careup

Business management tool for dentists

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It started as a request from my parents, who are dentists, to move some things they were doing on paper to a tool. Then it continued as a project that I required for a school course. Now I'm doing it as a side project.

January 27, 2019 Weekly Update #2

This is what I've done this week:

  • Starting sending DMs on facebook to potential clients. I've talked to 30 clients and I've unfortunately had very little response. I'll keep trying to improve the way I deliver the value to them and hopefully I'll work better for the next 30.
  • I'm working on publishing a blog though I've had very little time to work on it so its not ready yet.
  • I've been trying to set up Paypal subscriptions. I'd be wonderful I Stripe was available in Mexico :'(
  • I finished listening to all episodes of the IH podcast. I've learned a lot from them. Keep'em comin @csallen !!
  • The web app has a new landing page. Check it out ;) https://careup.mx/
  • I decided to experiment with ads so this week I bought a little amount of google ads and they are now live so I'll be updating on how this turns out.
January 20, 2019 Weekly Update #1

So I decided I'll be doing weekly updates about Careup (https://careup.mx/) to get a little discipline and have a record on where the project goes.

This is what I've done this week:

  • Decided to switch between days of development and growth, one day for each, this way I hope to get more focus and I feel it helps me get organized. It might no be the best strategy but lets see if it works.
  • Looked for directories where I could list my product. My first option was AlternativeTo, but they only allow products in English to be published. I wasn't so succesful finding others, except for about two directories.
  • Also took the time to see what's working for my competitors. Tools like SimilarWeb(similarweb.com) helped me a lot with that.
  • On the development side I worked mostly on one feature that has been rolled out today and I also sent the news through email.
  • In a few days I'll put a blog and start my journey on content marketing. I'll be using VuePress and Surge.sh to get this thing up.

I believe this is pretty much it. If anyone has any advise please let me know, you can give a look to the project at https://careup.mx.

Bye :)

January 15, 2019 First User!

Today I got my first Sign Up!

After sending the first 300 emails I got, at last, my first real sign-up. It was pretty time consuming but finally I had some results.

Though it's not all good news because I have yet to see if the user will subscribe after his 14-day trial.

I expect to get some feedback and of course I'll still be looking for the next few users.

December 6, 2018 Winner Project At College Contest!!!

This last semester we were required at college to submit a project to the anual contest. Just a few days before the deadline Chamé (my team partner) and I finished the project.

The day of the presentation arrived and we were the first ones in line. There was a panel of judges (actually just two professors) who reviewed our presentation. The feedback we received was harsh but it was expected, though I did feel disappointed by the little interest we perceived by our professors towards our project.

After every team presented their projects every one of us received a certificate, we took a group picture and we waved good bye to the school to enjoy our vacations.

A few days later I received a message from Chamé telling me that the results for the contest had been shared and that we were the winners!!.

What's funny is that Chamé and I didn't know this was a contest until a day before, as we come from other cities and we are new to this campus and didn't know this was a competition.

November 25, 2018 Live at Careup.mx

This is Careup!

It started as a request by my parents, who are dentists, to move some things they were doing on paper to a tool. Then it continued as a project that I required for a school course. Now I'm doing it as a side project and expect to learn a lot from it.

Careup is aimed at dentist who want to leverage technology to help grow their business.

The project is really young but these are the features it provides:

  • Create patients, register their general information, medical history, appointment history, and an odontogram (It helps dentist register the condition of every tooth of their patients).

  • Register appointments and send automated email reminders to their patients about their appointment.

It started as a request from my parents, who are dentists, to move some things they were doing on paper to a tool. Then it continued as a project that I required for a school course. Now I'm doing it as a side project.