September 23, 2019

Frenl is not for lazy people anymore 😤

Fabien Herfray @FabienHerfray

"Networking for lazy people" is out and "Meet your community" is in.

A lot of things have happened since I released Frenl.

In the past iteration, listening to the feedback of indie hackers, I redesigned the whole sign up flow and went from a 0% (ahem) to a 10% signup rate. The passive networking approach (as opposed to another professional Tinder) seems to be appealing.

This was great but I was still receiving interrogatory feedback: "Who am I going to be matched with? Who are these people?".
Well I couldn't find a good answer to this question.

I realized that even without any kind of matching logic, what made Kismet (the app that inspired me: great was the fact that it was about the Hacker News community. Matching wasn't so much of an issue because you knew already the kind of people that you would meet. It's this feeling of being at home that worked.

I decided to pivot slightly from a standalone app to a tool that could help connecting already existing communities.
I thought it could also help for SEO and communication.

Here is the result and I would love to hear what you think :)

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