are nearly 5 billion mobile phone users in the world today. Compare that to the 1 billion or so PC users and you’ll start to understand what I’ve known for awhile now: mobile is where the party’s at!
For those of you who have been readers for awhile now (we love you guys!), let me be the first to agree that our mobile experience has been rather sucky up until now. But alas, those days are over. Welcome to a new world of big, beautiful photos, extremely readable text, easy sharing and commenting, simple navigation and notifications for unread posts. The best part? No ads! The second best part? It’s really, really pretty (or at least I tend to think so).
While this app is currently only available for iPhone users, we have also optimized our mobile website (just go to www.brit.co from your phone’s browser) to give a similar high quality experience on other platforms as well.
Hi, I'm Brit, the founder and CEO of Brit + Co. I'm a young mom of two, tech nerd and design-inclined lady who has a zillion hobbies and curious about... just about everything! My mission from the beginning has been to unlock women's creativity and courage to try new things so that they can find the path to their true passions.
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)