Nick and Andrew grew up together tinkering. It was the boom of the Internet and they couldn't stay off the computer building websites of all shapes, sizes, glass gradient buttons, and Web 2.0 goodness. While in highschool they started a small agency helping local companies get on the web. As time went on, they pursued different paths. Nick worked as a nuclear mechanic and Andrew took a job at Google as a software engineer. Nick started a side project to build a Shopify store for a local startup and came to love working with the platform.
Soon after, he quit his job and started Helium as an agency, building custom projects for clients. While building new stores for clients, the need for new apps on the Shopify market was clear. That's when Helium started. We launched the first app "Bacon Mega Menu" in 2015. With a bit of time, merchants started using the app and it gained some traction.
With a bad name and plenty of enthusiasm, we continued building other apps for the platform. Bacon has since been rebranded to Meteor, we've launched two other apps, built a theme, worked on hundreds of custom projects, and we haven't stopped pushing.
But we're only getting started.