Your Name/Companies name
Yury Bushev, Mobibean, LLC
Thank you so much for doing this with us! Before we dig in, our readers would like to get to know you a bit more. Can you tell us a bit about your “backstory”? What led you to this particular career path?
I’m the Founder and CEO of Mobibean, a company that creates its own innovative B2C software products and helps other IT businesses successfully design and develop software. We have more than 36,000 customers worldwide.
But the path to get here was long.
I started my Software Development career in my 3rd year of university while living in Russia. I worked at MERA, a great company in my native city. I feel very fortunate to have had some really great mentors, professionals who always knew how to find the solution to a complex problem.
After 3 years of working as an employee, I decided to try something new, something that I had never done before, something that solves other software designers’ problems and optimizes their way of working. At that time, I started my Software Consulting business. That helped to improve my professional skills as well as raise money for the new products that I planned on creating.
I created several successful software products that have revolutionized the software development industry. In 2017, one of the first apps I created, “SSH Tunnel,” was made available for purchase in the App Store. The development of SSH Tunnel was extremely important to the software design industry as the app made it possible for users to manage SSH tunnels on a mobile device running iOS and create a local SOCKS5 proxy with a private tunnel to the user’s own Linux server. This was not possible prior to the development of this app. By 2021, 7,400 copies of SSH Tunnel had been sold (purchased by App Store users) worldwide. SSH Tunnel made impacted the software development field given its innovative nature. In 2018, the International Scientific Conference Journal – Modern Trends in Technical Sciences, published an article I authored titled, “The Implementation of Mobile Internet Traffic Redirection using SSH Tunnel,” explaining how the SSH Tunnel App works and its positive effects on the software development industry.
I later developed MongoLime, an application that allows users to access their MongoDB databases on mobile devises. In 2018, MongoLime, had more than 2,000 B2B clients – professionals who help their clients or teams with Database Administration (DBA). MongoLime was also honored with a prestigious Best Mobile App Award. This award made me feel confident that I was on the right path and motivated me to continue developing groundbreaking products that promote easier access to software on the go.
In 2019, a few life-changing events happened to me. The first one was moving to the United States. Living next to my clients and customers made it possible for me to improve relations and get a better understanding of their needs. The second event was the long-awaited release of one of my most successful products yet: CodeSnack IDE (formerly Cloud Compiler), which allows users to code on their mobile devises with the assistance of a code editor that highlights mistakes in a code and provides autocomplete. The app was recognized with a Platinum Best Mobile App Award for its pioneering software that revolutionized mobile coding. CodeSnack IDE currently has 40,000 registered users and placed 15th in the App Store Developer Tools Category.
Along with the creation of these original Apps, I have also authored a variety of articles providing my expert opinion on numerous issues in the software industry. These articles have been published in scholarly journals including Young Scientist and International Scientific Conference, as well as other major publications such as Medium.
Can you tell our readers what it is about the work you’re doing that’s disruptive?
Historically, people mostly write programs on computers and laptops due to development tools and IDEs being strictly available on these devices. However, the time has come for it to be possible to program comfortably on mobile devices. We have made great strides in making this a reality with my development of CodeSnack IDE.
CodeSnack IDE has been called a “revolutionary app” because before its creation it was simply not possible to execute software programs in different programming languages on a mobile device. CodeSnack IDE has expanded the way coding is done, making it readily available to a wider audience including those who were not previously able to code due to not having a PC.
In today’s parlance, being disruptive is usually a positive adjective. But is disrupting always good? When do we say the converse, that a system or structure has ‘withstood the test of time’? Can you articulate to our readers when disrupting an industry is positive, and when disrupting an industry is ‘not so positive’? Can you share some examples of what you mean?
From my point of view, disruption is often “the expansion of availability” of something. It may be a product or service that, for some reason, was only available to a very limited number of people and is now available to large audiences.
CodeSnack IDE is a great example of this. It makes Software Development readily available to coders on the go as well as a wider audience, including people who can’t afford a personal laptop.
Can you share 3 of the best words of advice you’ve gotten along your journey? Please give a story or example for each.
Here are 7 tips that I’ve learned throughout my career as a successful Product Owner and a Mobile Application and Software Developer:
- Look aggressively for the user’s feedback (use Facebook groups, Discord, direct communication by email, etc.).
- Be happy to get 1-star reviews – they are the most valuable.
- Fix bugs the same day you find them.
- Make it a rule–deploy fresh updates at least bi-weekly.
- UX is everything; make users feel like the app is robust and useful.
- Always answer in-store feedback. Never ignore users.
- Don’t be afraid to raise prices once you realize the product has improved.
We are sure you aren’t done. How are you going to shake things up next?
There are more exciting things coming soon, like web platform support, self-hosted containers for secure code execution, and an extended library of examples of well-coded real-world projects for beginners. I’m also looking to make CodeSnack IDE even more readily available for users over the next few years. My end goal is to make it available for everyone, regardless of the platform or user’s programming skills.
Are you working on any meaningful non profit or social impact projects? How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? (feel free to talk about your cause)
CodeSnack IDE has had a tremendous social impact on coders around the word, making it easier and more accessible. Additionally, about 60% of our users are students – some of which cannot afford a personal computer. With CodeSnack IDE, they do not have to purchase expensive computers as they are able to use their phones for coding just as effectively,
I’m extremely proud to have created a program that makes the CodeSnack IDE completely free for students and educators worldwide. Anyone can apply for a free license: https://forms.gle/ZquntdmfzBstxL1S6
Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
— Steve Jobs, 2011
I became a Software Developer because of my passion for creating programs and applications that solve particular problems, make work processes more efficient, and save people’s time.
How can our readers follow you online?
The best way to follow me is to connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bushev
This was very inspiring. Thank you so much for joining us!