Super happy to wake up this morning and see Saas for COVID on the homepage of Product Hunt. Not sure if this will stay the case for the whole day, but it's a nice start.
I added it yesterday and scheduled it for today, but somehow I was able to share the post with others and let people vote on it. So I thought it was launched. I shitty launch, but okay.
But this morning I realized it still did launch the following day, so I'm happy ;)
There are many way we can contribute to fighting COVID-19. You can help your neighborhoods with doing groceries, some will call their grandparents and other convert their hacker spirit into building tools.
For that last group of people I've build a directory where everybody can add SaaS tools to find tools that will help you fight COVID-19. In these times business can use our helping hand as well, so feel free to use these services as well when you can afford it.
I started with a simple tweet asking for products with a COVID-19 discount:
Soon I realized many people where adding products to this list. I grabbed to tools that I know and build a simple open source website in Vue.js with a live CSV pull out of Google Sheets. No database, just a simple connection to the public spreadsheet.
I uses all kind of images and templates (listed in the footer) to build this website fast and beautiful. With the help of Amrit I found this great website to generate gradients: cssgradient.io. Together with a theme from tailwindtoolbox.com and icons from iconmonstr.com I have the site up in no time. Only needed a name. I asked a few groups online and Erwin AI from WIP came up with saas4covid.com. I converted it to saasforcovid.com and the name we born.
Let's see how much this product will help to fight COVID-19 together with the whole Indie Hackers community.
Some SaaS business have made their products cheaper, or even free. This way makers can help fighting COVID-19 by building amazing tools. By showing a list of all awesome participating businesses, we hope to inspire.