Better Scenes is an app developer in the Streamlabs App Store. They create apps intended to make your life as a live streamer a little, well, better. Today we sat down with noom_tv, owner of Better Scenes, to chat about their work.
Can you tell us about the origin story or inspiration behind why you wanted to create Better Scenes?
I ran my own small business for a while as a freelance contractor, mostly making web apps for clients. I was also getting into streaming myself and started tinkering with the custom CSS/HTML/js in one of the Streamlabs built-in widgets (Goal Bars). I remember being frustrated that they weren’t a bit more complex, and so when I saw Streamlabs were looking for app developers, I thought, “I could just make it myself.”
You offer a wide variety of different product offerings — Which one do you think you’re the proudest of?
Probably just my first app, Better Goals. I used it heavily myself; so many features were born out of personal need. It really was a labor of love.
Do you have any advice for new or aspiring app developers?
Just do it! Don’t let your dreams be dreams! No, but seriously, just make a start. Think of the simplest form of an idea you can and break it down into small achievable chunks, and just start taking your first steps.
Outside of app development, what else do you like to do?
I’m a huge nerd; I love all the obvious tropes like gaming, TV/Movies, etc. I also build Lego and run a D&D group. I’m currently working on a game and hope to release it eventually.
What do you think is the most important thing for a successful app?
Find a problem and solve it. If you can identify a need, there are guaranteed to be others who also want a solution.
What advice would you offer to your younger self if you could go back in time?
Wow! That’s a bit philosophical. Maybe “Invent Streamlabs” or “buy Bitcoin.”