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Weekly Update: Week 4 of August

🚀 This week:

⏳ Next week:

  • HiFive: user registration using supabase and save the steps count to database
  • HIGHSCORE.domains:
    • Improve the payment flow. Right now it just shows a stripe success message. I have to go to the admin panel manually and activate the account, enable the pro flag, etc. The customer has to wait until I do that. Automating that would make sure to offer a good customer experience
    • Explore a feature for pro customers to get notified when their websites/domains are mentioned on Twitter

🙃 Struggles:

  • No Sugar Today:

    • Only 2-3 people are using it and not sure what to do next.
    • Sometimes feels like I jumped into launching this site without much research (which is the truth).
    • It's fine but there is still a $15/month cost for running this and have to figure out a way to make it even
  • HIGHSCORE.domains:

    • We have a couple of PRO members but most of them signed up for PRO are looking for getting their website featured.
    • This means tools like Changelog builder, Coming soon landing pages, Website monitoring are not really something people want to use.
    • Have to figure out what to do about this. Maybe just chuck all "tools" and just keep ad slots?
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    I'm really impressed that you're able to juggle this many projects at the time with what seems like different tools, and still make their landing pages look very unique and professional.

    For no sugar today I imagine as B2C product you'd have to create a way to incentivize users to bring on other users, or have a marketing budget/plan. Assuming those 2-3 users are really hooked and won't churn, maybe some social features could work? Just a thought.

    Has the AWS/Supabase/Rails stack been good for you to get projects up and running?

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      Has the AWS/Supabase/Rails stack been good for you to get projects up and running?

      Yes, I'm happy with the stack so far 😎

      still make their landing pages look very unique and professional.
      thanks to Tailwind UI 😇

      for HiFive, co-founder Ahila does the design :)

      For no sugar today I imagine as B2C product you'd have to create a way to incentivize users to bring on other users, or have a marketing budget/plan. Assuming those 2-3 users are really hooked and won't churn, maybe some social features could work? Just a thought.

      Had plans to implement "Awards" or "Badges" and give badges

      • if we complete x days without sugar
      • or to the first three rank on the leaderboard each month

      when you say social features, do you mean a way for us to share leaderboard/check-ins/awards to social media or features like posting images, comments?

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        For social features, I just mean anything that would make a user want to bring another user in to experience together, nothing specific in mind. I like the badging idea and healthy competition definitely seems interesting!

        Haha I should have known, tailwind really is fantastic. I've been interested in trying Rails for a project, I'm pretty deep into the JS ecosystem but always hear great things about how easy it is to get projects to a decent MVP on Rails.

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          got it 👍

          thanks for the suggestion @jcmalone, I really appreciate that. I'll explore what can be added so that someone can invite others to join.

          yes, I would recommend trying rails. getting started guide for rails is a good starter. also, there are lots of other resources

          Stimulus Reflex discord is also a good place for ruby/rails devs to hang out, ask questions. They are very supportive: https://discord.gg/stimulus-reflex

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            Awesome, appreciate the recommendation. I'll check it out!

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