November 20, 2019

Launched on Hacker News

Alan Wanders @alanoutloud

Yesterday we launched Opa on Hacker News and got to the front page! Overall it resulted in 6,000 pageviews and almost 100 new signups. Here are three lessons I learned:

  1. Refine your website before launching. There were several typos and errors on my site that I could've fixed beforehand if I'd asked a few friends for their opinions.
  2. Submit multiple times if you have to. This was my third time submitting attempt in two weeks. The first two didn't make it to the front page, but this one did.
  3. Don't pay attention to the haters. There will always be some negative commenters. Ignore them, try not to take it personally, and focus on the positive.

I'm excited for what comes next!

Loading comments...
Today's Top Milestones
  • Price2Spy 2.0 will be released soon!
    Guys, as I mentioned many times before, my biggest goal this year is launching the revamped version of the Price2Spy app. Since 2015, we haven't done
  • Contact from first 2 unconfirmed early adopters
    This was a great surprise. I post updates about **dwata** on all maker platforms that I can, which includes Pioneer. Two startup founders got curious
  • Came up with the idea
    tl;dr: I'm making a Paddle for APIs I was thinking about making an API using a pay per user model. The sole problem was that I couldn't find a payment
  • Rolling out our first Smart TV App - ZenPic
    About two days ago Tim had this idea to make an app for Apple TVs that shows high-res photography and crossfades different images over time. Well, it
  • Second public demo launched
    The last week I tried to focus on some low hanging fruits about issues that affect teams as a whole in data management. Documentation inside an admin