DinoSaaS

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We make it easier than ever for indie hackers to build beautiful web apps with Ruby on Rails -- with open-source Starter Apps, open-source components, and step-by-step tutorials.

October 22, 2020 Argon App Template Published on Creative Tim Blog

The first DinoSaaS app template was published on the Creative Tim blog! Here's the article.

Here's the page on DinoSaaS.

The Argon App Template is a Rails app with an integrated bootstrap dashboard theme from Creative Tim (no relation 😂), plus all the configuration and integrations you need to get up and running with a new app quickly.

This is my first backlink, and hopefully the beginning of a repeatable strategy for acquiring more.

September 10, 2020 Launched with our first open-source Starter App!

Hey IH!

Long-time lurker, first-time poster. I'm Tim Jones - the maker behind DinoSaaS.

After a few brain surgeries and a global pandemic, I recently left my job as a Product Manager in San Francisco. I'm currently living in Pennsylvania, USA. My goal is to build a bootstrapped business while traveling the world (post-vaccine 🤞).

I began by hacking around on a few ideas. I have an engineering background but I'm not a designer. So when I discovered some amazing Bootstrap themes - with huge libraries of pages and components - I got excited.

These themes, when integrated with Rails, would allow a solo founder like me to blow people away with amazing, professionally-designed products.

But I couldn't find any good Rails + Bootstrap Theme tutorials. So I decided to make one.

Not just a blog post - but an ecosystem of content with the goal of making it easier than ever to build a SaaS app with Ruby on Rails:

-- More open-source Starter Apps - Bootstrap themes integrated with the Rails Asset Pipeline.
-- Individual components to mix-and-match with Starter Apps.
-- Step-by-step tutorials on the nuts and bolts of building a SaaS app - user registration and authentication, emails, Stripe billing, etc.

Argon is my first Starter App - https://www.dinosaas.com/articles/starter-app-1-argon.

I'd love to hear from all of you - what's hard, time-consuming, or frustrating about building a web app? What kinds of content would you like to see?

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We make it easier than ever for indie hackers to build beautiful web apps with Ruby on Rails -- with open-source Starter Apps, open-source components, and step-by-step tutorials.