ZonedIn and I have a convoluted past. I feel terrible that it's taken me this long to write about, and rave about, this amazing app. I first heard about them through Aaron from the Sk8 O' Clock podcast at a skate event in Dallas. Over a couple of beers, Aaron told me all about it and I instantly had to download it. Shortly after, I got in contact with them via Twitter. We played a little phone tag and email tag, but finally connected. Without further ado, let's talk about what ZonedIn is and how it got started.
Zoned In is an iOS and Android based Skateboarding app that teaches you how to skateboard, as well as feature your skills to an entire skateboarding audience. Essentially, it's like playing a video game in real life where you have to record yourself completing challenges. Some of these challenges are set in the game at different skill levels and others are contests put on by big companies like Element.
I got to talk with Brad from Zoned In to find out a little more about how the app got its start and what him and his closest friends inspiration was behind it all.
Having an idea for something like this is one thing, but how did Brad actually turn his idea into a reality?
One of the most important questions to me, as a skateboarder/writer creating an article like this, is to ask, "What got you interested in skating?" After all, its important for a business owner to be in tune with the product they have available. With such a great app that oozes with passion, it came as no surprise to me that Brad was a true skateboarder.
I've been following Zoned In's progress over the past 6 months and they don't seem to be slowing down at all. My last question for Brad was about the app's future. Here's what he had to say.
To clarify, I interviewed Brad a few months ago, so some of the features he was talking about here are already available in the app. I recommend that you all download Zoned In from your app store right now, completely free! Just tap or click the picture below and download, log in, watch content, and more on ZonedIn.com!