By Alex PfeifferThe past few weeks have been very busy for Soup’s food team.
Their first product was their very first meal.
Soup had just launched its own app to provide the best of food-centric service at a fraction of the cost of traditional restaurants.
The team decided to take the first steps in the right direction.
But the app they were testing at the time, Soup’s first feature, was too difficult for Soup users to use and the team struggled to figure out a way to get it out the door.
Then the app crashed, which caused Soup to scramble to fix the app’s performance.
A few weeks later, they finally released the app for Android.
It took the team a while to get the app up and running, but they did it.
“It was amazing.
I’ve been doing food for years,” said Soup’s cofounder, Adam Lichtman.
“We’re pretty much just doing our own thing.”
And it worked.
Soup’s mobile app now has more than 12 million users and is the #1 app for food-related apps in the world.
The team spent a couple of months building their app to help customers understand their recipes and find the best recipes for their own families.
Then, in January, they had a breakthrough.
It was time to test their first ever soup-based meal.
This is the story behind the first soup-related meal.
In April, Soup launched its first ever meal, featuring soup made with a recipe called ‘The Soup Maker.’
The product has over 2 million downloads.
It was an exciting time for Soup.
“The biggest challenge that we faced was that we were trying to create a service that could do a lot of things, but not have a bunch of features that weren’t necessary,” Lichtmans said.
“That was something we were really conscious of.”
The company created the app with a lot less than 2 million users.
But they didn’t need to create the service to have a soup experience.
Soup was built for the real world.
They knew they were on to something when they showed it to a crowd of foodies who were trying their hands at making their own soups.
The app’s biggest challenge was making it work with their soup-making software.
The Soup Maker was a combination of a smartphone app and a virtual kitchen.
“With soup, it’s kind of like a mix between an egg and an avocado,” said Licht, “but with the Virtual Kitchen, it has a real kitchen and it can actually cook the soup.
And so it kind of takes the experience that soup has.”
The virtual kitchen, however, needed some tweaks.
“Because soup is made in a real restaurant, we were going to have to be able to add the ingredients to the virtual kitchen,” said Food and Brand, the startup that runs Soup, in a press release.
“And we didn’t want to just add soup to the app because soup is a soup.”
So the company created an app that would add ingredients to a virtual environment like a soup kitchen.
The result was a soup that can be cooked and served at home.
“When we did this, it just made soup look really good,” said Amy Lichtmann.
“So that was kind of a huge leap forward for us.”
The app was created by a team of about 30 people, including Soup’s CEO, Adam Pfeif.
The app was developed with the help of an engineering team at Food and Brands.
The software was written by Food and brands engineering team, including Food and brand lead Chris Lichterman, Food and branding lead Eric Lichtmeister and Soup’s chief technology officer, Josh McNeil.
“This is how soup should be,” said McNeil, who is also Soup’s CTO.
“This is why we’re here, to make your soup.”