Daily Stand-up March 7, 2019

Thursday Edition: #daily-stand-up

Janice @Janice


That extra nudge of accountability to achieve even a small step on your IH journey each day.

To join in:

01 Share your epic (a big chunk of work with a meaty objective) you'd like to complete by the end of March.

02 Share what you accomplished yesterday.

03 Share what you commit to accomplishing today.

04 Comment on at least one fellow hacker's progress and give them an IH Point for their check in.


05 Share your Work In Progress to underscore your accomplishments.

Then tune in the tomorrow to share how you did on your own tasks!


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    2019 Goals for Magnus Rush

    • 50 Augmented Podcasts: (4/50) 8%
    • 12k MAU for the App: (0/12k)

    March Epics
    (Stats from Clubhouse.io)
    Milestone: Soft Launch: 43% Complete

    • [Epic] Launch Marketing: 39% Complete
    • [Epic] SaaS MVP3: 62% Complete
    • [Epic] App MVP3: 28% Complete


    • Released new Android version with lower minimum Android version requirement
    • Kicked some features down the road a bit


    • Finish removing account creation from the mobile app

    @jimbol on the App release!

    WIP of the Magnus Rush podcast app and podcast augmenting platform

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      Thanks Davey! Hey I had a problem with Magnus Rush the first time I used it (ios). Whenever I turned off the screen the podcast stopped playing.

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        Yes, I’m aware of that one. The voice command library I was using had an adverse affect on lock screen/background behavior. I’m taking it out of the next release to restore normal background mode functionality. Thanks for checking out the app!

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    01: EPIC

    Design, build and deploy a small, free web app which helps business owners craft better customer support emails. The goal is to build a real-world, useful product while honing my JavaScript skills.


    Did some major refactoring which thankfully didn't break anything.

    03: TODAY

    Need to refine how the different sections of the email get populated — currently not very clean.

    KUDOS @jimbol for the app launch! Going to check it out today :)

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    By end of 2019:

    Get 100 paying customers. 0/100 so far

    By end of February:

    DONE Publically release of Brooklet to IOS and Android app stores.

    DONE Get 15 Beta testers. 23/15 so far (ok by early March, close enough for me)

    By end of April:

    Release Brooklet Pro (any ideas for a better name?)

    Get 5 paid users: 0/5 so far


    Apps are now available in the ios and android app stores!!

    I did my first mini marketing push (just posted to Facebook, Twitter, Reddit). I got 15 new sign-ups in 1 day!

    Researching how to work with Stripe
    Adding fields reordering


    Continue working on reordering fields.

    Call out to @Harlem for pushing through to continue working on Happy Endings! You rock! Keep it up!

    WIP - Brooklet

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      (Grinning) Appreciate the call-out even if it isn't true!

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        Dang, I'm sorry, I saw you posting and thought you were keeping it going after all. :face-palm:

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      Which min Android version did you go with?

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        API 21
        Haven't run into any issues with it yet. In my day job API 21 has caused some weird issues though so I'm keeping my eye on it.

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    By end of 2019:

    5K MR

    By end of March:

    • Launch 12 March 2019. (I've decided to publish Tuesday through Sunday)
    • Publish 18 articles. (18/18 determined, 4/18 written, 0/18 published)
    • Conduct 3 landing page experiments with a minimum CTR of 2.69%.
    • Increase organic growth from 0 to 11 persons.
    • Persuade an additional 15 influencers to contribute posts. (5/15)


    • Send 2 more draft posts to influencers for review.
    • Added Contact page.


    • Send 2 more draft posts to influencers for review.
    • Reach out to 5 influencers.
    • Time box writing How To post.
    • Add Blog page.

    KUDOS: @marianneciara Did you make it to the IH gathering last night?

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      I didn't make it unfortunately, a good friend from London turned up out of the blue in Austin yesterday and I couldn't persuade her to come along to the IH meet-up with me :( I'm gutted but I'll lock my diary down for the next one!

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        Well... It's a good trade off to be surprised by a good friend! To the next round!

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      You’re working on something new?

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        Indeed! Taking a reprieve from Happy Endings for the month of March to see if another concept has potential. Come end of March, I'll decide which path I'll travel to achieve my epic!