Started in 2016, Harfang Apps is a bootstrapped company based in the beautiful Ville de Québec, 🇨🇦 Canada. We make native macOS apps targeted at professional software developers. Founded by Martin Angers .
Bootstrapping, in the context of entrepreneurship, means starting a business without external investors.
Harfang Apps is such a company. It is a few months old and Regis, its first app has been available for just a few weeks as of this writing. It follows that this is not a success story type of article (nor is it a failure one!) - it is too early to make such a judgement call. Instead, this is a recollection of tips, pitfalls, decisions, educated guesses and mistakes that were made along the way.
How is it drastically different? Well, if you’ve looked at existing database GUIs - and Redis GUIs specifically - many seem to feel like it is their duty to provide as many widgets as possible, maybe as a way to justify the GUI approach.
Regis’ philosophy is different. Drastically different, dare I say.