Long time no updates from me. I'm really inconsistent with my habits when I get in the "flow". I literally forget to eat and hydrate myself, which is far worse than the fact that I've forgotten to publish weekly updates on IH.
Please, don't judge 😆
Here's what happened with Nulist in these two weeks weeks.
The big picture
For those of you who've never heard of Nulist..
It's a web app for making lists. You can bundle information, knowledge or resources in a list and sell it on marketplaces like Gumroad or Flurly.
How's the development going
But I'm intentionally slowing it down.
I know the "build fast, ship fast" narrative is quite popular among indie hackers. And I totally get it.
But I also believe in critical thinking.
There are some things that MUST incubate for a while.
It's great to go fast, but it's pointless if you're rushing in the wrong direction.
I'm at that phase right now - thinking about the direction and experimenting/reflecting on the product's MVP. This is a process, that requires thinking and mindfulness on what's essential for the product I'm building.
It has nothing to do with speed.
The product roadmap
Couple of days ago I have outlined loose roadmap for Nulist. It's not public yet, but I plan to have a page with it on nuli.st once the MVP is out.
The key points there are:
I spent around one whole week coming up with the key value proposition and tinkering with the landing page.
I'm quite happy with the end result.
I'd say that the landing page is not that important in itself in the beginning.
What's important is to spend enough time reflecting on what's the key, essential thing that you want to say in one short sentence that describes your product and appeals the people you want to reach.
Here's how the landing page looks like now.
The heart of Nulist is the list editor.
It's the core component of my MVP, so that's where most of my effort is going.
Critical part of nulist's editor is the keyboard navigation and the hotkeys support.
Here's a short clip where I demonstrate the editor in action.
It's not there yet, but I'm getting closer to what I want.
The MVP welcome message
As I plan to ship the MVP as a semi-functional app, I wanted to let the people who are going to try it know that it's semi-functional and just for demo purposes.
Here's the welcome message that will greet people on the list editor:
The Quick Help dialog
The last thing I've been working on is the Quick Help dialog screen.
It's going to show the users the core functionalities of the list editor.
It's still a WIP, but here's a quick demo of what to expect.