Taposé: The Beginning
Taposé is an inevitable game changing mobile application.
Team Taposé must first give credit to the once hyped Courier project, as it provided the initial inspiration for what was to come. Benjamin Monnig saw the Courier as a revolutionary idea and knew it still had a
place in the current tablet market, although Microsoft had killed the project soon after the announcement of Apple’s iPad. “The iPad is an amazing machine, but it lacks the Courier multitasking and content creation” – B. Monnig.
After a month of toiling over the idea to bring Courier-esque functionality to the iPad, Monnig named the idea Taposé and recruited fellow engineer Ricky Drake. The Taposé name comes from the word “Juxtapose”, which Monnig and Drake thought accurately reflected what they were trying to do.
verb (used with object), -posed, -pos·ing.
To place close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
At the time of conception, neither Monnig nor Drake had the time or resources to get Taposé off the ground. Considering multiple funding options, they turned to the Kickstarter community to help make Taposé a reality. March 23rd, Taposé was made public and 60 days later they had raised enough to begin work on June 1st, 2011.
As the months went by, the development team grew slowly and got a big lift with the presence of lead design coordinator. This provided a much needed face lift to Taposé and implanted the necessary user interface. The result is a beautiful and intelligent design which can be described as a mix between Apple and Microsoft with a unique twist thrown in.
Months worth of hard work, and even more months waiting on Apple’s decision, were finally realized on March 27, 2012, when Taposé was launched on the Apple appstore. Taposé made it from idea to reality in less six months with a small team and minimal resources. “We were driven by the Kickstarter following and support, and the knowledge that Taposé could be a game changer” – B. Monnig.