After over 2 years of fast-paced product development by the Tragic team, the Drivey beta is ready to launch!
Building Drivey has been a journey to say the least, and like all journeys it has had both high and low points, and at times seemed like it might never end, but we are so excited to finally release this product into the wild.
As a small software development agency, we are driven by crafting solutions for our clients, and during the pandemic we were given the opportunity to build two different solutions to solve our own frustrations. Not only did we create Drivey, but we also built Oversight, our new agency workforce management system which we will be launching in 2023.
We learned that building your own solution can be both empowering and also provide you the opportunity to be a bad product manager, not being constrained by usual client scope or budget. But in the end it creates an opportunity to push the boundaries like never before, and we are proud of what we have built as a team! This blog will discuss a little background, along with the process it took to launch Drivey and if you’re someone that wants to better manage your cloud storage experience, you can learn more about Drivey at https://www.drivey.com.
In the beginning there was Drive Anywhere
Back in 2014.. god we are old.. we collaborated with a long-time colleague (who later went on to build GravityAI) and we built Drive Anywhere, an optimized Google Drive extension for Chrome. It was one of those projects with exciting potential..
Phase 1: Build Drive Anywhere
Phase 2: …
Phase 3: Profit
Unfortunately, Phase 2 never really went anywhere. The extension grew organically, but eventually the API changed, and we got busy, and we started getting bombed in the reviews on Chrome extension store.
So in 2019, we rebuilt the app. Quick and dirty, but we wanted users that used the extension to still get value from it. It currently has a thousand users.