October 19, 2019

Came up with the idea

Konstantin Pavlovsky @Kpavlovsky_pro

I was building and deploying couple dozens of Django websites/apps for the last 5 years.
I have tried different technologies and approaches for doing that.

Even though I accumulated a ton of bash scripts and config files, still every new deployment was a huge pain.

Eventually I tried heroku for one of my side projects and was happy for couple months. Then bills started to grow as I needed more from heroku. For project that was not making any revenue the heroku bill was unacceptable.

I decided that this is THE pain point and I want to solve it.
I came up with the idea that I can host the app on digital ocean or linode myself, but I want to make it convenient.

That's how the idea of Appliku was born.

Today's Top Milestones
  • 21,000 email subscribers!
    Hello Hello! My marketing newsletter hit **21,000** subscribers! It’s been a long road. But, a straight road. I found a formula. And stuck to it. *Wri
  • Joined IndieHackers!
    Glad to be here! This is Swordfish -> www.swordfish.ai Its a browser extension that finds contact information on social profiles. ...................
  • Received lots of feedback with one post
    I've been trying to get user feedback for some time for https://pingr.io and it looked like a hard thing to accomplish, since people usually don't wan
  • Crossed 2000 followers on Twitter!
    Just reached 2000 followers on the Deprocrastination brand account, finally. Wouldn't be nearly that far withou
  • Sold 5 books after first day of releasing
    I am writing my whole marketing statergy here, till now. Please tell me more, if you have some. After releasing the book, i had created a Page for it
  • Integrated Stripe
    I've recently learned how to integrate Stripe into my application. It involved some front end and back end learning. I've talked to coffee shop owners
  • Hit 10 Beta Sign Ups - Now on to 100!
    In just two days from when I first posted on Indie Hackers, we hit our goal of 10 Beta Signs Ups. I have no product, not even an MVP. All I have is an
  • Launching our rebranded offer for COVID-19 on PH
    Hey guys, I shared our first all-remote dance (if you missed it, it is [here](https://www.indiehackers.com/product/flexiple/our-first-all-remote-dance
  • Change of Plans
    A change in plans. Literally and figuratively! We’re going to delete two of our plans. No more Free plan. No more Team plan. One plan, one (paid) subs
  • Launched on Indie Hackers
    Yesterday we launched PDF Restriction Remover on Indie Hacker. Here are three lessons I learned: Refine your website before launching. There were seve