August 20, 2019

Preparations for closed beta

Jviaches

A lot of thoughts, conversations and development was invested lately for closed beta release. Still, there few bugs and some UI patches need to be fixed.

About a 2 weeks ago, when I thought I was ready for silent lunch and everything got covered. When configuring server settings, I had a conversation with my friend (professional QA) and asked him to make a some testing of what I had at that moment).

As a result, I've created about 20 additional tickets (95% bugs and 5% - "It does not make sense"). So I decided to delay closed beta for a few more weeks because I believe "Quality no less important than raw functionality".

So it was one of my lessons: let someone who never/barely saw your product play with it a bit. As a developer you see it everyday and it might look logical, but for the fresh eyes it might be totally different.

Thinking about product next steps (strategy)...
---------------------------------------------------------------

I've created product that basically core for my end-product.

Currently it is CRM with few additional features like client interactions and invoicing system. My final goal is to provide features based in CRM foundation.

To implement those features might take time, so I basically have 3 options here:

  1. I go loud about CRM (when closed beta is done) and then make my steps toward my final goal.
  2. I adding feature or two while in closed beta.
  3. Mix of two: I go load about CRM and adding features along the way!

So my question to the IH community would be: what would you choose and why ?

Loading comments...
Today's Top Milestones
  • $2,000 MRR in one month!
    ![](https://i.imgur.com/Z5pQpnm.jpeg) I publicly launched softwareideas.io exactly one month ago, on July 6th. Today, I hit $2,000 in recurring revenu
  • Open Report July: 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ customers edition 🤯
    💰 MRR: $7875 +24% 💵: $8290 +5% 🤝: 18 😊: 103 💔: 7 (vs 11) 👋: 651 (vs 287) <- Pirate flagHeavily inflated 🔎: 24,800 +35% Rocket Firstly, this mon
  • Launched today!
    Today's the big day... After spending months helping **hundreds** of newsletter creators to grow referrals for **millions** of subscribers in private
  • My first SAAS product after 10 MVP
    Hello, IH. I was thinking to share my products open stats but I was busy adding new features and helping the customer 1vs1. But these 6 months were ve
  • We finally planted trees!
    Back in July, I realized that Snap Search was now earning enough to support the continuous development. And I really wanted to do something more with
  • Top of /r/entrepreneur for a day
    Yesterday, a couple hours after my co-founder Mat posted on /r/entrepreneur, [the post took off](https://www.reddit.com/r/Entrepreneur/comments/i3jtri
  • Launched Plugin On ProductHunt - The right way
    Yet again, another PH launch! Well, this time we did it the right way. The l
  • More than doubled our customer spend
    Our customer spend increased by 112% in the last quarter, as we got more mentors and courses on our platform that were higher priced whilst being high
  • 1-Click server, 1-Click site/app
    One of our main goals for Cleaver is to make magic happen with just a couple of clicks so that our customers ca
  • Launched
    Finally I released the Creatures from the black lagoon (#CFTBL) art print video today! While the art print is ready since some day - I needed some tim