December 28, 2019

Came up with idea

Mohamed Boudra @moboudra

I was building a no-code API builder to help front-end developers create a quick API with a Google Sheet or Airtable backend, so that you can have a CMS for your clients and an API for yourself to quickly develop your app or website.

After some research I concluded that this idea had been done before a number of times and most importantly, I had the realization that people don't want to build an API, they want to build a website or app, the API is just a means to an end.

So decided to skip the API, and make a website builder that plugs into any third-party database or spreadsheet.

The infrastructure is still there if I ever want to build the API builder, if anyone is interested!

Today's Top Milestones
  • 118 users and first paying customer!!
    My COVID passion project might actually be turning into a real product! This is a really exciting moment. Some quick context on this project. Mental m
  • We just hit 30K Downloads
    We launched a habit tracker last year, it was a weekend project. Devashish wanted to learn Flutter and build a project for that, we just saw Kota Fact
  • Posted my MVP on IH to be roasted
    Made a post on Indie Hackers to get some feedback on the project, see what others have to say: https://www.indiehackers.com/post/show-ih-super-simple-
  • Perseverance and random dev notes
    And here it comes the tough part. Major features have been developed, along with frontend optimizations. Now it's time to make some promotion and star
  • Every Wikipedia article table is now an API!
    I added a free tool to sheet2api.com this weekend. It lets you create an API from any Wikipedia.org article (as long as it contains at least one table
  • Launching the app 🚀
    Here is my strategy: 1 - Test the facebook ad with : - Taking of email - Without email capture 2 - Post in facebook groups without taking the email Wh
  • Launching the app 🚀
    Here is my strategy: 1 - Test the facebook ad with : - Taking of email - Without email capture 2 - Post in facebook groups without taking the email Wh
  • Finished (super rough) MVP in 1 day
    I read somewhere that if you are not ashamed of your MVP then you launched too late. This is why this MVP still has wet paint that needs to be dried,