One item in the long list of additional features and "todos" was to upgrade the initial site. It was still in pretty raw form and just got the user to the app. Today we finalized the upgraded site and I am quite happy. I am also explore some additional chat/customer service functionality.
The paid application is now up and running. I am very excited to continue developing this product and bring additional features (waterfall structures, construction modules, improved input functionality), but first I will likely take a few days off to celebrate.
Of course, the next challenge is growth. Challenge accepted!
Ok...admittingly, I signed up for this concurrently with BetaList. As such, I can compare the two fairly. Pros for Killer Startup is the article they write on your behalf. Pretty cool and hey...free content. Con for Killer Startup is there graphics/presentation of my site was not as appealing as BetaList. There is text on text in their post and just looks a bit sloppy. BetaList gets the win for aesthetics.
After perusing the forums I decided to post my site on BetaList. I don't hope for a huge impact but merely searching for some early users/testers while the app is still free.
More than anything, I think there will be some "synergies" as I have new shiny thing to promote. So, I will be posting/sharing the BetaList link around my networks, newsletter, socials, etc.
So, 90% of the functional development is done and we are running fast. It is very rewarding to see everything come together and I look forward to all the positive feedback, rave reviews, fame and fortune (I assume that is how this works). I have sent this Beta version out into the world.
I hope to clean up and finalize the build and biz-ness side of things in the coming weeks so that I can monetize.
After some targeted industry research, conversations and proof of concepts in xls...I sourced a competent tech/developer to on board and got to work. He made short work of my idea and we had a working web-based model. Once the champagne was drunk...I started further market research and tested the validity of the model.
The inception took place over quite a bit of time, but essentially consisted of lots of drafting, planning and modeling work to get to my proof of concept. Once, I was confident in the viability of the concept I started on the journey to build the team to build the idea.
I am simply trying to bring useful and innovative solutions to my profession.