Since I didn't find any buyer who would pay was I was asking for, I have decided to simplify the platform and reorientate it.
This would help me maintain the platform while not investing too much time in it.
I started working on the new idea a few days ago, and it will be online very soon. Stay tuned!
Due to the lack of time to continue with this project, I have decided to put it up for sale.
I don't have time enough to focus on marketing and sales or to continue extending the functions, so before letting it die, I will happily sell it to whoever wants to continue.
Since now everything is for free on the platform, I am still not having any income from this project.
The cost of hosting the platform is also zero since everything is running on the smallest EC2 and RDS of AWS, included in the free tier. Once the first year of the free tier has passed, I estimate a monthly cost of about 35 USD if using the actual infrastructure. This can be lowered to 5 USD or 10 USD by hosting everything on an AWS Lightsails instance or Heroku.
I am open to offers.
I have been doing some improvements lately so that companies can now easily register and publish their jobs, which they can do it now for free!
To assure quality, I will be reviewing the published jobs before they are visible to the rest of the users. This process takes normally less than one day.
After some month letting only hand-picked developers and companies register in order to get some feedback and improve the platform, I think it is ready to be open for everyone: from now on, an invite is no longer required in order to create a developer or a company account.
Also posting a single job is for free! In case you need to post more jobs, contact us.
From now on, all companies with active jobs get a Dofollow link on their company profile.
Also, the latest registered companies are listed with their logo and a link to their company profile on the information page for companies: https://found.dev/companies
Now it is possible to add an email or external URL for developers to apply to jobs outside found.dev
This is a feature some companies have been requiring lately, since they would like to publish the jobs on the board, but manage the applications with some other external software or email.
Example: https://found.dev/jobs/ardan-labs-devops-engineer-bdii ("Apply" button on the bottom)
To assure a certain quality level, developers and companies can only register by being invited.
I am hand-picking the best developers and companies I see, and only letting in the ones I think are good enough.
If you want an invite, contact me and let me know about you!
After working very hard on the website the last week, implementing lot of feedback I have received plus fixing some bugs, I have finally decided to launch on Product Hunt. I will be also submitting the project to some other similar platforms this weekend.
Here is the https://www.producthunt.com/posts/found-dev
I have been actively working on the website the last days in order to add some features that have been requested by some users.
This weekend I have been adding the ability to sign in with LinkedIn function.
It was a bit more way complicated than expected due to the fact that I first have to make the user select which type of profile is wanted: developer or company.
Furthermore, there was some problem with my LinkedIn App that was making impossible to retrieve the profile picture of the user. Now it is solved and working.
Everybody can join in: https://dash.found.dev/auth/register
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