We reached out to Chris Messina (PH legend) a few months ago to get a launch date and it's finally here! I know that PH launches don't mean everything but excited to get some comments and feedback from the PH community.
We are trying a launch day offer as well.
Let's see if we can get in the top #10!
We have added a few more hosts to test Digsby. This is an important step on the way to going fully live. We need to know if there any questions that guests ask which Digsby doesn't cover.
Also ordered an explainer video from Fiverr. This was a tricky step as there are so many suppliers and they all appear to offer the same thing! After a number of hours narrowing it down, the order has been placed. Fingers crossed it comes out as we want!
I know a PH launch isn't the same as it used to be, but it's still a moment you dream about when you're building a product. Chris is the #1 hunter and is kind enough to offer to hunt if you can book him and he is happy with your product. I've booked 2nd September so fingers crossed we'll be hunted then and get some votes!
We selected Paddle because they handle local pricing which we consider very important.
Other payment providers looked straightforward to integrate but I didn't know much about Paddle - but needed have worried. They have decent documentation and a great webhook simulator.
Trying hard to focus on the marketing end of things (which is hard as a developer) but going to need to shift to that more of the time to push for those first users / customers.
Today finished the main website mvp and have the demo property listing available for visitors to try.
Need to start refining the queries to handle all the different questions guests will ask to make sure that they are handled appropriately.
Started looking for testers and beginning to send out details of the website to get some feedback.
Next steps are to incorporate feedback into the product, and allow hosts to actually sign-up for an account.
Digsby brings together my interest in finding the best interface to use for certain tasks (by handling natural language queries that guests have) and SaaS products. I've run some SaaS businesses before and enjoy it.