Abstracto idea, an App to discover abstract minimalistic wallpapers, came from me, a low code enthusiastic, and Pedro Gil, a talented designer.
To give you a sense of why we started building Abstracto as a side project let me give you a quick background story.
Pedro has been deploying Wallpapers for mobile in his instagram page for the last years. He has built a considerable following base with over 11K followers and each time he deploys a wallpapers he gets lots of messages asking for the link to download.
We figured that we could initially capitalize on his audience and this natural demand and build an App where he could have all of his "wallpaper portfolio" among other wallpapers specially curated. We decided to keep it as a free app, donation based.
In the first weeks we wanted to receive feedback and didn't want to do a big users push, so we just posted on his Instagram account (53% of traffic), hacker news (18%) and in a couple of wallpapers sub-reddits (11%).
This gave us a steady flow of users, and now we have reached our first 100 users. It's not a lot, but a beginning 🚀