Originally from Berlin Germany, Tim Specht started programming for fun, during high school. He had no plans to make a career out it – in fact, he wanted to become an experimental physicist. When the startup scene in Berlin started to pick up pace, Tim got interested. His first couple of gigs were in mobile engineering, which influenced him to continue to pursue startups further. Now a days, he is a dog foster-er – that is, he rotates dogs through his apartment in Brooklyn, taking are of their special needs while a good home is found for them.
In 2014, he and his co-founders had been experimenting with video and music related apps, tinkering with creation inside of the different mediums – for example, integrating with the iTunes library. And then, of course, sharing those creations with friends. They realized that the features they were creating were too complex for most users… but the ones they created for themselves – just for kicks – were the most interesting pieces of tech. So they spent some time scrapping the complex features, and centering around the short, quick, fun video creation to share.
This is the creation story of Dubsmash.
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