October 20, 2019

Writing my first few lines of code

Raheel Ahmad @raheelahmad

Getting started was just a bit challenging:

  • I had done a bit of Mac programming, but had to learn a lot of new topics. Thankfully I am proficient in Swift and many ideas from iOS transfer over easily.
  • Had a false start when I began building a wizard-like interface for composing a query. Although a lot of fun, this proved to be a lot more challenging than I'd like a side-project to be.

But I had a very rough and limited prototype up and running in a couple of weeks.

Today's Top Milestones
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    Hey IH, it's been a while since I last posted an update about Leave Me Alone. We've all had a pretty crazy year and I kind of dropped off social media
  • Open report November - $200k ARR
    ✅ $200k ARR 💰 MRR: $17,549 (+51%) 🤯 💵 Revenue: $21,129 (+69%) 😱 😀 Customer Count: 185 (+ 20%) 💔 Churn: 13 (vs 20) 👋 New Trial: 950 (vs 840 ) 🔎
  • Looks Like its Sadly Over 😢
    2020 has been a struggle but we got hit with another blow yesterday with the news that our main supplier has decided to close its doors and not supply
  • Hit 1k ⭐️ on GitHub
    We hit 1k stars ⭐️ on GitHub today. Not a goal per se but that's really cool. Even a bit unreal to me, as I never had a project which reached that mil
  • Got featured on a newsletter!
    Woo-hoo! Metronome got a mention in the December 3rd edition of the Podnews newsletter! Permalink: https://podnews.net/update/a-shakespeare-joke-about
  • Started a Medium publication
    We created a Medium publication Brick by Brick https://medium.com/brick-by-brick as a way of sharing our engineering tips and insights to a broader au
  • First Customer from Paid Campaigns!
    After launching a couple paid search campaigns we got the first attributed paying customer. The main keywords for my competitors are really expensive
  • Featured on BetaList
    Today's our first day really testing some eyeballs on our new product, Hashtag Slayer. After reading the acquisition channel report by @zerotousers wh
  • How to Create a Feedback Survey -that gets results
    Why do you NEED FEEDBACK? You are constantly facing hurdles and brick walls that make your success seem impossible. - Difficulties like: - High churn
  • New Landing Page 🔥 w/ Tailwind
    *Special thanks to Maeva for her brilliant suggestions¹ and Chris for encouraging me to give it another go².* I can't say it's looking good or am I fe