Hey Indie Hackers! Inspired by Ryan Hoover's recent tweet (https://twitter.com/rrhoover/status/1097529748509454336), I started a collection of the best "How I did X" posts I could find across the web: https://find.xyz/map/great-how-i-did-x-posts.
Not sure if this already exists, but a friend of mine just told me about his frustrations of converting raw video material to Instagram TV, LinkedIn and Twitter, e.g
IGTV: turn video from horizontal to vertical
Twitter: trim video to 2.5 minutes
LinkedIn: burn in a thumbnail at first frame
Does anyone of you know if solutions like this exist? If not, would it be feasible to explore the...
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So I am making the progress screen for my habit tracking app. The problem that I need to solve is to help users "see" how their life is getting better.
I'm quite stuck on this, to be honest. I have data, but don't know how to show them in a real motivating and actionable way. Any thoughts?
Indie hacker seems to be a good community, but my only concern is interactability within the member of the community. People seem uninterested in responding to new members and helping to solve their problem.
Are there any experts here? I believe there are. I hope they become active and forward their hand for help.
I hope this will change, I hope startup like us will get necessary suggestions and u...
As promised, a couple of new #free-ideas from my notebook.
(Just brain dumped, no concrete execution plans)
If anyone wants to collaborate on any of those, ping me.
Bet with your friends to achieve new personal fitness goals and PB's and if you make it, you get the $
An online shop that turns clothes from famous entrepreneurs into bags and other apparel (% of revenue gets donated for coding ed...
Hello, Indie community,
As a startup, we are struggling to get a quality reference for our company on Worldwide Web. The problem is we don't have enough budget to spend on the paid form of digital advertisement.
asset procurement for remote workers: your remote dev needs a new laptop, phone, monitor etc. We would provide equipment at a good price - locally sourced if possible - and arrange efficient shipping to their door. This could be on a purchase or rental basis - if no longer needed (e.g. project comes to end or worker leaves the company) we can arrange pickup and refurbishment as requ...
A course to help developers and indie hackers with tech sales
A Chrome extension that allows anonymous feedback on LinkedIn posts and status updates so content creators can become better
A marketplace to find private surf guides and tours in every country
An adventure marketplace to go on tours with locals
I don't have my notebook with ideas with me but will share some more o...
#free-ideas: Static Site search as a service.
I just published my thoughts on making a service to provide hosted search for sites generated by static site generators
Let me know what you think or better go ahead and build it
#free-ideas Minimal on-premise cookie-less analytics for landing pages
Personally I have a need for the tiniest possible analytics tool that:
will not store any cookies, so that I don’t have to put up those fugly EU cookie statement and consent boxes;
will track HTTP referrer /
?ref= / UTM params, and current page URL, to know where the user came from to my landing page or other page on the si...
Being new to Indiehacker, I have many questions. I'll start with one topic- 'Podcast'.
Who features on Podcast of Indie Hacker? If I have a startup company and is gradually paving its way to success, can I get a chance to feature on a podcast? How does that work? Can anyone elucidate it in detail?
I am waiting for your response.
Every startup/company I'm involved in, I base the marketing strategy on 3 key elements.
Engineering Awareness - Utilizing advertising mediums, etc, in order to generate a fair amount of brand awareness, targeting a specific audience.
Effecting Leads - Every ad designed, every landing page fashioned, popups, every email newsletter, is tailored with suitable call-to-actions for that specific nic...
The rise of SaaS built on messaging platforms #free-ideas ://blog.userfeed.io/building-saas-on-messaging-platforms
Augmented Reality Platform. #free-ideas https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QTNZdWYGsDu1F3CF2aLqkI87v6VVZbWyuDTk8Npx9Ok/edit?usp=sharing
Allow users to see what they are agreeing to in an an easy to use manner.
Simple, clean, pop up overlays to an app's interface which allow the user to know how the information they input is used or how they may use the output.
With GDPR and other legislation enforcing terms and policies, why not help businesses take it to the...
#free-ideas Podcasting note taking app.
I switch between Notes and OvercastFM but a dedicated app could make a huge difference.
I wrote up some ideas here - https://medium.com/@joshdance/how-to-take-notes-on-podcasts-d30e9233191
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Reflection Journal for self-employed people
App selling discounted leftovers for restaurants. If a restaurant has a mess-up or needs to throw something away the next day, they can post it for sale in the app.
A site that helps people and businesses find nonprofits to help. Nonprofits list their projects/needs and people can get in touch with them to help.
canmomuseit.com // Can Mom use your website?
charityrefresh.org // Discover a new charity with every page refresh
lazytraveller.co // Too lazy to look up travel plans? This site creates them for you.
makerroulette.com // Discover a fellow maker at random
unwanderer.com // Travel blog
properlybaked.com // err, don't ask.
#free-ideas Re-direct to Kindle
Make a Chrome extension that when you go to a site that you waste time on (Reddit, FB, etc) it would remind you of your goal to read X number of book this year, and re-direct you to your Kindle.
#free-ideas Video First Auto Shop
Auto shop that would film everything they do to your car. Give you the video so you could know how long it took and what they did and why they needed to do it.
Could easily edit that down into different repair videos for different autos. How to replace the brakes on a 98 Honda.
Could earn money from affiliate links on the parts in the videos, Adsense on the videos...
Instagram BTS Story - If you use Instagram take a moment and record a quick video to talk about the behind the scenes of your last 3 or 4 photos. The real story. What is hard. What went well. Be authentic. If the content is good, you could repurpose it into a YouTube channel or Medium post.
#free-ideas Chrome Extension or website to download YouTube transcripts. Easier than taking notes on the video.
#free-ideas platform to rent power tools.
I don't want to have a leaf blower all the time. Just a few Saturdays. Home Depot has tool rental programs but it seems they focus on contractors.
An app that allows you to use the iOS measure app and be able to buy a picture frame for a photo/print! People never end up framing something because they don't want to guess wrong if they're doing it themselves or take the time to go to a frame store.
#free-ideas Create an app to match foodie/gourmet people with others. Tinder for foodies!
Let's say you are visiting Seattle and looking to try Thai food. Rather than just relying on Yelp to find a restaurant, use this app to match with a foodie who knows Thai cuisine and restaurants in town. You ideally dine together. Your experience will be much more personal and fun.
Foodie people can do it f...
GPS-based ETA Tracker API
The vision is to provide a platform that provides hooks for doctor offices to track exactly when the patients will arrive for their appointment. It will let them know if the patient will be late.
#free-ideas: an app that allows you to identify someone in your place of work / neighborhood / school, as a stalker. When they are within a pre-defined vicinity of your current location, you get a notification with an escape route. Ex: "CreepyDude104 is closing in. Exit the conference room, make a right and take the fire escape to the 4th floor to avoid him."
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