When you solve your own problem, you create a tool that you’re passionate about. And passion is key. Passion means you’ll truly use it and care about it. And that’s the best way to get others to feel passionate about it too.
This and other great ideas in a book called Getting Real. It is a book about smaller, faster, better ways to build web applications. Some great ideas about building software. Here is a list of my favorite ones.
Less Features means you can get the product out earlier into the hands of the customers. You get to hear what they really like and what they would like. This can be invaluable.
You can focus on doing something good instead of spending time looking for money. Meebo did this and so did lot of others. In fact, this is the norm in many of the Web 2.0 startups.
It Shouldn’t be a Chore
I love this one. If the app does not get you excited, it is not worth building. It should be fun to build. You need to enjoy every bit of the process. And if you built it for your own use, make sure that the experience of using it is fun, as well.
Seek and Celebrate Small Victories
Build incrementally. With each increment, make it more useful.
Check out the following advice.
Hire Less and Hire Later
You Can’t Fake Enthusiasm
The Blank Slate
Context Over Consistency
Ride the Blog Wave
Promote Through Education
Getting Real is the only book I bought online 🙂 And is worth kissing 🙂
Thanks for sharing that. If you have written a review (or planning to write), please post it here or send me a link.
Interesting post Dorai.