Build It With Me helps designers and developers come together to get things done. Individuals with good ideas sometimes have a hard time making those ideas a reality purely due to a lack of funding and resources. Build It With Me helps users find the resources they need in the form of a skilled developer or expert designer. Users remain in control of their ideas, sharing as much or as little information as they like. Build It With Me does not take responsibility for any partnerships formed through the site. It acts as a convenient place to help these two types of entrepreneurs meet up and make things happen. Users can find someone who can help finish their original app without going through the painful process of obtaining funding to hire a team or company. Visitors to the Build It With Me website can browse a list of people or check out a list of ideas to get started.Show more screenshots »
Build It With Me was founded by Drew Wilson in December of 2009. The application was intended to help people with good app ideas turn them into actual finished products. The current team also includes Developer Will Wilson. Today, many innovative people use Build It With Me to find someone with the skill set they need to finish their apps.
Build It With Me gives users a simple resource to find others who have the knowledge and expertise needed to finish their app projects. Many people have great ideas, but obtaining sufficient funding can be extremely difficult. The user may have some of the skills necessary to begin designing or building the app, but there may come a point where they can go no further. Build It With Me is unique because it helps users complete their projects by finding someone else who has the skills needed to turn an idea into a functional application.
The Build It With Me website has a very stylish, though simple design. A dark color scheme highlights the website header while the body of the page uses grey and white heavily. A visitor is greeted by a list of people who are on the site. The list includes their name, what they are (a developer or designer), how many app ideas they have and whether or not they are currently available. The user can click the “Ideas” button at the top of the page to toggle from people to idea view. The idea list includes the name of the idea, what it is (a web app, iPhone app, etc.), current status (in development, seeking developer, etc.) and who posted it. Drop down boxes across the top of the list allow users to set specific criteria to narrow down their options.
Visitors can join the Build It With Me community by clicking on the “Sign Up Now” button in the upper, right hand corner of the page. A pop up box will appear explaining what the site is along with a dark registration form. The form asks for an email address, username and password. The user must also state what they are (a designer, developer, or someone who just has good ideas). A box at the bottom of the form must be checked to agree to the Build It With Me terms of service before completing registration.
Build It With Me is appealing for another reason: the cost. Anyone who is a developer, designer or has an idea can sign up for free. There are no subscription costs or other fees associated with the website. Users can interact as much as they like and search anytime for ideas or people.
Build It With Me is an excellent resource for designers and developers who have ideas and need assistance with them or who are willing to help out with someone else’s idea. It is also a great place for individuals with an idea who needs others with the skills to turn it into an app.