April 4, 2019

In under 10 words, explain the problem your product/side-project solves?

Budibase @BudiBase

Joe here, from Budibase.

Building a product with lots of features is awesome, but that product must solve a problem to be successful (IMO).

It would be great to hear how the IH community are solving problems around the world.

We're all doing great work, and potentially making someone else's life a lot easier. We should share these remedies.

So, in under 10 words, explain the problem your product/side-project solves? #ask-ih

I'll make sure to respond to each of your comments with constructive feedback.

Happy sharing.

Open source, and designed for rapid development, Budibase is the new and better way to build, host and manage applications.

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    On-demand graphic design & code on subscription

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      What problem are you solving? 😀

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        Saving time, resource & cost of hiring a full-time designer.

        The most common problem of finding the right designer to find each time a good designer for every design task. Some designers are good with branding, some are good with illustrations, some are good with UI, etc. At Draftss we have a combination of designers who work as a team to get everything rightly done. Subscribe when you require, unsubscribe when you are done.

        Being operational for almost a year serving over 100s of customers and providing 7-day 100% money back guarantee, we have received only 1 refund request till date.

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          Boom. Love it. I can see the problem is a painful one. Good designers are tough to find.

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    Tired of to-do lists? This is for you.

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      Ohhh I like it. This is cool

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    Minimizes the risk of financial and reputation loss of schools.

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    Evergreenteam.com- a remote sales team for hire

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    Never forget tagging your files anymore.

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    Loads of books, not enough time to develop myself.


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      What a smashing idea. Reading takes time, but it doesn't have to

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    Flyent, learn Lithuanian without cramming.

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      Ohhh cool. I've never considered learning Lithuanian but now I want to.

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        Thanks! Lithuanian is just a start. We started with it because it's a tight niche to conquer and low enough risk to experiment. We plan to cover other languages, of course, depending on the demand.

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    Solve frontend development challenges and compare your solution with the reference

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      Every maker could do with this. Love your website too.

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    Easily print labels on thermal printers using Mac or PC (using http://label.live)

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      Clear and concise. This makes me smile.

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    Help information architects present sitemaps to their clients or stakeholders.

    1. 1

      Nice. I like how you've clearly defined your market

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    Hear a human narrate any article on the internet.

    1. 1

      Wow, cool project.

      'Tired of reading, listen up, we've got something special for you...'😀

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    Connecting communities with great companies to sponsor them.

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      Finding/creating a community is tough. Awesome idea.

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    tradugo.com - clutter-free, simple and comfortable online app for translators and teams

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      My IP isn't allowing me to access your website.

      Try to focus more on the problem/solution

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    AlgoDaily.com - well explained technical interview prep for web developers

    1. 1

      Ahhhh every web designer could do with a little interview prep help

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    #1 Problem: 0 new customer acquisition.

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      Now that is a big problem.

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    You have an idea but don't know where to start. <- That's the problem I'm helping you solve. (in precisely ten words)

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      I've felt this problem for sure. Similar to problem we solve at Budibase - helping people build their web app ideas, with little knowledge and lots of speed.

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    TrainerPlan.co simplifies Client <–> Customer communication in PT market.

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      Hi mate, i have gone through your requirements for the website development with heroku,
      i am very interested and a part of 19 years experienced award winning organisation, lets discuss further for the website,

    2. 1

      Awesome. Could totally use a PT right now.

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    Find Better Questions on Quora:

    Find questions where your answers will receive the most traffic.

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        Let me know if you want to try :)

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      ... send me a link. I'm interested!

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        Let me know if you have any questions or feedback!

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          Will do. I'll have a look tomorrow

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            Did you have the chance? :)

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    Bubba web helps daycares save time by turning the tedious 'call all parents' process into a few clicks and in a few seconds.

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      This is perfect. Time is always a pain point which translates into money. Well done.

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    Save time by integrating apps to automate tedious tasks

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      Love it. Want it. Checking it out right now.

      Zapier, quickflows coming for you.

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    PullManager.com - Never lose track of your team's pull requests again!

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    I've solved* reverse engineering. I write a Java obfuscator at https://paramorphism.serenity.enterprises, and it's pretty effective.

    *not really

    1. 2

      Haha awesome. Marketing 101 - bullshit.

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    Reduce development time and overall cost by automating api implementation.

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      Perfect... and I want it

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      Cool! I gave up on HTML templates and from now on just send plain text.

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        Probably a good decision for marketing emails. For SaaS I would prefer to send a both HTML/plain.

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      What problem does your product solve for your user?

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        I create about 4 - 5 projects/year and always spend days with designing HTML templates over and over again. (activate account, welcome, trial expired and so on).

        This pack of HTML email templates is a starting point for those who want to save some time.

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          'This pack of HTML email templates is a starting point for those who want to save some time.'

          That says it all.

          'I provide my users with email templates, saving them time.'

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            Also, your templates are awesome. I've bookmarked your website!

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    https://conn2.me one page profile builder using google spreadsheet as a database

    1. 1

      What problem does your product solve for your user?

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    We automate smb marketing tasks

    1. 1

      But what problem do you solve?

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    https://run.ferni.co .... a free, no-ads Running Pace Calculator, optimized for mobile.

    1. 1

      This rocks - and I have used this app, and can vouch for it!

      1. 1

        But what problem does your product solve for your user?

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    We provide Belfast startups with affordable marketing.

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      Straight to the point - is pricing the best strategy though?

      1. 1

        Possibly not. I major problem we solve is finding customers leads, without charging crazy rates.

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