Every couple of months I release a new app or website and then I don't know what to do. And I'm left asking myself how do I get anyone to use the thing that I've just poured months of my life into making?
It took making a coup...
See More le of apps to realize that this isn't just a problem I face. This is a problem that a lot of programmers with side projects face. And so I started to wonder, why isn't there something like kickstarter but instead of donating money to a project, one simply agrees to be a user? In many ways the true currency of Silicon Valley is users. To me it seems like an apps success is largely measured by it's ability to acquire and retain users. The biggest thing I’ve learned from my side projects is that if anyone ever tells you "If you make it, they will come", they have never tried releasing an app without a launch plan before.
So here's my solution. You post your app idea, other people look through a list of ideas and if they like your idea, they agree to become a "pre-user". When the owner of the idea is finally ready to launch their project, they can click a button and everyone who agreed to use their app gets emailed once. We then track the amount of people who have opened the link from the email and provide these metrics to the idea owner. That's it.
Founded: December 12, 2015