I've been working on a product on top of GitHub that solves what GitHub Actions (currently in beta) is solving.
Their approach is good, mine was different and more simplistic.
In short: I wanted to allow teams to create workflows based on events that happen in their repository: Sending a Slack message, initiating a job on Jenkins and etc. GitHub is basically doing the same.
Since GitHub is the platform I was building on top of, it's very hard to have them as a competitor. I'll need so much more added value to "make" GitHub users pay an additional fee for my product, that feels impossible to me right now.
I'm not sure how to approach this issue.
My thoughts are:
I don't have an idea on how to offer a much better solution that will justify the additional price that GitHub users will have to pay me.
The main difference between my approach to GitHub's is that their solution is more devops-y, mine is a UI-only solution which is simpler, but both approaches solve the core problem.
I'm trying to find a way that I can use what I've built so far (back-end is 89% done, UI is partially done) and maybe pivot to something similar but different enough? can't think of anything yet.
Maybe you have some other suggestions or things I should consider?
I'm unemployed, living off savings and this product was my main focus in the last 4-6 weeks.