December 16, 2019

Reducing onboarding friction #2: Anonymous users

Angus Russell @GusRuss89

My most immediate goal with NightCafe Creator has been to increase the conversion rate of new visitors creating artworks on the site. The first step was to add Unsplash search so that great images were easy to find, and I recently completed the second step, which was to remove the hurdle of having to sign up before being able to create something.

Firebase was a great help. Anonymous users are actually really easy to implement, and it's made it so much easier for new users to reach the core value of the app. If anyone wants any help doing a similar thing I'm happy to answer any questions :)

Over the holidays I will hack on a few features, but my focus will be on growth and marketing for a little while.

Happy holidays!

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,