Ulyanovsk, Russian Federation – Skript, LLC, the mobile applications development company from Ulyanovsk, detaches the team of its most successful project Kupi baton! and makes it a separate entity. (Outside Russia and CIS countries Kupi baton! is known as Buy Me a Pie!). The main aim of this detachment is to concentrate the team’s efforts on improving the product and its further worldwide promotion.
Sergey Bulaev, the application ideologist, founder and co-owner of Skript, LLC and Buffer Bay, will be the startup’s CEO. Dmitry Zhukov, previously known as a co-founder and art director of the Turbomilk studio in Samara, will take the position of art director.
The grocery list, Kupi baton! first appeared in the Russian App Store on May 31, 2011. The main idea of the app is sharing lists among devices through cloud synchronization. Along with the application a web-interface was launched for desktop users. The app soon got popular among Russian users and was ranked in the Top 15 of the Russian App Store paid applications for several months. In January, 2012, Apple chose Kupi baton! as the App of the Week in the Russian App Store.
In July, 2011 Kupi baton! entered the worldwide market under the name Buy Me a Pie!. In the autumn of 2012, the app became the most popular grocery list for iPhone in the USA and many European countries, leaving behind the app named Shopping list, its nearest competitor. Currently, the team is about to launch the Android version of the app and plans to continue working on the version for iPhone and iPad.
Dmitry Zhukov, Skript Art Director says, “There is still a lot of ways to improve the app design. It must look and work like native iPhone and iPad apps. I plan to make this excellent product even more beautiful and handier. I believe, Kupi baton! is a must-have for everyone, and we ought to create the best of the best applications for all platforms, mobile and desktop. The company’s design department should become a place where every designer wants to work.”
Sergey Bulaev, Skript CEO syas, “Creating this simplest and handiest grocery list in the world, we could not even imagine how popular it will get. Daily, 30-41 million US people shop in the grocery store. Taking into account that 46% of US citizens use smartphones and about 80% use coupons to save some money, we understand that we have about 15 million prospective customers a day. And this is just in the USA. We are ready to take a dominant position in this market with our disruptive product. To be successful in this, the team should be maximally focused on one single project, so detaching of the Kupi baton! team into a separate entity seems to be the only right decision.”
English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 27.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Grocery List – Buy Me a Pie! 2.9.2 is only $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. AQ free version is also available from iTunes.
Skript, LLC, an Information Technology leader and creator of some of the world’s top productivity and gaming applications for the iPhone and iPad. Known best for creating top iOS apps including ‘Kupi baton!’ aka ‘Buy Me a Pie!’, ‘Eagle Eye’ and ‘Magic Attention Booster’, Skript, LLC is only a recent entrant into the iOS development market; since 2003, Skript has been specializing predominantly in the development and enhancement of its own and others’ high load international portals, which are integrated with new media. Copyright (C) 2012 Skript, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.