Hi! I’m Pierre Benayoun and I’m a French on man startup indie developer. I’ve been working on Activity tracking with Android for almost two years.
The results were not so good so I decided to dramatically change my strategy with a pivot.
So, what’s the next step?
This two weeks GIF
The alpha is almost there. Really. Next week I hope. And I can’t help myself making some review of the making of. It took near a year to go from the trailer to the alpha. ONE YEAR. I know I didn’t work on the project for full time but : ONE YEAR.
I tried to apply the lean startup method, and I know you must show your app to users as soon as possible. But I couldn’t help myself to (try to) make the perfect app that works without any bug and with the nicest algorithms.
What is clearer now is why I couldn’t apply easily the lean startup method. Lean startup is a method to help you make a product that makes money. And it works perfectly if you just want to make money.
But if you are a human and not a robot/full entrepreneur with this simple, one-dimensional, objective it can be complicated. I’m not making applications just to make money, but because I love to code and I want to make a nice software. It’s awfully and concurrently a reason to be proud and shameful.
What have I been working on
Now that I have some time to code, I’m finalizing the alpha. For example, here is one of the random information displayed I’m working on :
It’s the home stretch of the alpha so I work on many other things. Hope next post will discuss the release. See ya!
Statement of intent
My detailed plan to conquer the world is just there.
Show app to as many potential users as possible.
What I need to do before next version
- Add subscriptions and advertisements to reports
- Get a report at same time every day.
What I want to add in the next versions
- Animated icons for activities
- Manually add activities (ex: « I do Zumba every Thursday at 7pm »).
- Food: huge work! Users will be able to enter his food habits and will have equivalency like « You need 1H45 to eliminate this burger! »
- Be awkwardly rich and create a charity organization
- Pay a glass of red wine to you the only one that have read all this functionality (the trick works only once Mathias!)
Download Kilo-Meter trailer!
If you want to look at the interactive trailer just click on the picture below.
You will land on the (not sexy) Google Play page. You’ll just have to click on a button to register to the beta and get access to the classic Google Play interface.