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ballista
Dec 16, 2013, 08:37 PM
I am in the process of purchasing an APP from a startup dot com venture that ran out of capital funding. I would be given the source code and all intellectual property rights that come with the sale.

However, I have a few questions that I was hoping someone from MacRumors could help elaborate and direct me in the right direction if something sounds off beat.

My question is this... Is it normal for them to have multiple sources that run the APP? Example- the company uses the following multiple companies below to run the APP. I have never owned an APP prior to purchasing this one. Everything I have ever done was a web interface and was administrated via SU or an ACP.

Also, is it difficult to find a Ruby on Rails coder that can be trusted with honesty and integrity to allow to make modifications and updates to the source code without having the source stolen?

Heroku
Hosts the APP ruby-on-rails application
https://www.heroku.com/
A cloud application platform that lets app developers spend their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.

NewRelic
We used this for application performance analytics
http://newrelic.com/

Flurry
We used this for mobile app analytics
http://www.flurry.com/

Twilio
We use this for outgoing text messages.
http://twillio.com

Git
What we use to commit changes and manage versions
http://git-scm.com/
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

Ruby on Rails is an MVC Framework



ccotton
Dec 16, 2013, 11:50 PM
I am in the process of purchasing an APP from a startup dot com venture that ran out of capital funding. I would be given the source code and all intellectual property rights that come with the sale.

However, I have a few questions that I was hoping someone from MacRumors could help elaborate and direct me in the right direction if something sounds off beat.

My question is this... Is it normal for them to have multiple sources that run the APP? Example- the company uses the following multiple companies below to run the APP. I have never owned an APP prior to purchasing this one. Everything I have ever done was a web interface and was administrated via SU or an ACP.

Also, is it difficult to find a Ruby on Rails coder that can be trusted with honesty and integrity to allow to make modifications and updates to the source code without having the source stolen?

Heroku
Hosts the APP ruby-on-rails application
https://www.heroku.com/
A cloud application platform that lets app developers spend their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.

NewRelic
We used this for application performance analytics
http://newrelic.com/

Flurry
We used this for mobile app analytics
http://www.flurry.com/

Twilio
We use this for outgoing text messages.
http://twillio.com

Git
What we use to commit changes and manage versions
http://git-scm.com/
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

Ruby on Rails is an MVC Framework


All of those pieces you mentioned seem fine. I've written and developed quite a few web apps and apps for startups. Our app would use almost those same list, except for Twilio since we didn't do any messaging.

The app is mostly at Heroku as a Rails app. The rest are support services. We use NewReclic to figure out why things are slow. We use Git (actually github.com) to keep track of our source code, and we've used other services like Flurry to keep track of what users do.

In terms of finding a reliable Rails engineer, it is totally possible. Just find your local Rails groups to find someone who has done other work. Or in a pinch, contact me and I'll get you in touch with some folks who have references.

ballista
Dec 17, 2013, 10:04 AM
I really appreciated the feedback. And I'll keep your contact information. Their APP is in the iTunes store so the next thing it figuring out how to setup a new account and transferring everything over.

Thank you