October 22, 2019

Finished MVP

Tristan R @rodonculus

It took 6 weeks, but I'm finally done building the minimum viable product for Ubico Labs. I worked mostly nights and weekends, and I coded the whole thing in Ruby on Rails since that's that I'm the most comfortable with. In hindsight, there were a few features I built that probably could've waited until later. But I'm excited to start talking to customers and see what they think about the product so far!

Today's Top Milestones
  • Newsletter sponsorship thoughts
    The first newsletter I sponsored was The Slice, for just $10. That got me 8 mailing list signups. So next I tried Indie Letters, for $50. That got me
  • Accidental Hacker News launch: Reached 100 members
    100 paid* members, couldn't fit that in the milestone title. In total, we're now 203 strong :) "Thanks" (😂) to a random person for posting my launch
  • Revamped the landing page
    We recently revamped our landing page in preparation of our official launch of Showwcase. We're finally at the stage where we want to publicly share S
  • Made the MVP
    Hey everyone! I had some progress. In 3ish days, I made the MVP which is a simple chrome extension that shows 10 recent bookmarks in your twitter feed
  • Relaunch success! First sale 💸
    It's been four months since we shut down the first version of Lowdown and two months since we launched Lowdown 2.0 into beta. Closing the first versio
  • New pricing
    Today we decided to lower our pricing for our website monitoring plans to be more competitive in this crowded market. Our cheapest plan is now 5 euro.
  • We are the first community on AppSumo!
    We applied to AppSumo a couple of months ago. We were not too hopeful as AppSumo typically features SaaS products. However, a couple of weeks back App
  • Fiddy Weekly (27/11/2020)
    The Black Friday edition of the Fiddy Weekly newsletter just went out. Unfortunately, since I’m not charging you money - I can’t offer you any discoun
  • Launched Baseline MVP and made the first sales 🎉
    A week ago, I quietly launched Baselines MVP, which includes only a Brand Guide creator, and made my first seven sales. Having this validation is very
  • Created an introduction video for Humlix
    We have created the first real video showcasing Humlix and how it works. It is now possible for potential users to grasp the functionality just by loo