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My first Launch! 🚀🚢

Hey IH, I'm finally shipping something!

I'm working on two bigger projects at the moment, but have been frustrated for a bit because progress has been a bit slow. So, I thought I'd take a break and build something small and fun.

INTRODUCING: www.remindy.me

I found the domain name was available whilst I was working on one of my other projects (a domain name recommendation engine that generates new & available domains), thought it was cute and grabbed it immediately. A bit later, this website was born!

Here's some more details for the curious:

Tech Stack

Backend: Python/Flask
Frontend: my weakpoint. Currently using Bootstrap 5 and some simple CSS. Have I mentioned I hate CSS? At least now it looks good decent on mobile too)
Email provider: Fastmail (love them)
Deployment: Heroku (easy to setup, use, scale and maintain)
Domain provider: Namecheap (much better than GoDaddy)

Plans for the future

  1. Open-Sourcing: I want to clean up the code a bit and then open-source the project. There's no revenue model and maintenance costs are low (7$/mo), so there's no downside. Besides, I use so much FOSS that it's the least I can do.

  2. Nothing much more besides that. If you have any good ideas I'll be glad to hear them, but the idea was to have a simple service that I'd leave running forever (a la Unix Philosophy)

Marketing Plans

Don't really plan on promoting this much - it's just for fun. I had planned to share it with the IH community, announce it on my Twitter, and maybe do a Show HN once I've published the source code.

Conclusion

Building this was fun. I enjoyed building a truly small project that nevertheless is useful. Finishing something and shipping it also has given me some extra motivation to continue working on my other (larger) projects. Can't wait to ship!

Lastly, if you want to connect with me, I'm quite active on Twitter these days. Happy to follow back!

I've also got a website I update occasionally: www.hugomontenegro.com

Cheers and thanks for all IH!

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    Felicidades por el proyecto, buena suerte.

    Maybe you should add "when" during the day the person will be reminded. It is not the same to receive the email first thing in the morning vs 8:00 PM.

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      Good suggestion! I'll add that to the next update ⌚

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    Nice I like it! You just got another follower on twitter

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    I love it ! It's fast and clean, I'll legit be using it for some birthdays I always forgot lol. Thanks for this, Hugo !

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      Thanks to you and your kind words Maruwane!

      <3

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