Origin story: conceiving the mobile app Signils

Hello fellow Indie Hackers,

I've decided to start telling my story and journey with our Android app, Signils in public. The intent is to share some of my experiences over the last two years and hopefully let interested people potentially learn from my decisions and mistakes.

We launched on September 3rd of last year. So far, the app has been downloaded 110,000 times. We have 4,150 registered users that have gone through the process to unlock the app and way more that haven't.

It's been rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 328 people even though we have some technical issues that we're working through.

The post goes through:

  • our original business idea
  • development woes
  • how I came up with the idea for Signils
  • how and who developed it
  • our initial launch
  • development costs

I'll be following up this post with more once I revise this post. That is if anyone provides commentary.


Edit: I'm made several updates.

  1. 1

    Hi Steve. Very interesting your post. I will wait for the follow up.
    By the way, did you see any of these baterry-free bluetooth devices www.wiliot.com?

    1. 2

      I had not! These are very cool. I use Ruuvitags and we built support for them into Signils.

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