August 25, 2019

Finished the MVP


Over the past few months, I've been using bits of my free time to put together a minimum viable product that solves a personal issue of mine.

If I had a free weekend coming up, I wanted a way to know about good deals on last-minute weekend trips. For example, if I have the weekend free and a trip to Miami (round-trip flight + a hotel for 2 nights) is 50% off, I'd love to know about that!

Every week, a script looks through Google Flights for flights from your city to ~150 vacation destinations in the US, and Google Hotels for hotels at that locations. The total price of each vacation is added up, and the best deals are sent to you on Tuesday.

Here it is:

Let me know what you think - would you use this product as-is?

How do you think I should "launch"? My initial instinct is to post it on some travel subreddits, and tell people they can comment their city and I'll give them a discount trip for the upcoming weekend. That way I can provide value (as recommended here Any other things you would recommend?

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