We had the good fortune of connecting with Karim Sacre and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Karim, what can you share with us about hwo Covid-19 has affected your business?
If anything, the pandemic has highlighted the value and critical need for GW Apps. The shelter-in-place orders have pushed businesses to go fully digital far earlier than many of them had planned. What that has meant on our end is an increase in demand and a push for simplifying the no-code process. The new challenge has become de-mystifying the no-code landscape and demonstrating the versatility of GW Apps across all departments. Of course, as a small business dedicated to our employees and customers, things have not been easy but I think Covid-19 has forced us all to confront and redefine the future of work. One element of that is that office space is considered more of a luxury, and a small business like ours can run just as efficiently by working remotely and finding new ways to connect.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Honestly, the idea behind GW Apps was one of those things that just makes perfect sense. All business owners will tell you that they distrust off-the-shelf products because they have specific needs that only a custom-built app can solve. They’ll also tell you that custom apps are expensive and require a lot of communication and coordination between the staff members who will use it and the technical experts creating it. That may all have been true a few years ago but what sets GW Apps apart is the elimination of the middle man and the focus on putting custom app creation into the hands of the people who do the work, every day. Our aim is to make sure that anyone — regardless of how tech-savvy they are — can use one platform to easily and quickly create the apps they need to solve for their needs and save time, money and hassle. It’s a democratic reordering of our current business system in a way that puts app creation into the hands of the people who benefit most. That’s what I’m most proud of and most excited about. As a small business owner I take the time to connect with my clients and hearing their success stories and the creative ways they’ve used our platform makes me feel like the hard work is all worth it.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live in Downtown Los Angeles so I spend a lot of time in Arts District during nights out! Always a good place to have a great time. I highly recommend YXTA for Mexican food to start a night off before heading to Bar EightyTwo for drinks and some old school arcade games. Head west to the Palisades for fun hikes and to Will Rogers for lazy beach hang outs. Top a hot day off with Magnolia Bakery’s banana pudding!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
It definitely takes a village to start a business. Shout-out to my co-founder Henry Khalife for all of those long days and nights to get GW Apps off the ground! To the team — Roy, Brad, Jorge and Hugo — for their dedication and sense of humor. To the StartX and USC incubator communities that we’ve been lucky enough to lean on as we grow; their mentorship and brilliance is unparalleled. And coming full circle: the biggest shout-out goes to my family and friends for their constant insight, support and excitement.

Website: https://gwapps.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gwapps
Twitter: https://twitter.com/appsgw
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gwappsinc/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyN1tnP1Owrti0PYxEkQDaQ

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