Hello, first time poster. Just wanted to share my journey so far regarding bootstrapping my mediation timer app, Vana.
I started the project in 2018 and hired a developer from Upwork to code the MVP, as my coding ability was sub-par.
After a few video interviews, I agreed to pay him to code the App for iOS and Android. I did not have much knowledge on the process, and over 1 year and $20,000 later, the app didn't work. I became frustrated and shut down the idea altogether.
Fast forward to 2020, I decided to re-engage with the project again since my knowledge grew and learned from the mistakes I have made the first round. After hiring a more experienced app developer off Toptal.com, my MVP launched last month on iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/vana-meditation-tracking/id1383729579
Although the app is in it's very early stages, I have plans to offer more features and make the app more community oriented, such as :
I will post here my progress go-forward. Thanks,